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April 23, 2021

Class of 2021 Graduation Update

Updated 4/29/2021

Kennewick School District is looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2021 graduates. Graduation ceremonies will look a little different this year due to local and state health and safety guidelines, including wearing masks and social distancing. With your cooperation, we look forward to proving a safe and positive graduation experience for everyone.

Participating seniors will have access to four tickets for guests. Please note that children 2 years old and younger who can be held on a laps during the graduation ceremonies will not require a ticket.

All ceremonies will be live-streamed/recorded and posted to ksd.org. 

All Kennewick School District graduation ceremonies will be held at outdoor venues.

Schedule:

  • 5 p.m., Thursday, June 10 - Mid-Columbia Partnership, on campus 

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, June 10 – Delta High School, Edgar Brown Stadium, Pasco

  • 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 11 – Legacy High School, on campus

  • 5:30 p.m., Friday, June 11 – Phoenix High School, at Legacy High School campus

  • 8:30 a.m., Saturday, June 12 - Kennewick High School, Lampson Stadium

  • 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 12 – Kamiakin High School, Lampson Stadium

  • 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 12 – Southridge High School, Lampson Stadium

Additional details regarding graduation ceremonies and other senior activities/awards will be provided by the individual high schools.

Inclement Weather Plans

Weather conditions in early June are typically warm and dry. However, we know that weather can be unpredictable in the Tri-Cities. In the event of inclement weather, graduation ceremonies will continue as scheduled. We recommend that families arrive prepared as appropriate for the weather.

What happens if Benton County moves from Phase 3 to Phase 2?

If Benton County moves from Phase 3 to Phase 2 before graduation, the school graduation ceremonies will continue as scheduled.

In the event that Benton County moves from Phase 3 to Phase 2, the current Spectator Events COVID-19 Requirements provided by the governor's office regarding school graduation ceremonies states that "the schools may utilize Phase 3 Spectator Events guidance in Phase 2, if they operate under an event health and safety plan for the graduation ceremony." All other aspects of school graduations must follow Department of Health Graduation Guidance: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/GraduationGuidance.pdf