Pasco Schools Announces Plan to Hold In-Person Graduations at Stadiums

This post was published on 02/25/2021.

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (February 25, 2021) – Pasco County Schools today announced a plan to hold in-person 2021 graduations in school stadiums with each graduate permitted to have four guests attend the ceremony. The plan became necessary when the district learned that the Yuengling Center at the University of South Florida will not be available for the graduation ceremonies in June.

The ceremonies will be similar to the in-person events held for Pasco graduates last year, with some significant differences. Last year, each graduate was limited to two guests (parents, family members, etc.) who were seated with the graduate on the field. Each cluster of three was socially distanced from other graduates and their guests. This year, each graduate is permitted four guests – with two accompanying the graduate on the field and two seated in the bleachers.

“We know how important it is to the graduates to walk across the stage and receive their diploma in person. And we know how important it is to have family there to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Kurt Browning, Pasco Superintendent of Schools. “This plan makes that possible while keeping everyone safe.”

The graduation dates, times, and locations are listed below.

Wednesday, May 26

  • Marchman Technical College6:00 p.m. at River Ridge High PAC

Thursday, May 27th

  • Pasco eSchool6:00 p.m. at Idlewild Baptist Church

Tuesday, June 1st

  • Wendell Krinn Technical HS6:00 p.m. at WKTHS Gymnasium

Wednesday, June 2nd

  • Gulf High School9:00 a.m. at GHS
  • Anclote High School9:00 a.m. at AHS
  • Cypress Creek High School7:00 p.m. at CCHS

Thursday, June 3rd

  • River Ridge High School9:00 a.m. at RRHS
  • Zephyrhills High School9:00 a.m. at ZHS
  • Wiregrass Ranch High School7:00 p.m. at WRHS

Friday, June 4th

  • Hudson High School9:00 a.m. at HHS
  • Land O’Lakes High School7:00 p.m. at LOLHS Stadium
  • Wesley Chapel High School7:00 p.m. at WCHS Stadium
  • Pasco High School7:30 p.m. at PHS

Saturday, June 5

  • Fivay High School9:00 a.m. at FHS
  • Sunlake High School9:00 a.m. at SLHS
  • JW Mitchell High School7:00 p.m. at JWMHS

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