In-person graduation ceremonies for West Virginia schools are permitted starting June 22, 2020, in outdoor venues only.
All of the Graduation Ceremonies in Marion County will be live-streamed on each high school’s Facebook page.
Given that at this time there is no way to mitigate all the risks involved in attending public events, people must make their own decisions on whether or not to attend large capacity activities given their own or their family’s health vulnerabilities.
Outdoor events must be structured to allow for appropriate social distancing and other safety measures to be in place.
Safety Precautions that everyone is expected to follow:
Please self-monitor with the following questions prior to attending any graduation ceremony.
If you have had any of these symptoms in the 24 hours prior to the event or are feeling ill at the time of the event, you must stay home.
Please help us keep everyone safe by self-monitoring your own symptoms and following the safety precautions.
It pulls at your heart not to let more people attend, but having the event at all is of concern for the spread of the coronavirus. We hope our community understands the dilemma of taking the chance to hold a large capacity event. Decisions are not easy in these times. The larger the crowd, the higher the risk factors. The smaller the crowd, the lower the risk factors. Making a choice for the safety of our students and community should be viewed as the right choice. We value everyone’s understanding.
Marion County Schools will post relevant news, updates, and guidance for parents, students, teachers, and staff on this page to keep you informed.