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Class of 2024

Graduation is approaching fast!  There is important information you need to know so your senior will experience a successful end to the school year.  We hope you and your graduate will enjoy the Senior events and Graduation ceremony.  

Graduation Day will be held on June 6, 2024 at 6:00pm in the SCHS Stadium.  

Graduation practice will be held on June 6th at 10:00am following Senior Breakfast - practice attendance is mandatory for seniors participating in the graduation ceremony.  

Please note each section below for information that applies to you or your senior.  If you have any questions, please contact Kitty Meyers, Assistant Principal’s Secretary for the Class of 2024 at (619) 660-3520.  

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Please note that only seniors who have met ALL graduation requirements will be allowed to participate in the Graduation Ceremony.  This includes all required classes, senior interview/website/community service, paying all fines, and completing all disciplinary assignments.  Students will not participate in graduation or receive their diplomas if all graduation requirements have not been met.  THE MANDATORY SENIOR CLEARANCE FORM IS YOUR ENTRANCE TICKET TO SENIOR BREAKFAST. June 4th is the LAST DAY to get cleared by ASB/LIBRARY.

 

As the senior year comes to a close, it is important for all students to attend daily and continually check academic standing through Canvas.  Please stay in contact with your student’s teachers to monitor progress.

ALL FINES MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO GRADUATION.

CAP AND GOWN DISTRIBUTION - May 28 

Cap and Gown distribution will be held in the Quad at 7:30am - All fines must be paid prior to pick up.

 

YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION—May 30

All students may pick up their yearbooks in the Gym between 4:00-6:00 pm.

 

SENIOR AWARDS - MAY 30 - .Fill out Survey by May 10

Theatre - 5:30-7:30pm

 

SENIOR SUNSET - May 31 

BACCALAUREATE—June 1 - 10am

Baccalaureate is a celebration of our graduates and will be held at Skyline Church located at 11330 Campo Road, El Cajon, 92019.  This event is sponsored by our PTO and attendance is optional.  The ceremony will begin at 10:00am.  Seniors should plan on arriving by 9:15am to line up for the processional into the building.  Light refreshments will be served. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Cap and gown are required. Honor graduates will wear the honor stole.

 

SENIOR BREAKFAST—June 6

The Senior Breakfast is sponsored by the Kiwanis, Senior Class parents and PTO.  Beginning at 8:30am in the GYM, our seniors will gather to celebrate their completion of high school. THE COMPLETED/MANDATORY SENIOR CLEARANCE FORM IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

 

GRADUATION PRACTICE—June 6

ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY.  Practice for the ceremony begins after our Senior Breakfast, about 10:00am.  Seniors will be led through the ceremony and given final details for the evening’s event.  Students who do not participate in the mandatory graduation practice will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.

 

GRADUATION—June 6 –6:00pm – SCHS Stadium

Students must report to the QUAD at the front of the school through the Mini Quad no later than 4:00pm.

NO entrance from the back of the QUAD. Arrive with Cap on head and gown in hand.

 

Steele Canyon Graduation Ceremonies have a proud tradition of excellence and decorum.  Our seniors work to uphold our core values and we intend to continue this practice.  In order to give this ceremony the respect it deserves and to afford each guest an exceptional opportunity, there are guidelines for both participants and guests.  Gates for guests open at 4:30pm.

The event will be live streamed on the day of the event. The livestream link will also be provided through Parent Square and will be posted on the SCHS website at schscougars.org,

 

SENIOR ATTIRE

All seniors are expected to dress appropriately for the ceremony, as well as wearing the cap and gown.  No high heels (stilettos) will be allowed as they can damage the track and turf.

 

The only item students will be allowed to bring with them will be their car keys.  No electronic devices of any kind (including cell phones) will be allowed.  This is to ensure the appropriate decorum for our ceremony.

No additional decorations to the cap and gown are allowed.  Students who make unapproved modifications to the cap and/or gown will not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony.  SCHS has a long-standing tradition of equity and unity in our formal graduation ceremony.  If you arrive on the day of graduation with a modified cap or adornments with your gown, you will NOT be allowed to participate in the ceremony.  SCHS has the right to prohibit modifications that will interfere or distract from the formal ceremony. 

The only exceptions will be PRE-APPROVED tribal regalia or recognized objects of religious or cultural significance in accordance with the Law.  If you wish to request an exception, you must consult with Grade Level Secretary Ms. Meyers in the Assistant Principal’s office before May 3. to request a meeting with Dr.Cohen to seek approval. 

 

*IMPORTANT* GUEST INFORMATION

No balloons, air horns, party poppers, large signs or banners, food or drinks, or lawn chairs are allowed in the stadium. No backpacks, large purses or bags will be allowed into the stadium.  If you would like to use an umbrella for sun blockage, please lower it once the ceremony begins in respect for our other guests.

 

PARKING

Parking is limited.  Please plan to arrive early to avoid delays.  Parking on Campo Road is dangerous and illegal.   Please note that this highway is marked “No Parking” and CHP may choose to enforce this at any time at their discretion.  Exiting the parking lot will be slow.  It may take guests at least one hour OR MORE to exit the lot due to multiple parking areas and pedestrian traffic on Campo Road.  Please be patient with our traffic guides as they will be doing their best in a difficult situation. DO NOT park in areas designated as “no parking” or your vehicle may be towed at the owner's expense.

A limited number of disabled parking spaces will be available on a first come, first served basis near the entrance to the stadium.  Guests with disabilities can be dropped off near the gate before parking.  

 

SHUTTLE SERVICE

Each year we experience extreme traffic delays on Campo Road prior to and following the ceremony and parking is limited on campus.  You may wish to take advantage of our free shuttle service provided at the Skyline Wesleyan Church located at 11330 Campo Road, La Mesa beginning at 3:30pm. The last bus leaves Skyline at 5:30pm.  Return shuttle service ends with the last bus leaving SCHS at 8:30pm.  One of the shuttle buses will be wheelchair accessible. PLEASE PARK IN THE LOWER LOT AT SKYLINE CHURCH.

 

PICTURES

Photographs of each graduate will be taken by Cherished Memories Photography during the graduation ceremony and candids will be taken in the GYM prior to graduation (between 4-6PM). Students are not allowed to bring phones/cameras to the graduation ceremony.

CMP will utilize the PhotoDay app for gallery viewing and all purchases. The PhotoDay app uses facial recognition technology to curate a custom gallery for every senior. This will be as simple as texting a keyword to the PhotoDay subscription number. (I.e.: Text "SCHS24" to 90738) The senior/parent has now subscribed to the gallery, and once the photos are ready to view they will receive a text notification. 

Once the photos are posted, the parent/student will download the photo day app, upload a selfie into the PhotoDay Gallery, and it will begin finding all images that match the student's profile. This is how it creates a personalized gallery for their viewing. Not only will this gallery include the mandatory photo on stage but also any candids the senior was in. 

 

Photo informational flyer instructing graduates on how to establish a personalized gallery at https://cherishedmemoriesphotography.com/grad/ for the purpose of purchasing pictures. Flyers will be inserted in the diploma cover for additional information.

CLASS OF 2025 FUNDRAISER

The Class of 2025 will be selling water and flowers near the stadium entrance.  Thank you for your support!

 

GRAD NITE at Disneyland — June 7

GRAD NITE at Disneyland Resort is sponsored by SCHS PTO.  The event includes a Disney Park Hopper ticket, admission to the after hours Grad Nite Party in California Adventure, and transportation to and from Disneyland.  All graduates attending GRAD NITE must have their consent forms on file, adhere to all school rules during the event, and comply with Disneyland policies as referenced in the consent form signed by both student and parent/guardian.  

 

Friday, June 7 - Students must arrive at SCHS by 8:30AM. 

Saturday, June 8 - Buses arrive at SCHS at approximately 4:30AM  

NOTE:  Students MUST be dropped off and picked up. NO EXCEPTIONS!  Students can not have their cars on campus for this event.  NO overnight parking is allowed. 

Students must have their IDs and have successfully graduated to attend. 

NO switching buses will be allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Disneyland searches upon entrance - Metal Detector, K-9, and Grad Night Wristband with ticket lanyard is required.

For questions regarding GRAD NITE, send an email to pto@schscougars.org.

Congratulations to you and your soon-to-be graduate! 

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