Preliminary plans have graduation ceremonies taking place at the Amway Center.
Orange County Public Schools announced graduation dates for the Class of 2021 and has preliminary plans to host in-person ceremonies at the Amway Center.
OCPS staff said the graduation schedule is based on the availability of the Amway Center during the NBA playoffs or Solar Bear games, along with COVID-19 safety conditions.
Safety precautions in place will include mandatory face masks, social distancing, limited ticketing, and strict arrival, departure and stage procedures. The exact number of tickets each graduate will receive is to be determined. OCPS is working with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County and the Amway Center to determine all guidelines and protocols.
If graduation ceremonies cannot take place at the Amway Center, alternative locations will be determined. Additionally, all OCPS schools will be live-streaming their graduation ceremonies.
Here are the tentative graduation dates and times for each school in the Observer's coverage area.
- Windermere High School: 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 17
- West Orange High School: 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20
- Olympia High School: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20
- Dr. Phillips High School: 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 24
- Ocoee High School: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27
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