Parking will be limited at Friday night’s graduation ceremony.
Construction of the new Pierce County High School take up much of the parking space on campus this year.
“We encourage car-pooling to the graduation ceremony as much as possible,” said PCHS principal Dara Bennett. “We are doing our best to make as much parking space available as we can for Friday’s ceremony. We ask for the public’s patience and understanding.”
Access to the campus will be available through both County Farm Road and New School Road.
Police officers and high school staff will be on site to direct vehicles and control access to the parking areas on campus.
In addition to the paved parking lot, there will be some parking made available on the dirt and grass areas adjacent to the old high school, and behind the softball field. Once parking lots are full, they will be closed.
School officials emphasize that all access to the parking lots at the high school will be made via the County Farm Road entrance. The public is also reminded that the new high school construction site has a continuous fence in place between the stadium and school parking lot and there will be no access to the campus.
Anyone parking on the shoulder of the new stretch of County Farm Road will not be able to walk through the construction area and reach the stadium. If the available parking at the high school fills up, people will be asked to park at Pierce County Middle School.
A school bus shuttle service will be available at the middle school to take people to and from the stadium. The shuttle will run approximately every 10 minutes and for an hour after the ceremony is over to transport people to their vehicles.
Those planning to attend graduation are asked to please plan appropriately and come early to the ceremony.