TVUSD WEEKLY UPDATE #17
Monday, May 4, 2020
In This Issue: TVUSD Graduation and Promotion Plans
A Message to the TVUSD Senior Class of 2020
Overview of Districtwide Plans
High School Senior Graduation
As highlighted by Superintendent Ritter in the video message to seniors, TVUSD's goal is to provide a high-quality and meaningful production to honor and recognize our senior class.
Each high school will host virtual graduations that will closely mirror and memorialize the elements of the in-person graduations of the past as best possible. Each will include:
- Introduction Music
- Speeches and Performances
- Graduate Presentation
- Tassel Turn
- Cap Toss
*The alternative school’s graduation ceremony may vary slightly from the comprehensive graduations based on past practices.
Each graduation will be created in a video format and scheduled for online publication via the school website, district website, Youtube, and City of Temecula Channel 3. To create a quality legacy video, the date of production has not yet been confirmed. We anticipate the productions will be available during the latter part of June and will not coincide with the District’s calendared graduation date of June 4, 2020.
Each high school will have a dedicated webpage created with all graduation info and schedules posted. The high schools will independently coordinate dates and times for senior participation in virtual graduation in accordance with current state and county guidelines. Once each high school has provided the pick-up time for cap/gown items, virtual graduation activities will take place. The goal is to provide each senior the opportunity to walk across a stage and be filmed in their cap/gown with a photo op of them receiving their diploma cover (the actual diploma that goes inside the cover will be provided after all school-owned items are returned during senior check out). Yearbook distribution will also take place, although each high school plan will be adjusted to support their yearbook provider. The pick up of these items will be orchestrated to occur as the materials/products are received from various vendors by each school. All item pick-ups and coordination for virtual graduation will take place safely using county mandated practices. More specific information will be forthcoming as delivery dates and times become concrete, and communication can be sent out to senior students to coordinate these events.
We will continue to evaluate opportunities for seniors to come back to visit the campus in late summer to see teachers, fellow students, and sign yearbooks. Any such offerings are contingent upon orders and guidelines from the state and county and cannot be guaranteed at this time.
Middle School 8th-Grade Promotion
To commemorate 8th-grade promotion, all middle schools will create a slideshow video with a Principal's message, and all 8th-grade student's pictures and names. The video production will be sent out as a link through Blackboard, our District messaging system. Parents who have previously completed a no media release form on file will be contacted to request students to be allowed to be featured as part of the named production feature.
Near the end of May/beginning of June, the middle school sites will schedule a day to give the 8th-grade students a promotion certificate while receiving/checking back in the student textbooks and Chromebooks.
Elementary 5th-Grade Promotion
To commemorate 5th-grade promotion, all elementary schools will create a standardized elementary Google Slide Deck that will be turned into a video. The video will be created with each school's mascot, colors, etc.
The video will include:
- School welcome message
- Principal message
- Teachers will share a message with their individual class, followed by pictures and promotion certificates of each student. The last slide will be the class picture
- The process will repeat for each teacher and class
The video production will be sent out as a link through Blackboard, our District messaging system. Parents who have previously completed a no media release form on file will be contacted to request students to be allowed to be featured as part of the named production feature.
If a site typically hosts end of the school year award/honor roll ceremonies or any other type of promotional activities for additional grade-levels or classes, those will occur during an awards virtual ceremony, typical Friday flag ceremony, or virtual classroom event, and not be part of the standardized elementary video promotion.
School and District Contact Resources
Remote contact services for school and department staff have been set up for easy access. Just click on the Contact the School or TVUSD graphic located on every school and the district homepage. You can call, text, or submit an online request for assistance. Staff will respond within one business day.
Reminder About Contact with School Staff During Meal and Device Pick-up
Under the current Public Health Order of the Riverside County’s Health Officer, “all persons, including essential workers, shall wear face coverings, such as scarves (dense fabric, without holes), bandanas, neck gaiter, or other fabric face coverings.”
In order to protect the health of our staff and community members, all are asked to use an appropriate face covering and maintain social distancing when making personal contact with TVUSD staff. This includes picking up instructional material(s) and receiving meal service.