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 College - 6:00 p.m. at River Ridge High PAC
Thursday, May 27th
Pasco eSchool - 6:00 p.m. at Idlewild Baptist Church
Tuesday, June 1st
Wendell Krinn Technical HS - 6:00 p.m. at WKTHS Gymnasium
Wednesday, June 2nd
Thursday, June 3rd
Friday, June 4th
Saturday, June 5