Update: 9:30 a.m. May 15: With the threat of severe weather lingering, Bray-Doyle administration announced the Class of 2020's graduation will be postponed two days. The graduation will now take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2020.
4 p.m. May 13: According to a recent press release from Bray-Doyle Public Schools on Facebook, masks are not required for the graduates though Superintendent David Eads and Principal James Vines will wear them.
The same release says only two cars per graduate can attend: one car for the graduate and one car for guests attending. Those who are not on the list for attendance will be turned away, according to the school, because a sheriff’s deputy will be present.
Nobody is allowed outside of their vehicle to take photos, per the State Department of Education. With COVID-19 still present in Oklahoma, the school must follow CDC guidelines and keep parents and families in their vehicles.
That means those attending must be in a vehicle and no one can attend in the bed of a pickup, on a golf cart or on a polaris. Traffic regulations must be followed, meaning only as many guests as there are seat belts in the vehicle are allowed.
Vehicles can be decorated as long as it doesn’t obstruct the view of others attending the ceremony and remains respectful.
The cars in the front of the event are for graduates and the occupants of their choosing. Any additional cars will impede the flow of the ceremony, according to Bray-Doyle Public Schools.
Graduates should arrive between 6:10-6:30 p.m. the evening of commencement. Restrooms will not be available.
The graduation for the high school will appear on a live stream on Bray-Doyle Public School’s Facebook page. It will also broadcast on 97.1 FM radio.
Baccalaureate, prom and the senior trip remain canceled for the school year.
For more information, visit Bray-Doyle Public Schools on Facebook or the district website at https://www.braydoyle.k12.ok.us/.