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The recently issued guidance from the Governor’s Office addresses how graduation and commencement events could be held this spring based on revised COVID-19 restrictions.

Under the new rules, outdoor commencement events would be limited to 5,000 people or 30 percent of the venue’s capacity – whichever is less. Indoor events would be capped at 500 people or 30 percent of the venue’s capacity – whichever is less.

After reviewing this new information, Fredericksburg City Public Schools is excited to announce that James Monroe High School is planning to offer in-person commencement celebrations for its students and their families.

Commencement Exercises for the James Monroe High School- Class of 2021 will be held on May 27, 2021 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Fredericksburg Nationals Ballpark.

We ask for your patience as we continue to plan this momentous event. Further information and details will be presented at the School Board meeting to be held on Monday, April 12, 2021.

We know that this has been a challenging time and we look forward to celebrating our graduates who have worked so hard to reach this important milestone.