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Graduation location to be determined by weather

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Seniors make final preparations and administrators make final decisions about the graduation ceremony Sunday, May 21.

Seniors make final preparations and administrators make final decisions about the graduation ceremony Sunday, May 21.
Seniors make final preparations and administrators make final decisions about the graduation ceremony Sunday, May 21.

By Erin Schultz  (@erischultz)
The location of graduation has not yet been determined. The decision will be made Saturday night or early Sunday morning by administrators and families will be notified via email and phone blast.
According to Principal Michelle Dowling, administration contacts other high schools, looks at multiple newscasts days ahead and consults the grounds staff to decide if the ceremony should be in the George Gattas Memorial stadium or inside the school.
Each student is given four tickets at graduation rehearsal because if the ceremony is inside, there is only enough room for each graduate to bring four guests. These tickets are only to be used if graduation is held inside and will not be necessary if it is outside. However, in the situation that the ceremony is inside, each guest will need a ticket. If students don’t need all four tickets, they are advised to give the tickets to someone two does.
The ceremony on Sunday will also be livestreamed, so if graduation is moved inside, guests who don’t have tickets will still be able to watch in the cafeteria or elsewhere indoors.
If graduation is scheduled to be outside and it has to be moved inside, there will be an hour long recess so it can be set up. Everybody will reconvene after that.
“[People] have to honor the fact that it’s a tough decision to make and safety is number one,” Dowling said. “Safety and getting through the ceremony because [the seniors] earned it.”

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