The Village of Downers Grove, Community High School District 99 and Downers Grove Grade School District 58 congratulate the graduating Class of 2020. While we encourage community members to celebrate our well-deserving graduates for their hard work and accomplishments, we also ask you to please consider how the actions you take during this time will affect our entire community.
The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) and DuPage Regional Office of Education directed school districts not to conduct any type of in-person graduation ceremony, including drive-through ceremonies. Therefore, celebratory parades and group ceremonies should not be conducted as they are not in compliance with the Governor's Stay-at-Home Order.
Downers Grove has declared Friday, May 22, 2020 as The Class of 2020 Day to commemorate graduates of Downers Grove North High School and Downers Grove South High School. On May 22 at 20:20 (8:20 p.m.), residents are invited to give a "20-Second Cheer" for the graduates from their yards while practicing proper social distancing.
Up to this point we have all worked hard and made many sacrifices to get through the phases needed to safely reopen our community. To risk a resurgence in COVID-19 cases now when we are so close to achieving our goals does not reflect the true spirit of the Downers Grove community.
Please voluntarily comply with the recommendations of the DuPage County Health Department and celebrate safely.