High schools in the Hall County School District have begun planning for upcoming proms and graduations. District leadership discussed both topics with high school principals last week and the details of those initial discussions were shared with the board at its scheduled meeting this evening.
District officials have learned a great deal in the past 11 months with regard to holding extracurricular events safely during the pandemic. With that in mind, proms for 2021 will look different from those in the past. Some limitations will be in place, but the tradition will return. The district feels it is important that students have an opportunity to contribute to planning and to participate.
High school principals will begin holding discussions with student groups and staff committees in order to brainstorm ideas and gather feedback on possible scenarios. Outdoor venues are preferred.
All seven high schools will hold graduation ceremonies on May 14 at 7:00PM in in their respective high school stadiums–with mitigation measures in place. In the event of inclement weather, ceremonies will be moved to Saturday, May 15 at 9:00 AM. If the weather continues to be uncooperative, ceremonies are slated for the first available evening at 7:00 PM.
Each graduate will be issued the maximum number of tickets that allow for social distancing in stadiums. However, tickets numbers are subject to change based on community spread at the time of graduation.