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Weather changes graduation plans for South Jeffco high schools

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By Deborah Swearingen

Snowy weather and poor driving conditions have changed graduation plans for three South Jeffco high schools. 

Columbine, Chatfield Senior and Dakota Ridge high schools originally planned to hold graduations at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre but have since altered plans due to weather. 

The new schedule for graduations is as follows:

9 a.m. Friday at the Denver Coliseum - Dakota Ridge High School

7 p.m. Friday at the Denver Coliseum - Chatfield Senior High School

1 p.m. Sunday at Magness Arena at Denver University - Columbine High School 

Columbine High School officials received a cancellation call from Red Rocks on Thursday morning several hours before the ceremony. 

Parking will cost $10 for the two Denver Coliseum graduations. For Dakota Ridge's morning ceremony, the venue will open at 8 a.m., and parking will be available at 7 a.m. 

Dakota Ridge seniors are being asked to arrive at the high school at 7:15 a.m. to take photos and board buses for the Coliseum. Chatfield seniors should plan to arrive at the high school at 4:30 p.m. 

Columbine seniors are being asked to arrive at DU by 11 a.m. for a walk-through. Doors will open at noon.

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