GCS Announces Dates of “Drive-Thru” Graduation Recognition Events


For Immediate Release: May 20, 2020

Contact: Janson Silvers (336) 370-8307
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GCS Announces Dates of “Drive-Thru” Graduation Recognition Events
The district also announced dates of in-person graduation ceremonies later this summer

Greensboro, N.C. – Dates for “drive-thru” graduation recognition events and potential in-person graduation ceremonies have been set for Guilford County Schools.
Beginning on June 2 with the early/middle colleges and continuing through the middle of the month, GCS high schools will host drive-thru graduation recognition events as presented at the May 12, 2020 board meeting.
Traditional high schools will end the events on June 16. Because of the number of graduates, most traditional high schools will hold their events over two days.
The schedule:
Date
Time
School
Location
June 2
9 a.m.
Early College at Guilford
Guilford College Campus
June 2
9 a.m.
Greensboro College Middle College
Greensboro College Middle College Campus
June 2
9 a.m.
Middle College at Bennett
Bennett College Campus
June 2
9 a.m.
Middle College at N.C. A&T
N.C. A&T Campus
June 2
9 a.m.
Middle College GTCC High Point
GTCC High Point Campus
June 2
9 a.m.
Kearns Academy
Welborn Campus
June 2
2 p.m.
Middle College at GTCC Greensboro
GTCC Greensboro Campus
June 2
2 p.m.
Academy at Smith
Smith High Campus
June 2
2 p.m.
Middle College at UNCG
UNCG Campus
June 2
2 p.m.
STEM Early College at N.C. A&T
N.C. A&T Campus
June 2
2 p.m.
Middle College GTCC Jamestown
GTCC Jamestown Campus
June 2
2 p.m.
Christine Joyner Greene Education Center
Christine Joyner Greene Education Center Campus
June 4 & 5
9 a.m.
Grimsley High
Grimsley High Campus
June 4 & 5
9 a.m.
Northeast High
Northeast High Campus
June 4 & 5
9 a.m.
Southwest High
Southwest High Campus
June 6
9 a.m.
Penn-Griffin School of the Arts
Penn-Griffin School of the Arts Campus
June 6
9 a.m.
Weaver Academy
Weaver Academy Campus
June 8 & 9
9 a.m.
Andrews High
Andrews High Campus
June 8 & 9
9 a.m.
Page High
Page High Campus
June 8 & 9
9 a.m.
Southeast High
Southeast High Campus
June 10 & 11
9 a.m.
Northern High
Northern High Campus
June 10 & 11
9 a.m.
Smith High
Smith High Campus
June 10 & 11
9 a.m.
Ragsdale High
Ragsdale High Campus
June 12 & 13
9 a.m.
Dudley High
Dudley High Campus
June 12 & 13
9 a.m.
High Point Central High
High Point Central High Campus
June 12 & 13
9 a.m.
Northwest High
Northwest High Campus
June 15 & 16
9 a.m.
Eastern High
Eastern High Campus
June 15 & 16
9 a.m.
Southern High
Southern High Campus
June 15 & 16
9 a.m.
Western High
Western High Campus

Gateway Education Center and Haynes-Inman Education Center leaders will be going to individual graduates’ houses and will not be participating in the “drive-thru” recognitions.
Guilford County Schools is coordinating with law enforcement officials to help minimize disturbance to the surrounding communities. Students and families will receive additional guidance from their principals prior to their event dates.
If guidance from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the State Board of Education and the Centers for Disease Control indicate that it is safe to hold in-person graduations, the district will hold ceremonies from July 22-28, 2020. More information will be shared with students and families as plans are finalized.
“This has been an eventful year,” said Dr. Tony Watlington, Chief of Schools. “I want to assure students and families we understand what a special time this should be for members of the Class of 2020. While this is not the graduation plan we expected at the start of the year, it’s one I hope will honor our graduates while still making sure we keep our staff and students safe from harm.”

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, and the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves 73,000 PK-12 students at 125 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com<nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gcsnc.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7Csilverj%40gcsnc.com%7C79407275dd6940ec549d08d7e890bf0b%7C9ae2fb1fdea24c4381947624fcbbb30c%7C0%7C0%7C63723358…>.

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