Fargo Public Schools to host virtual graduations due to COVID-19


On Friday, May 1, 2020, Governor Doug Burgum formally extended his executive order replacing face-to-face instruction with distance learning for all North Dakota K-12 Schools through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year; the 2019-2020 school year for Fargo Public School students ends on May 28, 2020.  Since the current restrictions resulting from the threat of COVID-19 limit the ability to host traditional in-person ceremonies, Fargo Public Schools has made changes to its planned graduation celebrations. 

Beginning Thursday, May 21, Fargo Public Schools will host virtual celebrations for graduating students on the dates of the previously scheduled graduation day. These dates are as follows:

Adult Learning Center Graduations and Celebrations: May 21, 2020

Woodrow Wilson High School: May 29, 2020

Davies High School: May 31, 2020

North High School: May 31, 2020

South High School: May 31, 2020

More information about the virtual celebration will be sent to families by each school administrator.

Additionally, Fargo Public Schools is tentatively planning to host an in-person graduation ceremony on the following dates if social distancing guidelines allow:

Woodrow Wilson High School: Friday, July 24, 2020

Adult Learning Center GED Graduation: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Davies High School: Saturday, July 25, 2020

North High School: Saturday, July 25, 2020

South High School: Saturday, July 25, 2020

The location and times of the in-person graduation ceremonies will be shared on a later date.  The in-person graduation ceremonies are subject to CDC Social Distancing Guidelines at the time of the ceremonies. If guidelines for social distancing allow for a more robust in-person graduation ceremony to be planned on the currently scheduled virtual celebration date, Fargo Public Schools will explore utilizing that option and forego the July in-person celebration.