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Graduation Ceremony

June 3, 2021

Dear Class of 2021 Seniors, Parents and Guardians: 

The weather forecast shows that tomorrow night will be a beautiful evening to celebrate our graduates, outdoors! Tomorrow will be our first outdoor graduation ceremony at Big Lake High School in recent memory. As such, we ask for your patience and understanding as we work through logistics and details. Please read the information below carefully: 

  • There will not be a limit on the number of spectators at the ceremony. We ask that each graduate and their family use reason when inviting guests to attend (ie. limit to households where students live, grandparents, etc.).
  • Family members and guests will be seated on the football field. Family members and guests will need to provide their own lawn chairs and will sit together at least six feet from other small groups or households on the grass field. Only graduates and district personnel are allowed to be seated in the “home” bleachers. Guests are allowed to sit in the “visitor” bleachers.
  • There will be no seating allowed on the track as chairs may sink in and damage it. 
  • For crowd management purposes, standing near the field’s perimeter or congregating in the adjacent parking lots will not be permitted.
  • Masks are recommended for all guests and graduates, but not required.
  • Water and soda will be available for purchase at the concession stand in the stadium. 
  • Please only utilize designated parking spaces for this event. Guests may park at the High School, Middle School, Independence Elementary or in the ball field parking lots. Parking on the grass, district driveways, or fire lanes is strictly prohibited (see map below for more details). 
  • The event will be livestreamed here:

We are excited to celebrate with the graduates, and their families as we mark this momentous occasion! 


Bob Dockendorf, Principal

graduation map