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Graduation & Promotion Information 2020

COVID-19 may be limiting our ability to be physically together, but we we are still excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 across Natomas Charter School. Please use the resources below to learn more about our virtual graduation and promotion events. All videos will be posted on the Natomas Charter School YouTube page after the events. If you have any questions about any of these events please reach out to your academy coordinators.

High School Celebrations

Due to COVID-19 and the Sacramento County Public Health physical distancing requirements, we are celebrating our high school seniors with virtual graduation ceremonies and drive-through diploma pick up events. Don't miss any of these events. When you come for diploma pick up make sure you are dressed in your full graduation regalia!

PFAA High School

  • Virtual Graduation - 6/5 at 7:00 PM - This event will be live-streamed on the PFAA Facebook page. After the event the video will be uploaded to the NCS YouTube page for future viewing.

  • Diploma Pick Up - 6/4 1:30-3:30 PM - Check your email for details regarding our drive-through diploma pick up. Each family is welcome to drive through the event in one car. Please make sure your graduate is sitting on the passenger side for easy access to the photography stop. To ensure the health and safety of all participants only graduates may get out of the car for photographs.

VLA High School

  • Virtual Graduation - 6/5 at 5:00 PM - This event will be posted on the VLA social media pages and uploaded to the NCS YouTube page for future viewing.
  • Diploma Pick Up - 6/5 5:00-8:00 PM - Students are encouraged to participate in a drive through celebration where they can don their full graduation regalia and receive their diplomas. A backdrop will be set up for all of those interested in taking a picture. VLA staff will be there to cheer graduates.

 

middle school celebrations

We are excited to celebrate our promoting 8th graders from PFAA, Leading Edge, and PACT as they transition on to high school. Please read through the details below for information regarding the celebrations.

PFAA Middle School

  • Virtual Promotion - 6/5 at 1:00 PM - This event will be live-streamed on the PFAA Facebook page. After the event, the video will be uploaded to the NCS YouTube page for future viewing.

  • Promotion Certificate Drive-Through Pick Up - 5/29 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Check your email for details regarding our Drive-Through 8th grade certificate pick up. Each family is welcome to drive through the event in one car. Please make sure your promoting 8th grader is sitting on the passenger side for easy access to the certificate pick-up and photography stop. To ensure the health and safety of all participants only graduates may get out of the car for photographs.

Leading Edge

  • Virtual Promotion - 6/5 at 10:30 AM - The virtual 8th-grade promotion ceremony will be live-streamed on the Leading Edge Facebook Page on Friday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m.  Families are encouraged to watch together and add celebratory comments to the chat. After the event the video will be uploaded to the NCS YouTube page for future viewing.

  • Promotion Certificate Pick-Up - 6/2 2:00-4:00 PM & 6/3 9:30-11:30 AM - Promotion materials including certificates, awards, programs, and other goodies, will be available for all promoting 8th graders once all of their instructional materials are returned. Promoting 8th graders will be able to take a photograph with their promotion certificate on that day.  Please see email for details about item pick-up and drop-off.

  • 8th Grade Virtual Brunch - 6/5 9:00 AM - Staff will host a virtual brunch for 8th grade students on Friday, June 5, 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.  As this event is only for students and staff, the link and log-in information will be emailed directly to students.  Students are encouraged to dress up, have some brunch snacks, and dedicate this time for closure with their classmates.

PACT Academy

  • Virtual Promotion - 6/3 at 5:30 PM - The virtual 8th-grade promotion ceremony will be live-streamed on the NCS PACT Facebook Page on Wednesday, June 3rd at 5:30 p.m.  Families are encouraged to watch together and add celebratory comments to the chat. After the event the video will be uploaded to the NCS YouTube page and KOURT Facebook Group for future viewing.

  • Promotion Certificate Pick-Up - 5/26 12:00-3:00 PM & 5/28 12:00-3:00 PM - Promotion materials including certificates, awards, programs, and other goodies, will be available for all promoting 8th graders once all of their instructional materials are returned. Please see the weekly email for details about item pick-up and drop-off.

Elementary Celebrations

We are excited to celebrate our 5th graders as the promote to middle school from Star Academy. Please review the details below for these celebrations.

Star Academy

  • Virtual Promotion - 6/3  at 8:00 AM - The virtual 5th grade promotion ceremony we will post to the NCS YouTube page and shared with families via email and the Star Academy Facebook group. This Promotion will feature all traditional components of our typical 5th grade ceremony.

  • Promotion Certificate Pick-Up - 5/29 at 8:30 AM, 5th grade students will be scheduled to come to campus to pick-up any items remaining on campus and drop off any library books they may have. During this time, they will receive their promotion certificate. We encourage students to dress up and take a picture of yourself with your promotion certificate to be posted on our Star Parent Facebook group.