From Superintendent Mike Baer:
I would like to give an update on the graduation ceremony. First, graduation will occur as scheduled Sunday, May 31st at 1:00pm. Graduation will take place on the football field. Seniors will be spaced out and their families living in the immediate household will have a pod of seats behind them. For graduates with two family units, two separate pods will be provided. It is important we know how many seats each family member will have. The guest speaker will call in and his speech broadcast over the sound system. We don't have a large enough screen to project anything and at 1:00 pm, it wouldn't be visible anyhow. It has been mentioned to let everyone use their own device to watch, but the logistics of that lend themselves to many connectivity issues I would rather avoid. Graduates will all be recognized. Then graduates, who will already have their diplomas on their seats, will be announced and will walk to the center aisle to pose for pictures, move their tassel, and then back to their seats. Something will be provided by junior parents, but I will discourage any kind of reception that encourages people to linger on school property. Right now, there is talk of a parade of some sort, and maybe 'to go' cupcakes for the graduates and their families.
If weather is an issue, the ceremony will be move inside where families will be spaced in the bleachers. The advantage of starting outside, is that we will allow other guests to observe graduation from their cars parked around the football field. The sound system should allow them to hear the ceremony as well. I would however discourage out of town guests, knowing that if the weather is bad, only directly family from the pods will be admitted into the gym. Everyone attending will be encouraged to social distance. It is mandated in the Governor’s direction that, if needed, during the ceremony people are reminded to socially distance themselves.