May 15, 2015
Dear Parents/Guardians of Seniors:
This time of year is particularly special for the senior class of Groton-Dunstable High School. Students are contemplating their future and many are eagerly anticipating a decision from the college of their choice. With their last progress report in hand, Prom in the rear view mirror, and graduation looming, we hope they make the most of the fleeting moments of their high school career.
The final term of the year seems to pass quicker than the preceding three. With distractions abound and the weather warming we would respectfully advise you to encourage your son/daughter to maximize their efforts related to their course of studies. As the finish line draws near, it is important that they not lose sight of their academic obligations.
Our sincerest hope is that this will be a time of happiness and celebration. Of primary concern is the safety of our students during this memorable time. This unique period in a student’s life presents us with an opportunity as both parents and educators to work together and encourage good decision-making. May we continue to work in partnership so they will experience only happiness at this important moment in their lives.
Enclosed with this letter is a summary of student obligations and a detailed list of important dates and times. Please take the time to review the document with your son/daughter.
The following is information concerning activities and responsibilities for the members of the Class of 2015.
SENIOR FINAL ASSESSMENTS
Exams will be held during the regularly scheduled class time. Students should report to the regular room location.
Wednesday, May 20th B & D Exams (ABCD)
Thursday, May 21st A & C Exams (ACBD)
Friday, May 22nd
Final Makeup & checkout
All seniors must sign-out between the hours of 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday. This day represents the last opportunity to return books, equipment, and pay all financial obligations prior to graduation. Sign-out forms must be completed in order to participate in senior week activities and the graduation ceremony.
Tuesday, May 26
Senior Trip to Crane Beach
Bus leaves at 9 AM and returns at 6 PM
Wednesday, May 27
Class Night Rehearsal
ALL SENIORS MUST ATTEND. Participation in graduation rehearsal is required if you wish to take part in the graduation ceremony. Students will receive their cap and gown at rehearsal.
Class Night Rehearsal (Mandatory) 10:30 - 12:30am
Senior Lunch: Chipotle 12:30 - 1:50 pm
(Optional $5 Donation to Wounded Warriors Fund)
Senior Class Award Night @ 6:00pm
Class Night begins at 6:00pm in the high school gymnasium. All seniors should report to the high school at 4:30 pm. Scholarships, academic commendations, and special awards will be presented at Class Night. Parents are welcome to attend. Attendance is mandatory for seniors.
Thursday, May 28th
Mandatory rehearsal will be held at 7:30am on the athletic field.
Senior Trip to Six Flags
Bus leaves at 9 AM and returns at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 29th
The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00pm on the high school athletic field. All seniors will report to the back commons by 4:00pm. No tickets will be necessary for admission and seating is unlimited. If necessary we have a rain date scheduled for Saturday, May 30th at 12 pm. Students will report at 10am for a Saturday ceremony. We will notify families on Thursday, May 28th by 2pm if we intend to postpone the ceremony until Saturday. If poor weather requires us to move the graduation ceremony into the gymnasium tickets will be required. Each student will receive 5 complimentary tickets.
Graduation Day – All Seniors report to the back commons by 4:00pm. Seniors will park on the field hockey/lacrosse field if the ceremony is outdoors and in the teacher’s parking lot if inclement weather requires an indoor ceremony. If the ceremony is held Saturday the 30th, all seniors need to be in the back commons by 10:00 am.
1. All academic and financial obligations (including yearbook, lost textbooks, library books or other materials) and detention obligations must be satisfied for sign-out to be complete.
Participation in Graduation Week activities will not be allowed unless these obligations are met.
2. Meet all academic obligations by the close of school on May 22nd 2015. Students who fail to meet the Groton-Dunstable graduation requirements will not be able to participate in the ceremony.
3. Attend all required activities and arrive ready to participate at the time designated. It is imperative that all students are present and prompt for rehearsals.
4. Dress Code: Class Day and Graduation
Dress Appropriate for the occasion. Business casual at a minimum.
(No sneakers, flip flops, or jeans)
5. Seniors are reminded that all school rules and regulations apply throughout graduation week activities. Any suspensions received during senior week for inappropriate behavior could result in forfeiture of the right to participate in graduation activities.
This time of year is very exciting for our seniors. The memories they make will stay with them forever. Please remind them to make good decisions. In keeping with the character of their class, we anticipate the Class of 2015 will continue to make us proud.
Thank you for your cooperation!