LHS Graduation 2021 - Graduation Postponed Until Saturday May 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Update 2 – Issued May 28, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
The decision has been made to postpone the LHS Graduation until tomorrow morning (Saturday 5/29/21) at 10:00. There are severe thunderstorms moving into the area.
Lehman Graduation Postponed Until Saturday Morning
We are postponing the graduation ceremony until tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Shelton Stadium gates will open at 9:00 a.m. for the commencement audience attendees. We’ll be sending separate information to students regarding the times they need to arrive.
Based current forecasts, the weather is going to deteriorate quickly as we move into the evening. We anticipate by the time we would have started our graduation tonight, we would be facing a significant lighting and heavy rain threat – as much as a 70 to 80% chance. We need to err on the side of safety. Thank you for your continued patience as 2020 – 2021 deals us one last challenge.
We will see everyone in the morning, ready to cheer on our seniors as they walk the stage to become Class of 2021 graduates!
Link to LHS Graduation Live Stream - https://youtu.be/c6KXUTxkYIw
We are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather doesn’t interrupt our plans for tonight’s ceremony, but in case it does, here is the latest information on what we are doing and planning as a contingency.
Lehman Class of 2021 Graduation Rain Contingency Plan
Update 1 – Issued May 28, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Campus and district officials are currently closely monitoring local weather conditions. They are in regular consultation with the district’s meteorologist. Weather models are varied, with some showing the possibility of continuing with the commencement ceremony tonight.
By 5:00 p.m. the district will make a judgement call, based on the latest information and conditions, regarding whether the 7:30 p.m. ceremony will take place as scheduled or be postponed. If the ceremony is postponed, it will be rescheduled for tomorrow morning – Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Shelton Stadium.
If the ceremony takes place tonight, here is some important information:
- The ceremony will proceed through any moments of light rain or misting.
- If the district’s proximity lighting detectors alert or rain becomes heavy, the ceremony will pause, allowing students to return to the gym and spectators to return to their vehicles temporarily and until conditions improve. If this is necessary, it will be announced from the event stage.
- Spectators are encouraged to bring a towel to wipe down their seats. Umbrellas will be allowed in the stadium and rain ponchos are encouraged.
- Wear weather comfortable attire.
Congratulations Hays CISD Class of 2021!
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