Akins announces details for Senior Send-Off Parade on May 27


The Akins community will celebrate the Class of 2021 with a “Senior Send-Off” vehicle parade through the campus parking lots on Thursday, May 27 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The event is designed to provide a way for teachers and families to celebrate the upcoming graduation of this year’s seniors in a way that meets social distancing guidelines. Seniors, or another driver, will parade through the campus parking lot in their vehicles while teachers and family members cheer for them from designated areas for each.

Vehicle set-up starts at 5 p.m. at Cinemark movie theater parking lot in SouthPark Meadows. Seniors are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and bring someone else to drive so they can wave and enjoy the moment and they may not leave their car for the duration of the parade.

Akins administrators have developed strict rules that must be followed for the event to be safe and fun for everyone. Spectators watching at Akins should arrive early because parking at Akins will be limited and in designated areas.

Parents, Akins underclassmen, family members, and community members are encouraged to watch the parade along the route from South Park Meadows, Alice May Blvd behind Sam’s, Taft Street, South First Street from Taft to Akins.

Click HERE to see the Parade Route Map (Mobile Device-Friendly)

Click HERE to see the Parade Route Map (Computer-Friendly)

Photos from last year’s event are available on AkinsEaglesEye.com

Instructions for Seniors driving through parade:

  • Meet at the Cinemark theater parking lot by 5 p.m.
  • Make sure your car is decorated (school appropriate) and ready to go by that time
  • Wear your cap and gown if you want.
  • Stay in your car during the parade.
  • We encourage parents or family members to drive parade vehicles, so our seniors may wave and enjoy the moment.
  • Follow the route during the parade.
  • The parade will go through the route only twice. Follow the AISD police car.
  • Follow Akins Senior Parade speed limit of 5 mph.
  • After each car finishes the route the 2nd time, the parade is over.

Instructions for spectators viewing parade:

  • If you are watching at Akins, arrive between 5 – 5:45 p.m. Parking at Akins will be limited and in designated areas.
  • You are encouraged to have signs and cheer on all of our seniors.
  • If you wish to be out of your car, please stay with your party and socially distanced.
  • Spectator parking at Akins will be closed at 5:45 pm.
  • Spectators will not be able to exit the route until 7:45 or the conclusion of the parade if you are parked at Akins.
  • Unfortunately, no building access or restrooms will be available.
  • Following AISD rules, no alcohol, tobacco, or weapons permitted.