Lompoc Unified School District (LUSD) and the three high schools are committed to finding the best way to celebrate the accomplishments of the  Class of 2020.

LUSD wants to celebrate the students’ accomplishments and this monumental milestone. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at this moment, the district is limited in its options and unclear about the exact timeline.

In the meantime, LUSD is working on a plan that will incorporate information from surveys of seniors, their families, and school staff.

“High school graduation is a celebration of the 13 years of hard work and dedication of our seniors,” said Superintendent Trevor McDonald. “We want to honor their accomplishments and celebrate them as they move on to their next phase be it college or career.”

Parents and students can expect to receive a survey the end of April or early May.

“Once the survey data is collected, the graduation planning committee will meet to discuss the data and determine how to best celebrate the Class of 2020, while adhering to the guidelines of the County Public Health, California governor, and other officials regarding COVID-19,” said Brian Jaramillo, director of pupil support services.

“We want to make sure we give the students and families a voice in helping guide how we celebrate the Class of 2020,” he said.

In the meantime, all three high schools are working to continue to show their seniors that they care and are still thinking of them. Lompoc High School Principal Paul Bommersbach and Cabrillo High School Principal Isidro Carrasco have each created videos for their seniors in the Class of 2020.