The Frisco ISD has plans for how to handle prom and graduation this year according to a Dallas Morning News article from March 17th. In it they answer two big questions:
“Will Frisco ISD seniors have a traditional prom?
No. The district will continue to follow its disease mitigation guidelines, as recommended by the Texas Education Agency and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through the end of the school year. The guidelines include social distancing requirements that are not feasible for dancing.”
Will there be an in-person graduation?
As of now, yes. All 10 Frisco ISD high schools are scheduled to have an in-person graduation at the Ford Center at The Star, which is large enough to provide the space needed for social distancing. Every student will receive tickets for six guests, though the district said that number could change.”
Sticking to Covid guidelines looks like the right call as the Frisco ISD gained over 8,00 new in-person students this school year according to a Dallas Morning News article from March 24th. In it they say:
“Since the start of the school year in mid-August, Frisco ISD has gained an additional 8,500 in-person students, as COVID-19 cases dropped and the vaccine rollout progresses.
Most switched from the at-home learning model, though some moved into the district, as proven by an enrollment increase of more than 800 students.”
With the rise of face-to-face learning, having set guidelines in place for prom and graduation is a prudent step.