Dragons News · Lakeside HS Class of 2020 Graduation Plans

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Dear Lakeside Class of 2020 and Parents:

As you’ve been patiently awaiting information regarding Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020, I first hope that you are all staying safe and healthy during these challenging times in our living history. Please find addressed here, our procedural information regarding graduation as it falls within the Ohio Department of Education guidelines.

Structured and Controlled In-person Graduation Ceremony for Lakeside High School 

Dates: May 20,21,26,27,28 Times: 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Students sign up through Google Forms half hour increments with five slots. 


*Graduates will enter high school property from Sanborn Rd.

*Graduates will proceed into the parking lot behind the Stadium to a designated parking spot. ALL passengers will remain in their cars. Signs and route will be clearly marked. EACH spot will be supervised by support staff wearing masks. (Five spots each half hour) 

*Graduate and no more than four family members are escorted INDIVIDUALLY by a Sheriff Department member to the band entrance of the Stadium. All members wear masks. 

*Graduate and no more than four family members proceed to a platform and receive a diploma cover; their name is announced. A photograph is taken (masks can be removed or pulled down briefly for the picture). 

*Once the student receives their diploma cover, the student and family will continue walking toward the Front Entrance, escorted by a Sheriff Department Member and immediately return to their automobile. 

*Cars exit through the Main Entrance of the Stadium and out of the campus using the Route 84 exit. 

*Please bear in mind that this format and its safety measures have been put into place in order to keep all individuals involved, out of danger. We appreciate you respecting all expectations outlined in this letter.

Lastly, if you do not wish to participate in our Virtual Commencement Ceremony, you can pick up your diploma on June 2nd, during lunch hours of 11:00-12:30 at the Event Entrance on the campus.


Bob Klinar, Principal