You are cordially invited to attend Commencement for Jacksonville High School -Class of 2020
Dear JHS Families:
The Jacksonville North Pulaski School District is excited to host a "traditional" graduation ceremony to honor this year's graduating class of 2020. Our district wants this year's graduation to be a special and memorable time for Scholars.
The following guidelines and procedures have been approved for our district by the ArkansasDepartment of Education/Arkansas Department of Health and MUST be strictly followed by all graduates, family members and guests attending this year's ceremony.
1.Venue/Time : The 2020 JHS Graduation Ceremony will take place Saturday, August 1, 2020
at Titan Arena. In order to comply with specific ADH requirements, there will be three (3)
separate ceremonies in the following order:
9:00 am - All Honor Graduates and Graduates with the last name A-DillarD
12:00 pm - Graduates with the last name Douglas - Otto
3:00 pm - Graduates with the last name Pace - Z
(*Arrival times for guests will be staggered and should be followed in this order*)
9:00 Ceremony Arrival Times
8-8:15: Keith Skrdlant-Alexis Ortega
8:20-8:35: Tevin Partman-Keywon Burnett
8:40-8:50: Ray'Drion Burton-Takiyah Dillard
12:00 Ceremony Arrival Times
11-11:15: Ethan Douglas-Jaliyah Hatton
11:20-11:35: Ar'Darius Haynes-Trevion Martin
11:40-11:50: Christian McClellan-Ethan Otto
3:00 Ceremony Arrival Times
2:00-2:15: Jaliah Pace-Deunta Robinson
2:20-2:35: James Robinson-Bryce Sullivan
2:40-2:50: Wade Sundine-Jawney Zintel
This is a ticketed event. Guests will NOT be admitted once the
graduation ceremony begins!
2. Facial Coverings/Social Distancing Guidelines: Each graduate, family member and guest
must wear a facial covering at all times while outside of their vehicles. This includes before,
during and after the graduation ceremony. Graduates, family members and guests are not
allowed to congregate inside Titan Arena or outside in the parking lot.
3. Assigned Seating: Each graduate will be given seven (7) tickets to access the assigned
seating areas. Family members/guests with reserved seating tickets must arrive at the venue
together and must sit as a group in their assigned seats. Seating has been assigned to account
for social distancing between family groups. GUESTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A
TICKET. LOST/STOLEN TICKETS WILL NOT BE REPLACED.
4. Hand-sanitizing Station: A table with hand sanitizer and disposable masks will be located in
the entryway of Titan Arena. There will be signs located on the table advising family members
and guests not feeling well or with fever to remain outside the graduation venue. Please
advise any family member or guest not feeling well/with fever to stay at home.
The event will be live-streamed on JNPSD's YouTube Channel OR Facebook page
for those who are unable to attend. We will let you know where to watch the
broadcast before August 1.
For the safety of everyone attending, graduates and guests will be expected to follow ALL
procedures and guidelines. Compliance will be closely monitored. Rather than compromise the
health of all attending, those who do not comply will be asked to leave campus.
All guests should park in
the student parking lot
behind the high school.
We encourage guests to
carpool with family
Please do not
congregate at the
entrance to Titan Arena.
No congregating before
or after the event in
parking lots, lobbies,
Guests should arrive at
the venue during the
designated times listed
on page 1.
Guests will be ushered
immediately to their
seats upon arrival.
Guests will be expected
to sit in pre-assigned
seating that follows
guidelines to provide 6
feet between other
Graduates will sit on the
gym floor and will be
seated a minimum of 6
feet away from the
Masks must be worn by
guests while entering the
arena, traveling to seat
and exiting the arena.
Graduates will be
permitted to remove
masks ONLY while
taking pictures with
During the ceremony,
each graduate will
approach the podium
and receive their
diploma cover. PLEASE
NOTE: Diplomas were
mailed to graduates
back in May. After
receiving the diploma
cover, each graduate will
have their picture taken
by Scott Head
Photography and return
to their seat.
At the conclusion of the
ceremony, JHS staff
members will dismiss all
graduates and attendees
in groups. Please listen
carefully to the dismissal
directions. Entry and
exit for guests will
take place in one
The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We appreciate your patience and
understanding in the matter.