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Graduation Ceremony 2020
Saturday, August 8, 9:00 am
North Area Athletic Complex
19500 W. 64th Parkway, Arvada CO 80403

Graduates and Families,     

Hope this finds you and yours doing well and staying healthy, active and safe. Here are the most updated COVID 19 health and general information for our upcoming AWHS graduation. I ask for empathy as the messenger, as these are not the guidelines that Arvada West has developed, they are the guidelines and protocols developed by Jefferson County Public Schools along with Jefferson County Public Health that we must follow. The guidelines and protocols are subject to change all the way up to graduation, so please continue to monitor any communication that comes out.

Thank you for your close attention to the details BELOW so we all may be informed and safe to ensure a meaningful ceremony to recognize and honor our Class of 2020 graduates. Your continued patience, persistence, and resilience during this ever evolving pandemic is appreciated and valued.

If you have any questions, please email me,

Gordon Volk

Assistant Principal

Arvada West High School


Health Requirements

  • Social distancing measures required at all times (6 ft)
  • Face masks required for all who attend (guests, VIP, staff and graduates)- must cover the nose and mouth except when taking a drink/ snack or taking an official picture on stage 
  • Hand sanitizers available on site
  • Health screenings, including temperature checks, for all who attend
  • Each attending graduate will be provided two tickets based on social distancing guidelines that will be picked up at Arvada West High School on 8/4. Both west and east bleachers/ entrances will be used to maximize capacity. 
  • Staggered entries  (schedule coming soon for guests and graduates)  and exits (row by row release of guests by district/ campus security)
  • No tailgating before or after event; Don’t congregate

*Any guest that does not meet the requirements will be asked to leave. 


General Information

  • Fixed Live Stream on jumbotron during the ceremony. Stage is set up at the northern end zone and graduate seating facing north from the end zone- ~30 yard line.  Live Streaming available for those not in attendance. Details coming soon. 
  • Security support and medical assistance available on site.
  • Guests may bring water, drinks (non-alcoholic) and snacks. Concessions will sell bottled water and snacks. Make sure you dispose of all trash in receptacles. 
  • Guests and graduates must meet in the parking lot. There is no congregating at the stadium or parking lot.
  • Bring a hat or umbrella. The event will go on rain or shine. If the event is cancelled, it will not be rescheduled. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes especially graduates as the ceremony is on grass and the graduates will have a decent amount of walking
  • No confetti, glitter, helium/water balloons, silly string, fireworks, fog machines or noisemakers.
  • Please pick up any trash afterwards 


Intent to Walk at Graduation-

  • ONLY graduates intending to walk at graduation are REQUIRED to fill out this survey.
  • You will also provide the names of your 2 guests and agreement to comply with the COVID 19 guidelines.
  • The names provided will be checked off the master list at entrance.
  • If the names provided by the graduates do not match who is entering you will not be allowed to enter.
  • We are required by Jeffco Public Health to provide a list of all attendees.
    • If you have a guest change, please reach out to me before, Wednesday, August 5th and I will update the list
    • I will not be able to make any changes after Wednesday, August 5th.
  • We are required to submit our plan by Friday, July 24th to Jeffco Public Health
  • SURVEY must be completed by Friday, July 24 at noon. (Survey can only be filled out ONE per family and must be filled out by the student with their school account to reply.)


Graduation Practice/Senior Picnic - 8/4 Senior Extravaganza (10:30 am-2 pm) **Pending** 

  • More information to come as we are waiting to hear from the district if Jefferson County Public Health is going to allow it.
  • If we are not allowed to have Graduation Practice then tickets, programs, caps, and gowns will be distributed in a drive thru method.

NAAC Parking/Directions Map – Please click for the parking map



  • Lifetouch will take pictures of graduates on stage.
  • If you want a picture with your diploma or diploma cover you must bring your own.
  • There will be no handshakes or passing of diploma.
  • More details to come of how to access the photos after graduation.







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