VIRTUAL GRADUATION RESOURCE PAGE
Event: ChiArts Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation!
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Facebook and YouTube streaming! Link will be sent out the day of the ceremony, and we would love you to forward that link to everyone you know!
Virtual Graduation will follow the same format as our usual graduation. We’ll have special guests, each student will be recognized and celebrated by conservatory, along with speeches and celebrating. We know you won’t want to miss it!
Update 5/27/2020: Drive up Processional!
READ ON for information on the Chicago City Wide Graduation!
+ Mark your calendars – June 14, 2020 at 1 pm – for the Chicago City Wide Graduation. Here’s the official website: http://www.chicagograd2020.com/
To celebrate you, your classmates and all of your accomplishments, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Dr. Janice K. Jackson invite you to take part in the City’s first-ever virtual graduation for Chicago’s Class of 2020 high school seniors. Graduation 2020: For Chicago. By Chicago will be held on Sunday, June 14 at 1:00 PM. Local broadcast channels will air the ceremony live and it will also be streamed online.
The ceremony will feature Oprah Winfrey as the Commencement Speaker, Hamilton Star Miguel Cervantes as the Host/MC and other celebrities and stars known to Chicago will appear throughout. Your classmates from across the City will also be highlighted in performances and speeches. The Grad2020 Ceremony will celebrate every high school senior in Chicago, including those from Chicago Public Schools, ArchDiocese of Chicago schools, Charter schools and all private schools across the City. Visit our website www.chicagograd2020.com for program updates and more information on the show.
We want you to join in on the fun! Mayor Lightfoot is inviting all high school seniors to submit a video of their “graduation walk” for a chance to be featured in the show. Please see additional instructions on the website. We can’t wait to see your creativity on display!
More IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
+ Caps, gowns, and diploma covers have been delivered. Didn’t get yours? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/UpC51tMBVy1d2qCf8
+ Conservatory cords as well as National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society Cords will be included.
+ Here’s how you wear the cords:
+ After you receive these items, wear your cap and gown when you create these *two videos:
*Please keep these videos simple and short.
**If you are using a phone to record the videos, please film them horizontally.
Once you record your videos, please email them to Mr. Bracken at Graduation2020@chiarts.org Please title them with your name and conservatory like this: Bracken, Mark Theatre
Deadline for videos is May 29. You do not have to submit a video if you will be participating in the drive up processional/Photo Op.
CHIARTS DIPLOMA, TRANSCRIPTS, AND LOCKER CLEAN-OUT
+ If you indicated on your senior survey that you had ChiArts Items (computer, textbooks, Choir Gowns (conservatory items), calculators) you will need to give those items to Mr. Bracken/Dr. McCowen when they bring your cap, gown and diploma cover. Students with ChiArts Musical Instruments should reach out to Ms. Ko to arrange the return of those instruments. Please be sure to label these items clearly so that we know that we received your items back.
+ Diplomas have not arrived yet. The company that makes them is just now reopening after being shut down for 8 weeks. Diplomas and Final transcripts will be delivered on or before June 18.
+ Final transcripts will be sent to the college you indicated on your Senior Survey the first week of June. Please email Dr. McCowen at firstname.lastname@example.org if your college changes.
***Note: Colleges will send you many many many reminders about your Final transcript, even if you have already had them sent. Please check with the college no earlier than June 18 before emailing Dr. McCowen. 99% of the time, the college already has the transcript***
+ Senior locker clean-out (and artwork retrieval) will probably occur in late June. As of May 27, we are still waiting on CPS to give us more instruction on this.
INFORMATION FOR FACULTY
Faculty: Please submit a headshot for the faculty “Processional” to Graduation2020@chiarts.org
Deadline: June 3, 2020