DCPS graduation ceremony plans
The Daviess County Public Schools district is surveying members of the DCPS Class of 2020 and their families as part of their process of planning ceremonies honoring recent graduates.
Apollo, Daviess County and Heritage Park high schools distributed diplomas to graduating seniors at drive-through ceremonies in May. The survey will determine whether there is sufficient interest in students returning for an in-person ceremony that will include student speakers and the distribution of letters of congratulations. If a third or more of the senior families are interested, ceremonies will be held on the following schedule:
Daviess County High School – 8:30 p.m. July 28 at the DCHS football stadium (rain date: July 30).
Heritage Park High School – 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Apollo High School football stadium (rain date: Aug. 5).
Apollo High School – 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the AHS football stadium (rain date: Aug. 7).
Survey links are being emailed to families. Families are asked to respond by 5 p.m. Monday, July 13.
The programs are expected to last no more than one hour. Each senior will be asked to limit the number of guests in attendance. This number will be communicated to families based on survey results to ensure the ability to maintain safe physical distancing in stadiums. Everyone in attendance will be required to wear a face covering while arriving and leaving the facility. Family members may remove masks during the ceremony but graduates will be required to wear a mask throughout the program. Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of illness should not attend.
In order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony, they will be required to wear their mask along with their cap and gown. Graduates will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievements as a member of the Class of 2020. Names of all students in attendance will be announced as the seniors receive these certificates.