Anthony Vladu Ed.D., Division Superintendent
Gloucester County Public Schools
The Thomas Calhoun Walker Education Center
6099 T.C. Walker Road
Gloucester, Virginia 23061
804-693-1425 (O)
[email protected]

Subject: Graduation Safety and Security
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Dear Parents,

As we gear up for the memorable graduation ceremony of our senior students, ensuring the safety and security of all attendees remains our top priority. In light of this, we are implementing enhanced security measures, including metal detectors and bag checks.

Arriving early will ensure a smooth and efficient safety screening process.  Gates will open at 7:30 a.m. and commencement will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, June 8, 2024.  While we aim to make the process as swift as possible, guests with bags should anticipate longer wait times. We strongly encourage minimizing the use of bags unless absolutely necessary.

Additionally, please take note of the items prohibited within the stadium premises, including vaping devices, tobacco products, alcohol, marijuana, illegal drugs, noise makers, knives, fireworks, mace, pepper spray, tasers, stun guns, firearms, and any other weapons.

Large bags such as backpacks, purses, metal water bottles, and chairs should be left at home to expedite the security screening process.

Thank you for your cooperation in adhering to these security measures. Your prompt arrival at 7:30 AM will ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all.


Dr. Anthony Vladu
Division Superintendent