BK Class of 2020 Graduation Information

BK Class of 2020 Graduation Information

2020 Commencement Page
Bishop Kelly plans to host Baccalaureate Mass & the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony live, in person, and appropriately socially distanced, on Nick Ysursa Field. All the information that BK Seniors and their Families need for these two important events is here on this page.*

*As the date of graduation approaches, we will provide updates in accordance with the appropriate stages for Reopening Idaho.

In order for our Class of 2020 Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremony to be as safe as possible for all in attendance, each graduate is allowed 5-6 guests. Please limit guests to people who live in the same household as the graduate. Parents of Seniors, please help us provide adequately spaced seating by RSVPing for each event. Please RSVP by Friday, June 12th.

Additional friends and family members who cannot attend graduation in person will be able to watch the ceremony LIVE on the BK YouTube Channel. Use these links to tune in!

Watch Baccalaureate Mass LIVE! 

Watch BK 2020 Graduation LIVE!

Helpful Information for Seniors

Friday, June 19, 2020

11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.: Graduation Practice meet on BK Soccer Field  

12:30 – 1:30 P.M. Campus Ministers helping with mass stay for practice

6:15 P.M.: Campus Ministers report to Soccer field  for Baccalaureate Mass

Attire: Sunday best (no gown)

Gentlemen: Shirt, tie, dress pants and dress shoes – NO flip flops

Ladies: Skirts, mass dress or slacks and dress shoes – NO flip flops 

7:00pm: Baccalaureate Mass on Nick Ysurssa field – Seniors sit with families

Saturday, June 20, 2020

7:30pm (SHARP): ALL Seniors report to the Soccer Field 

Dress: Wear cap, gown, hood and cords

Gentlemen: Shirt, tie, dress pants and dress shoes – NO flip flops

Ladies: Skirts, mass dress or slacks and dress shoes –  NO flip flops 

(Skinny heels are hard to walk in on the field. Wear wedge or sturdy shoes.)

8:00pm: Graduation ceremony begins

Nick Ysurssa Field

Social Distancing Crowd Flow graphic
Please help us maintain proper social distancing while we are in Nick Ysursa Stadium for Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation.
Parents Entering Nick Ysursa Stadium (YELLOW ARROWS)
Parents and guests will enter the stadium through the main entrance and student entrance. If your graduate is sitting in the A Group, you will want to use the ramp on the north side of the bleachers to enter the seats. If your graduate is sitting in the B Group, you will walk behind the bleachers to the ramp at the south end and enter the seats from there.
Graduates will know where they will be seated after practice on Friday morning.
Seating in the Bleachers will be marked with tape in order to keep family groups appropriately distanced. Please sit within the taped sections.
Wheelchairs – Guests in wheelchairs will be seated in the ADA Accessible spots in the front row of the bleachers. Ushers will help you to your seats. Please let Mrs. Herrera know if you have a guest who needs wheelchair accomodations by Monday.
Graduates Exiting Nick Ysursa Stadium (BLACK ARROWS)
Graduates seated in the A Group with process out of the stadium to the north, where they can meet their families in the parking lot, or on the north end of the Soccer field.
Graduates seated in the B Group with process out of the stadium to the south, where they can meet their families on the practice field or on the south end of the Soccer field.
Parents Exiting Nick Ysursa Stadium (RED ARROWS)
After Mass/Graduation, parents are asked to wait for ushers to help the guests in wheelchairs exit the bleachers. Then, ushers will release guests to leave. Please leave the bleachers via the stairs that take you behind the bleachers. Once you are out of the bleachers please exit the stadium the same way the graduates exited (A Group to the north, B Group to the south) and meet your graduate on either the practice filed, the soccer field, or in the parking lot.
**In addition to social distancing, masks are strongly encouraged at both Mass and Graduation.**
Student Attire for Baccalaureate Mass

Sunday best (no gown)
Gentlemen: Shirt, tie, dress pants and dress shoes –  NO flip flops
Ladies: Skirts, mass dress or slacks and dress shoes – NO flip flops

Student Attire for Graduation

Dress: Wear cap, gown, hood and cords
Gentlemen: Shirt, tie, dress pants and dress shoes –  NO flip flops
Ladies: Skirts, mass dress or slacks and dress shoes –  NO flip flops 

(Skinny heels are hard to walk in on the field. Wear wedge or sturdy shoes.)

BK Graduation Gown

The hood crest is in front as shown.  There is a small white collar in the bag, we do not use it.  Cords earned are in your bag, if there are questions, contact Mrs. Herrera. 

It is best to let your gown hang up for a few hours before wearing it. 

Decorated Caps

Students may decorate their graduation caps indicating the college/university, branch of military they will be attending, or other approved designation.  Decorated hats must be appropriate and may be replaced at the discretion of administration.  If your hat is the wrong size, we have replacements. You may bring it to practice or contact Mrs. Herrera at sherrera@bk.org.

Thank you to the alumni office for providing BK class of 2020 bandanas.  Please plan to wear this as your face mask to mass and graduation. 

Seniors – please check Schoology and follow the guidelines for changing your gmail accounts, Google Drives, and updating an alternate email account.

  • Where: Wahooz
  • When: Tuesday, July 7th 11pm-3am
  • Who: 2020 BK graduating seniors only (need 50 students)
The Wahooz Indoor Adventure Park and the Outside Attractions and Areas will be open for the students.
Sign Up/Payment for students : The cost per student for the 4 hours will be $49.99. Please Venmo Judi Sullivan at @Jsull84, or send a check to:
Judi Sullivan
1502 North 24th Street
Boise, ID 83702
Please include the name of your student(s) so we can track RSVP’s.  Please pay by  Saturday, June 27th , we will need to give a head count to Wahooz.  We are required to have 50 students participate, so please sign up right away so we can get a head count.
Parents : We need volunteers to work 2-hour shifts during the night. We need to provide one parent chaperone per 10 students.
Please check out these Chaperone Instructions.
Prizes:  Kim Fidler has volunteered to organize prizes for the kids. We will give the students a raffle ticket when they arrive and raffle off prizes throughout the evening, depending on how many we get. Please contact Kim (text/call) at 208-284-2757. if you have items or $$ you would be willing to donate.
Thank you! We are excited for our kids and want them to celebrate! Questions? Please let me know. Thanks!
Judi Sullivan
Cell: 208-995-6264