Graduation Information

Graduation Rehearsal

  • Date: May 28. 2020 (Thursday)
  • Location: McBee High School
  • Start Time: 8:00 am

Graduation Plan A: If the weather permits, the following will be the schedule for graduation:

  • Date: May 29, 2020 (Friday)
  • Location: McBee High School Football Stadium
  • Start Time: 8:30 am; Seated By: 8:15 am

Graduation Plan B: If the weather does not permit for graduation to be held on May 29th, the following will be the schedule for graduation:

  • Date: May 30, 2020 (Saturday)
  • Location: McBee High School Football Stadium
  • Start Time: 8:30 am; Seated By: 8:15 am

Graduation Plan C: If the weather does not permit for graduation to be held outside on May 30th:

  • Date: May 30. 2020 (Saturday)
  • Location: Designated area inside the high school
  • Start Time: 10:00 am
  • Students and ticket holders enter building for diploma and photo, one graduate at a time.

Safety Measures

  • 6 Ft. Social distancing in effect
  • Masks are required for all attendees

Photographs

  • Individual photos of each student holding diploma on stage.

Tickets

  • Tickets available per student: 4
  • Ticket holders must accompany each student at entrance
  • Tickets will be distributed to graduates at rehearsal on May 28.

*Sandhill Telephone Cooperative will be live stream, record and broadcast the ceremonies on their local channel later the next week.

 

Graduation Update for May 6, 2020

We would like to take this opportunity to give you an update on our 2020 graduation plans.  First, we would like to thank Governor McMaster and Superintendent Spearman for their efforts to allow the 2020 Graduating Class to have a graduation ceremony that is both meaningful and memorable.  Based on feedback the administration received from graduates, their families and our School Board, it is obvious that an in-person ceremony is the overwhelming choice. We understand that this is a special day for our seniors and their families, and we have been working daily to do everything in our power to make it a positive and memorable event.  There are several school districts, not only in South Carolina but across the country, that are conducting virtual graduations.  We just do not feel that does our students justice for 13 years of dedication.  Furthermore, we have several students across the county who will be leaving this summer as they have enlisted in one of the branches of our military.  Delaying graduation with the hope that things will open back up is both unfair and unrealistic. 

Please note that the graduation date for all four county high schools will be Friday May 29, 2020 at 8:30 AM in each respective high school stadium.  The inclement weather date will be Saturday May 30, 2020 at 8:30 AM.  In the event we have inclement weather on both mornings, we will have a “drive up” graduation at each school beginning at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 30, 2020.

We hope you understand that some parts of the plan may have to be changed or adjusted as conditions warrant.  High school seniors will receive more detailed information for the graduates and their guests as we approach graduation day. Please find below some of the basic guidelines of our upcoming graduation ceremonies.

We wish the best for the graduating class of 2020 and look forward to our graduation ceremonies.

  • Persons exhibiting any signs of illness, who are immunocompromised, or identified by the CDC as part of a high-risk population should not attend.
  • Graduating seniors will be limited to four guest tickets.
  • Seating must maintain the recommended six feet distance between attendees.  Graduate guests will be seated together and seats will be clearly marked.
  • Only guests with tickets will be allowed on campus.
  • Lining up to enter the stadium:
    • Attendees must maintain six feet of separation.  We will have the entrances marked to ensure appropriate spacing.
    • Attendees must have and wear a facemask.  We will have facemasks available if you do not have one.
    • CCSD School Resource Officers, law enforcement officials, and teachers will assist with ushering families to their seats and maintaining social distancing.
    • We will have hand sanitization tables at each entrance and outside of the restrooms.  You must sanitize your hands before entering the stadium.
  • The event will be live streamed by Sandhill Telephone Cooperative for maximum participation.
  • The live stream will be recorded and available on each school’s and the district’s website.
  • Diplomas will be on a table and picked up by the graduate to eliminate person-to-person contact.
  • After the ceremony, attendees will be released by row to ensure six feet of separation.  Guests must depart the stadium and school property after the ceremony is completed.
  • Each school will have a professional photographer taking graduate pictures as they cross the stage.

 

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