Principal Kelly Hart said the school is still planning to hold a graduation ceremony. There are currently two plans proposed for June 4 at 6 p.m. and they are both outside. One is a more traditional style ceremony with some restrictions including social distancing that would be held at the soccer field behind the Valley Grove Elementary School. Hart is hoping this plan can be implemented now that the governor has allowed Venango County to go into the green phase on May 29.
Plan B would be a drive-by diploma distribution in the circle in front of the high school. Each student would be assigned a specific time and allowed eight guests and only two vehicles. The administration is still waiting for guidelines from the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health before they make a final decision. A rain-date for either is June 5.
"We are aware that Plan B is not as close to the traditional ceremony we are familiar with, but we need to have plans in place for both situations." Hart said. "We have various students who will be entering the military and trade school during the summer, and we want the entire class to have the opportunity to experience graduation."
A final decision is expected to be made by May 30.