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SAISD announces outdoor graduation ceremonies
Class of 2020 will graduate in Alamo Stadium in June

May 18, 2020 – San Antonio ISD today announced that it will hold Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies in the outdoor setting of Alamo Stadium in June. 

“We are excited that we are able to move forward with in-person ceremonies, especially earlier in the summer, which allows our graduates to begin pursuing their future plans,” said Superintendent Pedro Martinez. “It is important to honor our students’ achievements as they begin to make a transition to the next phase in life.”

Gov. Greg Abbott announced on May 5 that graduation ceremonies in Texas are allowed with certain restraints, and the Texas Education Agency published its requirements and guidelines for graduations and end-of-year promotion ceremonies the following day. 

According to the TEA, outdoor, in-person ceremonies are possible with required social distancing measures, including six-foot spacing between graduates and family groups, capping of the total number of participants, and other health and safety protocols. 

To ensure social distancing protocols, each graduate will receive two guest tickets and one guest parking space, and all in attendance must wear masks and sit in designated areas. There will be no rehearsals and participation is voluntary. Detailed instructions about expectations will be posted online and shared during the campus senior meeting, including specific plans for arrivals and departures to ensure the flow of participants do not create a congregation outside the school-sponsored ceremony.

In addition to following state agency guidelines, SAISD will continue to work closely with local officials to meet city and county health guidelines.

Even though the number of guests will be limited due to the state’s restrictions, the ceremonies will continue to be videotaped and livestreamed as they have been in previous years.

A schedule of each high school’s graduation ceremony is available online.

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