Graduation Updates & Live Stream Link

Graduation Updates & Live Stream Link
Posted on 05/27/2021

Dear Appleton West, ATECH and RSA Families:


Due to the continued forecast for rain, strong winds, and unseasonably low temperatures, we have decided that we will be holding our 2021 Commencement Ceremony indoors. This decision has not been made without a lot of consideration and care, but we believe that this is the right thing to do given the anticipated weather conditions for this evening.  Part of the consideration is that we will be unable to provide live streaming if the rain is too heavy, and we know that there are many people who have made plans to watch the ceremony.  


As we have previously communicated, having an indoor graduation forces us to limit the number of guests per graduate from 4 to 2 guests. Every graduate received 4 tickets for the Timber Rattler stadium and two tickets for our auditorium.   In-person attending guests will be accepted into the indoor ceremony with the West Auditorium tickets only.  


We will begin promptly at 6:00 pm, with our doors opening at 5:00 pm. All seats are general admission, and we need your help in ensuring that you provide space between your family and other families.  I have confidence we can all pull together and follow our district’s social distancing policies for the good of our students.  Thank you for your cooperation in wearing a mask while indoors, which is still our district policy.


We will also be live streaming the entire ceremony. Here is a link to our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsE8ydqoQHuL0Uy0hwlirmQ 

Streaming will begin just before 6:00pm.  


I recognize that holding the event indoors means two guests will not be able to attend in our auditorium.  However, I am inviting all ticket holders who are unable to go into our auditorium to come to school and line our hallways for the processional march through the school; personnel will be onsite to direct you to the hallways.  After the recessional, you can enter a classroom and watch the graduation ceremony there.  If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please enter through Door 1 (Main Doors) and follow directions of our greeters.  Also, please be in place in our hallways by 5:30pm.  Our march will begin at approximately 5:50pm.  


Sincerely,


Mark McQuade, Principal