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2020 Graduation Ceremony Plans

The Calcasieu Parish School Board is pleased to announce graduation ceremony plans for the classes of 2020. Below are official details on how graduation ceremonies will take place. These plans are subject to change depending on the Governor's timeline for safety regulations.  

Graduations will take place beginning on Tuesday, May 19, weather permitting. All graduation ceremonies will be held at Matt Walker Memorial Stadium at Sulphur High School, located at 100 Sycamore Street in Sulphur. Several factors were considered when selecting Matt Walker Stadium as the location for ceremonies. The stadium offers a safe and comfortable environment, as well as gives the district the ability to live stream the ceremony thanks to our student Television Production program, CPSB-TV. The needed equipment is already in place at the stadium and provides multiple camera vantage points that will enhance all graduations. This will allow family and friends to watch the graduations live in their entirety anywhere in the world from the CPSB-TV Facebook page. CPSB-TV will also ensure that the videos of each ceremony are archived for future enjoyment and memories.  

Our staff will ensure that safety precautions are taken and that the stadium remains a safe place for guests. Before and after each ceremony, restrooms will be sanitized according to the proper guidelines set forth by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Health.  

Each graduate will receive four tickets to distribute to family members. These tickets will be in marked envelopes with student names and distributed at home campuses soon. Only visitors with tickets will be allowed to enter the stadium. All other family members and friends will be able to enjoy the ceremony via the live stream. Proper spacing will be set up in the stadium to designate social distancing protocol.  

Schedule: 

Tuesday, May 19 

5 p.m. 

Iowa High School 

  

7:30 p.m.  

A.M. Barbe High School  

Wednesday, May 20   

5 p.m. 

Bell City High School  

  

7:30 p.m.  

Sam Houston High School  

Thursday, May 21

5 p.m. 

Starks High School 

  

7:30 p.m.  

Sulphur High School  

Friday, May 22 

5 p.m. 

DeQuincy High School  

  

7:30 p.m.  

Vinton High School  

Saturday, May 23

1 p.m.

Cal. Parish Alternative Site

 

3 p.m.

Washington-Marion High School

 

5 p.m.

Westlake High School

  

7:30 p.m.  

LaGrange High School  


Ceremonies cancelled due to weather will be rescheduled beginning on Tuesday, May 26,and the days following. 

All 5 p.m. graduates and visitors with tickets will enter the stadium from the east side (visitors) and ushered directly to their seats. All 7:30 graduates and visitors with tickets will enter the stadium from the west side (home) and ushered directly to their seats.  

At the conclusion of each ceremony, graduates and families will be dismissed safely. Gathering in the parking lot for photographs will not be allowed in order to maintain proper social distancing. 

We are grateful to be able to provide this live ceremony opportunity to honor our 2020 graduates. We know families have been patiently waiting for this information, and we are happy to be able to release finalized details. This ceremony plan has been finalized thanks to the dedication of our staff who are still working hard to ensure our seniors are celebrated. We appreciate your cooperation and patience with this matter.