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Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremonies

  • After careful consideration of possible options, and within the limitations of COVID-19 restrictions, Poquoson City Public Schools has determined that a modified, in-person graduation will be held June 11-12, 2020, at Poquoson Elementary School. Each senior will be provided with the opportunity to walk across a stage, hear their name called, receive their diploma, and pose for commemorative photos. A limited number of guests for each senior will be able to share this moment of recognition, and each senior will receive copies of professional photos at no cost. PCPS will also produce a professional video of the combined diploma presentations and will distribute the video to seniors to allow them to share this milestone moment with all of their friends and family.

    Read Dr. Parish's letter to senior families here.

Graduation FAQs

  • Why doesn’t PCPS just hold a ceremony later in the summer when restrictions may be lifted?

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    We tentatively set dates in late summer to do just that but received feedback that many students would not be able to attend given school or work report dates. Additionally, at this time we do not know when large-group gatherings will be allowed in Virginia.

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  • How will the graduation ceremonies work?

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    Specific details will be provided to seniors in the near future. Generally, seniors will be assigned a time slot to move through several stations at the elementary school. The station set-up will ensure that no more than 10 people are gathered in any area of the school at one time.

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  • How many guests will each senior be allowed?

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    Each senior may have up to six guests. Social distancing guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of all participants, including the PCPS staff members who will take part in the ceremonies. There will be a limit of two cars for each senior.

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  • Why isn’t graduation being held at the high school or on the football field?

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    We selected the elementary school due to its layout, both in and outside of the school. It is vital that we follow Virginia’s restrictions and that we are able to hold all elements of our planned ceremonies regardless of weather conditions.

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  • I want to help the Class of 2020 celebrate. How can I do that?

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    We all want to help make these two days special for our seniors; however, access to the elementary school property will be limited to seniors and their guests.

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