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Cincinnati Public Schools schedules drive-thru graduation parades for Class of 2020

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Posted at 2:05 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 14:40:05-04

Cincinnati Public Schools has scheduled drive-thru graduation parades for the high school Class of 2020 this month.

“We might not be able to celebrate graduation the way we all imagined, but that doesn’t mean we can't make it fun!” says an announcement on the CPS website, referring to restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Put on your cap and gown, grab enough family to fit in a car, and we'll celebrate YOU!”

Most celebrations will be held at the high schools. SCPA’s will be at the entrance to Music Hall, and Taft Information Technology’s will be at Cincinnati Museum Center.

After graduates get to the front of the car line, they will hear their names called over speakers “followed by yells and cheers from teachers and staff,” according to the CPS announcement.

At that point, each graduate will receive a diploma, a yard sign “and other goodies.”

Parades will take place from May 18 through May 30 and be live streamed on YouTube.

SEE the schedule below.

Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles for the entire ceremony and to follow social distancing guidelines.

More information will be released at 4 p.m. Thursday in a Facebook Live on the CPS Facebook page, the school district said.

Graduation parades will take place at the high school unless otherwise noted:

Aiken New Tech - May 26, 4 p.m.

Clark Montessori – May 22, 7 p.m.

Dater – May 26, 7 p.m.

Gamble Montessori - May 22, 4 p.m.

Hughes STEM – May 20, 7 p.m.

Oyler – May 21, 4 p.m.

Riverside East - May 29, 4 p.m.

School for the Creative and Performing Arts – May 18, 7 p.m., at Music Hall (Elm Street Entrance)

Shroder – May 20, 6:30 p.m.

Taft IT – May 21, 7 p.m., at Cincinnati Museum Center

Virtual – May 27, 4 p.m., at Mary A. Ronan Education Center, 2651 Burnet Ave.

Walnut Hills – May 30, 4 p.m.

Western Hills University – May 29, 7 p.m.

Withrow University – May 28, 7 p.m.

Woodward Career Technical - May 27, 7 p.m.

Aspire - May 19, 4 p.m., at Mary A. Ronan Education Center

Project Search – May 18, 4 p.m., at Mary A. Ronan Education Center