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Friday , October 9, 2020, 1:30 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.
Each student must successfully complete 40 hours of community service by May 31 and attain 30 credits (including Religion) by June 24. Failure to satisfy these requirements will exclude the student from the Graduation exercises. Community services hours must be handed in by MAY 1 to be considered for graduation awards.
Each student will be expected to participate in a one-day school retreat at the board wide Graduation Celebration.
Each student must complete a confidential graduation profile that is used for scholarship purposes. Information collected includes student involvement in both school and community activities, parish involvement, community service, and financial need. We also collect information for grad gown sizing, student email and a graduation yearbook comment. These are due to the Student Services Secretary by Feb. 28.
Rehearsal for the graduation exercise will take place at the Performing Arts Centre on JUNE 24.
ATTENDANCE AT REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY.
The graduation exercises will be held at the Performing Arts Centre. All graduates must be at the Performing Arts Centre by 12:00 p.m. sharp. Each graduate will receive guest tickets. Contact Student Services to request additional tickets by September 15th.
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.
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.
All other uniform code expectations remain in place. i.e. piercings.
GRADUATION PROM DINNER AND DANCE:
The graduation dinner and dance will be held on Friday, October 9th at Club Roma. Photos will be taken between 5:00-6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing until 10:30 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 September 8th.
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. All Saint Francis student expectations are in place for this event. Any behaviour resulting in removal from the event may result in the student not attending the graduation ceremony.
Graduates must pay a fee of $175.00. 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 (https://ncdsb.schoolcashonline.com) to Student Services as soon as possible. The Graduation Dinner contract must accompany this payment.
THE GRADUATION FEE IS DUE September 8th.