While the graduation ceremony Sunday at 2 p.m. at Baker High School’s Schillinger Stadium will be closed to the general public, the seniors will get an even bigger send-off when they participate in a parade around the city with a police escort.
According to Superintendent Aaron Skogen, the ceremonies on the campus will be restricted to the members of the graduating class and the people who live in the same households. They will be able to attend in person.
The school has limited parking available to the graduates’ families along the west and south fences which overlook the stadium. The parking is for the family members who must also adhere to the social distancing guidelines at the ceremony.
“Due to federal, state and local guidelines, we are sorry to inform you that the public will not be able to attend graduation in person,” the superintendent explained.
The ceremony will be available for people to watch on the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) network and also to listen live on 960 KFLN radio. Both broadcasts are free of charge. According to the NFHS network, it is The body that writes the rules of competition for most high school sports and activities in the United States. It will be after the ceremony that the seniors will assemble for the parade, according to the superintendent.
The parade route will start at the school, then go north on South 1st St. West., before turning west on Kimball Avenue and south on 2nd St. SW.
After turning west on Center Avenue, the parade will go back north on 3rd St. SW, then go west to 4th St. SW where the route goes south again. The parade will go west again on West Pleasant Avenue before heading north on 5th St. West.
When the vehicles reach State Highway 12, the parade will go east on the highway until it reaches 7th St. SE. From that intersection the parade will go south, then go past Iron Horse Park on the shore of Lake Baker then follow Lakeview Drive back to Airport Road where it will end near Pleasant Avenue.
According to the superintendent, the actual start time of the parade will be announced on KFLN radio.