Here are 6 things to know if you’re going to Fayette schools’ graduations at Rupp Arena

As the first of Fayette County Public Schools’ six graduations got underway Thursday, district officials were “hearing that families are having issues at Rupp Arena due to the venue’s ‘clear bag’ policy, said district spokesperson Dia Davidson-Smith.

Lafayette High School students graduated at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Here are some reminders for the other ceremonies to be held later Thursday and Friday:

.Parking is available at the High Street parking lot. Anyone with an FCPS graduate in their vehicle (wearing a cap and gown) may park for free. Parking for other guests is $10 (exact change or credit card required).

Heavy traffic in the area will likely cause delays — please plan accordingly. Doors will open to guests 60 minutes before the ceremony.

Rupp Arena follows a clear bag policy. Attendees can bring a clear bag (no larger than 12”x12”x6”) or one small clutch purse (no larger than 4.5”x 6.5”). Exceptions are made for diaper bags. All bags will be searched.

Posters, balloons and noisemakers are not allowed in the arena.

All ceremonies will be streamed on the district’s You Tube channel.

Guests and graduates must exit the arena after the ceremony and are encouraged to meet across the street in the parking lot.

The remaining ceremonies are:

Thursday, May 30

-- 2 p.m. – Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

-- 6 p.m. – Tates Creek High School

Friday, May 31

--10 a.m. – Frederick Douglass High School

-- 2 p.m. – Bryan Station High School

--6 p.m. – Henry Clay High School