WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Wichita Falls ISD has released more information regarding their upcoming graduation ceremonies.
The school district’s 2020 graduation ceremonies will take place at Memorial Stadium and the dates are listed below:
- Rider High School - June 4
- Wichita Falls High School - June 5
- Hirschi High School - June 6
The gates will open around 8 a.m. and all ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. on their respective days.
Parking is free for all graduates and guests, with the east parking lot being open for all and the west parking lot being reserved for graduates, staff and volunteers.
Each graduate will receive six tickets which will be required to enter the stadium. No other tickets will be given out or sold.
Face masks will be required for anyone aged five years and older while entering and exiting the stadium or when they are close to other anyone who is not in their family group. Masks will not be required during the ceremony while guests are seated with their family groups.
A health attestation form will be required from each attending family group prior to entering the stadium. This form asks guests to verify they do not have new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19.
All required items will be distributed to graduates on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or on Monday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the student’s high school. Students must pick up their items at this time as items will not be handed out the morning of graduation.
No outside food and drink will be allowed in the stadium other than water. One clear and unopened plastic bottle per person will be allowed.
Guests will be ushered to their seats as a family group and groups will not be seated until every attending member is present. Guests will not be allowed to save or move seats once they have been seated.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, ushers will be dismissing guests by rows.
Once the ceremony is over, guests are asked to leave the parking lot immediately because Governor Abbott’s order prohibits congregating at graduation ceremony venues.
A list of restricted items can be found below:
- Large bags or backpacks
- Firearms, knives, explosives or other weapons
- Coolers or any other cases except in cases of medical need, as certified by a physician
- Artificial noise makers, air horns or megaphones
- Large signs, flags, poles, banners and laser pointers
- Pets, except trained service animals
The gate at the south end of the stadium has been designated as the handicap entrance. Guests with wheelchairs may enter through this gate.