Escambia County School District announces graduation plans

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The Escambia County School District has announced graduation dates for 2020 seniors. The majority of graduations will take place at the Pensacola Bay Center.

A media release says after consultation with state and local officials, dates for graduation in Escambia County are as follows:

Date/Time Location

Monday, June 22, 2020‬
‪9:30 a.m. Escambia Virtual School & George Stone/Pensacola High School‬
‪4:00 p.m. Escambia High School/Pensacola Bay Center‬

Tuesday, June 23, 2020‬
‪9:00 a.m. West Florida High School/Pensacola Bay Center‬
‪2:00 p.m. Pine Forest High School/Pensacola Bay Center‬
‪7:00 p.m. Tate High School/Pensacola Bay Center‬

Wednesday, June 24, 2020‬
‪9:00 a.m. Pensacola High School/Pensacola Bay Center‬
‪2:00 p.m. Northview High School/Pensacola Bay Center‬
‪7:00 p.m. Booker T. Washington High School/Pensacola Bay Center‬

The school district says important safety measures will be added to those graduation ceremonies.

In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the release says:

  • Ceremonies will be live streamed. Remote viewing is encouraged.
  • Participation in graduation ceremonies is voluntary
  • Face masks are encouraged
  • Bags of any kind (tote bags, backpacks, etc.) are discouraged
  • Seating is general admission, with six (6) tickets provided to each graduating student and distributed by their school
  • Absolutely no replacement of lost tickets
  • Graduation times have been scheduled to allow the Pensacola Bay Center to be sanitized after each ceremony
  • No congregating after graduation ceremonies; graduates and families should go directly to their vehicles and exit the property promptly
  • Graduates will be allowed to keep their cap and gown, and return these items to schools at a later date. This allows families to celebrate and take pictures with their graduates
  • Graduates and guests will maintain social distancing while in the Pensacola Bay Center
  • Anyone who has recently traveled outside of the country, had a fever within the last 14 days, or in contact with someone who was COVID-19 positive will be asked not to attend.

All graduations will be live streamed for the general public for family members and friends who cannot attend, or to watch at a later time.


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