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Richmond schools to hold graduations at The Diamond

The four major school systems in Central Virginia have announced outdoor 2021 graduation plans.
The four major school systems in Central Virginia have announced outdoor 2021 graduation plans.(Pixabay)
Published: May. 16, 2021 at 7:58 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 5:25 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Public Schools will hold its Class of 2021 graduations at The Diamond baseball stadium, the district announced Wednesday.

Superintendent Jason Kamras announced the decision on social media:

The in-person graduation ceremonies will include COVID-19 precautions and guidelines.

RPS released the following schedule:

Monday, June 21

  • Huguenot High School, 9 a.m. - Watch live via YouTube
    Doors open for Staff at 7 a.m.
    Doors open for the Community at 7:30 a.m.
  • Open High School, 4 p.m. - Watch live via YouTube
    Doors open for Staff at 2 p.m.
    Doors open for the Community at 3 p.m.
  • John Marshall High School, 7 p.m. - Watch live via YouTube
    Doors open for Staff at 5 p.m.
    Doors open for the Community at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 22

  • Armstrong High School, 9 a.m. - Watch live via YouTube
    Doors open for Staff at 7 a.m.
    Doors open for the Community at 7:30 a.m.
  • Richmond Community High School, 1 p.m. - Watch live via YouTube
    Doors open for Staff at 11 a.m.
    Doors open for the Community at 12 p.m.

Wednesday, June 23

  • George Wythe High School, 9 a.m. - Watch live via YouTube
    Doors open for Staff at 7 a.m.
    Doors open for the Community at 7:30 a.m.
  • Franklin Military Academy, 4 p.m. - Watch live via YouTube
    Doors open for Staff at 2 p.m.
    Doors open for the Community at 3 p.m.
  • Thomas Jefferson High School, 7 p.m. - Watch live via YouTube
    Doors open for Staff at 5 p.m.
    Doors open for the Community at 5:30 p.m.

June 25 will be a make-up day in case it rains. RCEEA and Amelia Street School will hold their own ceremonies.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the district’s Facebook page, and Spanish interpretation is available at this link.

Public comments can be sent to speakers@rvaschools.net by 1 p.m. on Monday.

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