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Thursday, April 30, 2020


April 30, 2020

Dear Mary Persons faculty, staff, students, and families:

This correspondence is intended to update you as we continue to plan the graduation ceremony for the Mary Persons High School Class of 2020. As Georgia begins to re-open, we still must adhere to specific guidelines for the assembly of large crowds. Our graduation ceremony consistently attracts crowds of 5,000-6,000 people.  

With this in mind, based on guidance from Governor Brian Kemp, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control, we are postponing the Mary Persons High School graduation ceremony to Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8pm in Dan Pitts Stadium. The rain date will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10am in Dan Pitts Stadium. That means the graduation ceremony has been officially postponed from the original date of May 22, 2020. 

The updates and changes to the COVID-19 situation remain very fluid. As such, our response to important events like graduation will continually update. I f for some reason July 31, 2020 does not work, we will do our best to schedule a later time to host a traditional graduation ceremony for our seniors. We are committed to providing this honor to our seniors, whenever safety conditions allow.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this most difficult and unprecedented time. 


Dr. Jim Finch

Dr. Jim Finch
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