Some Carson City schools – but not Carson High – have announced their promotion and graduation plans.
Carson High parents and seniors can expect a message next week to gather input.
Carson Middle School at 1140 W. King St. will host a drive-through promotion ceremony for eighth graders at 10 a.m. June 4, celebrating its year-end tradition in a new way for the first time.
Students are required to pass all classes, have all necessary credits and make sure they do not owe any outstanding fees to the school to participate. Staff will conduct a final grade check on May 21.
Eagle Valley Middle School at 4151 E. Fifth St. also will hold a drive-through ceremony from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4, holding to its plan from last year.
The middle schools that traditionally hold their ceremonies in their school gym selected the format to accommodate more families, according to district spokesman Dan Davis. The schools are operating under capacity limits set forth under the large gathering provisions in Step 4 of the Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery Transition Plan due for submission to the governor’s office by Tuesday.
“Based on the requirements that the city has put forth in its plan, we would be unable to meet the gathering occupancy for these ceremonies,” Davis said Friday.
As of Friday, Carson High School had yet to determine its own graduation plans. However, Principal Bob Chambers announced he would be sending out a ParentSquare message as early as Monday requesting input from families as to whether they would prefer a traditional or drive-through ceremony.
Last year, a drive-through ceremony was held due to the pandemic, and Davis said the staff is experienced holding both types with success.
To ensure families receive the ParentSquare message, Davis said they must ensure their Infinite Campus information has been updated.
Pioneer High School, according to Principal Jason Zona, also plans to hold a drive-through ceremony similar to last year’s events under current restrictions, he announced. Graduation events will include an in-person event, online session with staff, a video presentation and a senior dedication ceremony.
PHS plans to hold events similar to last year with the current restrictions in place. This includes a drive through in person event, a live online session with staff, a video presentation, and a senior dedication ceremony.