This is an optional event and students will still be able to receive their diplomas if they do not attend. The ceremony, including entrance and egress, will comply with newly-released guidelines required by Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency to ensure student, family, staff and community safety.
These guidelines will include pre-screening graduates and family members who attend for any symptoms of COVID-19 and keeping participants six feet away from each other unless they are members of the same household. Each family will be assigned a section to ensure social distancing. Entry information will be provided in the next few weeks with specific plans for arrivals and departures. Should underlying public health conditions change and stricter social distancing requirements become mandated, we will work with public health officials accordingly.
In order for AT&T Stadium to be considered an outdoor venue consistent with the Governor's Executive Order, the roof will be opened. The 8:30 p.m. start time is coordinated with the time of sunset that day and it is our hope that it will allow families to have dinner prior to Commencement. No rehearsal will be held, so please stay tuned for further details.
Should parents have reservations about attending or have family members who are unable to attend, plans are being made to livestream the ceremony so that it can be watched from home.
Once again, our sincere thanks goes to the Jones and Anderson families for this tremendously gracious offer.