Dear 8th Grade Families;

Here are some updates for our end of year activities.


Below are the dates, times, and meeting information for the promotion ceremonies. If you’re having trouble finding your student’s ceremony, I have attached a document that has each student’s name on it so you can see which ceremony your student is a part of. Feel free to invite extended families to your student’s zoom promotion.

Tuesday 5/26/2020 2pm  
Students Last Name
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 845 9448 4125
Password: 594416


Tuesday 5/27/2020 12pm  
Students Last Name
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 841 3805 8253
Password: 715204


Tuesday 5/27/2020 2pm  
Students Last Name
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 893 8615 1665
Password: 029758

It is also extremely helpful if you include your student’s name in your Zoom name for example:
“Eric Galvan’s Family”

If you have connectivity or tech issues and are concerned about attending the virtual promotion ceremony please contact me so I can help make sure you are able to attend.

We do ask that families and students visit the following website 15-20 minutes before the ceremony:

This website will host a playlist of student and staff speeches that students can choose from to create their own personal promotion experience. The website also hosts appreciation and celebration videos for students created by their friends and family.

If you would like to record a short appreciation/celebration for your student to share with them and our community you can do so by visiting:

Students can record their own messages to their family and friends at:

End of Year Materials Pick-Up:

The date and time for students to come to campus and pick up belongings, drop off borrowed technology/band equipment, and pick up promotion packets will be Thursday 5/28/2020 from 1 pm to 4:15 pm with a predetermined time by alphabetical order. Students are to enter from the Miles gate and exit through the Birch court exit. Please make sure students are wearing a mask and practicing social distancing by staying 6 feet away from other people. If a student is exhibiting any COVID, Cold, or Flu symptoms please stay at home.

A-F: 1:00-1:45 G-K: 1:45-2:30 L-P: 2:30-3:15 Q-S 3:15-3:45 T-Z: 3:45-4:15

Missing Promotion Pictures:

  • Photos were processed out of multiple processing labs, some of which were out of state.
  • A fair amount of orders were shipped to the school, right around the same tie as we received the Shelter In Place Order, so there was no one at the school to receive the shipments.  After the failed delivery attempt, the orders were sent back, and then will be forwarded to the Hayward office.
  • This was all unforeseen, and Lifetouch is working with a minimal staff because of the pandemic.
  • Please continue to call Lifetouch customer Service 1-800-736-4753 or use the customer chat option on and ask for your personal portrait code. You can use the personal portrait code to view/order pictures on


Families who need middle school transcripts can order them for free at by clicking on “Click here if you are a current high school student..” You can select Claremont as the middle school that your student attended and also select “Other” for the reason the transcript is required. Current students can request up to 10 free transcripts.

End of Year Message:

I know that this year didn’t go according to plan but I appreciate the effort from our students, staff, families, and community members. This year truly showed us that it takes a village to raise a child. I know it wasn’t perfect, and we made plenty of mistakes, but again thank you for showing our Claremont values of compassion, mindfulness, and safety. I’ve learned a lot this year, and I cannot wait to come back next year and continue to grow and serve our community.

Be well and be safe.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me via email or phone call/text at (510) 461-6386.

In partnership,
Eric Galvan


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