AKRON – Tippecanoe Valley High School is issuing a fully developed and detailed, plan that is necessary for TVHS to have a safe graduation ceremony.
The plan has been made in coordination with the local health department and local officials.
TVHS graduation date is Sunday, July 19. The Baccalaureate ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m., with the graduation ceremony beginning at 7:30 p.m., at Smith-Bibler Memorial Football Field. An alternate date is set for Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The graduation ceremony will be recorded live on RTCtv4. Wearing of masks, or any other type of PPE, is recommended and social distancing is required. Any person with any flu-like symptoms prior to the event, should not attend. Any person who fits the descriptions of the “most vulnerable population” or a “compromised individual” is recommended to participate virtually.
Each TVHS student is eligible to receive 4 tickets to the graduation ceremony. Please take only as many tickets as needed, up to four. These tickets must be picked up at the TVHS main office starting Wednesday, July 8 until Friday, July 17 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The office will be open Thursday, July 16, from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. for pick-up.
No person shall attend the ceremony without a ticket, and all ticketholders in a party must enter together.
Gates will open at 6:15 p.m. for entrance, ushers will seat attendees.
Senior class of 2020 should arrive on graduation day promptly at 6:15 p.m. for a quick rehearsal/ run-down. Please enter the main gate, find your assigned chair, then meet your senior class sponsors on the east side of the track. Senior class of 2020, should bring a mask to be worn at times where social distancing measures are not in place (i.e. before the ceremony). Masks are not required during the graduation ceremony but are encouraged.
Any person who has not picked up their graduation gown, must do so during ticket pick-up, July 8 through July 17. Payment may be required at the time of pick-up.
The school district also cancelled the high school prom. A Kosciusko community-wide prom is being held at East Lake Skate Center on July 12 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information or online tickets please visit https://warsawoptimist.