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South Bend schools to hold in-person graduation ceremonies

NOW: South Bend schools to hold in-person graduation ceremonies

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Community School Corporation will be holding an in-person graduation ceremony this summer.

The ceremonies will be held July 24/25 at Four Winds Field and will be streamed online.

The district came to this decision after consulting with seniors and local and state officials.

“After weeks of close coordination and consultation with our local health officials as well as guidance from the Governor’s office, we are very happy to announce that we can honor our Class of 2020 with in-person, outdoor graduations ceremonies later this summer,” said South Bend Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Todd Cummings.

Each graduate will receive either 2 or 4 tickets, depending on the size of the graduating class.

"In collaboration with Dr. Mark Fox of the County Health Department, we have carefully and thoughtfully developed a four-page health and safety protocol document for these ceremonies that we plan to enforce for the safety of everyone in attendance,” Cummings said. 

The schedules for the graduations are:

  • Dress rehearsals - Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
  • John Adams High School - Friday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 p.m.)
  • Washington High School - Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Clay High School - Saturday, July 25, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. (doors open at 11:30)
  • RISE UP Academy - Saturday, July 25, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (doors open at 2:00 p.m.)
  • Riley High School - Saturday, July 25, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.)
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