Graduation set for Saturday as COVID restrictions loosen
In the last several weeks the State of Oklahoma has seen a number of changes to the restrictions put in place by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, including Governor Kevin Stitt announcing a three-phase plan to loosen restrictions.
That opening allowed Seiling Public Schools to move forward with graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 16. There will be a few changes to the ceremony however, including moving the event to the football stadium starting at 2 p.m.
The ceremony will be limited to just graduates and their immediate families, as well as school officials, and will be organized according to the guidelines that have been put in place by the Centers for Disease Control, state and local officials.
“Mr. Nyberg, Mr. Seifried and I all talked about it,” stated Principal and future Superintendent Greg Gregory. “We were waiting for (last week) to make a decision on whether or not we could have a something outside for graduation. We wanted to see how these restrictions were loosened and whether or not our football field could be an appropriate place for the event.”
With further changes in the works, June could see the State School Board follow suit, which means it may not be long until local schools can start moving forward with certain summer plans.
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