Graduation dates for four largest high schools changed to accommodate in-person ceremonies for seniors

The Edmonds School District is planning to hold in-person graduation ceremonies for its high school seniors this spring — and that means a change in commencement dates for some schools.

The school board voted last week to change the graduation dates for the district’s four largest high schools to accommodate longer in-person ceremonies for Class of 2021 seniors. The district is planning for all high schools to have an in-person ceremony, Assistant Superintendent Greg Schwab said Monday.

At its April 13 business meeting, the board unanimously voted as part of its consent agenda to change the dates for high school graduation ceremonies at Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace high schools. Times for these events are still to be determined, according to district staff.

In order to meet Washington State Department of Health guidelines for in-person ceremonies, each high school’s senior class will be divided into smaller cohorts and each will receive their diplomas with families able to attend.

According to district staff, this will take longer than the traditional graduation ceremony as they will need to plan for transitions between cohorts. Each ceremony is expected to take about four to five hours to complete.

Here are the updated graduation dates:

  • Edmonds-Woodway High School – Saturday, June 19 
  • Meadowdale High School – Saturday, June 19
  • Lynnwood High School – Sunday, June 20
  • Mountlake Terrace High School – Sunday, June 20

High schools that will continue with their current dates are:

  • Edmonds Heights K-12 – Friday, June 4, from 7 – 9 p.m.
  • eLearning – Wednesday, June 16, from 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Scriber Lake High School – Thursday, June 17, 5 – 7 p.m.
  1. Might want to see…we are going back in stages in Snohomish County. We have sadly slipped over the 200 number to 206 now. The governor is required to change our status….we went too far folks…so now it’s time to stop it. Or never get any peace…businesses will with another stop…I don’t think they can all take it.
    If this isn’t taken seriously we are going to destroy this town economically.
    It’s sad when you believe that you are helping but infact doing the opposite…hard pill to swallow, but I suggest you swallow it. Stay home, eat there. No hanging out…no protest walks, marches anything. We have to get this number down…its not negotiable any more. The Governor would be a laughing stock in this country if he doesn’t enforce our allowed amounts…he’s done that already…there comes a time when ya just have to listen. An Airborne Pandemic is a real good time to start.

    1. Your observation is spot-on that the more you think you are helping, the more the opposite in fact results. Just follow the science:

      Fact 1. Masks are ineffective at protecting against transmission of infectious disease. (

      Fact 2. Wearing a mask has been demonstrated to contribute to immunosuppression and predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, among other things. Long-term consequences can include health deterioration and premature death. (

      Fact 3. PCR tests result in false-positives. (

      Fact 4. You can still get COVID after getting the shot. (

      Fact 5. After getting the shot, you can be an asymptomatic spreader. (

      It’s long past time to question the “science” Inslee is following.

      I do not share your concern above the Governor’s reputation. He and other policy-makers made their own beds.

      1. “Fact” 1 and “Fact 2” : The article you cited has been thoroughly debunked. The author lied about his association with Stanford and the school has disavowed any ties to the report. It is utter BS.

        Fact 3: True, but so what? Tests aren’t always 100%, but that does not mean they are not reliable.

        Fact 4: Also true, and is a well known fact. Just as with flu shots, it’s not designed with 100% ability to prevent infection. However, they are nearly 100% effective in preventing hospitalization and death.

        Fact 5: Also true. Which is why everyone should continue to wears masks even after being vaccinated.

        1. I am glad ESD found a way to support in-person graduation ceremonies, and I sincerely appreciate the thoughtful replies to my comments.

          For 1&2, I didn’t realize that, thank you for sharing. I perceive the NIH hosting to mean the content is credible, and the numerous references should not be invalidated by the author’s credibility.

          That said, I do realize there are experts on both sides of this issue. For me, I would prefer or government not infringe on individual health and liberty. The government could recommend a particular kind of mask or method of use. An individual who was concerned could then wear their mask in a way they felt sufficiently protected them, without concern for the mask of another.

          Maybe all we need is those noise clips swimmers wear; if the virus was in our throat, wouldn’t a throat culture be sufficient rather than scraping deep in the sinus cavity?

          Speaking of the test (3), it’s more than the common error present in a test. Fauci has stated that the number of cycles being run would reveal viral debris that was not viable, meaning the person wasn’t actually contagious. The test is akin to running a piece of paper through a copy machine using the enlarge function, then taking that enlarged image, and repeating that process 40 or 60 times, looking for a black dot. Chances are, you’d find one. NYT has reported if the cycles were held at 35, positives would be halved; at 30 cycles, positives are reduced 70 to 90%.

  2. I am really pleased to hear about this. A lot of things that should not have happened happened last year, but depriving a whole generation of a major life milestone was one of them.

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