Thursday, May 5, 2016

End of Year Senior Class Information

End of Year Senior Class Information

May 5, 2016

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 on the horizon, 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 joy 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.


Michael Mastrullo

The following is information concerning activities and responsibilities for the members of the Class of 2016.

Exams will be held during the regularly scheduled class time.  Students should report to the regular room location.

Wednesday, May 25th                            B & D Exams (ABCD)
Thursday, May 26th                                         A & C Exams (ACBD)


Friday, May 27th

All seniors must sign-out between the hours of 8:00 am to 12:00 am on Friday. Sign-outs before Friday are not permitted.  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 31st
Bus leaves at 9:00 am 

Wednesday, June 1st

ALL SENIORS MUST ATTEND.  Participation in class night and graduation rehearsal is required if you wish to take part in the ceremonies. Students will receive their cap and gown at rehearsal. 

Class Night Rehearsal (Mandatory)            8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: High School Gymnasium

Wednesday, June 1 @ 6:00 pm

Class Night begins at 6:00pm in the high school gymnasium. Please park in the teacher’s parking lot adjacent to the field hockey/lacrosse field.  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, June 2nd   

Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory)       8:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: High School Gymnasium

The Last Supper @ Gibbet Hill                      6:00 pm 

Friday, June 3rdth

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.  Tickets will not be necessary for admission and seating is unlimited.  

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 necessary, we have a rain date scheduled for Saturday, June 4th at 12:00 pm on the high school athletic field.  Students will report at 10:00 am for a Saturday ceremony.  We will notify families on Thursday, June 2nd by 2:00 pm if we intend to postpone the ceremony until Saturday. If the ceremony is held Saturday June 4th all seniors need to be in the back commons by 10:00 am. If poor weather requires us to conduct the graduation ceremony in the gymnasium tickets will be required.  Each student will receive 5 complimentary tickets. 


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 27th.  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.
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. 

Closing Message:

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 2016 will continue to make us proud.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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