2021 Graduation Update

Posted May 4, 2021

Dear Parents of Manual Seniors,

The 2021 Manual High School Graduation Ceremony is Saturday, May 22 at 10:30am.  To help ensure limited exposure to COVID-19 for our students, staff, families and community members, the DPS Senior Leadership team made the decision to host outdoor ceremonies only for the class of 2021.  As a result, our ceremony will take place outdoors in the Manual High School Football Stadium.

Please be aware that DPS is also limiting the number of guests each graduating senior can invite to their Graduation Ceremony.  As we communicated previously, each graduating senior at Manual will be allowed to invite four (4) guests to our Graduation Ceremony!  Please note that children two and under do not count towards the guest count.  

To comply with health and safety guidelines, all participants and guests should:

  • Self-screen for fever and other symptoms of COVID-19 prior to attending  
  • Maintain a 6 foot physical distance from non-household contacts
  • Wear a mask or face covering

Additionally, please be aware of the following important information:

  • Guests will be required to have a ticket for entry into the ceremony
  • Tickets will be given to each senior at the time of Senior Checkout on May 14
  • Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced, and seniors are responsible for distribution of their four (4) tickets
  • The gate located to the southwest of the football stadium will be open at 9:30am for guests to begin entering
  • There will be open seating for all admitted guests
  • There will be live streaming of the event available online for those who cannot attend in person.  The link will be sent to families prior to the ceremony.  

We are fortunate to be able to hold an in-person Graduation Ceremony this year, and the faculty and staff at Manual is looking forward to the celebration with our seniors, families, and guests!

If you have questions regarding the 2021 Manual High School Graduation Ceremony, please contact Mr. John Tricarico at john_tricarico@dpsk12.org or by calling 720-423-6379.


Manual High School Administration Team