Class of 2020 Graduation Information and FAQ's


Dear 8th Grade Families:

While we know this is not how any of us expected to celebrate our Class of 2020, we do want to recognize and honor this milestone in a special way. In lieu of an in-person graduation ceremony, our plan is to have Grissom staff personally deliver your students’ diplomas to your homes on June 1st, beginning at 5 p.m. Staff will be traveling to your homes on a KSD140 school bus decked out in Grissom colors. Staff will also deliver any award that your student is receiving and a surprise graduation gift from the Extravaganza Committee. If your student would like, they can take a picture with the staff who deliver their swag bag of items while following social distancing protocol. We’d love to see the graduates in their caps and gowns. 
Graduates will also receive a video in which the 8th-grade team leaders, Mrs. Cesario and Mrs. LaPlant, will announce the students’ names as their graduation pictures are displayed. Well-wishes and congratulatory messages from Grissom staff are also included in the video. A link to this video will be sent out to families on Monday, June 1st. 
We are so proud of all the hard work and dedication the 8th graders have displayed this year both here at school and at home during the 4th quarter. 
Best Wishes Grissom Class of 2020!
Patriots, March Into Your Future With Grissom Pride!

8th Grade - Class of 2020 FAQ’s

What should I do with my iPad? 

  • Eighth-grade iPads only are available for purchase ($75). Eighth-grade families who wish to pay online for their iPads should click here. Please be sure to enter your student’s first and last name when paying.
  • If you are not planning to purchase your iPad, you can drop it off in the vestibule at Grissom anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on June 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. Your iPad, charging block, and cord need to be in a zip lock bag with your name clearly labeled on the bag. 

What should I do with my library books?

There will be a bin in the vestibule that will be marked for Library books.  Please return them any time between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on June 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.

Where can I find my fourth quarter grades?

Grades (Pass or Incomplete) will be posted by 8:00 a.m. on June 3rd in Parent Connect. 

How will I get my diploma?

Please see the information above about the diploma delivery. 

How will I get my yearbook?

The yearbooks have been delivered! Yearbook pickup will be on Wednesday, May 27th, from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. in front of Grissom’s main entrance. This is a drive-thru event and we ask that you do not leave your car. If your student ordered a yearbook, please write the student’s name and team in bold letters on a sheet of paper to display in your car window. If your student did not order a yearbook and would like one, we are offering them for $30 on a first come, first serve basis.  We have a limited number of extras, and we cannot order more.  If you are purchasing a yearbook, you must place the exact amount in an envelope marked with your child’s name and team.  If you are paying by check, it must be made payable to KSD140. If you are unsure if you ordered a yearbook, please email Cheryl LaPlant at