Virtual Graduation Now Available!
Visions In Education is excited to share our 2021 Virtual Graduation! We’re so proud of our graduates and we hope you enjoy the ceremony.
“You have shown valiant effort by bravely creating a learning path that works for you and your strengths, needs and dreams. Not many people have the courage to carve out their own path in life. Not very many people have the tenacity to be in charge of their own education but you know this is what life is. It’s facing the great unknown future. It’s pinning our hopes and dreams on what comes tomorrow even if we don’t know what the future has in store for us. So that’s life and that’s adulthood, welcome to it. Anyone who carves out a path for themselves that is not yet defined must have vision and you are a Visionary. You must be able to see the invisible and the good stuff that is yet to come, however there may have been moments you felt lost on your journey, when you didn’t know if all that effort you were doing was going to add up. Well it did. Congratulations on today!” – Katie McCleary, Visions In Education Board of Directors Chairperson
Use the Official Graduation Hashtag – #VisionsGrad
Share your memories on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #VisionsGrad. The most creative photos will have a chance to win free Class of 2021 merch! Make sure your profile is set to “public” so we can view and share your photos. You can also send your photos via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate your accomplishments and show that you’re #VisionsProud. Visit the Spirit Store for class of 2021 items and other Visions goodies! Shop here.
Again, congratulations to the graduating class of 2021! We wish you the best in your future endeavors. Thank you to our graduates, parents, office staff, teachers, leadership team and Board of Directors, for making our virtual graduation an exciting celebration!
Share Your Memories – 6/1/21
We are only days away from our pre-recorded graduation ceremony! On Friday, June 4 the virtual graduation videos will be available on YouTube and viedu.org.
This series of videos includes speakers, student performers, the reading of names along with graduate photos and shout-outs. Each of these elements will be available in separate videos so you can watch what you want, when you want, as many times as you want!
On Friday, once the videos are posted, we will send participating grads and staff an email with the YouTube link so you can celebrate the Class of 2021! The link will also be posted on the Wire, social media and here on the Graduation Information page.
Share Your Memories
Don’t forget to post your celebration photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #VisionsGrad for a chance to be featured on our profiles and for a chance to win FREE Class of 2021 apparel! Make sure your profile is set to “public” so we can view and share your photos.
You can also send your photos via email to email@example.com. Our teachers, principals and staff would love to see how you are celebrating!
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! We look forward to celebrating you virtually on Friday, June 4.
If you have any questions, please contact Angelica Gallardo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drive Through Graduation Celebration Information – 5/6/21
Dear Fall and Spring Potential Graduates and Families:
We hope this message finds you well! This communication is a follow-up to last month’s announcement that this year’s Graduation will not feature a centralized, large-scale event.
With that said, we are excited to announce that we have been able to secure locations within our service area to hold Drive-Through Graduation Celebrations. Our team has been working hard to make these events as meaningful as possible.
Drive Through Graduation Celebration Dates/Locations:
(June 1, 2021 – Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Northgate Christian Church
2201 Lake Herman Rd.
Benicia, CA 94510
(June 2, 2021 – Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Century Assembly Church
550 West Century Blvd.
Lodi, CA 95240
(June 3, 2021 – Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Christ Community Church
5025 Manzanita Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
How do students sign up to participate?
Please complete this survey to register for your preferred location.
Also, more specific details on the logistics of the event will be shared shortly as it relates to the guidelines outlined by the California Department of Public Health for drive-through graduation celebrations.
We are excited to be able to honor our graduates with these drive-through graduation celebrations!
Other Graduation Updates
Caps, Gowns, Tassels, Programs, etc.
Starting May 10, 2021, all caps, gowns, tassels, programs, etc., will be shipped to the mailing address provided on the Class of 2021 Graduation Options Survey #1. If you need to make any changes to your shipping address, please email Angelica Gallardo at email@example.com.
On May 13, 2021, all Fall and potential Spring graduates that selected to participate in the virtual graduation will receive instructions and a graduate information slide form regarding their participation in the virtual ceremony by:
– Confirming their name (spelling and pronunciation).
– Creating a 144 character shout-out that will be displayed on their graduation picture slide.
– Taking and uploading a graduation picture in their cap and gown for the virtual slide show.
The virtual graduation will be posted on Visions In Education’s main website (www.viedu.org) on Friday, June 4, 2021. (The time will be announced in a future communication). Students will need to be academically cleared by their counselor by May 24, 2021, to participate in the virtual graduation. The ceremony will NOT be live. Instead, it is a pre-recorded video that can be viewed by graduates and their families at any time of their choosing. The ceremony will be separated into sections so that graduates and their families can choose what section of the ceremony they would like to view.
High School Diploma
You will NOT receive your official diploma in the mailing of your cap, gown, and diploma case. Your diploma will be sent separately after you are cleared academically and have all required school materials and fines reconciled. January graduates that have returned all required school materials and have no fines received their diplomas in the mail.
Technology & Fines
All laptops and MiFis MUST be returned in order to receive a diploma.
You can return your equipment to Student Tech Services (STS) located at 2415 Walnut Ave STE A, Carmichael, CA. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
For your convenience you can also return your equipment during the following regional events:
May 26, 2021 – Wednesday, 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Church of Christ – Fellowship Hall
1109 Lassen St
Vallejo, CA 94591
May 27, 2021 – Thursday, 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
St. Andrews – Celebration Room (south)
1601 Mary Dr
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
May 28, 2021 – Friday, 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m
St. Anne’s – Parish Hall
1020 W Lincoln Rd
Stockton, CA 95207
All outstanding fines MUST be cleared with the Visions’ Fiscal Services Department. Students who have questions about outstanding fines may contact the fiscal services office at 916-883-1815.
Please email Angelica Gallardo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Superintendent Remarks – 3/16/21
Dear Potential Graduates and Families:
Congratulations to this year’s Graduating Class, our largest yet! Commencement is a monumental event, marking this well-deserved milestone in your educational career.
Historically, Visions has held a large, all-school ceremony at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium. Unfortunately, we have been unable to secure the Auditorium, or alternate venue that would serve our nearly 1,000 graduating students and their families. After considerable thought and discussion, we have made the decision to cancel the large-scale graduation ceremony in favor of an alternate celebration.
We have already begun making plans for a pre-recorded virtual graduation, similar to the 2020 event, including speakers, student performers, and special recognition of our graduates (here is the link to last year’s pre-recorded ceremony, in case you missed it).
We are also looking at additional ways to celebrate our graduates, above and beyond the virtual event, and will be seeking input from students and families. Please, open the attached link, and complete the survey regarding this year’s graduation ceremony. We look forward to hearing from you!
We will keep you apprised of developments, as they unfold, utilizing email messages, as well as the WIRE (under the “Helpful Links” section, under “Graduation 2021 Information”, Launchpad login required).
Again, congratulations on your hard work to get to this point. Should you have any questions, please contact your Principal or Teacher.
Gary S. Bowman, M.S.,Ed.