WHITKO – With the release of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track Indiana” plan and the guidance outlined by the state, Whitko Community Schools has announced plans for an in-person graduation ceremony.
We understand that this year has provided many obstacles for students, parents, guardians, and our community as a whole. These obstacles have been met with uncertainty, frustration, and at times fear, but as we hope for a return to normalcy in the future, Whitko Jr/Sr High School wants to provide a moment of normalcy for the graduating class of 2020 and their families,” the school system said in a news release.
The graduation commencement is scheduled for Friday, July 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the football stadium.
If there is inclement weather, the school plans to reserve Saturday, July, 18, as a make-up date.
During this ceremony, there will be a limit attendees to two people per graduating student. This measure is intended to minimalize a safe environment during our ceremony. We will be releasing more details in the weeks to come about how to safely proceed with our celebration in cooperation with our local health department and agencies.
The school district also understands the possibility that Indiana may not be at stage 5 of the Governor’s plan by the July 4, target date.
If we have to postpone our July 17 ceremony, we propose the following options; July 24 (rain date of July 25), and July 31 (Rain date of August 1). If we are unable to hold the ceremony by August 1, we will cancel the ceremony, the statement said.