Graduation Update - Change of Date

Dear Walt Whitman High School Community,

Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the safety of students, staff and families, MCPS has decided to change the date and time of commencement ceremonies at five high schools. Current weather forecasts call for rain June 10-11 and the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County.

In collaboration with MCPS, it has been decided that Walt Whitman High School’s graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be held on Saturday morning, June 12, from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

As a reminder, Friday, June 11 is a non-instructional day for students in grades 9-11.

Please note the following changes in logistics for the graduation ceremony:

Graduates must arrive by 8:30am on the Whitman baseball field in caps and gowns.

The check-in tables for guests will open at 8:40am in front of the main gate of Jerome M. Marco Stadium.

Shuttle busses from the two satellite parking locations (Fourth Presbyterian Church and River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation) will operate from 8:00am-1:00pm.

We understand this change impacts plans and arrangements that families have made. Thank you for your understanding and support and we look forward to celebrating with our graduates and families on Saturday.


Kristin Rudolph

Assistant Principal

Grade 12 Administrator

Walt Whitman High School