We want to give you the details on how things will proceed with our drive-thru graduation and we ask that you please follow these directions so everyone involved can have the best experience possible.
To confirm, our drive-thru graduation will take place on Monday June 1st at 8:00 am. Please plan just one car per family and do not arrive early. The Department of Public Health guidance is clear that no top-down convertibles, limousines, party buses, flatbed trucks, or motorcycles will be allowed to enter. Graduates will need to be in cap and gown and show they have a facemask for the car to be admitted into the Central Park lot. Bowman students will also need to bring their Diploma Covers for the photo on stage.
We encourage you to safely and creatively decorate your cars in a manner that highlights your graduate’s accomplishments. Have fun with it! We want to be extra proud of our Bulldogs!
We will start the graduation on Monday June 1st, at 8:00am. Based on the first initial of your last name, your arrival time will be:
(LIST alpha breakdown and times)
8:00 (A – L)
8:45 (M– Z)
Please enter Central Park at the stop light off Bouquet Canyon Road (the south entrance to the park will be closed). Once you enter off Bouquet, follow the signs to the back of the park (please see the attached map of Central Park).
There will be a stage set up on your right side as you approach the back of the park. Please have an 8.5 X 11-inch piece of paper attached to the back passenger-side window of the car (please refer to the attached template).
If you can’t make it to the drive-thru graduation, we will be live-streaming the event. Here is the link to the livestream for https://bit.ly/bowmanhs2020 Bowman High School.
This link will also allow extended family and friends to view the event. It is live so will only play between 8:00-finish.
Actual diplomas, programs, medals and awards will be distributed later that day at Bowman High School from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm. You will be asked to pop your trunk so your graduates items can be placed in there. Please keep your name plate on your windshield for pick-up that day. That evening, Bowman will host its virtual graduation at 6:00 pm. If you would like more information regarding our drive-thru ceremony or diploma pick up, please contact Eran Zeevi, School Principal at (661)372-0535.
Virtual Graduation Has Been Changed to Monday, June 1st, 6:00 PM
The last-minute change in the County Health Order has caused us to adjust our previously scheduled graduation date in order to accommodate a car parade at Central Park. With that in mind, we’ve also changed the date and time of the debut of our special virtual graduation video. We encourage you to make it an entire day of celebration! Join us for the car parade earlier and then return home to watch an outstanding video tribute at 6:00 pm that evening after picking up diplomas at Bowman High School that afternoon.
Safe and Legal
Please know we will be following all guidelines set forth by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, CDC, and California Department of Education. We expect all participants to adhere to this guidance as well. Failure to do so may mean losing your chance to participate in this event.
Participation is wholly voluntary and participants assume full responsibility for any risks of loss, property damage, or personal injury, including death, that may be sustained as a result of participating in this event. William S. Hart Union High School District and its officers, employees, agents and representatives shall not be liable for any claims, demands or causes of action based upon or arising out of any illness or injury, including death, property loss or damage, however caused, which may result in connection with this event.
We have been through so much together during this 2019/20 school year. Let’s do everything we can to celebrate your student’s achievement and make this drive-thru graduation the best it can be.
Thank you, and congratulations! It has been an absolute pleasure serving your graduates this year!