2013 Senior Class and Parents:
With the 2012-13 school year quickly coming to an end, our focus turns to many special and important year-end events. This memo is intended to inform of details, expectations, and deadlines of upcoming activities.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School would like to provide all students and their families with a dignified, traditional graduation ceremony. Graduation ceremony rules are established to give each participating senior the respect and attention they deserve. Students or parents displaying improper conduct will be removed from the graduation ceremony. Please refrain from bringing any balloons, air horns, or any other items that may distract from the ceremony. These items may obstruct other parents view of the ceremony or hinder other parents from hearing the announcement of their graduates name.
Each student may request up to four free graduation tickets and may purchase an additional two tickets at ten dollars per additional ticket. These tickets can be purchase at the ERHS student store, which only accepts cash. There are no exceptions to this limit of tickets rule, this is primarily due to the safety capacity of our stadium.Students must have their student ID to pick up and purchase graduation tickets. It is imperative that students turn in all textbooks and clear all obligations prior to May 24th. Students with unsettled obligations or outstanding texts books will not be able to pick up or purchase their graduation tickets. Seniors will be taking final exams on May 22rd and May 23th and turning in their textbooks on these two days.
Seniors that have met all CNUSD graduation requirements and wish to participate in the commencement ceremony are required to attend the mandatory graduation rehearsals, remember participation is a privilege. The following is the rehearsal schedule-
• May 28th 8:00- 12:30PM Graduation practice meeting in the GymStudents are advised to wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as these rehearsals will take several hours. Students that do not attend rehearsal will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony. Graduation caps and gowns will be distributed on May 24th in the cafeteria; please make sure to pick up your cap and gown. Herff Jones will not be passing out caps and gowns at any other time.
During the Senior Commencement week, students will be invited to participate in other memorable activities. The following is the additional activities schedule-
Although these activities are not mandatory all seniors are encouraged to participate.The commencement ceremony will take place on May 29th at 7:00pm. Seniors are requested to arrive to the gym at 5:00pm; any students that are late will not be allowed to participate. Family members will not be allowed in the gym. Students must arrive with cap, gown and tassel in hand. Alterations to cap and gowns are strictly prohibited. Students cannot bring signs, purses, backpacks, cameras, beach balls, umbrellas, IPODS, cameras, cell phones, or any other items that may cause a distraction during the graduation ceremony. Personal items will not be protected if they are left in the gym, nor will they be permitted on the field. Students will go through security check prior to entering the gym and once cleared they will be allowed to put on their cap and gown.
Decoration and flowers are not allowed on the outside of the student’s robe or on the cap, with the exception of honors chords. Students that have earned a cumulative 4.0 G.P.A. or above are honored with official blue and orange chords, and students that have earned a cumulative 3.5- 3.99 are honored with blue and white chords. Honor cords can be purchased at the Student Store during regular store hours for twenty dollars.
Immediately following the ceremony, parents may enter the field area for pictures if they so desire. Students can leave the field once they return their cap and gown at the west end of the stadium. Diplomas will be handed out at this time; students must have their student ID to pick up their diplomas.
Congratulations to the class of 2013. If you have any questions regarding these or any other senior commencement activities please direct them to the activities office at (951) 738-2115.