Graduation 2021

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Congratulations Class of 2021!

Information, updated May 4, is subject to change, as public health conditions are monitored due to COVID-19.

Poudre School District intends to host in-person graduation ceremonies in May to celebrate seniors in the Class of 2021. 

Graduates will receive tickets for a limited number of guests in their graduation packet from their school. Ceremonies will be livestreamed on YouTube in English and Spanish, so additional family and friends can celebrate in real-time or watch the recordings later. Links are provided below. 

COVID-19 health and safety protocols like masks and social distancing between people will be in effect. Graduates will receive a mask in their graduation packet to wear at the ceremony. Additional details about ceremonies are provided below the graduation schedule. 
 

2021 PSD Graduation Schedule

Rehearsals will not be held this year.

Livestream links are provided below. Copy and paste them into your browser to view ceremonies on YouTube. 

Wednesday, May 19 - Timberline Church, Fort Collins:


Thursday, May 20 - Polaris School for Expeditionary Learning,1905 Orchard Place, Fort Collins:

  • Polaris Expeditionary School - 12:30 p.m.
    • Please contact the school for livestream information.
       

Thursday, May 20 - French Field at Rocky Mountain High School, 1300 W. Swallow Road, Fort Collins:

Friday May 21 – French Field at Rocky Mountain High School, 1300 W. Swallow Road, Fort Collins:

Saturday May 22 – French Field at Rocky Mountain High School, 1300 W. Swallow Road, Fort Collins: 

 

 

Details for ceremonies

Please contact your school if you have questions. 

Ceremonies at French Field at Rocky Mountain High School

  • Location of French Field: Rocky Mountain High School, 1300 W. Swallow Road, Fort Collins, CO.
  • Parking: Each graduate and their guests are asked to arrive in one vehicle, due to limited parking availability. You will need your ticket to enter the parking lot. Please park in the school’s east lot. Personnel will be on-site to direct traffic.
  • Arrival time: Please arrive at the arrival time printed on your event ticket. This will help ensure social distancing with graduates and guests.
  • Seating for guests: Seats have been assigned. Guest seat numbers are printed on your ticket. Seating has been randomly assigned; requests for seating preference cannot be taken. Guest ticket color will correspond to color-coded sections at the event venue.
  • Seating for graduates: Graduates will be directed to their seat by a staff member on the practice field to the east of French Field.
  • A photographer will attend each ceremony to take photographs of graduates (masks may be briefly removed for the photo). Information about how parents/ guardians can access the free photos will be shared by schools after the ceremonies.

Ceremonies at Timberline Church

  • Location of Timberline Church:  2908 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins, CO.
  • Parking: Available in the church parking lot.
  • Ceremony and Seating:  Follow the signs to the west side of the building. You should have received information from your school about the ceremony location at the church and seating information.
  • A photographer will attend each ceremony to take photographs of graduates (masks may be briefly removed for the photo). Information about how parents/ guardians can access the free photos will be shared by schools after the ceremonies.

 

Health and Safety Protocols

PSD has worked with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment to plan this year's ceremonies, to ensure they follow public health guidance.

  • Attendees must wear a face covering. Masks are provided in graduation packets for the graduate to wear to the ceremony.
  • All attendees must socially distance from others outside of their household.
  • PSD will not be screening for COVID-19 symptoms, but you must not enter if you are sick.
  • Seats have been assigned.
  • A photographer will attend each ceremony to take photographs of graduates (masks may be briefly removed for the photo). Information about how parents/ guardians can access the free photos will be shared by schools after the ceremonies.

What to do if you are ill before or after the ceremony

  • Attendees and invited guests who are sick must stay home. 
  • If after the ceremony anyone who attended starts to exhibit symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, they must immediately notify the school principal so PSD may evaluate the situation and notify others of possible exposure, if necessary.