Pandemic-related restrictions may have been relaxed in the past week, but area schools are still erring on the side of caution at this year’s graduation ceremonies.

Brunswick High School will hold commencement in the Watson Arena at Bowdoin College on Friday, June 11. Graduation will start at 7 p.m. and the doors to the arena will open at 6 p.m. Masks are required and sanitizer stations will be available throughout the arena.

In order to abide by COVID-19 protocols for the second year in a row, Freeport High School will once more host its graduation ceremony at the Saco Drive-in Theater on Route 1.

The celebration for the class of 2021 will be held on Sunday, June 13, at 8:30 p.m. Gates to the theater will open at 7:45 p.m. with the ceremony beginning promptly at 8:45 p.m.

Freeport High School Principal Jennifer Gulko said that while last year’s graduation consisted of pre-recorded speeches and a photo slide show of graduates, this year the graduation will have a live ceremony.

Morse High School in Bath will hold its graduation ceremony on McMann Field at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. June 13.

Senior Class President Wade Bradford said he’s relieved to have his class’ graduation ceremony at McMann Field after the school moved graduation to the Wiscasset Municipal Airport last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s a relief considering how much of an unknown this year has been,” Bradford said. “We haven’t had pep rallies and the stands have been empty on senior night for basketball. To hear we’re having graduation at McMann Field is huge for us.”

Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham will hold its commencement from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the Topsham Fairgrounds.