Daviess County Public Schools Announce Graduation and Diploma Distribution Plans
Though schools throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky remain closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Daviess County Public School System has announced its plans for honoring the 2020 graduating classes from Daviess County High School, Apollo and Heritage Park High.
For the time being, DCPS has decided to delay, indefinitely, in-person graduation ceremonies. Earlier this week, the Owensboro Public School System issued three save-the-date options, with three possible future dates pinpointed for a graduation ceremony. While DCPS hasn't announced their own potential dates, "The district has developed plans for in-person graduation ceremonies and remains committed to hosting these important milestone celebrations for the Class of 2020."
In the meantime, Davies County Schools Superintendent Matt Robbins and his staff have come up with a unique way to issue diplomas. Beginning next week, students from each of the three county high schools will assigned times (for the week of May 11th) to arrive at their high schools to receive their diplomas. DCPS has essentially created a drive-thru graduation/diploma opportunity. Each graduating senior, along with immediate family members, will arrive in their vehicles and have the opportunity for a graduation photo with special graduation backdrops.
Here's the game plan for each school. And, of course, remember, students will be contacted with individual arrival/graduation times.
Daviess County High School – Approximately 380 seniors will return to DCHS at designated times between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 15.
Heritage Park High School – Approximately 70 seniors will return to HPHS at designated times between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, May 16.
Apollo High School – Approximately 275 seniors will return to AHS at designated times between 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 16.
A big congratulations to the Class of 2020!