Class of 2020 Graduation Information

All information below regarding graduation is pending compliance with CDC Guidelines

• Cap & Gowns: Students who still need to pick up a cap & gown may do Monday – Thursday, 9:00-12:00f from Ms. Heather Roberts, Activities Director. Senior Dues, $80, must be paid to get your cap & gown.

• Graduation Practice

Graduation Practice is Mandatory

When? Wednesday July 7 @ 12:30 (Park & be inside the arena by 12:00, free parking in the SOUTH LOT – see attached map)

Where? Ocean Center, Daytona Beach

• Graduation Ceremony :

When? Friday July 10 @ 4:30 pm (Graduates must arrive inside the arena by 2:45, dressed & ready)- Leave with plenty of time-If there is heavy traffic, use the alternate route by going over the Seabreeze bridge & going south to the Ocean Center

Where? Ocean Center, Daytona Beach

• Graduation Tickets & Parking passes for the Graduation ceremony

Specific information pending & TBA

Expectations for the Class of 2020

• As a 2020 NSBHS Cuda Senior, thank you in advance for providing a great example to students with your mature and responsible behavior.

• Each Cuda 2020 Senior will conduct himself/herself in a manner appropriate to the occasion and will always be respectful to his/her fellow classmates, school personnel, family, and guests in attendance.

• Disrespectful or disruptive behavior such as described in the student code of conduct shall be grounds for removal from ALL SENIOR EVENTS, including graduation ceremonies.

Dress Code & Expectations for ALL Senior Events

• Hairstyles are to be kept simple so that graduation caps will fit on the head properly.

• Caps are to be level on head and may not be decorated.

• Leave sunglasses, hats, phones and purses at home or in your vehicle. There will be no one to care for valuables during the ceremonies.

• NO GUM!

• No extra adornments on the gown such as corsages, pins, medals, etc.

• Only those items distributed by NSBHS personnel can be worn on or over the gown.

Female Graduates:

• Wear a cool, lightweight dress or skirt and blouse under the graduation gown; choose a style with simple neckline which will not interfere with the neckline of the graduation gown. Light colored dresses with white gowns. Dresses should not hang below the graduation gown.

• Wear black dress shoes with low/medium size (height) heels with red gown, or neutral colored (white or tan) shoes with white gowns.

Male Graduates:

• Wear black or navy dress pants and black dress shoes – no jeans, sneakers, topsiders, flip flops, or sandals are allowed. White shoes are allowed for white gowns.

• White pants are allowed for male graduates walking in white

• Wear a dress shirt with a collar and a men’s tie.

Clear Bag Policy-

• Each ticket holder, including children, may carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse. One clear bag no larger than 12"x6"x12" or a one-gallon clear Ziploc, or similar, bag. One small clutch bag or purse no larger than 6.5"x6.5", with or without a strap.

• Diapers and wipes may be carried in a clear bag; however, diaper bags are not permitted.

• Additional clothing, blankets, etc. are permitted if carried loosely (preferably over the shoulder to be screened more quickly) or in an approved clear bag. Small cameras, binoculars and cell phones may be carried loosely or in an approved clear bag.

DIRECTIONS TO THE OCEAN CENTER

From the High School: Take US-1/Dixie Freeway north to International Speedway Blvd. Turn right onto International Speedway Blvd. Take International Speedway Blvd until you get to Peninsula. Turn left on Peninsula. Proceed north on Peninsula and turn right on to Auditorium. The South Parking lot is on your right. On graduation day, parking is available on the West side of the Ocean Center, in the South Lot, in the surrounding lots and in the parking garage.

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Take I-95N and exit at Highway 92 (International Speedway) to Daytona …… Then follow the directions listed above.

VCS Announces Graduation Health and Safety Protocols

DELAND – Graduation ceremonies for Volusia County Schools Class of 2020 will be held at the Ocean Center July 9-11. Due to social distancing requirements, and the facility capacity outlined by the Ocean Center, tickets will be limited to two per graduate. Individuals considered high risk or who are displaying fever-like or flu-like symptoms should remain at home. Each of the graduations will be live-streamed for those who cannot be in attendance.

The Ocean Center will increase cleaning of restrooms and public areas, in addition to placing sanitation stations throughout public areas. Between rehearsals and ceremonies, the arena and exhibit hall will be sanitized, to include seats and the stage. Restrooms will be monitored to ensure social distancing.

For students and guests, the following health and safety protocols have been established as preventative measures:

Graduation Rehearsal Protocols

• Face coverings (masks) are highly recommended (this might change based on CDC and/or local guidelines) - students and staff members should bring their own masks

• Six feet sections will be marked in the Exhibit Hall to help students understand what six feet looks like

• Students will check-in, have their temperature taken by school staff and report directly to their designated line

• Students will stand on or by the markers and remain six feet from each other

• To comply with the six-foot spacing, handshaking and hugs should not occur

• When rehearsals conclude, graduates must leave immediately to avoid crowd gatherings

Graduation Ceremony Protocols

• Face coverings (masks) are highly recommended (this might change based on CDC and/or local guidelines) - students and attendees should bring their own mask

• Students will check-in, have their temperature taken by school staff and report directly to their designated line

• All participants, including graduates, administrators, guests and family members, must remain at least six feet apart at all times

• All upper bowl seating for attendees will be spaced at least 6' apart, with alternate rows blocked off. Seats are available in pairs so that guests can sit together yet socially distance from other guests/households

• To comply with the six-foot spacing, handshaking and hugs should not occur

• No physical contact will occur between students and stage occupants

• Minimal district staff seating sections will exist

• Each graduating senior will accept a diploma cover after crossing the stage and be officially photographed

• When ceremonies conclude, graduates and guests must leave immediately to avoid crowd gatherings

The live ceremonies can be watched by going to our district website at vcsedu.org or by going to the district's VCS Live Stream channel. We will also send the link for the live stream the week of the graduation ceremonies to all families, on social media and on our district website. If you miss the live stream, we will also be posting videos of the ceremonies on the district website that can be viewed at any time.