Hello McKay Parents and Community,
The spring is an exciting time of the year as we celebrate our students’ accomplishments and begin planning for the coming year. For our seniors and their families, we are excited to be celebrating you all at graduation on Friday, June 8th at 8:00 pm at the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.
Our team is working to finalize our planning around this event. There are some adjustments we are required to make this year. This is to meet both facility and safety guidelines for the Pavilion location. We are expecting a large graduating class here at McKay of over 500 students. The Pavilion has a maximum capacity that cannot exceed 5,000 people. The fact is we have outgrown what is currently the largest venue we can rent to hold our graduation ceremony. For the last two years, there have been security and safety concerns because of overcrowding in the seating areas.
To ensure we are complying with facility and safety guidelines we are implementing the following:
Each McKay HS graduate will receive 10 tickets for this event.
Each graduate will be surveyed for the number of tickets they may need for graduation.
We can guarantee 10 tickets per graduate to start and will consider requests for additional tickets if other graduates are not using all 10 of their allotted tickets.
Tickets will be distributed to graduates on Tuesday, May 29 with their caps & gowns.
Only guests with tickets will be allowed into the Pavilion. Children under age 5 who can sit on a parent/guardian’s lap will be allowed without a ticket.
We recognize that changes in our processes can, at times, be difficult to navigate. We truly thank you for your patience and understanding with this new process and in helping us ensure that we can provide a memorable graduation for our seniors in a safe and secure environment.
Principal, McKay High School