Virtual High School Graduation Plan Reminder

Dear High School Families, 

We hope you are doing well during Coppell ISD’s extended closure due to COVID-19.  This closure has hit our Coppell ISD Class of 2020 particularly hard, as many of their honored traditions, such as prom, senior award ceremonies and walking the hallways with classmates, have been cancelled in light of this crisis. 

We understand that our families are receiving multiple messages from our district, schools and teachers.  However, we felt it was important to share this reminder with our high school families of our graduation plans for Coppell High School and New Tech High @ Coppell.  

As shared in prior messages to our senior students and their families, as well in our district newsletter, website and social media,  we have moved both the CHS and New Tech graduation ceremonies online. The dates of these ceremonies will remain the same — Friday, May 22, for New Tech and Thursday, May 28, for CHS.  

NT Senior Sign Please note, as announced yesterday, the time of the New Tech High ceremony on May 22, has moved to 5 p.m. due to a conflict with online AP exams.  The time for the CHS ceremony on May 28, remains at 1 p.m. Details on how to view these ceremonies virtually will be shared in forthcoming messages. 

We are also working with the City of Coppell to have parades in conjunction with each ceremony, which follow Dallas County’s and City’s social distancing guidelines.  Additionally, we are looking for a date to hold an in-person graduation at new venues, if possible.  We also plan to recognize these graduates at district fall events, including our Homecoming football game. 

CHS Senior Sign This week, our administrators and teachers at both CHS and New Tech distributed free yard signs to all of our seniors to place in their yards or windows proclaiming them as 2020 graduates.  We want to share some photos of these efforts with you.  In addition, our CISD Closure Facebook group has shared with families avenues to share about their seniors via local media channels. 

The more than 980 students who are part of the CISD Class of 2020 will be remembered for their perseverance, resilience and grit.  When we say “Cowboy Fight Never Dies,” we are talking about how these students handled situations, such as our COVID-19 closure.  Their legacy in Coppell ISD will be remembered for generations to come. 

Sincerely, 
CISD Administration