Gainesville High School Graduation Plans   

Message from GHS Principal Tom Smith
The purpose of this message is to finalize graduation plans for the class of 2016.  As of 11:00 AM on Friday, May 20, we have decided to postpone graduation ceremonies for the class of 2016 until 7:30 pm on Saturday, May 21. I certainly apologize for the change and any inconvenience this causes, but the weather forecast for tonight is just not good (rain and cool temperatures). The forecast for Saturday evening is clear. We are also hoping everyone will be able to make the necessary adjustments with this early announcement. 
All graduates should be dropped off at First Baptist Church or ride the shuttle from GHS horseshoe. Please do not drive and park near the area. We need all the parking we can get for visitors. Shuttles from GHS begin at 5:00 PM and end at 5:40PM (all seniors should be at First Baptist Church Banquet Hall by 5:45). There will NOT be return shuttles to GHS.
All others
There will not be parking available at First Baptist Church until after 6:30 PM on Saturday. Additionally, there will be no parking available at the Civic Center. There will be handicapped parking available (with a pass) behind the visitors bleachers at City Park. With that said, the parking is going to be very tight on Saturday; therefore, everyone will need to plan accordingly. Please look at the parking map provided on the school and system webpage.
Thank you,
Tom Smith
Gainesville High School Principal

Please click here to view the updated parking map for graduation.

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