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Thursday, June 11, 2020

We are thrilled about the upcoming graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020, scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.  Based on Governor Kemp’s Executive Order and the recommendations from the CDC and Department of Public Health, we have adjusted our ceremony to meet certain guidelines.  Please read the following information carefully as it offers instructions for both the graduates and their guests. 


Fines: All fines MUST be cleared prior to participating in practice on Friday, June 19. Any senior who has an uncleared fine will not be allowed to participate in the graduation practice/ceremony.  If you have a fine, you should have received an email from Ms. Mayo or Ms. O’Neal at your CHS email address.


Practice: Honor Graduates Thursday, June 18th 7:30 a.m. at Jardine Stadium

                All Graduates Friday, June 19th, 7:30 a.m. at  Jardine Stadium

  • You must attend practice to participate in graduation on Saturday morning

  • Bring a towel; wear sunscreen and a hat; bring bottled water

  • You may wear shorts to practice (Within School Dress Code)


Tickets: Each senior will receive six (6) tickets for admission to graduation.  The tickets have been assigned to appropriately disperse the audience through the stands.  This allows adherence to the CDC social distancing guidelines. 

  • Please refer to the Governor’s Executive Order regarding those who are 65 or older or anyone with pre-existing health conditions.  The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Coffee County Schools Facebook page. 

  • Tickets will be given to seniors at practice on Friday, June 19 - it is the responsibility of the senior to keep up with the tickets assigned.

  • We cannot replace lost or stolen tickets. 

  • Tickets will not be available at the gate on the day of the ceremony. 

  • Every person who enters the stadium MUST have a ticket regardless of age (including small children and babies).

  • Tickets will be color-coded to indicate seating side (Home/Visitor).

  • Tickets will be assigned by section.  Family units up to six (6) MUST sit together in their assigned section.  

  • Tickets are NOT transferable.

  • No umbrellas 

  • Family and friends must remain at their seats until the graduates have left the field.

  • Students requiring one (1) handicapped ticket for a family member must contact Dr. Le Lang at 


Ceremony: Saturday, June 20th at Jardine Stadium

  • The ceremony begins at 8:00 a.m.  

  • Tell your family and friends to be at the stadium BEFORE 7:30 a.m.

  • Gates will open at 6:30 a.m.

  • No guests will be allowed to enter the stadium after 8:00 a.m.

  • Family groups of 6 will be allowed to sit together.

  • Social Distancing guidelines will be followed.

    • Per CDC guidelines, PPE masks are recommended but not required. Masks made of material presenting crude, objectionable, or inflammatory content will not be allowed.


Graduates:  On Saturday morning, candidates will park in the Primus A and B parking lots near the field house, enter the stadium, and take their seats. 


  • Report to Jardine Stadium by 7:30 a.m., proceed directly to your assigned seat 

  • Students must be seated by 7:45 a.m.

  • Students who arrive after 7:45 a.m. will not be allowed to participate.

  • The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.


Female grads – Black dress, black shoes (low heel or no heel are recommended, open back shoes are not recommended - DO NOT wear high/spike heels, wedges, or cowboy boots)



Male grads – Black pants, appropriate black shoes and socks, white shirt, tie/bow tie (optional) – NO JEANS!


Cap and Gown – Hang gown and ensure that you have the following items prior to the ceremony:

  • Gown

  • Cap  (try on to make sure it fits – secure with bobby pins)

  • Caps, gowns, and stoles may NOT be decorated 

  • Tassel

  • Honor graduates and perfect attendance(13 Years) will have a stole.

  • Some graduates will also have cords and other regalia.


Dignity:  Please remember to be respectful of other graduates and maintain social distancing guidelines. Noise makers and air horns are strictly prohibited.


Diplomas: Graduates will receive a diploma cover as they walk across the stage.

                   Graduates must pick up their diplomas immediately following the graduation ceremony at the following locations: The Circular Front Parking Area (front of school) Seniors last names A-G: Bus Drop Off Area (near the lunchroom entrance) Seniors last names H-O; Teacher Parking Lot (Right beside bus drop off area) Seniors last names P-Z.


Recessional: At the end of the ceremony, the graduates will recess off the field.  Once they have cleared the field, the audience will be dismissed through the gates.  No one will be allowed on the field after the ceremony. 


We are looking forward to honoring the graduates of the class of 2020 at Coffee  High School!  If you have questions, please contact Dr. Le Lang at  


Congratulations to the CHS Class of 2020!


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