The Shelby County School District has announced new plans for graduation ceremonies after Governor Kay Ivey amended the state’s Safer at Home order to allow for larger in-person gatherings as long as social distancing measures are in place.
All Shelby County high schools will graduate during the week of June 1 during in-person graduation ceremonies that will be held at football stadiums. Each graduate will be issued four guest tickets.
The new graduation plan replaces previously announced drive-through ceremonies that were scheduled for the week of June 15.
“It was always our intention to offer a traditional graduation ceremony if the governor changed or lifted the health order,” said Dr. Lewis Brooks. “We are very pleased to be able to offer our graduates and families a ceremony that enables them to celebrate with their classmates, friends, and family.”
Dr. Brooks said while the health order allows the district to hold a more traditional graduation ceremony, he is reminding those attending the ceremonies to remember to practice social distancing recommendations.
“Family groups will be permitted to sit together, however, there should be a six-foot distance from the other guests seated nearby,” said Dr. Brooks. “We ask that all graduation guests respect this request for the health and safety of our community.”
Graduation ceremonies will be held on the following dates:
June 1 – Oak Mountain High School, Montevallo High School, and Shelby County High School.
June 2 – Calera High School, Chelsea High School, Helena High School, and Vincent High School.
Each school will be announcing specific details regarding their graduations, including the times for their ceremonies and other logistics.