The North Ridgeville City Schools administration released virtual graduation plans to students and parents of the class of 2020.
“While we know that students and parents would rather have an in-person graduation, we hope that this plan helps personalize activities as much as possible,” Superintendent Roxann Ramsey-Caserio said. “We would like to thank all of the students and parents who provided input through the online survey, as well as the class officers who have taken time to discuss and develop these plans.”
The District contracted with Classic Teleproductions that will produce a video that will include footage of every student wearing their cap and gown receiving a diploma and speeches from graduation speakers. A photographer will be present to take an official diploma picture, which the District will provide to each student.
The virtual graduation will take place in the North Ridgeville Academic Center cafetorium. The District is abiding by health protocols, allowing a limit of six family members that reside with the graduate to attend the event.
The recording of the graduation will take place May 18-20 with students assigned a time slot. On June 8 at the Aut-O-Rama Drive-In in North Ridgeville, the commencement ceremony video will be shown. Each student will be provided one ticket to enter the drive-in. The Lorain County Health Department approved the showing of the graduation movie with certain limitations. Among these are reduced capacity, allowing only members of the family unit to attend.
The graduation video will be shared electronically so that other family members can watch and students have a keepsake.