Class of 2021 Graduation

Graduation and Prom

Posted by Marilena Fiore on 3/5/2021

Dear DHS Seniors and Parents/Guardians, 
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.  
Principal Anderson