Dear Reynoldsburg High School Families of the Class of 2020,

As we finish the end of this school year, it is time to start getting the elements of graduation together so your senior has a smooth, positive and personalized graduation walk and virtual graduation experience! Here is a checklist and deadlines for the actions that your senior will need to complete by June 6, 2020.

May 6, 2020- Pick up or arrange for cap and gown to be mailed

Look for an email from [email protected] to set up your Virtual Graduation account

o    Students need to access their email through Outlook - so they need to use their academy student portal page

o    After you set up your account through Marching Order, look for an email from to create your personalized graduation message. Your video will be screened by StageClip and MUST be family-friendly. DO NOT include any of the following:

§ Vulgar Language

§ Harmful/hateful/violent content

§ Inappropriate hand signs

§ Harassment/cyberbullying/threats

§ Nudity

§ Copyright/Privacy Infringement (music, videos or content you do not own or could violate someone else’s privacy)

o    If your video is screened by StageClip and rejected by for any of the above reasons, you will be notified and asked to resubmit a new video

May 15, 2020- Academies will select their class speakers

 May 18, 2020- Grad walk appointment time slots mailed home

May 21, 2020 - Student personalized grad slides/videos MUST be complete within the account

May 22, 2020- Last day to pay Senior Fees either in person or via TicketLeap

May 27, 2020- Deadline to complete the Grad Walk RSVP via Google Forms/Google Classroom

June 1-June 2, 2020- RHS Grad Walks by appointment. RAIN DATE: June 3, 2020


 June 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.- Virtual Graduation online. A link will be sent and posted on for friends and family to view at no cost!

Graduation Walk Instructions and Process:

=        Each student will be asked to report to the Livingston Ave. West Parking Lot (Columbus State Community College Side of the building) 15 minutes before their assigned walking time.

=        Each student and their family group/unit will be directed into an assigned parking spot at the north end of the football field. Students and their family unit/group will stay together through the entire process.

=        Once parked each student and family group will stay in their vehicle until directed by a member of the RCSD Safety and Security Team to proceed to the north entrance of the football stadium.

=        At the stadium entrance each student and family group/unit will proceed down the entrance path to designated stopping points. This process will be used to ensure social distancing from other family units/groups.

=        As the line of graduates and family group/unit move forward the process will repeat until the final station.

=        At the final station the graduates name will be announced and he or she will walk to the diploma staging area and where he/she will step onto the stage to accept their diploma cover. Each diploma will be laid on a table for the graduate to pick up and display for their ceremonial picture.

=        After the graduate has accepted their diploma and taken the ceremonial picture he/she will step off to the side of the stage and have another picture taken with the Reynoldsburg High School logo backdrop behind them.

=        The four members of the graduates’ family will be able to watch and cheer from out in front of the stage area.

=        From the stage area each graduate and family unit/group will follow the path created toward the visitor sideline, off the field, and through a separate gate to get to the parking lot.

=        Once you arrive at your car we ask that you leave the parking lot promptly so the space can be used for the next student and family unit/group.

We will be continually updating information, so please be sure to check your email, social media, and other communication channels. If you have any questions regarding Virtual Graduation, Graduation Walk, or other senior events or deadlines, please contact your Graduation Advisors (Mrs. Nash ([email protected])Mrs. Rettke ([email protected])or Mr. Underwood ([email protected]) or Academy Principal. We thank you for your patience, understanding and flexibility and we are excited to celebrate the Class of 2020.



Dr. Tonya Bailey                        Scott Bennett                            Garla Brown                              Dr. Milton Folson
Encore Academy                       eSTEM Academy                      (HS)2 STEM Academy                BELL Academy



Class of 2020 Google Classroom

To access Mrs. Shaffer’s Class of 2020 Google Classroom, please follow the directions below:
1.      Click the link:
2.      At the top right of the screen, click the + to “Join a classroom”
3.      Use the access code jo6xdn

 CHECK MRS. SHAFFER’S CLASSROOM OFTEN. This will be the main source of information and communication for the Class of 2020 from Mrs. Shaffer. 


Senior Celebration

Hello Encore Seniors and Families!

We are reaching out to ask you to share your favorite memories from your time at Encore Academy as part of this year’s Encore Senior Celebration. Please submit photos and/or videos to the Google Drive link below to be included in the Encore Senior Celebration Presentation. 

Requirements for photos:

  • Pictures should be appropriate for display to all students, families, and the school district. 

  • Please include photos from all events or memorable moments from your time at Encore Academy

    • Suggested events: Homecoming, Sporting events, Winter plays, Music performances, Winter Fun Day, Spring musicals, etc.

Requirements for videos

  • Videos should be appropriate for display to all students, families, and the school district.

  • Videos should be no longer than 20 seconds. Longer videos may be edited for time.

  • Please include videos from all events or memorable moments from your time at Encore Academy

  • Videos can be sentimental, fun, silly, tiktok, performance etc -- be as creative as you would like!

Parents and families, please feel free to share pictures and videos from your child’s high school career to the Google Drive link, as well. You are also welcome to submit a video message to your child and the class of 2020. Videos should be no longer than 20 seconds.

Submissions are due no later than Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:59pm

Photo and memory submissions will also be shared with the yearbook staff for the senior pages of the yearbook.

Thank you for your participation and help in making this a memorable celebration for our 2020 Encore Seniors!

Encore Academy Senior Celebration Committee

Dr. Bailey

Mrs. Carter
Mr. Underwood

Mr. Daniels

Mrs. Shaffer

Dear Reynoldsburg High School Families of the Class of 2020,
Last week, the District outlined some elements to our graduation procedures as we work to provide the Class of 2020 some semblance of a graduation experience due to the impact of COVID19. We wanted to update you on a few questions we received regarding senior fees and cap and gown pick up.
Senior Fees:
One of the questions we have received was in regard to the $55 senior fee. Typically, those funds are utilized to help defray cost of graduation including: the diploma, diploma cover, rentals, the space at the Schottenstein Center, etc. The fees paid by seniors do not begin to cover the entire cost of graduation. It should be noted that our senior fees are substantially less than those charged by other districts and we have chosen to support our students in that way.
This year, funds accrued from senior fees will cover the cost for graduation items required to create an exciting graduation experience for our seniors despite the hurdle of COVID19. Those items are: the diploma, diploma cover and rentals for the platform/stage at the football stadium, among other surprises.
Cap and Gown Drive-Through Pick Up
The other frequently asked question we received was regarding cap and gown pick up. We want to be sure we allow seniors plenty of time to pick up their items and have them steamed for pictures and the Graduation Walk.
Cap and gown pick-up will be on May 6, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at both Reynoldsburg High School’s Summit and Livingston Campuses.
Distribution will be drive-through, no contact pick-up. Your car will pull up to the front of the school (where busses typically drop off), you will give your name and open a car door or the trunk. A representative from Herff Jones will place the cap and gown in the vehicle, and you will be able to exit the pick-up area.
To make the process as seamless as possible, please be sure to pay for your cap and gown before May 6th by going online at Students who do not pay ahead of time can pay on site via two computers we will have linked to the Herff Jones website. They can then show their receipt to the Herff Jones representative to receive their cap and gown. If students do not wish to pay electronically, they will need to mail a check or money order for $60.95 ($50 for cap & gown plus $10.95 shipping) to Herff Jones Inc., 37B Lucasville Minford Rd., Lucasville, OH 45648. If you do not pay for your items prior to or on May 6th via electronic payment, you cannot pick them up on that day. Herff Jones will ship the items to you.
If you have any questions regarding senior fees, cap and gown pick up, procedures, or payment, please contact your Graduation Advisor (Mrs. Nash, Mrs. Rettke or Mr. Underwood) or Academy Principal. We thank you for your patience, understanding and flexibility and are excited to celebrate the Class of 2020.
Dr. Tonya

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