Graduation Ceremony 2020 Information

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Due to guidelines shared with the superintendent late this afternoon (7/23) by the State of North Carolina, the following requirements will be implemented for our graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 25.

With regard to the outside graduation ceremonies the following requirements exist:

·         Guests will be limited to individuals who live in the same household as the graduate.

·         Cloth face coverings will be required for graduates, staff members, and guests.

·         Staff members and graduates will be required to remain 6 feet apart at all times.

·         Guests will sit 6 feet apart unless they live in the same household.

·         Diplomas will not be directly handed to the graduates in order to limit physical touch.

·         The following individuals are NOT PERMITTED TO ATTEND:

o    Individuals who have been diagnosed with or tested positive for COVID-19.

o    Individuals who have been exposed to a person who has been diagnosed with or tested positive for COVID-19.

o    Individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19.

·         Individuals who are at high risk for COVID-19 will be reminded of the risks of COVID-19 associated with this event and encouraged to not to attend in person.

·         All graduates, staff members, and guests will be reminded to wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds and encouraged to bring hand sanitizer to the event.

·         All high-touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected.

If the graduation ceremony has to BE MOVED INSIDE DUE TO WEATHER, each school is REQUIRED to have a “drive in” ceremony.  With this ceremony, no graduate or other individual in a car is permitted to exit a car on the school’s campus.