UPDATE: Pinellas County Schools is aware of the positive COVID-19 cases that have been confirmed at Spectrum Field, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility. We spoke to venue management today to understand how this might affect our scheduled graduation ceremonies. At this time, the Phillies are thoroughly disinfecting the facility and our ceremonies are still moving forward as planned. We will continue to monitor the situation with Spectrum Field officials and will post updates as needed.
The district is excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 and offer a blended commencement ceremony, which combines an extremely personal, in-person experience at Spectrum Field and traditional components through a pre-recorded portion, all of which will be streamed for extended family, friends and the community.
The in-person, processional ceremonies for the 16 traditional high schools at Spectrum Field will occur during the week of July 7, 2020. Each graduate will have the opportunity to invite up to four guests to join them at the ceremony. The graduate and their guests will walk on the field together and hear the graduate’s name called. As the graduate walks across the stage and takes a picture, guests will have a front-row experience on the field where they can capture their own pictures and memories.
Families will receive additional student- and school-specific details from their principal no later than Wednesday, June 24. After that time, please contact your school administrator if additional questions arise. Updates, including safety and wellness protocols and directions for accessing digital ceremonies, are available at www.pcsb.org/graduation.
The blended commencement ceremony minimizes the risks for all and maximizes the personal experiences for our graduates and their families. We are excited to join you in celebrating your students.
View the graduation schedule and additional information at www.pcsb.org/graduation.