Postponing GraduationPosted on: May 15, 2020
For example, Orange County has a full schedule of virtual graduations from June 1 to June 6, covering every high school from Dr. Phillips to Lake Nona, with individual schools, like Winter Park High, working with their own student populations to provide caps, gowns, diplomas, and any other alternative item for graduation.
Over in Seminole County, Superintendent Walt Griffin is hoping for a lift of social distancing regulations by June 12, allowing all high schools to conduct their graduations on individual football fields. If not by June, then the second plan is to wait until July. Over at Winter Springs High School, that plan was explained from a student body perspective.
Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) has announced plans to honor and recognize our Senior Class of 2020 and keep their cherished festivities intact. Superintendent Dr. Walt Griffin has been working with each of the SCPS Senior Class Presidents by holding WebEx conference call meetings for three consecutive weeks to brainstorm ideas and garner feedback from each school’s student body in an effort to develop a viable Prom & Graduation replacement.
Under these circumstances, there may arguably be no perfect solution, but Central Florida is finding a way forward.