05/12/2020 - Superintendent's Message - Cap and Gown Pickup


Good Afternoon Senior Spartans and Families,

As always I hope this note finds you as well as can be.  As we near the end of the year it is now time to begin our end of the year senior activities that we have previously mentioned.  Our first event will be this Friday 5/15/2020 (20/20/20 is the reason we chose this night) for our Cap and Gown handout.  This event will also serve as a trial run for our drive through graduation ceremony on June 5thPlease remember that we are still planning on having our traditional graduation at either the end of June or the end of July as state directives on gatherings are eased.   

For this Friday evening the following are the arrangements:

► One car per graduate for this event. 

First and foremost all parties must stay in their cars the entire time they are on campus per the Sutter Yuba County Health Dept. order of May 11th, 2020. Please see our website for this order and for this email and our map for Friday’s event. 

For June 5th this will look different as graduates will leave their cars with their parents and family; however for this event all parties will stay in their cars. 

I would like for parents to drive the cars and for the graduate to sit in the passenger seat and or rear passenger seat as we hand out the cap and gowns.  Our reasons for this as we are going to be live this event streaming this on Facebook and Instagram. 

At 7:00 pm we would like our cars to begin parking in their designate spots on the gravel parking lot.  Names will be mostly in Alphabetical order and there will be a sign on the fence that faces the football field. This sign will have the students name and a number. Staff will be on hand to assist and coordinate.

At 7:30 we will begin releasing cars one by one in order to begin their drive towards the northern end of the gravel parking lot, making a left turn at the water pump and onto the track to make their way around towards the home field side. Seniors and their families will stop in front of the press box where we will hand them their cap and gown.  

Multiple staff will be on hand to assist, say hello, and cheer on our graduates and families.

Families will exit through the gate near the ticket booth and are humbly invited to return to their assigned spot in the gravel parking lot.

• At 8:20 (2020 in military time) our stadium lights will go on for our on-going Be the Light moment. 

Please stay in your cars

Our event will conclude 20 minutes later as the lights go off at 8:40. 

See below for an aerial view of the football field, path of travel, and exit. 

We are very much looking forward to this evening to see our seniors and their families. Please know that we are one of a very few schools that are having an event like this at this time. There will be media present. This event works well as long as everyone stays in their cars and does not ‘congregate’.  If you have any questions, please contact me. I look forward to an evening of honoring our 2020 seniors. 


It’s Always a Great Day to Be a Spartan




Mark Beebe

Cap and Gown Route Map