Kalamazoo high schools plan to go ahead with in-person graduations

The ceremonies will be held in August with limited guests and staggered groups.

Kalamazoo Public Schools has announced plans to hold graduation ceremonies for its three high schools in early August. The announcement comes as COVID-19 cases are on the rise throughout the state.

The district had originally planned to hold graduation ceremonies virtually until parents complained and they reversed course.

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The in-person graduation ceremonies will still be unlike any held during a normal year. Graduating seniors will arrive with limited guests at staggered, prearranged times so as to keep the number of people low.

The entire ceremonies will be streamed live on Youtube and Facebook along with prerecorded segments.

The ceremonies are scheduled as follows:

  • Phoenix High School and the Kalamazoo Innovative Learning Program, 6pm, August 4, Chenery Auditorium
  • Loy Norrix High School, 6pm, August 5, Loy Norrix’s Kasdorf Auditorium
  • Kalamazoo Central High School, 6pm, August 6, Kalamazoo Central Auditorium

You can read the district’s announcement here.