ABBEVILLE, La. — The Vermilion Parish School Board have announced that it will hold individual graduation ceremonies for its Class of 2020 seniors in May.
According to a release from Interim Superintendent James B. Prudhomme, the school board's decision is to conduct modified ceremonies prior to the end of the month of May, as delaying past May will present additional challenges for those students that will be pursuing post high school graduation plans.
Beginning Thursday, May 14 - Sunday, May 17, each of the Vermilion Parish High Schools will schedule a ceremony for their graduates to receive their diplomas individually on each campus.
Schools will schedule their seniors in the order they would have processed for their graduation.
The graduates will wear their cap and gown and walk to receive their diploma from their school administrator at a staged area.
Each graduate will be allowed five guests to attend the modified ceremony.
Graduates and their families will have individual times with their school administrators. This moment will be captured by a professional photographer and videoed by the school. A Graduation Commencement compilation video will be made available to include the traditional graduation components.
All social distancing directives will be in place during this ceremony, the release states. Graduates and their parents will always remain at least six feet apart from other graduates/parents.
Masks will not be distributed to the general public, however, VPSB says it encourages guests to wear their own mask.
According to VPSB, any student or parent not comfortable with attending this ceremony should contact the school principal to make other arrangements to receive their diploma.
Each school will send individual details on how graduates and families will proceed through the ceremony, including arrival times, parking, staging, and photographer packages.
You can read the full release from Prudhomme here.
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