5PM HEAT UPDATE: The Bergen Record is reporting that 4 ambulances responded to treat family members who passed out due to the high temperatures in Bruins Stadium in Braddock Park. Several other schools have moved their graduation indoors due to the heat including Palisades Park Junior/Senior High School which will hold its graduation in the school’s auditorium Wednesday evening, Teaneck High School’s Thursday graduation has been moved to the Rothman Center at Fairleigh Dickinson University, River Dell High School’s graduation ceremony remained scheduled for Thursday; but members of the public will be able to view a live broadcast of the ceremony in the air conditioned rooms of the high school’s auditorium, library and cafeteria.
Heat: No plans to move Graduation Day Ceremony from RHS Stadium Field
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ Thursday just may just be the hottest day of the year ,with temperatures expected to reach just south of 100 degrees weather conditions not exactly ideal for a high school graduation on a turf field.
Near record temperatures have not deterred School officials and according to Superintendent Daniel Fishbein there are no plans for last minute changes.
In an email Superintendent Daniel Fishbein detailed the steps being taken to prepare for the extreme heat assuring all that there will be plenty water available for the graduates and invited guests.(http://ridgewood.patch.com/articles/ridgewood-preparing-for-extreme-heat-on-graduation-day)
Among the common sense suggestions and information are : make sure you stay hydrated and bring water.,carefully decide whether to bring elderly and health impaired relatives or friends to the ceremony.,dress appropriately for the heat, there will be tented areas for graduates who feel they need to get out of the sun, and the Village is prepared with emergency services .
We all remember the flash flooding, last year so ably handled by the former RHS principle Lorenz .
According to Dr. Fishbein ,”This year it will be heat. All part of the graduation experience people will talk about for years.”(http://ridgewood.patch.com/articles/ridgewood-preparing-for-extreme-heat-on-graduation-day)
The ceremony begins at 5 p.m. this Thursday at Ridgewood High School Stadium Field .