Socially-distant Walkerville graduation this Friday evening.

May 20, 2020

Socially-distant Walkerville graduation this Friday evening.

WALKERVILLE — The Walkerville High School Class of 2020 graduation ceremony is set for this Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at the school campus — with some social distancing rules due to COVID-19.

“Due to the unique nature of the year’s graduation, we must abide by certain guidelines in order to safely conduct graduation,” states a post on the school district’s Facebook page.

“All spectators MUST remain in their vehicle,” the post states. “No lawn chairs or setups that would allow for a ‘gathering’ of more than a car full. Please adhere to the CDC-recommended guidelines for social distancing and you should only be in the presence of your immediate family.

“Only the specified student should be outside their vehicle and only during the indicated times. Once you have picked up your diploma, please return to your car immediately and wait for dismissal. Upon completion and dismissal, all seniors will have to leave the school — no pulling around and meeting with friends on school grounds can occur.

“Unfortunately, due to the situation, no group pictures can be allowed. The school will attempt to have a senior group photo that can be shared with them.

“We understand the consequences that this situation has caused, but we are attempting to maintain the best possible graduation given the circumstances. We know that this it not ideal nor will it be perfect, but we do believe our seniors deserve to have the best that we can give them within the law. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we look forward to celebrating this amazing accomplishment for these very special young men and women.”

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