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2020 In-Person Graduation Ceremony Dates, Times and Locations

Dear Families:

Through Thompson School District’s collaboration with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, we have been given a variance that allows us to host graduation ceremonies to celebrate our Class of 2020 graduates.  With this variance, we will be able to honor seniors with their diplomas and a short ceremony.  Because we aren’t able to have all of the typical festivities of a graduation, we are also making additional arrangements to honor our graduates with a virtual graduation ceremony. Please note that each graduate will only be allowed two tickets at the in-person graduation ceremony so that attendance can be traced by county professionals if necessary.

Our original plan was to hold the in-person and/or virtual ceremonies on July 18.  Due to the requirements of the variance, this letter is to inform you of the changes as noted below.

Graduation Ceremony Dates, Times and Locations

Due to the variance, we are not able to host all graduation ceremonies on Saturday, July 18.  The schedule below was created utilizing the same protocol used to determine the order of the graduations when they are on the same day. The Budweiser Events Center, which has frequently hosted graduation ceremonies in the past, does not feature the proper layout that the district needs in order to fulfill the necessary safety precautions.

Thursday, July 16 - Events held at Thompson Valley High School, 1669 Eagle Drive, Loveland, CO  80537

2:00 p.m. Ferguson HS  - Thompson Valley High School Auditorium
6:00 p.m. Berthoud HS - Ray Patterson Field 

Friday, July 17 - Events held at Thompson Valley High School, 1669 Eagle Drive, Loveland, CO  80537

6:00 p.m.  Loveland HS

Saturday, July 18 - Events held at Thompson Valley High School, 1669 Eagle Drive, Loveland, CO  80537

8:30 a.m. Mountain View HS  
6:00 p.m. Thompson Valley HS

We are exploring the technical possibility of hosting a live stream of the graduation ceremonies.

By July 1, graduating seniors and their families will receive additional information from their school regarding the ceremonies and specific plans that are in place.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

TSD will honor students with an additional virtual graduation ceremony on July 25. Those ceremonies will be available at the times noted below.  More details will be shared by your school in July.

Saturday, July 25

8:30 a.m. - Berthoud High School
12:00 noon - Loveland High School
3:30 p.m. - Mountain View High School
7:00 p.m. - Thompson Valley High School 

Please know that we are committed to celebrating our seniors in the best way we can during these unprecedented times. Congratulations to our entire Class of 2020!

Theo Robison
Director of Secondary Schools
Thompson School District