RHS reschedules traditional graduation for July 31
Rhinelander High School Principal Shane Dornfeld and district administration have rescheduled the graduation ceremony for the class of 2020.
The traditional RHS graduation ceremony set for May 31 will not take place, according to Dornfeld, because of “current government social distancing and health restrictions.” Instead, the district has tentatively set a new date for a traditional graduation ceremony if at all possible, according to a Tuesday press release.
This plan may have to be canceled if social distancing regulations have not been relaxed by late July.
RHS has tentatively scheduled a traditional graduation ceremony for July 31 at 7 p.m. at Mike Webster Stadium. The required student practice at the RHS gymnasium would take place 9 a.m. July 31. As usual, if students are not at the practice they will not be allowed to walk in the ceremony.
If we learn by July 15 that social distancing restrictions on gatherings will prevent us from holding the ceremony, we will move forward with an alternate form of recognition. Plans for this alternative recognition are currently being discussed.
If students purchased caps and gowns for the ceremony, they may come to the front of the high school on May 5 or 6 from noon-2 p.m. either day to pick them up curbside. Every family will also be receiving a “Class of 2020” yard sign to put in their yard to celebrate their student’s accomplishments.
More information will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.