High school admins planning in-person graduation events

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With the yellow tier in sight for Yolo County, administrators at Winters High School and the Wolfskill Career Readiness Academy are preparing for upcoming commencement events. Wolfskill CRA The Wolfskill CRA staff is planning to celebrate their graduates with a graduation event on Friday, June 4, from 9:20 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Each of the students and their families will arrive throughout the timeframe to receive their accredited diploma and work ready certificate. Wolfskill CRA staff and teachers will also be sharing about each of the graduates’ journey to graduation. Winters High School WHS will be hosting a graduation event on Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at Dr. Sellers Field. In accordance with guidelines released by the California Department of Public Health, the in-person graduation ceremony will have assigned seating, distancing between groups and will have a capacity limit based on the tier Yolo County is in for the June 10 date. Principal John Barsotti said the details are still in the works including tickets for the students’ families, and a back-up plan in case circumstances change. Earlier that day, the Class of 2021 will be attending a Senior Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in Rotary Park. Graduation ceremony guidelines At the May 20 Winters Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, John Harris, Special Education and Student Services Director, shared details of the CDPH’s current Outdoor Seated Live Events and Performances guidelines. Harris said currently they would be able to host an in-person event at 33 percent capacity. Once Yolo County moves to the yellow tier it would increase to 66 percent capacity. At both high school events, there will be a seating plan to provide social distancing, face coverings must be worn and seating is limited to in-state guests only. Further details about each of the events will be provided to the Class of 2021 members and their families as they are made available.

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