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Volusia County sets July dates for high school graduation ceremonies

Group to research viability of other senior activities amid coronavirus pandemic

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DeLAND, Fla. – Volusia County Schools announced backup dates for graduation ceremonies and rehearsals due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, school officials said the new dates for graduation will be during the week of July 9 with rehearsals beginning July 6.

“After consulting with student leadership at our 10 high schools and their principals, the overwhelming response was a desire to have a traditional graduation as opposed to alternative venues,” VCS said in a statement. “We will continue researching the viability of other senior activities, such as yearbook signings, senior breakfast alternatives, college signings, academic and athletic awards ceremonies and will continue communicating with our student government leaders, principals, parents and other stakeholders.”

The ceremonies will be held at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Parking is $5 and admission is $3 per person. Ticket sales could be limited if CDC social distancing guidelines continue.

The list of school graduation ceremonies for all 10 Volusia County high schools, including dates and times is below:

SchoolDateTime

Taylor
July 98:30 a.m.
DeLandJuly 912:30 p.m.
MainlandJuly 94:30 p.m.
SeabreezeJuly 97:30 p.m.
AtlanticJuly 108:30 a.m.
Spruce CreekJuly 1012:30 p.m.
New SmyrnaJuly 104:30 p.m.
Pine RidgeJuly 118:30 a.m.
DeltonaJuly 1112:30 p.m.
UniversityJuly 114:30 p.m.

Seminole and Osceola counties have made similar announcements.

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