Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

SCCPSS Plans to Celebrate 2020 Graduates with Curbside Distribution of Caps, Gowns and Regalia

Published on: 4/16/2020

​**This event is by invitation only. No vehicles will be permitted that do not contain a graduate.**

​​​As we look to the final weeks of the SCCPSS school year, one of the district’s priorities is to celebrate our high school seniors as they achieve their academic goals and graduate.  The COVID -19 pandemic has created a shift in the way we operate, resulting in a very different look from the traditional classroom, as well as “end of year” recognition.  Still, while we may be apart, we believe it is important to recognize the graduates of the Class of 2020.

SCCPSS is planning a “Celebration of the Graduates of 2020” that will offer a safe, secure environment aligned to the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  We will celebrate our graduates with the distribution of their caps, gowns, special awards, and graduation regalia.  This distribution will be done in a curbside, drive up setting and will offer the opportunity to show our students how much we appreciate their hard work and commitment to education.  Please find a list of requirements for participation below.

Diplomas and diploma covers will not be distributed at this venue.  All diplomas will be mailed separately.  We hope to see each senior in the parade of cars for the curbside pickup to receive their cap, gown, honor cords, and a very special gift from the Superintendent of Schools. Participants are encouraged to decorate vehicles to show school pride and support for the graduates! 

In addition, SCCPSS is currently in the planning stages of a “virtual” graduation ceremony that families can view safely from the comfort of their home alongside graduates. More information on the broadcast schedule will be released soon. Virtual ceremonies will take place during the month of May and will be available for viewing online at SCCPSS.COM.

Please see the schedule of Curbside Distribution Ceremonies below:

April 27, 2020

Savannah Arts Academy - 8:00-9:30 AM 

Woodville Tompkins – 8:00-9:30 AM 

Sol C. Johnson – 12:00-1:30 PM 

Beach– 12:00-1:30 PM

April 28, 2020 

New Hampstead – 8:00-10:30 AM 

H.V. Jenkins – 1:00-2:30 PM 

Windsor Forest – 1:00-2:30 PM

April 29. 2020

Groves – 8:00-9:00 AM 

Savannah High - 11:00-12:00 PM 

Savannah Early College – 11:00-12:00 PM 

Islands – 12:00-1:30 PM


Large numbers are not permitted in vehicles: Vehicles occupancy is limited to four (4) individuals. The use of a Party Bus or Limousine is discouraged. SCCPSS will only serve vehicles containing no more than four (4) occupants (2020 Graduate and up to 3 guests).

Graduate Identification: Your graduate's name must be clearly displayed in your vehicle and printed in large, clear, understandable letters (see GRAD NAME DISPLAY SAMPLE COPY.pdf).

**This event is by invitation only. No vehicles will be permitted that do not contain a graduate.**


  • Distribution of Graduation Caps, Gowns, and Regalia will be offered in a drive through, curbside format.
  • Vehicles will be directed through a pre-designated route at the school. Follow the directions of Campus Police and school staff as you enter school grounds.
  • Stay in your vehicle at all times.
  • No more than 4 occupants per vehicle.
  • Display the NAME OF YOUR GRADUATE prominently in the windshield of your vehicle.
  • Arrive on the designated date and designated window of time for pick up.

Those who do not follow the guidelines identified above will be directed to exit the campus.



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