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Graduation- Friday, May 28, 2021-8:00 p.m. at Eschenburg Field
 
We are pleased to be able to hold your graduation at Eschenburg Field to celebrate you as
traditionally as possible while keeping you and our community healthy and safe.
The Graduation Plan below is to continue to implement the district COVID-19 protocols and to
ensure a safe graduation ceremony for all.
 
FHS Graduation will be live-streamed at:
http://www.fisd.us/graduation or http://hs.fisd.us/graduation
 
Procedures and Guidelines
 
Family and friends that are not receiving a ticket cannot attend the ceremony, stand near the
fence, or stand outside the stadium.
 
No gifts of any kind will be allowed in the stadium (cards, balloons, flowers, etc.)
 
Social distancing should be adhered to while on school grounds, before, during and after the
graduation ceremony.
 
The wearing of masks is required when entering the stadium and as families are being seated.
Once seated with the family, face coverings may be removed.
 
There will be no concession stand. Graduates will be provided water.
 
TICKETS:
 
Ticket pick up for Face-to-Face students will be May 25th at graduate’s assigned lunch period or
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on May 25th at the FHS Library entrance. If the graduate is unable to pick
up the ticket at those assigned times, please call the front office to make arrangements. Each
graduate will receive 1 ticket that will admit a maximum of 6 people. Young children and infants
are included in the six-person restriction. On the back of the ticket, you will list the graduate and
the 6 family members attending the ceremony and certify the health screening information
included on the form. No one will be admitted without the ticket and the health screening
information completed. Tickets may not be exchanged due to the social distancing
requirements.
 
ARRIVAL, PARKING, AND ENTRANCE

Graduates and their families are required to arrive at the gate together. Incomplete parties will
not be seated. Parking lots and stadium gates will open at 6:30 p.m.
 
Students with last names beginning with A-Hern must park in the band practice parking lot and
wait until a police officer indicates that you may leave your vehicle. Then, the graduate and their
family will enter the stadium at the Ticket Booth across from the practice gyms.
 
Students with last names beginning with Herr-Z must park in the auditorium parking lot and wait
until a police officer indicates that you may leave your vehicle. Then, the graduate and their
family will enter the stadium at the ticket booth near the concession area.
 
SEATING
 
Upon entrance, tickets will be checked and an usher will lead families to their seats, and
graduates will be seated on the field. Seating for guests will be available on both the home and
visitor sides of the stadium. Seating for guests will also be made available on the track and field
behind the graduates. Seating is first-come, first-serve and social distancing will be adhered to.
Family groups will be seated 6 ft. from each other. Incomplete parties will not be seated.

Reserved seating for disabled persons will be available. The parent of the graduate must call
the high school at 830-393-5370 no later than 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25th to reserve handicap
seating. The entire family will be seated together. Seating for guests will also be made available
on the track.

Individuals will not be allowed to loiter or stand along the fence, railing, or concession stand
area before, during, or after the ceremony. Restrooms will be open but occupancy will be limited
to maintain social distancing.

PHOTOS

There will not be an opportunity to take photos before or after the ceremony on the school
grounds.
 
Photos will be taken by the school district’s designated photographer. No one is permitted to
move about to take pictures. Individual photos will be taken by Lifetouch when graduates walk
to the stage with their diplomas. Floresville High School is purchasing an 8x10 for every senior
that will be mailed to graduates’ homes. Additional photos will also be available for viewing and
purchase at events.lifetouch.com. An information flyer will be placed in the diploma packet.

FAMILY & GRADUATE DISMISSAL

At the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates and their families will be dismissed by the
graduate name to allow for social distancing leaving the stadium. The graduate and family will
exit the same gate used to enter. Graduates and their families must vacate the premises
immediately after the ceremony. Graduates are not allowed to congregate and mingle with
family or friends after the ceremony.

WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS

In the event of a prolonged power outage, heavy rain or inclement weather of any kind, the
ceremony will be canceled and rescheduled for June 4th. If the June 4th ceremony must be
canceled, the ceremony will not be rescheduled and students will be contacted about when they
can pick up their diplomas.

Please be advised that guidance provided by Governor Abbott and TEA is subject to
change as underlying public health conditions change. Any decisions made will be in the
best interest of the safety, health and well-being of our students, staff, and community.
Any changes to the graduation plan will be communicated with parents and students as
soon as possible.

We look forward to honoring our graduates, and we thank you for your support.

CEREMONY REQUIREMENTS and IMPORTANT NOTES

There will be a mandatory graduation rehearsal at 9 a.m. on May 28, 2021 at Eschenburg Field.

All graduates should follow the Secondary District Dress Code.

Graduates may decorate their mortarboards. There should be no vulgar language, political
messaging or hate speech. If this occurs, the mortarboard will be covered.

Graduates should arrive at the ceremony fully dressed in cap and gown.

Any graduation candidate who arrives for the graduation ceremony under the influence of illegal
substances or alcohol will not be allowed to participate.

Students will participate in a Processional once the ceremony starts but guests are not allowed
out of their seats to take pictures or video.

There will not be a Senior Circle and/gathering of any sort during the ceremony. During the alma
mater, students will not be permitted to link hands.

Students will not be permitted to throw graduation caps in the air.

Always be aware that your behavior during the ceremony will forever reflect not only on yourself
but your parents and your classmates as well.

We are aware that there may be concerns about these procedures, but understand that we are
continuing to follow the district’s COVID-19 protocols to ensure a safe graduation ceremony for
all of those in attendance.

Congratulations, Class of 2021, we love you, are proud of you and know you will continue to do
great things as you begin the next chapter of your lives.