It’s that time of year, when high school seniors put on their caps and gowns and take the stage to get their diplomas, shake hands with their principals and graduate. As the country emerges from COVID, the LA Unified School District’s class of 2021 is prepping for in-person ceremonies next week.

5 things you need to know about LAUSD graduation this year:

  1. Graduating students must have a negative COVID test in order to participate. 
  2. Graduates will need to have results of their COVID tests within one week of graduation.
  3. LAUSD is extending hours at its testing sites and dispatching mobile units to middle and high schools to provide additional opportunities for graduates to get tested.
  4. Parents do not need to take a COVID test in order to attend their child’s ceremony.
  5. Parents will, however, have their temperature checked and be required to answer health-screening questions before entering the venue.