With May graduation ceremonies canceled because of the pandemic, Jeffco high schools are organizing to hold graduations in August instead. An April 10 announcement from the school district outlined …
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With May graduation ceremonies canceled because of the pandemic, Jeffco high schools are organizing to hold graduations in August instead.
An April 10 announcement from the school district outlined an overall plan for each school to reschedule graduation while also creating a graduation acknowledgment to be shared with their communities at the end of May.
“This acknowledgment will take a form determined by each individual school in collaboration with their seniors and staff,” the district announcement said.
The May ceremonies will be postponed to one of four dates, August 7, 8, 14 and 15, assuming that social distancing guidelines and restrictions have been lifted by then. Jeffco may schedule additional dates to accommodate its large number of schools if necessary.
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Charter schools also may choose to reschedule or change their graduations and will share this information with their school communities.
If a stay-at-home order is in place on the planned August dates, the high schools will postpone their ceremonies for later dates, the announcement said.
“Specific dates, times and locations for each school are still being determined,” it said. “Information will be shared with families and graduating seniors as soon as it is known,” with the district planning to finalize details by April 17 and communicate plans shortly after.
“We know this news is disappointing for our families with graduates, as well as for our high school teachers and staff, and most especially for our graduating seniors,” the announcement said. “We are proud of each of these wonderful students and are committed to recognizing their achievements as we are able in these unusual circumstances.”
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