These festive and intimate celebrations will be similar to last year, allowing each school to accommodate the required health and safety guidelines while also providing graduates and families an opportunity to celebrate this important milestone with an in-person ceremony. Graduation photos and videos of the commencement speeches will also be available.
While we did look into larger venues like French Field, under the current Department of Health Guidelines, students would be limited to two (2) tickets per graduate at French Field. Additionally, ShoWare Center is not available this year due to the continued need for a high-volume vaccination site. For several months, our high school and academy principals have been working collectively with student leaders, school staff, and district leaders to develop a plan for graduation that maximizes safety and celebrating our graduates. While we recognize these student-centered graduations are not traditional graduation events, we know this graduation ceremony can be held regardless of the phase we are in and allow the greatest number of family members to attend depending on the phase we are in.
Communication with more specifics about graduation will be sent from your student’s high school in the coming weeks. We cannot wait to celebrate the Class of 2021!