Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School

Graduation Information

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017, 6:00 P.M.

Graduation is the culmination of a student’s high school years and should be a happy and memorable event.  We are anxious to provide a program that our graduates will always remember and have arranged the following activities:

**Please note that these are the only school sponsored graduation activities.  ANY OTHER EVENTS ARE NOT SUPPORTED BY SAINT FRANCIS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL AND WILL NOT BE CHAPERONED BY SCHOOL STAFF.**

REQUIREMENTS:
Each student must successfully complete 40 hours of community service by June 2 and attain 30 credits (including Religion) by June 27.  Failure to satisfy these requirements will exclude the student from the Graduation exercises.

GRADUATION RETREATS:
Each student will be expected to participate in a one-day school retreat on September 23 and the board wide Graduation Celebration on May 18.

GRADUATION REHEARSAL
Rehearsal for the graduation exercise will take place on JUNE 28 at 9:00 a.m. at Niagara College in Welland.

ATTENDANCE AT REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY.
Students are responsible for their own transportation.

GRADUATION EXERCISES
The graduation exercises will be held on JUNE 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Niagara College in Welland.  All graduates must be at the site by 5:00 p.m. sharp. Each graduate will receive eight guest tickets. Contact Student Services to request additional tickets by June 2.

GOWN AND TICKET  PICK UP
Gowns and tickets will be picked up during exams at the school (date will be announced).  Gowns may need to be ironed. Cap and gown will belong to the student after the ceremony.

PICTURES
In order to receive an 11×14 class composite at graduation, students must pay $35.00 when grad photos are taken.  All grads will have access on-line to a diploma photo taken at graduation and a prom photo taken at the dinner.

GRADUATION DRESS FOR FORMAL EXERCISES: 
Both male and female graduates will wear their academic cap and gown.
In order to participate in the graduation ceremonies, the dress code is as follows:
Males: A shirt, tie, dress pants, socks and dress shoes.  Recommended black socks/shoes.
Females: A dress, skirt/blouse or long dress pants and dress shoes.

GRADUATION PROM DINNER AND DANCE:
The graduation dinner and dance will be held on Monday, June 26 at Club Roma.  Photos will be taken between 5:00-6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. followed by dancing until 10:00 p.m.  All graduates are responsible for acquiring their own appropriate attire for the graduation prom.  This attire is not included in the graduation fee. It will be necessary for non-graduates accompanying graduates to pay a $50.00 fee by June 2.

A Graduation Dinner contract must be submitted by all students and guests attending the dinner.
Students are not permitted to leave the hall during the evening.  Students found to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs will be removed from the hall and a call to the parent will be made to pick up the student.

FEES
Graduates must pay a fee of $150.00. This payment covers the academic gowns and caps, invitations, certificates, programs, graduation ceremony and prom pictures, graduation prom and dinner, and the graduation retreats.  Please submit payment or receipt of payment through School Cash Online to Student Services as soon as possible.  The Graduation Dinner contract must accompany this payment.

THE GRADUATION FEE IS DUE March 31.

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