Class of 2020 High School Graduation Ceremonies


Parents/Guardians of Class of 2020,

District and school officials in Richland Parish continue to have ongoing discussions concerning high school graduation ceremony dates, times, and places for the Class of 2020. High school graduation is an important milestone in the lives of our children. Our schools wish to ensure to the degree possible the integrity and protocol associated with previous graduation ceremonies. Decisions regarding assemblies for high school graduation will be guided by current proclamations and future executive orders given by Governor John Bel Edwards. The public health emergency created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) mandates postponing or cancelling all gatherings of 10 people or more. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pertaining to groupings of adults differs from that of groupings for students. At a time when the appropriate guidance is given to allow for public assemblies that align with the capacity of graduation ceremonies, high school principals will communicate dates, times, places, and other pertinent information with seniors, parents/guardians, and the greater school community. We ask for your continued patience and support as we comply with the Governor's order to protect the health and safety of the public. I encourage you to regularly visit the district and school websites located at for updates. Continue to stay safe and practice social distancing to promote safety during this public health emergency.

Sheldon Jones
Superintendent of Schools












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The Richland Parish School System will provide a comprehensive educational foundation and safe learning environment for all students. Students will demonstrate mastery of skills needed to be lifelong learners. It is our system's purpose to develop the whole child to his/her fullest potential. Excellence will be expected from each employee and student in the system.