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Cooling Stations, Water for Students at East, West Graduations

The Smithtown Central School District says numerous precautions have been taken to ensure everyone is cool and safe.

To battle the heat, the Smithtown Central School District has taken numerous steps to keep students and family members safe and cool for both the High School East and West graduation ceremonies Thursday.

Superintendent Edward Ehmann said the turf fields have been hosed down to lower the temperature, there will be cooling stations with fans and buckets of ice at the snack sections adjacent to the football field, misters will also set up and all students would have frozen water bottles at their seats.

Ehmann also said the Smithtown Fire Department has been very helpful in providing ambulances for the graduations in case of an emergency.

East and West graduations are set for Thursday at 5 p.m.

Pam June 22, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Although the heat was tough the ceremony went off without a hitch. Thank you to the fire department and ambulance crews for helping out the few people that needed their help. All the best to the class of 2012.
David June 24, 2012 at 10:39 AM
I just pondor two things why couldnt some type of Large tent be set up on the field for the senors siting so they dont bake in the sun AND why doent we consider graduation under the lights on our beautiful field. PLEASE dont do as other schools do and move off campaus to AC look at these choices first. Nothing like having it on your own turf!!!!!

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