Because of a limited stadium capacity and adherence to spacing guidelines, every graduate will be automatically granted two tickets to use for their parents/guardians. The form allows the opportunity to obtain up to two more tickets in cases where step-parents/guardians are present.
More information regarding specific ceremony details/instructions and cap/gown distribution will be coming soon.
We are excited to be putting together a ceremony the celebrates the outstanding Class of 2021.
Seniors, we are excited to be able to provide you with both traditional and NEW senior events! As you know, coming up on April 21st, we have the Senior Sunset - get excited for some surprise takeaways for each student! We are also busy planning graduation which will be held on May 27th - more details to come soon. Finally, prom will be held on June 5th. Our goal is to bring the senior class together for each of these events - to actually have some fun, as a whole group, in 2021! For prom especially, there is no need to worry about dates or coming with a group (although you can) - we just really want to see each of you! On behalf of the entire DHS staff, we are excited to celebrate you during these last few weeks!
There are so many questions surrounding what the end of the year will look like but there are few things we can tell you now. The most important thing to know is we are going to do everything in our power to create meaningful experiences for our seniors. Of course, in creating these experiences, please know that we will continue to be bound by guidance and restrictions established by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), as well as the state, county, and local community. Currently, we are planning for scenarios in which we will be wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and keeping indoor gatherings to 50 or fewer individuals. With that being said, we want to share some of the details of two major events we typically host for our seniors.
Graduation will take place on Thursday, May 27th (the specific time is TBD). Our goal is to host an in-person graduation, while also providing a live-streamed, remote option for students and family who are unable to attend. Unfortunately, Ravinia will not be available in time for our graduation. As such, our new graduation location will be at the Deerfield High School campus on Adams field. Additional logistical details such as the number of guests per graduate are still being determined based on the restrictions we face during this time.
Prom will occur on a yet-to-be-determined date and location. Our goal is to maximize the number of students that we will be able to have together at one time. The event will most likely be outdoors and on campus. Look for more information to come as we get closer to spring and restrictions become more clear. In the meantime, a survey is going out to the senior class shortly.
Seniors, we know that this has not been the senior year you wanted or hoped for throughout your high school experience. While graduation and prom may still not be completely “normal,” we are hopeful that we can still provide an experience that allows you to be with your class, in some way, so that you can celebrate together. We are going to do our best to make this possible.