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Seniors and Graduation

Class of 2024 Graduation Notes for Parents and Guests

Commencement Tickets & Live Streaming Services
Entry into the ceremonies will be ticketed. Be advised that tickets will be distributed directly to seniors by respective school
leadership and stakeholders should not visit schools to pick up tickets for graduation. This decision is due to the district’s
commitment to providing a safe event for students and their guests and our employees. Those attending the ceremony will
be scanned upon entry.

Each ceremony will be live-streamed from the GICC and is accessible on the district’s website, www.clayton.k12.ga.us.
Watch parties for family and friends are also encouraged.

Have trouble accessing the streaming video? Please review the following support:

  • Please ensure that your device's operating system is up to date (this includes mobile devices)
  • Please use one of the following recommended internet browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari
  • Please ensure that your browser is up to date and refresh as necessary

Parking for the Ceremonies
Parking at the facility, which is limited, will cost $10. Payment will be by card only. The lot will be closed when
capacity has been reached. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Local transit services, if applicable, Uber or Lyft options,
and use of short-term parking at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are recommended as alternative options.

Items NOT allowed in any ceremony
While we want this to be a joyful celebration for the graduates and their parents/guardians, relatives, friends, and guests,
the following items are NOT allowed in the Performing Arts Center/GICC for any graduation ceremony. Guests will be
asked to return them to their vehicle. District/Performing Arts Center/GICC staff will NOT be responsible for holding
or watching items.

  • Weapons
  • Tobacco or vaping products (this includes lighters)
  • Balloons (by city ordinance
  • Signs of any size (hand held church style fans are permitted)
  • Noise-Makers
  • Glass vases
  • Food/Drink (in the auditorium)

Clear, See-Through Bags ONLY!
Guests attending ceremonies at either the Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro or the Georgia International Convention
Center in College Park may only bring clear, see-through bags to the event. Guests will be asked to return bags that are not
clear or see-through will be asked to return them to their vehicle(s). District/GICC staff will not be responsible for holding
or watching items.

There will be NO re-entry into the GICC. If you leave, you will not be able to return. (You may only re-enter if you are
returning one of the above items to your vehicle.)

Important: To prepare for the processional, five (5) minutes before the start of each ceremony, we will temporarily close
entry doors to the event space. Those arriving after this time will have to remain in the pre-function area of the facility so
please keep this in mind. We will reopen the doors following the performance of the National Anthem. Please note that
attendees can view the ceremony on display monitors in the pre-function area until doors are reopened.