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Helena Public Schools changes graduation times

Posted at 9:46 PM, Jun 04, 2020

HELENA — Due to the likelihood of lightning, large hail, and damaging winds predicted for this Saturday afternoon, the Helena Public Schools have made the safety-related decision to alter the start times for both the Helena High Graduation Ceremony and the Capital High Graduation Ceremony.

With strong storms moving into our area after 12:00pm, we need to begin both ceremonies during the morning window.

However, due to our need for precautionary cleaning after each ceremony, our timeline will be compressed.

Please note that an alternate, indoor option is not available this year due to precautionary health protocols.

Graduation for Helena High School will begin at 8:00am. Guests may begin arriving at 7:00am for seating.

Graduation for Capital High School will begin at 11:00am. Guests may begin arriving at 10:15am for seating.

While ceremonies can proceed during rain, any lightning within a ten mile radius causes an immediate end and postponement until 30 minutes after the last incidence of lightning.

For this reason, it is vital that we make these necessary schedule adjustments.

Students, please look for additional information from your schools.

Guests, please note that all precautionary practices remain for these ceremonies. All guests are required to have a ticket, wear a mask/facial covering, and complete the required symptom screener.
At this time, no adjustments have been made to either the Access to Success or PAL graduation ceremonies scheduled for Friday, June 5th.
Please see the revised graduation schedule below for Saturday, June 6th, 2020.

Helena High School

  • Guest arrival begins at 7:00am
  • Graduation ceremony begins at 8:00am
  • Livestream link

Capital High School

  • Guest arrival begins at 10:15am
  • Graduation ceremony begins at 11:00am
  • Livestream link