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2020 Senior Graduation Guide

Crandall ISD is hosting its Class of 2020 graduation ceremony at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5. Social distancing protocols have been implemented, as directed by the Texas Governor and Texas Education Agency, for the ceremony to take place. Additional information will be shared in the following weeks.
Five tickets will be issued per graduate. This allows for proper social distancing and spacing requirements from the Texas Education Agency. Seats will be blocked in groups of five, every other row, with four vacant spots between each block.
Children under the age of 2 will not count toward ticket allotments but they must remain seated in the lap of an adult throughout the ceremony. Families may only use the five seats allotted to them when they arrive.
Seating is not assigned. Each family can sit in any available seats when they arrive but must adhere to the pre-designed seating blocks. They must also move to the first available seats near the center of each aisle.
If five members of your family will not attend, those seats should not be given to others outside your family for health and safety reasons during COVID-19.
The graduation ceremony will be streamed live and recordings will be posted on the website.
Stadium Information
Mesquite Memorial Stadium is located at 2500 Memorial Blvd., Mesquite, TX 75149.
Clear bags will be allowed in the stadium. Prohibited items include backpacks, binocular bags, briefcases, camera bags, computer bags, fanny packs, luggage, seat cushions.
Concession stands will not be open during graduation.
Families should park in the home lot on the stadium’s west side and enter through the main gates.
Buses will transport students to the stadium. Students will be spaced six feet apart and provided masks. Buses will be disinfected before traveling.
Yes, wheelchair access and seating are available. Guests must provide their own wheelchairs and assistance. Materials will be sent to families in the next few weeks requesting the need for assistance.
Health & Safety Information
Masks will be provided for all graduates and staff working graduation ceremonies. Consistent with state recommendations, all attendees should highly consider wearing face coverings.
Hand sanitizer will be available at all stadium entrances.

Texas Education Agency guidance and executive orders from the governor require that all participating students and attendees must be screened prior to the ceremony. All participants will be contacted prior to the ceremony, asking if they have experienced any new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19. Symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19 if exposure to the active confirmed case occurred within the last 14 days.
Staff will be directing guests as they enter the stadium to help maintain social distancing. We ask that families remain in their seats through the ceremony and exit in the same orderly fashion used upon entrance. The Crandall ISD Police Department and Mesquite Police Department will also provide assistance.
Graduates will be directed onto the field by high school staff from the east side of the stadium, opposite of where families will be seated. Graduates will maintain a six-foot distance while walking to their seats, which will also be spaced six feet apart. After walking the stage and taking a photo, graduates will return to their seats. At the ceremony’s conclusion, graduates will exit through the stadium’s north end and walk to the home parking lot where families parked.
Diplomas & Programs
No, the principal will not distribute diplomas or shake hands. Each student will take their diploma cover from a table as they pass, then pose individually for a brief picture. All diploma covers placed on the table will be done so by a staff member wearing a mask and gloves.
Diplomas will be distributed at the school. Times and schedules for the pickup will be shared at a later date.
Programs will be available at the ceremony. All programs will be placed on tables or distributed by staff members wearing a mask and gloves. Those who do not attend the ceremony can get a program at the diploma pickup. More information regarding diploma pick up will be shared at a later date.