2018 Graduation Day Information

The West Islip High School graduation ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 23 on the high school turf field at 9:00 a.m.  Given the size of Commencement, it is preferable that the ceremony be held outdoors to accommodate all guests.  To this end, the date and time of commencement may change in the event of inclement weather.  If an adjustment to the schedule is required, instructions will be provided to parents and students via School Messenger text and phone messages as soon as information becomes known, but no later than 8:00 a.m.

Depending on forecasts for the weekend, possibilities include:

·         Delay Plan:  In the case of light rain or other non-severe weather, the ceremony may be slightly delayed, but would start no later than 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

·         Postponement PlanIn the event of severe weather that precludes holding the ceremony outdoors on Saturday morning, the ceremony may be scheduled outdoors for Sunday at 11:00 a.m. if it is anticipated that conditions will be better on Sunday.

·         Indoor Plan:  In the event of inclement weather predicted for both Saturday and Sunday, the graduation ceremony will be held indoors on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.  Entry will be limited to those with tickets to the event.

Students and guests should be prepared for all types of weather.  The district makes every effort to communicate its plans as far in advance as possible.  To stay as informed as possible, sign up for our text messaging service by sending a text message of “Yes” to our district’s short code number, 67587.