Cap and Gown Distribution

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 3:55pm

Updated 5/12/2020 - 6:00pm

Greetings Hammond Community,

We look forward to seeing all of our seniors in the Class of 2020 at Hammond High School this Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 for cap and gown distribution and for the return of books, uniforms, laptops, etc!  Below you will find details related to our upcoming virtual graduation ceremony in early June. And if you still need to purchase a cap/gown, please see the info at the bottom of this page. 


This event is for Seniors only. Similar collection for underclassmen will be scheduled at a later date.  Please pay close attention to the details below:

  • Students will need to bring the following school owned materials for return including:
    • Textbooks
    • Media Materials
    • Chromebooks (only if you have finished all coursework)
    • Any other obligations or items belonging to HaHS or HCPSS
    • Athletic & musical equipment
  • Place all textbooks and materials to be returned to HaHS in a plastic/shopping/grocery bag or box (the bag/box will not be returned to you).
  • Please place books, athletic/musical equipment, and technology in separate bags/boxes. 
  • Include a Book/Materials Collection Form in the bag; this can either be printed and filled in, or you can simply write the information on a sheet of paper (name, number, teacher). 

Driving/Walking Instructions:

  • Limit of one vehicle per household
  • Walkers, please ensure proper social distancing
  • Vehicle occupants must remain in their car at all times during pickup/dropoff. 
  • To help expedite the process, please write your student's last name on a piece of paper and place it on the front dash of your car, so that it will be visible for staff as you arrive.
  • See the map below
  • Upon arrival at the school parking lot, follow the established traffic pattern. 
  • Arrive using the main parking lot on the side of Hammond High School (not the front bus loop) per the map.

  • School staff will direct you to the sign in area <S1> (don't leave your car), then to the cap/gown/cord pick-up area <S2>, then to the school books/laptops/materials drop-off area <S3>. 
  • From there you will be directed to the bus loop in front of the building <S4> If you would like to take a 5 second video/picture in front of a Hammond backdrop for our virtual graduation. Please pull up in line and stay in your car until a staff member comes to get you. You will need to have your own smart phone to take the video/picture. Once the video/picture is taken, we need students to immediately return to their cars to respect social distancing and safety requirements.


  • Students may not pick up materials for any other individual. 
  • You are encouraged to wear a facemask at all times while at the stations.
  • If you have an item of critical need in the school building, please complete this survey  HaHS Senior Critical Item Pick-up Survey May 2020 immediately, and we will try to have the item for you when you arrive. If we do not have them for Thursday/Friday, we will have them for a later date. Students are not permitted to enter the school building.


Seniors should arrive at the following times based on last name:
Thursday, May 14

  • Last Names (A-B) 9:00-10:00
  • Last Names (C-D) 10:00-11:00
  • Last Names (E-H) 11:00-12:00
  • Last Names (I-K)  12:00-1:00
  • Last Names (L-M)  1:00-2:00
  • Last Names (N-P) 2:00-3:00

Friday, May 15

  • Last Names (Q-S) 9:00-10:00
  • Last Names (T-Z) 10:00-11:00
  • Anyone who missed their initial time can come from 11:00-1:00


Students unable to come at the scheduled time should send an email to to make alternate plans

If you miss your pick-up time due to AP exams, please stop by Friday between 11:00am-1:00pm.


Part of our graduation ceremony will include a very brief (5 second) video and/or provided senior picture for the graduation ceremony.  Directions for the video will be coming very soon, as the videos will be due to the production company by early next week (May 18-20). 


As a reminder, during cap and gown pick up on Thursday and Friday, it is critical that families and staff maintain all social distancing practices and remain in their vehicles.  We ask that all seniors and their families follow the directions of the staff members present during pickup to ensure everyone's safety during their assigned pickup time.



Your absolute LAST CHANCE to purchase a cap and gown for graduation will be at Hammond High School on Friday, May 15th between 11 am - 1pm!!!

Balfour will have caps & gowns for purchase for $40 - CASH OR CHECK ONLY - exact change appreciated.  

Please email Callie Sibrian - or Elizabeth Phillips with any questions or concerns.


Ms. Sibrian & Ms. Phillips