Updated Valley Graduation Details

West Des Moines Community Schools | May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021 Updates

This newsletter includes the following NEW information:


  • Masks are NOT required.
  • Guests are no longer limited to four. We ask families to sit together.
  • Social distancing in the bleachers will not be enforced.
  • Chairs on the field will be separated into groups of four to allow some families to social distance. This seating is limited and is available on a first-come basis.
  • Students do not need to enter the stadium with their families, but we ask families to ride together due to limited parking.

COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL

Friday, May 28
10 a.m. at Valley Stadium


Need a Ride?

Students who signed up for a ride to and from Valley Stadium for rehearsal must be at the bus concourse before 9:30 a.m. The bus will leave promptly at 9:30 a.m.


What if it rains Friday?
If it rains Friday morning, watch for a communication. The rehearsal would be moved to the Fieldhouse.

Valley Commencement at Valley Stadium

Sunday, May 30th, 12pm

4440 Mills Civic Parkway

West Des Moines, IA

Rain Dates

Sunday, May 30, at 6 p.m.

Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m.


Diplomas, medals, stoles, and/or other relevant items will be placed in bags on graduates' chairs.

PARKING GUIDELINES

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WHERE TO PARK

  • Lower Lot: Reserved for handicap and volunteer parking.
  • City of West Des Moines parking lot/grass area: Open parking. If you plan to park in the grass, enter by the lower parking area, and a volunteer will direct you where to park.
  • Upper Lot: Open parking.
  • Jordan Creek Elementary parking lot: Open parking.
  • Valley Church parking lot: Open after 11:15 a.m.


WHERE TO ENTER

  • Five separate entrances can be used for guests to enter the stadium.
  • Students do not need to enter the stadium with their families, but we ask families to ride together due to limited parking.

CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION

CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION

Tuesday, May 25
Seniors can pick up their cap and gown over lunch periods in the Student Commons.

OR


Drive-Up Pick-Up for Online and In-Person Seniors
Tuesday, May 25
6-7 p.m. by the Café V west entrance.
Directional signage will route cars for pick-up.

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View Livestream Sunday, May 30, at noon

If commencement is changed due to inclement weather, this same link will work on the rain dates.

Valley High School

Principal

David Maxwell


Associate Principals

Shannon Campbell

Jeff Grassmeyer, Ph.D.
Joshua Griffith

Megan Thole