Updated Class of 2021 graduation ceremony protocol

Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony Protocols

As high school graduation ceremonies near for the Class of 2021, Cedar Rapids Community School District continues to move forward with its plans for the in-person events. CRCSD has worked in tandem with the Alliant Energy PowerHouse to review and update recommended mask and social distancing protocols:

  • the removal of the capacity limitations for patrons, which means allotted tickets are no longer required
  • masks are optional
  • patrons will seat themselves as general admission in the upper concourse balcony
  • CRCSD will maintain social distancing seating plans for students and staff on the floor level 

The ceremonies for Jefferson, Kennedy, and Washington high schools will be held in the Alliant Energy PowerHouse, formerly known as the U.S. Cellular Center. The Metro High School ceremony will be held at the Doubletree Convention Center.

Friends and family members who are not attending in-person may watch ceremonies on KCRG 9.2 and through livestreams, detailed below:

Kennedy High School
Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m.
Broadcast live by KCRG 9.2

Washington High School
Friday, May 28, 7 p.m.
Broadcast live by KCRG 9.2

Metro High School
Saturday, May 29, 2 p.m.
Broadcast the next day by KCRG 9.2

Jefferson High School
Saturday, May 29, 7 p.m.
Broadcast live by KCRG 9.2

Cedar Rapids Virtual Academy
Premieres on YouTube
Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m.

The lights on Alliant Energy's Cedar Rapids tower will reflect the colors of area high schools to recognize the Class of 2021. Each high school's colors will be on display on select days: 

May 24: Metro High School - purple and black
May 27: Kennedy High School - green and gold
May 28: Washington High School - blue and red
May 29: Jefferson High School - blue and white

All of the graduation ceremonies will be rebroadcast at the following times on KCRG 9.2.

Kennedy High School: Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m.
Washington High School: Saturday, June 5, 11 a.m.
Jefferson High School: Saturday, June 5, 1 p.m.
Metro High School: Friday, June 11, 7 p.m.

Graduations will also be viewable on the CRCSD YouTube page.

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