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GRPS planning in-person high school graduations

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Posted at 3:41 PM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-19 19:03:36-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is planning to host in-person graduations this year.

GRPS says graduations will take place at the historic Houseman Field, but there will be some COVID-19 safety measures in place.

Graduation times are scheduled as follows, according to GRPS:

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 (Houseman Field)
5–6 p.m.: Ottawa Hills High School
7:30–8:30 p.m.: City High Middle School

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 (Houseman Field)
5–6 p.m.: Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy
7:30–8:30 p.m.: Union High School

Thursday, June 3, 2021 (Houseman Field)
5–6 p.m.: CA Frost Middle High School
7:30–8:30 p.m.: Innovation Central High School & Grand Rapids Montessori

Graduating seniors will only receive two tickets to the ceremony. Additional guests will be able to watch the ceremony via a live stream on the GRPS website.

Graduation guests will be required to complete a COVID-19 health screener before entering the stadium using the QR code on their tickets. Guests will be able to sit next to each other, but the seating in the stadium will be set for 6-feet of social distancing.

The district also says they are planning for 100% in-person classes next school year. GRPS says additional information about next school year will be released later this week.

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