Dear Graduates and Parents/Guardians,
Pattonville High School graduation is Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the St. Charles Family Arena. The St. Charles Family Arena will be taking social distancing precautions that include taking graduates and guests’ temperature upon entry to the arena. In addition, a maximum of six tickets will be provided to each graduate. During graduation we will honor seniors with individual recognition and awards that they would have received at the May Senior Awards night. As a result, we will not have a separate Senior Awards Night Ceremony.
CHARLES FAMILY ARENA GUIDELINES
Please refer to St. Charles Family Arena Graduation Guidelines to access the social distancing and safety guidelines that the St. Charles Family Arena has in place for graduation.
Tickets (Maximum of 6 Tickets per Graduate)
NO PRACTICE – There is no practice this year. Students will arrive at the Family Arena on July 16 and will find their name on their designated chair on the main floor of the Family Arena. Names will be in alphabetical order. PHS staff will help direct our graduates to the correct location. Graduates will need to be in their seats on the area floor no later than 6:30 p.m. There will be no formal procession this year due to social distancing guidelines established by the St. Charles Family Arena. At their seat each graduate will also find a card with their name on it that they will give to the “name reader” just before going on stage to formally accept their diploma.
GRADUATION DAY – Students will wear their caps and gowns along with their stoles and any special cords they have received.
We have enough diploma covers that we no longer need students to bring their own diploma cover. Please note when you and your family enter the Family Arena you will go through metal detectors and your temperature will be taken by the staff of the Family Arena. No bags or purses or backpacks will be allowed per Family Arena guidelines.
SEATING - Both the upper and lower sections of the arena are open for seating. Each row will have only six seats open for families to sit together. (per Family Arena Guidelines).
GRADUATES AND GUESTS will enter through Gates 1, 2, 3 or 4. Graduates should arrive by 5:30 p.m. and be in their seats on the arena floor no later than 6:30 pm. Doors will also be open for guests at 5:30 p.m. Gate 1 is our designated handicapped accessible entrance for guests with limited mobility.
HEARING IMPAIRED SEATING – There will be seats blocked off in Section 107 for those who are hearing impaired. The signers at graduation will face these seats.
GRADUATION VIDEO DOWNLOAD - The class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Family Arena will be professionally produced by the Pattonville Television Production Department and is available for purchase via digital download at this link
Please contact my office if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing all of you at graduation on July 16.