School district shifts graduation times in anticipation of rain

SALISBURY, N.C. — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools district is moving up all graduation ceremonies one hour earlier Saturday morning, because of the potential of inclement weather.

They’ll begin at 7 a.m. and gates open at 6 a.m.

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If the weather becomes severe, they’ll move all ceremonies inside starting at 10 a.m.

RSS’ full message to families:

“With the potential for severe weather in our forecast, RSS is making every effort to hold graduation ceremonies outside so that as many family members as possible can attend.

“District administrators have determined that all graduations will be moved up one hour earlier to begin at 7 a.m. Gates will open at 6 a.m.

“If unsafe weather arises, a decision will be made for all schools to move indoors, and we would start graduation inside at 10 a.m.

“Please make all family and friends aware of the change in time so that no one arrives late and misses seeing their graduate walk the stage.”