Petition to Mater Dei High School, Administration, Class of 2020
The class of 2020 should not have to wear Monarch Professional Dress at graduation.
On behalf of the class of 2020 at Mater Dei High School, I am requesting that we do not have to wear Monarch Professional Dress at graduation. Previously, graduating classes before us didn’t have to; and we understand that times are different, but this shouldn’t prohibit us from choosing our own Christian decent outfits. We are requesting something similar to our homecoming dress code, and of course, following our three inches rule. Please sign this petition to ensure our voices will be heard.
Petition to Texas State University - San Marcos
Give Bobcats the graduation ceremony they deserve.
Graduation is one of the most important moments of a student's life. We have all battled through great challenges, including a pandemic, to be able to call ourselves college graduates. Will you stand with us as we fight for a graduation ceremony deserving of our achievements? Texas State students will have spent at least $40,000 on tuition alone. Of those students, around 46% are first generation college students. With Texas State University making the decision to do online ceremonies instead of in-person ceremonies, the administration is stripping graduates of the fullness of achievement. With all that has been invested and overcome by students, they deserve in-person ceremonies. Alternative options to be able to safely have in-person ceremonies are to use the bobcat football stadium with a capacity of 30,000 people. Limiting guest to 4-5 per a student would allow plenty of space apart. Adding more days to the process would allow for lower amounts of students per ceremony as well. There are plenty of other steps possible to add safety. At the end of the day, everyone participating is doing so at their own choice and should be allowed to make that decision. Let’s celebrate this achievement properly, and safely, in-person.
Petition to Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy Administration
Petition for a Drive-By Graduation
Dear Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy Administration, We, the SciTech Class of 2020, are signing this petition to show our support for a drive-by graduation ceremony. While a virtual ceremony is appreciated, the involvement of likely over 100 people on one Zoom call takes out the spirit of the commencement. We understand that we must abide by social distancing guidelines, which is why we believe that a drive-by graduation commencement ceremony would be the perfect option. We would stay in our cars, and take proper precautions (wearing masks, gloves…etc) to ensure that minimal contact is made. This would be the perfect way for us to see each other and the staff one last time, even if it’s from afar. Nationally, school districts are adopting this method, meaning that we could model our graduation plans after theirs, and we maintain that it would be a better way for us to gain closure from high school and begin our transition into the next stage of our lives. Help us tackle those uncertain times in an innovative way, and help us embody our school’s Dream, Discover and Design spirit one last time.
Petition to Students, Parents, Community
Cap Decoration since No Graduation
Us class of 2020 students have already lost the most important parts of our final year; spending the few weeks we had left with high school friends, prom, and even our traditional graduation ceremony. It’s unfair that we don’t even get the liberty to design/decorate our caps to our liking (given the circumstances). Sign this petition to give the class of 2020 the opportunity to take back part of our year!
Petition to Jay Inslee, Dr. Wiesman, school boards
Governor Inslee needs to allow outdoor graduations for the 2020 High School Seniors!
The Senior High school classes of 2020 in WA state demand an outdoor graduation option. The WA State Health Dept and Governor Inslee said we needed to flatten the curve. We have far less numbers of Coronavirus and the ability to social distance in an outdoor venue has been easily done in many other states. Numerous large businesses such as Boeing are open as well as Costco, and Amazon with many more people in one space then an outdoor graduation would create! This is unjust and unfair to not allow school districts to make their own decision on this important life event! Many graduating classes are 500 or less and should have the option for outdoor graduation in June or July.
Petition to Michael Tenters, Chali Davis, Christi Michaud, Dr. Jessica Huizenga, Stephen Claire
Traditional Graduation Ceremony for Milford High School Seniors
As of right now Milford High School is cancelling the Graduation Ceremony for this year's graduates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now there are two different plans for the Seniors and parents to choose from. Plan 1 is to have students and their parents gather at the local drive-in and watch a prerecorded ceremony. Plan 2 is to have the music and speeches but have the parents hand the diplomas to their children. These plans are not fair to the seniors graduating this year. Graduations do not belong to the school or the school administration. They belong to the graduates, their families and their friends. While the safety of all the people involved is important, measures cannot be implemented that adversely affect or are unfair to the students. These students have worked 12 years to finish school. This is an important milestone in the lives of all the seniors and is an important milestone in the lives of the parents as well. The students, their families and friends deserve a traditional Graduation Ceremony. Other school districts are delaying their graduations and Milford can and should do the same thing. It is in the best interest of the graduates this year. They have worked so hard for 12 years and it is wrong to rob them of this very important milestone in their lives.
Petition to Students, Parents, Teachers, Anyone can help!, Harmony Public Schools
We Need Your Help: In-Person Graduation for 2020 Seniors!
It is every seniors' dream to walk across the stage during their high school graduation. We’ve longed for the day we would be walking the stage, turning our tassels, and closing this chapter of our lives surrounded by loved ones. We knew that all the sleepless nights, drama, and painful growing would suddenly make sense. At Harmony Public Schools--a charter school system--our class sizes are much smaller compared to other public high schools. Because of this, we had to miss out on a lot of true high school experiences. We missed out on things like going to Friday night football games and watching spring musicals. Now we have to add another event to the list: graduation. Even in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas school districts are still hosting real and in-person graduations. As we head towards the end of our high school career, we have one final request: we want a real graduation, a chance to finish the year strong with our classmates, teachers, and loved ones by our side. Please help us get the graduation we deserve by signing this petition! It isn’t going to take much of your time! With all love, Your Senior Class❤️
Petition to Mrs. Ida D. Wright, Mrs. Linda Cuthbert, Mr. Carl G. Persis, Ms. Jamie M. Haynes, Mr. Ruben Colón, Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott, David Santiago, Dr. Ronald "Scott" Fritz, Dr. Carmen Balgobin, Greg Akin, Dr. Gabriel Berrio, Rose Roland, Susan Freeman, Patricia "Patty" Corr, Kelly Joyce Schulz, Dr. Rene Clayton
Move the Date of Graduation Sooner, Allow More Guests, and Move it Outdoors
Due to Covid-19 graduation has been delayed. Now we are hearing that due to Social Distancing and the choice of an indoor venue, we will be limited to 2 guest. It has come to our attention that Flagler County has rented the Daytona Speedway for Graduation in our county. We would like to request the school board choose a large outdoor location such as the Speedway, Football Stadium, or other Large Outdoor area so that large families may attend graduation, in the grandstands or football stands, allow a traditional WALK-UP ceremony, and still observe social distancing guidelines. Update (6/1/20): Today we received another update on Senior events and yet another event was cancelled and the message about graduation was "we have high hopes that is will happen as planned." Its time to let these kids graduate, now, with their peers, before some of the graduates move to college. Kids across the state of Alabama graduated in football stadiums, in traditional graduations, on time, with their peers, and with as many as 10 guests. Let's get this done folks! Give them the traditional graduation they deserve and lets give it to them ASAP. Update (5/17/20): I have been informed by multiple people that flagler is doing a drive up at the speedway. This is not my proposal. I am still proposing the speedway (or other large outdoor venue). There are over 100,000 seats at Daytona. My proposal is one that allows graduates to sit on the field (socially separated) and guests in the stands. Each graduate get 8/10 guests. Each grads guests sit together with social isolation zone between groups. Cool thing is they could walk across the finish line to get their diploma! I am just asking for some out of the box thinking that would allow these kids (which had their senior years stripped away) to have this one grand memory of all of their family, and maybe some friends be there for this special day. Yes, we all have lost something in the past 2 months, but most of us can reclaim it, there's will be gone as they move to the next chapter.