LDHS plans outdoor graduation June 4


Photo courtesy of GoLaurens.com

Senior Cali Heisey throws “deuces” at the Laurens Elementary Graduates Parade in 2018.


According to a District 55 press release, the Class of 2020 will hold commencement ceremonies in K. C. Hanna Stadium at 10 a.m. June 4, with a back-up date scheduled for June 6 in the same location.

The information below is from the press release:

  • June 4, 2020 – Graduation for the Class of 2020, to be held at 10:00 a.m. on the football field at K.C. Hanna Stadium. All seniors and their parents/guardians will be advised regarding the specific parameters and guidelines for the graduation ceremony. Anyone not receiving a ticket from a graduating senior is invited to watch a live stream of the graduation ceremony (details to be provided later).
  • June 6, 2020 – Backup date for graduation in case of inclement weather on June 4, 2020 (all other details for graduation will remain the same).

We understand there may be concerns regarding attendance at this event. While we hope to have the full Class of 2020 participating, graduating seniors are not required to take part in the ceremony and may ask to have their diplomas mailed to them in lieu of attendance at the ceremony. LCSD 55 will observe all social distancing requirements in the organization and operation of the graduation ceremony. This includes appropriate space separation between graduates and the wearing of masks as part of the graduation regalia (masks for graduates will be provided by LCSD 55). All guests at the actual ceremony are also requested to wear masks while enjoying the event and there will be appropriate space between seating areas for attendees. LCSD 55 will have a limited supply of extra masks on hand but asks that, to the fullest extent possible, guests provide their own masks. Parking near K.C. Hanna Stadium is limited; therefore, LCSD 55 is also suggesting that graduates and guests ride share to minimize parking constraints and the potential for inadvertent violations of social distancing guidelines before and after the graduation ceremony.