Volusia County Schools High School Graduation Update.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
According to a release sent out by Volusia County Schools Thursday, the school board has decided to move forward with graduation rehearsals and ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center, July 6 - 11. This plan could change based on changing COVID-19 conditions.
With more than 4,000 graduates and their families, there is no way to meet every person’s desires and expectations for how graduation ceremonies should be conducted. What we know is the pandemic upended traditions for the Class of 2020, and we want to honor their request for traditional graduation. It will not be the same, but under the circumstances, we believe it to be the best option.
Due to CDC social distancing requirements, and the facility capacity outlined by the Ocean Center, tickets will be limited to two per graduate. Each of the graduations will be live-streamed for those who cannot be in attendance.
The graduation schedule does allow time for appropriate cleaning between ceremonies. Information regarding additional safety measures at the Ocean Center will be released closer to the graduation dates.
The detailed list of days and times for graduations are here.
Admission will be $3 per person. Parking is $5. Tickets are being sold by each of the high schools. Tickets will not be sold at the door on the days of the graduations.
The link for the live-stream will be available in advance. You can watch these live ceremonies by going to our district website at vcsedu.org.
We will be sending out the link for the live stream the week of the graduation ceremonies to all families, on social media, and our district website. If you miss the live stream, we will also be posting videos of the ceremonies on the district website for you to view at any time.