Catholic High School is excited to announce that on Sunday, May 17, we are planning a special celebration of the Class of 2020! This will be a “parade” similar to others seen during quarantine to give us all a chance to honor these students who have worked so hard and deserve the very best!
All plans are contingent upon expectations of phase I of guidelines for re-opening. Please note that adjustments may have to be made to remain in accordance with guidelines in place at the time. While it is our greatest desire to provide an exciting and memorable experience for the Catholic High Class of 2020, we must also ensure that we follow federal, state, city, and diocesan guidelines for health and safety. Your cooperation is needed to make this happen.
Watch the video and read the guidelines below to learn more!
5:45 PM: Be at City Hall – DO NOT BE LATE!
- Seniors ONLY, no additional family members
- Attire: class shirt, comfy shoes and appropriate bottoms
- Masks will be required.
- Students will stand on designated spots, 6 feet apart, on the steps of City Hall and have their group picture taken by a professional photographer.
- DO NOT BE LATE! There will be no PhotoShopping!
6:00 PM: Grads report to designated places down Main Street
- #1-#43 will be on the Le Rosier side of Main St. and #44-#86 will be on the Shadows side of Main St. – teachers will direct you to your spot
- Spots will be marked by red stars with grad names on them.
- Immediate family will be waiting for grads
Seniors will report to city hall for 5:45 – Parents MAY NOT ATTEND
- Group picture in front of City Hall will be made available for order
- Immediate family members will go to their son’s/daughter’s designated spot (marked with a red star) for 6:00 – your child will meet you there shortly after
- At the spot please stand on the sidewalk, do not stand on people’s property
- DO NOT PARK ON MAIN STREET – use side streets as you would for any other parade
Parade will start at 6:30
- Line up tentatively set for 6:00 PM near Torrido Village. More specifics to come.
- Decorate your vehicle, bring bells and signs
- You MAY NOT THROW ANYTHING OR HAND ANYTHING TO YOUR GRAD!!!!
- Attire: Seniors will wear their yellow t-shirts, which include Grace’s name
- Plans are for the parade to go on rain or shine, so participants should be prepared.
- Social distancing measures will be required at all times, including face coverings. Only the graduate’s household members should be with them at their assigned spot on Main Street.
- Please be aware that this will not be like a Sugar Cane Festival or Mardi Gras parade. No throws or gifts to grads are allowed. No floats are allowed, only personal vehicles. Our focus is on providing an opportunity for those who cannot attend graduation to honor the Class of 2020.
- There will be a professional photographer and videographer present to capture the event. We want parade participants to be present in the moment and enjoy the event.
- A map of approximate graduate locations is available here: