FOLLOWUP: Will the Class of 2021 get in-person graduations? Maybe

(WSB photo from June 2018 WSHS graduation at Southwest Athletic Complex)

Last month, we reported on local students’ online petition asking Seattle Public Schools to allow in-person high-school graduations, instead of a second year of virtual ceremonies. Since then, the governor has ordered schools to offer some in-person learning to all students, so it’s likely the Class of 2021 will be back on campus to finish out the year. Especially in light of that, is the district reconsidering the graduation plan? After readers emailed us, asking for an update, we took the question to district spokesperson Tim Robinson. He says there’s no final decision yet, but he quotes “one of the key members of the group that is meeting about graduation” as saying: “We are working to adjust to the information that the governor and OSPI sent late last week. We are working to try and get to an in-person graduation with limited numbers of guests. We hope to have an update for school leaders late Friday or early next week.” (Here’s the latest state guidance for outdoor events.)

1 Reply to "FOLLOWUP: Will the Class of 2021 get in-person graduations? Maybe"

  • Mariem March 26, 2021 (12:39 am)

    yes, please! This can be done safely!

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