Based on current guidance from CDC and other health agencies, DeKalb Schools is unable to pursue graduation ceremonies face-to-face for June. Face to Face graduation ceremonies may be possible in July or August.
Message from Superintendent Ramona Tyson
From: Mrs. Ramona Tyson, Superintendent
Subject: Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremonies
The ultimate goal is two-fold: a) provide the wishes of the students based on the results of the senior survey for a face-to-face ceremony and b) provide proper closure to the school year and celebrate this important milestone for the Class of 2020. With that said, we will proceed with two graduation ceremonies:
1. Virtual Graduation Ceremonies – the week of June 15-20, 2020 through Herff Jones (schedule attached)
2. Face to Face Graduation – dates to be determined (July or August time-frame) depending on the COVID-19 guidance and social distancing requirements at that time
Seniors will receive their yearbooks, cap and gowns, and other items during Senior Week, May 11-15, as the seniors participate in celebratory virtual activities. All seniors, who have earned the required Carnegie units to meet all graduation requirements, will officially graduate on Friday, May 15, 2020, which is the date of record for end of the 2019-2020 school year for the DeKalb County School District. Seniors will receive high school diplomas on May 21, 2020 from their local high schools. For the safety of students and staff, all local high school principals will devise a plan to adhere to the physical/social distancing guidance from the DeKalb Board of Health, Georgia Department of Public Health, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention as the diplomas and other items are distributed.