Tentative date set for FDSH commencement
6 May 2020
The Fort Dodge Senior High class of 2020 may still have the opportunity to wear their Dodger red caps and gowns to walk across the stage and accept their high school diplomas.
The Fort Dodge Community School District announced Tuesday night its plans to host commencement on July 26 at Dodger Stadium.
“We know how important this is to students and families,” said Jennifer Lane, FDCSD director of communications and community relations.
Commencement was originally scheduled for May 31. It was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lane said the district is postponing graduation in hopes of being able to hold an in-person ceremony.
“We will be following all social distancing guidelines given by the state at that time, which could include limiting the number of guests per graduate and different seating arrangements than in the past,” Lane said. “Contingency plans are being made in the event we are still unable to gather in large groups at this time.”
The district also announced the cancellation of prom.
“We understand this is disappointing,” Lane said. “But our top priority is keeping our students, staff and families safe at this time.”