PUSD Safety and In-Person Celebrations
The school year ends on May 28, and PUSD schools are working on ways to celebrate its students while keeping the health and safety of students, staff, and families as its top priority.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Officer’s Safer at Home Order prohibits all public and private gatherings. To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Order does not allow any exemptions for promotion and/or graduation gatherings of any type in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. This means all in-person promotion/graduation ceremonies, including the use of cars for drive-through parades, promotions and graduations, or celebrations (even if one student at a time) are considered public gatherings and are therefore prohibited.
Virtual ceremonies and celebrations are permitted and encouraged as a means of commemorating the end-of-the-year events for students and their families.
PUSD’s high school virtual graduation ceremonies will be broadcast on June 24-26, 2020 (2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.). PUSD is fully committed to celebrating seniors with this online ceremony and will plan an in-person event when the Governor and public health authorities determine it is safe to do so.
PUSD understand how disappointing it is for all students to miss the normal end-of-year celebrations during this pandemic.
Pasadena Unified School District, 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, (626) 396-3600 or visit www.pusd.us/pusdgraduates.