OHS commencement still in works

School officials remain determined to hold some type of graduation ceremony despite disruptions from pandemic
Ozaukee Press Staff

Ozaukee High School will have an in-person commencement this summer to recognize graduating seniors, although it could be held much later than usual, Northern Ozaukee School District Supt. Dave Karrels said this week.

“We’re committed to having a celebration for our students and want to have a commencement in person,” he said. “It’s really a matter of when we’re allowed to do that.” 

Wisconsin public schools will be closed through the end of the school year on June 30, but students will continue to attend classes virtually from home.

All spring sports and other extracurricular activities have been canceled.

“That’s our goal and hope right now,” Karrels said of the summer commencement plan. “It can even be done in July, as well, and obviously we want to balance that with what we’re allowed to do and the availability of everyone.”

Karrels said graduating seniors will be able to pick up their caps and gowns at a future date and will be presented their diplomas at the commencement.

“We have all the diplomas ready, and at the close of the school year they will be officially graduated,” he said. “We have all the gowns and caps ready to go.”

NOSD also has announced that summer school will be held, hopefully in person, from July 6 through the end of the month.

Summer school typically begins mid-June, takes a break over the Fourth of July holiday and resumes in mid-July.

“We’re committed to have our four weeks of summer school. We would love to have it in person,” Karrels said.

If in-person schooling is still not allowed, summer school will be held virtually, he added.

The district typically has more than 300 students attend summer school. 

Summer school registration forms and the course catalog will soon be available online at the district website, www.nosd.edu.




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