The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School 2020 graduation is tentatively set for July 26, with plans still under way to hold a limited-attendance commencement ceremony at the Agricultural Society fairgrounds in West Tisbury.

High school principal Sara Dingledy sent out an email this week to graduating seniors and their families about the plan for the ceremony.

West Tisbury selectmen voted their approval last month for the idea of holding graduation at the fairgrounds as a one-time event due to the pandemic. Traditionally graduation is held at the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle in early June.

Final signoffs are still needed from the town police and board of health. In her letter this week, Ms. Dingledy said the school is doing its planning within official guidelines for graduation ceremonies from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

“When we polled students in the class, the overwhelming majority wanted to have an in-person ceremony that was as traditional as possible,” she wrote. “While we acknowledge that things are still so uncertain and dependent upon factors that are beyond our control, we feel strongly that a decision needed to be made so you and your families know what to expect.”

The ceremony tentatively will be held on Sunday, July 26, with a time yet to be announced. Graduates and some staff will sit in chairs six to 10 feet apart near a stage. Attendance will be restricted to immediate family members of graduates, who will be allowed to park in cars and tune in to the ceremony via car radio or on a smartphone.

“This is our plan as of today. Plan B might require a different location, more limited participation, or a virtual ceremony,” Ms. Dingledy wrote. “We will not know this information until closer to July 26. We will send out an update by July 12.”

MVTV will have a camera crew at the ceremony and live stream it to the general public, Ms. Dingledy also said. She said the school has been in contact with police to organize a parade on June 7 for graduating seniors.

Corona Stompers, a community mask-making initiative, has donated custom hand-stitched masks for each graduating senior. All participants in the event will be required to wear face coverings.

“We understand this is stressful for our students and for your families. As we have seen, things can change quickly in either direction,” Ms. Dingledy wrote. “Please know that we are committed to keeping you informed of concrete information as we receive it. As always, ideas and contributions are welcomed.”

Meanwhile, the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School will wait until the fall or sometime next year to hold its ceremony, said Peter Steedman, director of the charter school.

“We have four graduates this year and they have their hearts set on a traditional charter school graduation and we want to honor that,” Mr. Steedman said. “They didn’t want to do a Zoom graduation.”

Mr. Steedman added that the school has partnered with the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival to create a movie to honor each senior, and that there will be other small events this spring. “We will find a way to highlight and celebrate each graduate,” he said.