Kauai News

DOE Announces 2021 Graduation Ceremonies

Posted May 3, 2021, 4:38 PM HST

The Hawai´i State Department of Education on Monday announced the dates, times and formats for public high school graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021. Alternative ceremony formats will continue for a second year and limit guest access to comply with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

“We are so proud of our Class of 2021 graduates for their scholarship, student leadership and resilience during this very difficult COVID-19 period,” Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto said. “Our high schools across the islands have been working with graduates, parents and families to plan the best possible celebrations while adhering to social distancing requirements and other health and safety guidelines. We thank our school communities and partners who have been working to make these events truly special.”

Schools are sharing logistics and safety details with parents and guardians. An overview of statewide commencement celebrations is below. This list will continue to be updated on the Department’s website as more details become available. For more information, families are encouraged to contact their child’s school directly.

Kapaʻa-Kauai-Waimea Complex Area

Kapaʻa HighPrincipal: Thomas “Tommy” John Cox

Participating Seniors: 240
May 21School campusDrive-in
Kaua‘i HighPrincipal: Marlene Leary

Participating Seniors: 290
May 21Vidinha StadiumIn-person with live stream
Waimea HighPrincipal: Mahina Anguay

Participating Seniors: 135
May 21School campusIn-person with limited guests and vehicles