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Updated - Class of 2021 Inclement Weather Plan

 

5.17.21 Update: Graduation Plans Extended

Last Friday, you received backup plans for NHS and SHS Graduation Ceremonies. FSPS will extend those plans to include an optional walk-through graduation ceremony on Thursday for Southside students and their families and Friday for Northside students and their families who may want to participate. These optional walk-through ceremonies will only be available in the event that the traditional commencement is cancelled because of inclement weather. All other options in the original communication still apply. 


The content below was originally published 5.14.21.

Fort Smith Public Schools will implement the following plan for both Northside and Southside commencement ceremonies in the event of inclement weather. More information will be provided to seniors by their high schools. Safety protocols will remain in place for participating seniors in the event of inclement weather.

Southside High School 

Southside High School Graduation is planned for Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 PM at Jim Rowland Stadium.

In the event of inclement weather, Southside graduation will be held on Saturday, May 22 at 10:00 AM at Jim Rowland Stadium. 

In the event of inclement weather on Saturday, May 22, graduation will be held on the same day at an indoor location on Southside’s campus. Graduation will be walk-through style, with each graduate entering the facility with their guests, receiving their diploma, and having their photo taken. The indoor ceremony will be live streamed. 

Northside High School 

Northside High School Graduation is planned for Friday, May 21 at 7:00 PM at Mayo-Thompson Stadium. 

In the event of inclement weather, Northside graduation will be held on Saturday, May 22 at 7:00 PM at Mayo-Thompson Stadium. 

In the event of inclement weather on Saturday, May 22, graduation will be held on the same day at an indoor location on Northside’s campus. Graduation will be walk-through style, with each graduate entering the facility with their guests, receiving their diploma, and having their photo taken. The indoor ceremony will be live streamed.