Health and Safety Updates
Both our May 29th update to Class of 2020 Seniors as well as our May 29th update to
Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Families are on this page.
Please scroll down to see today's very
important message to our senior families.
Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior Update – Friday, May 29, 2020
With the completion of finals today we have completed what we can probably say, without fear of contradiction, is the most unique and challenging semester ever. Our school community certainly could not have done this without an exceptional and motivated student body as well as our remarkably supportive families. Thank you for your patience, flexibility, resilience and support.
Below is a link that to a video that will answer many questions you might have about the months ahead in an address to all of our families by our President, Dr. William Hambleton. Following that in this video, our Principal, Dr. David Chambers, delivers a farewell to our families as he retires at the end of this month. Our new Principal, Mr. Raphael Domingo, completes our end-of-the-year video message with his first address to all of the families of Alemany, sharing a message of optimism and anticipation looking forward to his years of leadership ahead.
We wish all of our families God’s blessings and a summer with safe and healthy months ahead.
Bishop Alemany Administrators
Senior Update – Friday, May 29, 2020
Dear Senior Parents,
Tomorrow is our Class of 2020 Drive-Through Celebration. Despite numerous obstacles along the way, we are so happy that we are able to have this celebration for our senior class. We are looking forward to seeing our seniors in their caps and gowns, decorated cars, and having a wonderfully memorable morning. Below is a link to a map of the traffic course through the school.
We will begin our Drive-Through parade at 9:00 am. The front Rinaldi gate will be open for entry until 10:30 am. Entrance will be through the Rinaldi entrance only. Please be sure that your son or daughter has a sign with their legal name so we can retrieve their diploma as their car nears the end of the parade, if you did not pick it up earlier this week. Because of the large amount of cars, the line will split into two lines near the end of the parade, and diplomas will be distributed in two places. Those students whose last name begin with “A through M” will continue straight and exit back out Rinaldi picking up their diploma at tables in the parking lot near the counseling offices. Students whose last name begin with “N through Z” will turn to the right at the student parking lot, pick up their diplomas at tables near the exit and then leave through the San Fernando Blvd. gate. Please look at the map linked above. It will fully explain everything you need to know about the direction our graduates should drive.
We’re sorry that we have to limit this to only one car per graduate. We would like to have more but with close to 300 graduates it could easily become too crowded if additional cars were allowed in. More importantly we would have a difficult time providing adequate security if we cannot ascertain which cars have students with a legitimate reason for being there.
Below are some guidelines the County Health Department has mandated that we follow:
- Every graduate and guests must remain in a fully enclosed motorized vehicle with the seat belt fastened.
- Occupants of a participating vehicle cannot leave their vehicles except for emergency purposes.
- Participating vehicles cannot exceed their maximum occupancy.
- The Vehicle-Based Parade must proceed by invitation only, one car per graduate.
- The occupants of a vehicle must be members of the same household or living unit.
- Participants cannot change vehicles during the parade.
- If any of the windows on a vehicle are open, the occupants of the vehicle must wear a face covering.
We are looking forward to a wonderful and memorable celebration. We congratulate the Class of 2020 and all of our senior families on this tremendous accomplishment.
Bishop Alemany Administrators