Graduation Details

It takes a village...

Thank you to the CV community for showing your CV Spirit & celebrating the Class of 2020 with us!

On the evening of May 28, our teachers and staff lined the HS parking lot (social distance style) and neighbors cheered from their porches as members of the Class of 2020 drove through their neighborhoods and the HS campus. 

It was an incredible community-wide celebration! 

Pittsburgh's Trib Live was there to cover the event.  Click here to check out the photos.

More photos can be found on the District's Facebook page here.  

pomp despite the circumstance class of 2020 graphic


While it was our hope that relief from restrictions would be granted by the state in time to celebrate prom and commencement on their original dates of May 22 (prom) and May 28 (commencement),  continued COVID-19 closures and social distancing orders have forced CVSD to develop and implement a back-up plan.   

In collaboration with senior student leadership and high school teachers, alternative dates have been established. We hope this brings some sense of relief during this uncertain time and allows your family to make tentative plans as we await future direction from state officials.


On July 2, 2020, the Allegheny County Health Department issued an order which includes the following restrictions: gatherings and events shall be limited to a maximum of 25 individuals. This order begins July 3 and runs through July 10, 2020. (Click here to view the order.)

In compliance with this order, the District has moved Prom and Commencement events to the previously-communicated Alternative Plan #2. Please note that we cannot predict what may occur in late-July, and there is a possibility that we would have to cancel and/or modify both events. The safety of our students and community is of utmost priority.

Alternative Plan #2
Prom - July 27
Graduation practice - July 29
Graduation - July 30

Understandably, students and families may have other arrangements or may choose not to partake on these dates. If a ticket has been purchased for prom and you choose not to attend Prom on July 27, you will receive a full refund. Please click here to complete a refund request form.

If you plan to not attend commencement on July 30, please click here to complete the commencement opt-out form. Other arrangements will be made for your student to receive their diploma and commencement photo. 

Seniors and their guests should watch their email for specific graduation day guidelines and procedures.  Please contact Chris Doherty, Commencement Coordinator, in the high school office at 412-429-2273 or should you have any questions.

The COVID-19 crisis is a constantly moving target, which makes it quite difficult to anticipate and plan from one week to the next. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work through this “together, apart” and plan to make the Class of 2020 commencement as memorable as possible!