Senior Info

COVID-19 Graduation Information

Communication from MISD

The graduation ceremonies will be streamed live, on this page, for family members who are unable to attend and for out of town friends and family. In addition, all regularly scheduled graduation speeches and performances will be pre-recorded and edited as part of the graduation video that will be available to the public following the graduations.

Visit https://www.mckinneyisd.net/graduation/ for additional information and updates.

May 13th - Communication from Dr. Peirson

Dear Bronco Class of 2020,

By now, you are likely aware that McKinney ISD has developed a plan that will enable McKinney Boyd High School to honor our graduates with an in-person commencement ceremony that maintains the significance and decorum of the occasion, while at the same time adhering to social distancing recommendations to ensure staff and student safety.

The plan allows our graduates and up to five family members (two vehicle limit) to take part in the McKinney Boyd High School commencement exercise at the McKinney ISD Stadium on May 30th.

Below you will find a scheduled time to arrive (based on academic houses)—and other important details. Staggered graduate arrival times, scheduled throughout the day, will reduce wait times for parents and allow graduates to be recognized inside the stadium in a personalized, yet timely manner.

House Arrival Time Graduation Time
Top 10% 8:30AM 9:00AM
A-CHI 9:30AM 10:00AM
CHK-GI 10:30AM 11:00AM
GL-K 11:30AM 12:00PM
L-OL 12:30PM 1:00PM
OM-SH 1:30PM 2:00PM
SI-Z 2:30PM 3:00PM

Please note: Graduates will not be allowed to enter the parking lot before their arrival time.

Procedures for graduation:
  1. Arrival—Upon arrival at the stadium, each graduate and the family will be guided in their vehicles to a check-in station at the southwest tunnel (home side) of the Community Event Center. If there are two vehicles, the entire graduation party must enter the line together.

    • The group must have a driver who stays with each vehicle and does not exit the vehicle. (The driver is not included in the limit of five family members plus the graduate.)
    • While graduates and family members are in the stadium, their driver will be directed to a location to pick them up when they exit at the southeast tunnel (visitor side).
    • Trailers/Floats will not be permitted.

  2. Crossing the Stage— From the check in station, each graduate will be directed to the graduation stage and their family will be directed into the stadium and onto the field. The family will have the opportunity to see their graduate cross the stage and take pictures of this monumental moment from a designated location. As the ceremony is broadcast on the stadium video board, graduates will receive their diploma and pause for a photograph.

    • Please note that only graduates and 5 family members will be permitted to enter the stadium during the ceremony, and the graduation will not be open to the public. Each graduate’s family will accompany the graduate during the commencement.

  3. Exit—Once the graduates have received their diploma and had their photograph taken, they will exit with their family through the southeast tunnel (visitor side) to be picked up.
Other details:
  • Any changes due to inclement weather will be communicated as early as possible through the normal district and campus communication methods such as the SchoolMessenger system, website and social media.
  • Masks are recommended.
  • If you have a fever or feel ill, we ask that you refrain from attending for the safety of our families, staff and students.

The graduation ceremony will be streamed live online for family members who are unable to attend and for out of town friends and family. A link to the online streaming of graduation will be sent out in the next few days. The graduation will also be broadcast on an FM frequency that will be posted at the stadium on graduation day.

In addition, all regularly scheduled graduation speeches and performances will be pre-recorded and edited as part of the graduation video that will be available to the public following graduation. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at jpeirson@mckinneyisd.net.

Thanks,

Dr. P

Versión en Español

May 11th - Communication from MISD

McKinney ISD has developed a plan that will enable the district to honor graduates with an in-person commencement ceremony that maintains the significance and decorum of the occasion, while at the same time adhering to social distancing recommendations to ensure staff and student safety.

https://www.mckinneyisd.net/news-events/article/graduates-to-cross-the-stage-during-mckinney-isd-commencement-exercises/

April 23rd - Communication from Dr. Peirson

Dear Seniors & Parents,

We would like to share an update regarding the 2020 McKinney ISD high school graduations. As you know, we originally scheduled our three high school graduation ceremonies to take place at the Allen Event Center. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing unprecedented circumstances that will likely impact any gathering involving large groups for the foreseeable future.

When we began studying alternatives due to the recent restrictions, we looked at several options. We studied the possibility of delaying graduations, holding some form of social distancing graduation, drive-through graduation, or virtual graduation. Each of these options brings its own set of challenges.

Delaying graduations until June or July does not guarantee that the restrictions on large-scale gatherings will be lifted by that time. In addition, the further we go into the summer, the less likely students will be engaged in graduation as many of them will have begun transitioning to colleges, careers, and other post high school plans.

A social distancing graduation presents significant challenges in terms of enforcing requirements, health and safety concerns—and the fact that such a gathering may not even be permitted by law in the coming weeks.

A drive-through graduation affords the opportunity to personally congratulate and honor students in a safe way, but this format is a logistical challenge for large graduating classes.

A virtual graduation is the simplest option, and many school districts and colleges have already announced that they are pursuing this route for their upcoming graduations.

After a great deal of consideration, the district has opted to hold a combination drive-through and virtual graduation. Given the uncertainty in the coming weeks and our desire to honor students in-person, we feel that we can create a personal and meaningful graduation ceremony and presentation of diplomas by coordinating a drive-through graduation at the McKinney ISD Stadium, while at the same time adhering to health recommendations.

We will publish and communicate a schedule of arrival times, by last names or houses and ask students and their immediate family to attend. We believe that this alternative to a virtual graduation allows the graduate to be personally honored by the superintendent, principal, board of trustees and staff. However, the graduation will also be live streamed, and we will provide a link to the complete graduation following the event.

We invite parents and students to embrace the idea and to decorate their vehicles with congratulatory messages; ribbons; college, military, or career plans; the graduates’ name or whatever you feel will make your graduating senior feel special. We will have professional audio and visual components, graduation photographs, and the presentation of your child’s diploma.

We will video the graduation, and we will also pre-record all of the speeches and components that accompany a traditional graduation. We will edit these along with the drive-through ceremony so that families can access the entire graduation video.

Here are the dates for the McKinney ISD high school graduations.

Graduations

McKinney High School – Thursday, May 28 (Time TBD)

McKinney North High School – Friday, May 29 (Time TBD)

McKinney Boyd High School – Saturday, May 30 (Time TBD)

We recognize that there is no plan that we can create to truly replace a traditional graduation, but we can work together to honor every child in a meaningful way. Logistically, this is much more challenging than holding a virtual graduation, but it will be absolutely worth it to see the smile on our graduates’ faces when we hand them their diplomas!

We know that you may have many questions, but we ask for your patience as we continue to plan the event, and we will send additional details in the near future. Our seniors will remember this graduation their entire lives, and we are committed to making the event as special as we can under these difficult circumstances. We are excited and look forward to sharing more information soon.

Thanks,

Dr. P

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Requests for Senior Transcripts

You should start to receive 2 official copies of final transcripts and your seniors shot record in the mail starting on or around June 18th. You will also be able to request final transcripts be mailed to colleges through Naviance as well once they are posted.

Senior MacBook Purchase Information

As graduation quickly approaches, MISD has made arrangements for graduating seniors to purchase the MacBook laptop computer issued to them by the district. This option to purchase is available to graduating seniors only. Click here to view the specifics of the sale should you wish to participate.

Senior Information

May 31st - Communication from Dr. Peirson

Dear Bronco Class of 2020,

Congratulations! You did it! Words cannot express how proud I am of each and every one of you not only for your accomplishments but your resiliency during a very tough time. As I sit here and reflect on the weeks leading up to graduation and the actual event yesterday, I am very thankful that I get to work with the very best each and every day. We have such an amazing group of students, teachers, staff, parents and community that all love our students. As I watched each of our Broncos cross the stage yesterday with their smiling faces, it reminded me of the goodness in the world. These Broncos are going to be game changers in our world and our MBHS family is very thankful that we were able to be a small piece of their lives over the last four years. It was very hard not to hug, fist bump or high five each one of them as they crossed the stage, so please give them lots of hugs from our Bronco family and tell them we are very proud of them and we love them! I have just a few announcements to wrap up the year.

  1. For those Broncos who could not join us yesterday, we will have a diploma pick up on Tuesday, June 2nd starting at 9:00. Please come to the front of Boyd and we will give you your graduation packet that includes your diploma.

  2. Our amazing video person for our district is putting together a graduation video for each high school. This will include the speeches, the ceremony and the senior video. It will take about 2 weeks to complete all three high schools and as soon as it is done, we will communicate that information with everyone.

  3. Thank you to Camryn Ciancia, one of our senior class officers, for putting together the senior class video this year. Here is a link and it will also be included in the graduation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a186QvXirVM&feature=youtu.be

  4. You should start to receive 2 official copies of final transcripts and your seniors shot record in the mail starting on or around June 18th. You will also be able to request final transcripts be mailed to colleges through Naviance as well once they are posted.

  5. You will be receiving an email from Flash Photography regarding graduation proofs. Here is the flyer that went out before graduation: Graduation Photos.

Thank you so much for allowing our Bronco Family to be a small part of your child's life. We are very proud of all of them and we know they are going to make a difference in our world. They have left a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. Always remember, Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco!

Thanks,

Dr. P

May 26th - Communication from Dr. Peirson

Dear Broncos,

I hope everyone has had a great three day weekend! I am very thankful for all of our service men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms.

We are almost to graduation day and the end of the year! Again, thank you for all of your patience as we are learning and figuring out the best ways to do things and also working hard to honor our amazing Class of 2020. Here are the updates that we have so far for this week.

  1. We will have our last MacBook/textbook/calculator/library book drop off on Tuesday, May 26th from 2:00-4:00 at MBHS in the front drive. There have been several callouts that have been sent out regarding if you owe one of these items. Please make sure you check Destiny to see what you still need to turn into the school. We must have these items turned in before we can issue your diploma.

  2. Please check HAC for any fines and fees that you might owe from this year or past years. These fees could be AP Testing Fees, lost items such as texbooks or calculators and any athletic or fine arts fees over the last four years. Any items not returned tomorrow will become a fee on your HAC that you will need to pay before graduation. If you have any questions about your fines and fees, please contact Mr. Campos at gcampos@mckinneyisd.net. Please remember if you are trying to pay your fines and fees online to turn off your pop up blocker. If you do not turn the pop up blocker off, you will not be able to proceed and it will the page will just sit and spin and not move you to the payment screen.

  3. If you did not pick up your packet that had your 2 parking passes for graduation, you will be able to pick that up on Tuesday, May 26th from 2:00-4:00 as well. We have 78 students who still need to pick up their packets. They will not let you in the stadium parking lot for graduation without your parking passes, so please come and pick them up. If you cannot come and pick them up on Tuesday, please contact me so we can make arrangements to get them to you.

  4. If you did not pick up your cap and gown last week, we will have those available as well for pickup on Tuesday, May 26th from 2:00-4:00 as well. We have a cap and gown for about 40 students who have a $0 balance and have not come by to pick it up yet. Please contact me if you need assistance coming to pick it up on Tuesday.

  5. You will need a cap and gown for graduation. If you need to purchase one or exchange yours for a different size, Balfour will be at the MISD Stadium on Tuesday, May 26th from 2:00-4:00 to help you. You will be able to purchase a cap and gown for $90 and they can only take cash. If you need financial assistance in purchasing a cap and gown, please reach out to Mr. Bambico at jambambico@mckinneyisd.net.

  6. If you still want to purchase your MacBook, it is not too late. Here is the information to purchase your MacBook: Final Sales Letter. When you purchase your MacBook, they are having to hand enter the asset tag in order for you to do the remote resetting to factory settings. Please allow 3-5 days for the icon to show up in Self Service once you pay. It will not be something that will immediately show up.

  7. When you do purchase your MacBook, please follow these directions to reset your MacBook to the factory settings: MacBook Reset Instructions

  8. If you are having trouble resetting your MacBook to factory settings, our MISD Technology department has put together this troubleshooting document: Troubleshooting Document. We are finding several students did not update their iOS settings when instructed earlier this year so it is giving them an error message or it will not complete the process. This document will help to solve that issue.

  9. If you are still having trouble, then please contact the MISD technology department at Student Technology Support.

  10. Many have asked about our plans regarding graduation and inclement weather. First and foremost, we will be announcing any change of plans through social media (Facebook and Twitter), Website and through school messenger callouts and emails. I am the one who does all of the social media updating/posting for our campus so if there any changes, I will update immediately. We will follow the same requirements that we follow for outdoor athletic events. If it is a thunderstorm with lightening, heavy rain or high winds, then we will delay until the thunderstorm passes and it is safe to proceed. We will go all the way up to midnight on Saturday in order to get everyone through if we have to delay due to weather. If it is just lightly raining or drizzling, the five guests that will be walking out to the field to watch their graduate should bring an umbrella. Most of the stage will be under the covering of the CEC.

  11. Graduation will be held for MBHS on Saturday, May 30th. There seems to be confusion on the times of graduation. The arrival time down below is the earliest time you can arrive and get in line at the stadium parking lot for your scheduled graduation time. You will enter through the front of the stadium on Hardin Road. There will be lots of MISD people there to direct you where to go so I promise that no one will get lost! The graduation time is when we will start walking the first person of that house across the stage for graduation. We have set aside 1 hour per house for each graduation. Here is that information again down below:

    House Arrival Time Graduation Time
    Top 10% 8:30AM 9:00AM - 10:00AM
    A-CHI 9:30AM 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    CHK-GI 10:30AM 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    GL-K 11:30AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    L-OL 12:30PM 1:00PM - 2:00PM
    OM-SH 1:30PM 2:00PM - 3:00PM
    SI-Z 2:30PM 3:00PM - 4:00PM

  12. Here is the link to the live streaming of graduation: https://www.mckinneyisd.net/graduation/. There will also be a couple of large screens set up in the stadium parking lot and in the drop off line so while you are in your car, you can see our Bronco's crossing the stage. It will also be FM Transmitted on station 88.7 FM.

  13. Here is the information for Flash Photography who takes our pictures at the graduation ceremony: Graduation Photos.

  14. Students will pick up their diploma, graduation programs and special letters on their way out to the car. They will do this after they have crossed the stage, taken their individual graduation picture, changed their tassel over and signed our graduation book. Our counselors will place a white envelope on the table with their name on it for them to pick up on their way back to the car.

  15. Students who choose not to come to the graduation ceremony or who do not receive their diplomas due to owing a fine or fee will be able to schedule a time to come by the school to pick up their diploma on June 3rd or after. We will send out more information after the ceremony regarding these details depending on the number of diplomas we have remaining.

  16. I have been asked if people can still decorate their car. Absolutely have fun and celebrate your graduate(s)! Just remember only two cars per graduate and no trailers/floats please.

  17. And last but not least, let's end this email with some great news! Congratulations to our MISD Class of 2020 Distinguished Students from MBHS! Here is a video to recognize our Broncos and their inspirational teachers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8apL-mvV-U

Again, thank you for your patience as we work through all these details while also trying to make it a special day. Of course if we receive any further information or updates, we will be back in touch this week. Also, please refer back to the email that was sent from me on May 13th. There are a lot of details in that email as well. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Have a great week and I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday! Go Broncos!

Thanks,

Dr. P

May 19th - Communication from Dr. Peirson

Dear Broncos,

It was so great to see all of our senior's smiling faces last Friday and yesterday! Thank you so much for all of your patience and understanding over the last two days. It was definitely a huge undertaking on both days and I am very thankful for everyone's help. It was definitely a team effort! It is hard to believe that we are closing in on graduation in just a few weeks. It is going to be so exciting to see our graduates walk the stage while their families are close by cheering them on! We have just a few updates for this week.

  1. We will have another day to drop off MacBooks, calculators, textbooks and library books on Tuesday, May 26th from 2:00-4:00 at MBHS. Anyone who owes items are free to come anytime during those 2 hours. We will be located in the front drive of the school and will follow the same process as we did with the drop off last Friday. Students will not exit their cars and will simply place their items on a cart that will be pushed to the drivers side of the car.

  2. If our seniors were not able to pick up their cap and gown yesterday, they can come by on Tuesday, May 26th from 2:00-4:00 as well and we will have their orders available. They will follow the same process as above.

  3. We still have 67 students who owe a textbook, calculator, library book or fine/fee. Please check HAC for fines and fees and Destiny for any other materials that you still have checked out. All materials must be turned in and all fines and fees must be paid before a diploma can be given. We know there are several students who are holding on to their textbooks and calculators for AP testing. Please make plans to turn everything in on May 26th.

  4. We also have several students who have not paid for or turned in their MacBooks. Here is more information if you still want to purchase your MacBook: Final Sales Letter. I know we also have several students holding onto their MacBooks until after AP testing. Please make plans to either pay for or turn in your MacBook by May 26th. All MacBooks must be turned in before we can we can hand out a diploma.

  5. If you did purchase your MacBook, here are the instructions on resetting the computers to factory settings and off of the MISD restrictions: Senior MacBook Self Service Instructions.

  6. Mr. Bilyeu, our amazing Boyd Bronco and announcer at graduation will be holding a Zoom meeting for those students whose names need some extra attention at graduation. If your student has a name that is difficult to pronounce, please log into this Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 21st from 11:00-1:30. He will have a waiting room and take one person at a time.

    Here is the login information:
    https://zoom.us/j/97589600366?pwd=djBKbXJWQUo0cG96cGtpc0VsViszdz09
    Meeting ID: 975 8960 0366
    Password: Broncos

  7. We have had several questions about dress for graduation. I would encourage everyone to remember that this is a traditional event that should be full of decorum and class. I understand that it is in a stadium and our circumstances are very different this year. Students are required to wear their graduation cap and gown and we are asking that students please still dress like they would if we were graduating at the Allen Event Center. We are asking that students not wear pajama bottoms, slippers or anything else that would take away from the etiquette of the event. Caps can be decorated just like in years past. We would ask that it be school appropriate and that it lay flat on the cap without any height. You know rules are made because of things we have dealt with in the past, so no Eiffel Towers!

  8. We are still waiting on the link for the live streaming for graduation. As soon as we receive it, I will share with our community.

  9. We are still continuing to celebrate our seniors with all of our traditional events except by video! We are so proud of everything that our seniors have accomplished throughout the last several years! Here are the links to several of our events and recognitions:

    Distinguished Students
    First in Family
    Video from Reuben Johnson Elementary
    Val and Sal Celebration
    MBHS Senior Awards
    Senior Thank You to Bronco Teachers
    MBHS Athletic Signings
    Teacher Thank You to Bronco Seniors

  10. There were still a few yearbooks left to order. They should be delivered sometime during the middle to end of June. We will send out further instructions for pickup once we receive a delivery date. Here is a sneak preview with information at the end for ordering: https://youtu.be/sRViME8wr-w

  11. Thank you to our SRO's for all that they do for our school and community! Last week was National Police Week and we are very thankful to all of our McKinney First Responders.

  12. Don't forget about Project Graduation! Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who worked really hard to make this happen virtually for our seniors. Here is a link to all of the exciting information regarding Project Graduation 2020: Project Graduation 2020

  13. We have had a few students let us know that their tassel is missing the 2020. If you would like to trade it out, we will have extras on May 26th from 2:00-4:00. Please bring the other one without the 2020 and we will trade it out for one with the 2020.

Thank you again for all of your patience and flexibility over the last several weeks. I know there is a lot of information that has been coming your way! While I am excited about graduation, I am also going to be sad to see this class spread their wings and fly out of the Bronco nest. They have truly been an amazing class to watch grow up in our hallways and they have left a legacy of Bronco pride and spirit. Enjoy these next couple of weeks celebrating your senior and enjoy that time together. As a mom of a senior who graduated two years ago, it is truly a precious time and one to be cherished.......even during the moments when you are ready for them to be out of your house! Please let me know if you need anything else or have any further questions. Take care, stay healthy and Go Broncos!

Thanks,

Dr. P

May 11th - Communication from Dr. Peirson

Hi Broncos,

Happy Mother's Day to all of our Mom's! I hope everyone had a great weekend. As you know we have two big turn in events coming up on May 15th and May 18th for our seniors. May 15th will be our textbook, calculator and library book drop off as well as our graduation cord and medal pickup at MBHS. May 18th will be Macbook drop off and Cap and Gown pickup at the MISD Stadium. I am going to communicate all of the details for May 15th and then I will send out an email later this week with the details of May 18th. I don't want anyone to get the times and tasks mixed up because I know everyone has a lot going on right now.

Before I go into all of the details of May 15th which is our textbook, calculator and library book drop off, I have a huge favor to ask. As you can imagine it is a huge undertaking trying to get all of the items checked back in while trying to keep everyone safe and healthy. We have a very strict protocol that we must follow according to CDC rules and it is extremely important that everyone follows the rules and the time slots that we have scheduled to limit crowds and exposure. We are also trying to make sure that no one is waiting in a very long line, but our worry is that if people don't follow the process and time slots, we could have very long lines which could potentially put our teachers and students at greater risk. We feel we have put together a very streamlined, safe process, but we need everyone's help and cooperation! Here is the process for Friday, May 15th at MBHS.

  1. We are dividing up the groups according to our houses. Here are the houses and the times for each group to arrive:

    Time Slot Last Name by Alpha
    10:00-10:45 A-CHI
    10:45-11:30 CHK-GI
    11:30-12:15 GL-K
    12:15-1:00 L-OL
    1:00-1:45 OM-SH
    1:45-2:30 SI-Z
  2. Drop off will be set up in the South Parking Lot (auditorium end). We are asking that you come North on Lake Forest and turn right into the student parking lot where you will be directed where to go by a staff member. If you are coming south on Lake Forest, please go past the turn in into the parking lot and UTurn back on Lake Forest and come back North so you can get in line. We will not be allowing anyone to turn in coming South. Please see the map here: Boyd South Parking Lot

  3. You will be divided into three lines with two stations each to help expedite the process. Please bring all textbooks, calculators and library books to turn in even if they are from years past. You must turn in all of these items from this year or previous years before you will receive your diploma. Please do not bring your MacBook to this turn in as we will not be set up to receive MacBooks on this day.

  4. When you pull up, you will place your items on a cart that will be pushed to the driver side of your car. Please do not get out of the car at any time. We will then take those items on the cart and scan them back into our system. We will be able to tell you immediately if you turn in someone else's book or calculator. Because we have close to 700 students to process, please have your items ready to go in the front seat with you to minimize the wait time. You will then turn left and head back towards Lake Forest.

  5. I will be sending out an email later this week to those students who have graduation cords and medals to pick up. If you have a cord or medal to pick up, you will then proceed to the North Parking Lot (Gym end) to pick up your packet. You will turn right into the North parking lot and you will give your name to the staff member working at the top of the hill. They will then radio down to the staff member down in front of the gym to pull the packet. You will then drive down to the station in front of the gym to get your packet. We will ask you to pop your trunk so we can place the items in the back end of the car. Again, please do not exit the vehicle at any time.

  6. Our amazing PTO is also doing a drawing for the prizes that they would have awarded at senior picnic. We will send out an email to those students who won a prize. If you win a prize, you can come by the North parking lot as well after you have dropped off your materials and picked up your cords and medals to claim your prize. We will follow the same protocol as the cords and medals above. Again, please do not exit the vehicle at any time.

  7. All graduation cords and medals that are not picked up on Friday, May 15th, will be available on May 18th when you pick up your cap and gown.

  8. All textbooks, calculators, library books and anything else that students owe to athletics or fine arts that are not turned in on May 15th, will become a fine that they will have to pay online in HAC in order to receive their diploma. After we do MacBook turn in on the 18th, we will send out an updated callout in which students still owe a fine or a fee will be notified. It is very important to turn in your textbooks, etc on Friday, May 15th and MacBooks on Monday, May 18th. We do know that some students will need to keep their MacBooks for AP testing and will turn them in on May 26th. Due to the safety of our staff, there will be very limited opportunities outside of these scheduled times to turn in all of these items.

  9. Here is a quick tutorial on how students can search Destiny in order to see what items they have checked out from MBHS that will need to be turned in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK3TlVk02R8

  10. Our amazing Project Graduation Committee has put together a virtual MISD Project Graduation! Please click on this link for further information: Project Graduation 2020

Thank you again for your patience as we work through all of these details. I will be in touch later this week with the details for MacBook turn in and cap and gown pick up on May 18th. Take care and stay safe and healthy! Go Broncos!

Thanks,

Dr. P

April 29th - Communication from Dr. Peirson

Dear Bronco Class of 2020,

I hope you had a great three day weekend! I am very proud of all of our seniors as I know none of this has been easy. Thank you for your patience as we work through all of the details. I have several save the dates to share and also a few reminders. Here we go!

  1. April 29th: Senior GPA/Rank is now available on Naviance and unofficial transcripts are ready to be viewed on HAC.

  2. May 1st: Please do not forget to turn in your Senior Picture and baby picture to our class officers. Here is the link to that information: Senior Class Pictures.

  3. May 5th: We will release the Senior Awards Video. We will email the recipients a link first and then post it out to our community to celebrate their successes later in the afternoon.

  4. May 12th: If your student has medication left on our campus, here is more information on medication pickup: Medication Pickup.

  5. May 15th from 10:00-2:00 at MBHS: Seniors will be required to turn in their textbooks, calculators and library books in order to pick up their cap and gown. As we get closer to time, we will release the details of time slots and the process we will use to keep everyone safe.

  6. May 15th from 10:00-2:00 at MBHS: We will have graduation cords, medals and senior award certificates ready for pickup. We will send an email out to those students receiving those items beforehand to let them know the process.

  7. May 18th from 12:30-3:30 at the MISD Stadium: Seniors will be required to purchase their MacBook or turn in their MacBooks in order to pick up their caps and gowns. Here is more information on the purchase price and process: Final Sales Letter. Regardless of if you are purchasing your MacBook, please click on this link to start transferring files out of your MISD issued Google drive account and into a personal Google drive account: http://bit.ly/gsuitebackup.

  8. May 18th from 12:30-3:30 at the MISD Stadium: MBHS Seniors who have paid all fines/fees in HAC, have turned in all textbooks, library books, calculators and MacBooks will be able pick up their cap and gown. Students who need to keep their MacBooks in order to take their AP exams will be allowed to pick up their cap and gown as long as everything else is turned in and paid for before this date. We will be sending out information about all of the details and time slots as we get closer to time.

  9. May 26th: Students who need to keep their MacBooks for AP testing will be able to turn in their MacBook on this day. Time and location to be determined once we know how many students we have that need this special allowance.

  10. May 30th: Graduation Day! As soon as the district puts together the plans for all three high schools, we will communicate to all of you. Thank you for your patience as we work through all of the changes that are happening daily right now.

  11. We are needing everyone to complete this senior survey. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/boydseniorsurvey. Normally we would do this in school and we have close to 100% participation so it is very important that all seniors complete the survey.

  12. Here is the most updated information that we have on AP Testing: AP Testing Guide and AP administration 2020 _ Update_4_28.

  13. MEF will still be awarding scholarships. We will share information as soon as we receive it.

  14. Please remember that students enrolled in Dual Credit Classes and APEX classes must finish their courses to completion. Those classes will not follow the 3rd quarter grade freeze that MISD implemented. These classes, if not completed with a passing grade, could affect graduation. Please contact your counselor if you have any questions or concerns.

  15. If you still need to purchase your cap and gown, please visit http://dallasbalfour.com by May 8th to ensure that a cap and gown will be ready for you on May 18th.

  16. Yearbooks will still be delivered this year, but not until the middle of June or later due to them not being an essential item. As soon as we receive them, we will set up a time for pick up.

  17. Yearbooks will still be delivered this year, but not until the middle of June or later due to them not being an essential item. As soon as we receive them, we will set up a time for pick up.

Thank you again for your patience as we get all of this organized and try to keep it as safe as we possibly can for everyone involved. Please know that as we get closer to these dates, we will send out more detailed information. For now, we just wanted you to have them for your calendars. I hope you have a great rest of the week. Stay safe, healthy and let me know if you need anything or have any questions. Go Broncos!

Thanks,

Dr. P

April 17th - Communication from Dr. Peirson

Dear Seniors & Parents,

I wish I had the words right now that would help dry the tears and mend the broken hearts of our senior class. I know from having a son who graduated two years ago what a special time this is for the graduate and their families. When I made light at the beginning of the year of parents needing to stock up on Kleenex, I never knew they would need extra due to these circumstances. I hope all of you know how special these seniors are to me and to our school. They have amazing school spirit and their kindness and love for others has been evident since the day they walked in our doors. I am very thankful for all of them and for all of our senior parents. Please give them a virtual hug, some extra Kleenex because tears are totally okay and let them know that I love them.

We are going to do our very best to honor them and recognize them to the very best of our ability because I know they deserve it. Please understand that so much of this is out of the control of MISD and our school. We absolutely have to follow the legal requirements of the state, county and city. One of the requirements of size of gatherings and size of gatherings in the future is what our decisions will be based on for the remaining events. We do have a graduating class of around 670 so numbers add up quickly. I know many of you want to hear postpone and not cancel and we will do the very best that we can given the legal requirements that we must follow.

  1. Dr. McDaniel did release in his video that the graduation that was supposed to take place on May 29th will no longer take place. I know there are a lot of variables to consider for your families as well as variables for us to consider when planning an event of that magnitude so please know our district is looking at all options and as soon as a decision is made, we will let you know.

  2. Caps and Gowns were scheduled to be delivered under normal circumstances on May 12th. We are working hard to try and make that happen. Right now those are not considered an essential item so the company is currently closed down. As soon as they are allowed to resume production and get them on the truck for shipment from up in the Northern United States, we will let you know any updated information that we receive.

  3. We have only had 90 families as of Wednesday turn in their senior pictures and baby pictures for the senior video. Here is more information from our senior class officers on where to send those pictures: Senior Pictures and Baby Pictures for Senior Video. Please help them out and get them turned in before May 1st.

  4. If you ordered, senior announcements they will be mailed just like they have for the last several years. You should start receiving those in the coming weeks in your mailboxes.

  5. Our district is working through an online process for our top 10% to verify their transcripts. That information should be ready to go by Monday or Tuesday of next week. We will send an email to those students with instructions on how that process will look and the timeline for verification. We look forward to announcing our Valedictorian, Salutatorian and the top 10% of the Class of 2020!

  6. We are still planning on doing Senior Awards and Distinguished Students virtually. We are in the process of putting all of that together for campus senior awards and our district is working on Distinguished Students. As soon as we have it all put together we will let you know how that will look and how we will celebrate our seniors with these special honors.

  7. In regards to prom, we are under the same restrictions as we are for graduation. We will continue to monitor the size of gatherings allowed in the future and make the best decision that we can given the circumstances. I will continue to stay in touch with our senior leaders to gain their input as well if anything were to change with the legal requirements that would allow us to consider options.

  8. MEF will still be giving out scholarships this year to our senior class. While there will not be a ceremony, they are working on a process to notify all scholarship award recipients. Stay tuned for further information.

Again, I know a lot of this information does not have definite plans or solid answers. I just wanted you to know of the things that are on our radar and there are plans in the works. I know this is an extremely hard time for our seniors and their families and I want you all to know that we are working on it and doing our best to take care of everything that we possibly can given the circumstances. Of course feel free to email me with any questions that you still might have as I am sure I missed something with all of the information coming our way these days.

Please let your seniors know that we love them and we miss them. We will be in touch just as soon as we have more information. Take care and stay healthy.

Thanks,

Dr. P