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Clark County School District announces graduation schedule for Class of 2021

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Apr 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-16 02:08:23-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce the graduation schedule for the Class of 2021. In-person graduations will take place starting May 26, 2021, and will continue through June 7, 2021.

“This is a truly exciting time for our students and families, and we are proud to celebrate the Class of 2021,” said CCSD Board of School Trustees President Linda P. Cavazos. “You have faced and conquered many unique challenges this year, and on behalf of the Board of Trustees, I wish you the best in the future as you live your dreams and reach your goals.”

Ceremony locations include MGM Grand Garden Arena, Orleans Arena and the Thomas & Mack Center. These graduation ceremonies are possible through the support of MGM Resorts International, Boyd Gaming, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A full list of graduation locations and times are available by clicking here or visiting ccsd.net.

“I appreciate the patience our students and families have shown during the last few months as we worked to provide the opportunity for students and families to experience in-person graduations,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “The way our community partners and Student Activities Department have rallied together, to provide venues for our families to experience a moment of pride as their young adults walk across that graduation stage, is truly appreciated.”

John Anzalone, the principal at Sierra Vista High School, said he was ecstatic to hear the news. He explained why it was so important for this graduating class.

"It's about that memory that you and I had growing up, something you’ll never forget. And it really is that crossover from being a kid to an adult, right? It’s a coming-of-age ceremony that we just couldn’t imagine a student not having. First and foremost, knowing that they’ll have that amazing day that’s all theirs, their celebration, and kind of that right of passage, right? But I think, just as importantly is, its a motivator. We needed that date because kids sometimes need that carrot, right? And we have a lot of kids struggling right now and not having the graduation ceremony set in stone, there wasn’t as much of a light at the end of the tunnel," said Anzalone.

Individual schools will communicate with families in the coming weeks regarding cap and gown distribution, ticket allotment and social distancing guidelines.