WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Unified School District is asking residents to help honor the district’s 1,179 graduates by turning on their outdoor lights and decorating their yards between May 25-29.
The “Lights On Grads” and Yard/Door Decoration Event is a way to give graduating seniors a send-off after every commencement ceremony was canceled due to concerns over Covid-19.
From June 1-4, each high school will host a drive-through graduation event at their site, during which seniors inside their vehicles will receive a bag containing their diploma cover, accomplishment medals, soles, sashes and programs.
PVUSD will hold a virtual graduation for all seniors on June 5, and the graduates will return for a reunion/graduation event in the winter or spring 2021.
Drive-thru graduation events
• Pacific Coast Charter School: 1-3pm
• Diamond Tech Institute: 2-3pm
• Watsonville High School: 3:30-6:30pm
• Pajaro Valley High School: 10am-2pm
• Renaissance High School: 3-5pm
• Aptos High School: 9am-1pm
• New School Community Day School: 4-5:30pm