Salem Schools Make Changes to Graduation on July 11

Salem Schools Make Changes to Graduation on July 11


With the recommendations from the Washington County Health Department, the Salem Community School Board, and the Salem Administration, the Salem High School Graduation Ceremony will be held on July 11th, 2020. 

The location of the ceremony has been determined to be outside at the football stadium, according to Salem High School principal Troy Albert. 

Because of the outdoor setting of the Graduation Ceremony, the time has changed to 10:00 AM.  


Students will be sitting on the folding chairs located on the track/football field.  Student chairs will be 6’ apart.

Students will be limited to 7 tickets for their guests to attend the ceremony.  Student Guests will be expected to sit in the home bleachers or bring folding chairs and blankets beside the bleachers in the grassy area.

All students, faculty, staff, and guests attending will be requested to wear masks, keep social distance as to protect themselves and others.

There will be gloves worn in the distribution of the diplomas. 

There will not be any handshakes or hugs during the presentation of the diplomas.

The expectations of entering and exiting the football field will be shared with the seniors at the practice prior to the ceremony. 

The practice will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 10th, 2020.

The graduation ceremony will be filmed and live-streamed for others to observe the ceremony from outside the venue.

A rain date of Monday, July 13th at 7:30 PM.   The decision will be made by 7:00 AM on July 11th.

The ceremony will start promptly at 10:00 AM. 

The SHS Band and Choir will not be expected to perform with the limited attendance. 

The students will have four speakers to the group and the presentation of the class to receive their diplomas on the stage. 

The closing of the ceremony will be an exit to the outside parking lots and other grassy areas.