Masks Required

Graduation Notices and Guidelines

  • Plans for hosting an in-person graduation ceremony at the PSJA Stadium. Graduate and four family members will be allowed to exit the vehicle, they must have a driver with them 

    Family members will be allowed to take pictures of graduates as they walk across the stage and receive their diploma. They will both exit the stadium and return to their vehicle. We will consider the available COVID-19 statistics in Hidalgo county and follow CDC and State guidelines and comply with all state and local orders.  

    All graduates and parents will be required to wear a mask. The mask may temporarily be removed for graduation pictures.  

    Additionally, we will be taking the following steps: 

    • Provide notice to the graduates and parents participating in the in-person graduation ceremony is voluntary; 
    • Provide advance notice to graduates and guests to not attend the ceremony if they are ill or have a fever; 
    • Schools nurses will be prepared to check the temperature of graduates and guests as they arrive; 
    • An emergency plan will be executed for any graduates or guests who are not in compliance; 
    • We will repeatedly disinfect any touch points exposed to graduates and guests;
    • Provide sufficient employees to assist with the graduation ceremony;
    • Have a protocol in place for health checks for employees assisting in the ceremony; 
    • Have the ceremony plan reviewed and approved by Hidalgo County Health Department; 
    • Have the ceremony plan reviewed and approved by the local County Judge and Municipality; 
    • Consult with law-enforcement authorities concerning the ceremony; 
    • Follow PSJA ISD Emergency Operation Plan; and  
    • Confirm that the ceremony will accommodate disabled graduates or guests 

    Limit number of individuals on stage to: 

    • Board President 
    • Board member representatives
    • Superintendent of Schools 
    • Principal 
    • Valedictorian  
    • Salutatorian  
    • Additional 2 graduates (Invocation/Benediction) 

Graduation Plan Rundown

  • Commencement starts at 7:00 pm 

    • Students will be lined up 6ft entering South Gate-Visitors Section lining up along the track. Stage area will be setup on the North side of the field utilizing the screen as the background 
    • Four family members will be allowed to join the graduate, this person will line up on opposite side of track, standing 6ft apart to capture the moment live 
    • Students/Family Member will exit on the North-Home Side of the Stadium with cars waiting for them lined up on Kelly St. And up Gumwood 
    • Other family members and staff would be watching as part of the LIVE broadcast  
    • Only Top 10 will be in order, all others as they come in  
    • Graduates will be giving Counselor ID Number to pull up Name on screen as they take their official photo, receive diploma, move tassel and walk the stage (no shaking hands) 
    • There will be a set up for health screenings, please arrive early 
    • Anyone with symptoms or fever will be excluded 
    • Every family attending must have completed the District Health Questionnaire sent within days of graduation  
    • Additional PPE will be available such as, goggles, masks, gowns and gloves by central supply  
    • Disinfecting spray and hand sanitizer should be made available on site 

Inclement Weather Plan

  • In the event of inclement weather, graduation ceremonies may be delayed 30 mins to an 1-hour or moved to another day, if necessary. 

Last Modified on June 1, 2020