Alternative Graduation Dates Announced

SDIRC Announces Alternative Graduation Dates for Sebastian River and Vero Beach High Schools
Posted on 04/03/2020
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Contact: Cristen Maddux
Telephone: 772-564-5527
Email  Cristen.Maddux@indianriverschools.org
Website www.indianriverschools.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3, 2019

SDIRC ANNOUNCES ALTERNATIVE GRADUATION DATES FOR SEBASTIAN RIVER AND VERO BEACH HIGH SCHOOLS

Vero Beach, FL, April 3, 2020— The 2020 Graduation Ceremonies for Sebastian River High School (SRHS) and Vero Beach High School (VBHS) will be postponed due to the current situation related to COVID-19. We feel that it is extremely important to celebrate the accomplishments of our “Senior Class of 2020,” while also ensuring that the safety and well-being of our school community members. 

Superintendent David Moore, stated, “Our seniors have worked for 13 years to earn the right to walk across the graduation stage. We are taking a proactive approach in postponing the date to ensure the health and safety of our students, and community as a whole, and allow families to be a part of the graduation celebration.”

Sebastian River High School
We are tentatively scheduling the 2020 graduation ceremony for June 13, 2020, given that guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that such a gathering will be safe for our students, parents, staff, and community. If the June date is not allowable, per CDC and state guidelines, we have set the date of July 11, 2020 as a secondary, tentative date.

A decision to hold the ceremony for the tentative, June 13 date will be made no later than May 29, 2020 to provide high school seniors and their families sufficient opportunity to make appropriate plans and arrangements.

Vero Beach High School  
We are tentatively scheduling the 2020 graduation ceremony for June 12, 2020, given that guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that such a gathering will be safe for our students, parents, staff, and community. If the June date is not allowable, per CDC and state guidelines, we have set the date of July 10, 2020 as a secondary, tentative date.

A decision to hold the ceremony for the tentative, June 12 date will be made no later than May 29, 2020 to provide high school seniors and their families sufficient opportunity make appropriate plans and arrangements.

Both SRHS and VBHS’s rescheduled graduation ceremonies will be held at their football stadiums, as originally planned. However, there is a possibility of a limitation on the number of guests that can attend the ceremony for each senior, due to possible future social distancing guidelines. We will keep our families updated with information regarding limitations on guest attendance as we receive updated information and guidance from the CDC. More information will follow regarding cap and gown distribution procedures.


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Cristen Maddux at 772-564-5527 or via email at Cristen.Maddux@indianriverschools.org