The time has almost arrived for our 2020 graduates to cross the stage for their commencement ceremonies August 3-8. Original ceremonies scheduled for this past June were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Input From Student Leaders

We met with student leaders from each of our area high-schools and they shared their desire to prioritize in-person graduation ceremonies. In doing so, we are following all health and safety guidance provided to us by our local health authorities and the Oregon Department of Education to maintain safety throughout our events.

Safety Precautions

Facial coverings will be strongly encouraged for all in-person graduation ceremonies and required when six-feet social distancing cannot be maintained. Graduates and their guests are asked to bring their own facial covering to use during commencement. If you are sick or have a family member sick with symptoms resembling the flu, COVID-19, please stay home.

Ceremony Times

Schools are finalizing details on commencement ceremonies and are communicating directly with graduates about all commencement details including individual ceremony times.

Live Broadcasts and Recordings

Capital Community Television (CCTV) will be televising all SKPS graduation ceremonies live on Comcast, and live streaming on their website.

DVDs, Blu-rays and digital downloads will also be available for purchase following the ceremonies. While specific viewing information is not yet available, information will be released CCTV’s website as plans are finalized.

2020 Commencement Schedule

July 31–AVID Graduation Celebration. Location: East Salem Community Center

August 2–African American Graduation Celebration. Location: Virtual Ceremony

August 3–Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration. Location: Virtual Ceremony

August 3–Indian Education Graduation Celebration. Location: Virtual Ceremony

August 4–West Salem High School. Location: West Salem High School

August 4–Sprague High School. Location: Sprague High School

August 5–Community Transition Program. Location: West Salem High School

August 5–McKay High School. Location: Blanchet High School

August 5–Roberts High School. Location: Sprague High School

August 6–North Salem High School. Location: North Salem High School

August 6–Early College High School/Teen Parent Program/Baker. Location: Sprague High School

August 7–McNary High School. Location: McNary High School

August 8–South Salem High School. Location: South Salem High School