Graduation FAQ

Graduation F.A.Q 2020

 Dress for Graduation Ceremony

Men—Slacks, collared shirt, dress shoes.  No shorts or T-shirts.

Ladies—Dress, skirt, or pants; reasonable shoes (high heels are not recommended).  No shorts or T-shirts.  Stay within reasonable distance of the dress code when purchasing your outfits.

 Flip-flops are not to be worn. Tennis shoes are discouraged.  Shoes with a heel strap are strongly advised.

 
Graduation Practice

 All seniors will report on Friday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 26, to the cafeteria by 8:00 AM. Practice will be approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours. This is dependent on how well the seniors cooperate during the announcements and line-up portion of the morning. We would like you to bring your cap, gown and regalia on May 22 to do a Graduate Walk through LPS as part of practice that morning.

 You will not be allowed back into the main building after practice unless you have to take care of an obligation (textbook issue, fine, fee, etc.). Please only bring what you wish to carry with you to the field.

 
Tickets for Outside

 Issued 6 tickets for the athletic field.

 Tickets will be distributed on Thursday at the end of practice as part of pronunciation check.  You will not be dismissed until this is completed.

 You will only receive one set of tickets.  No replacements will be issued.  Please give them to your parents/guests before you come into the ceremony.

 

Tickets for Inside

 Every student will receive only 2 tickets for CPA and 2 tickets for the gym if we have rain. We will also be live streaming the event for those that can’t get in. You will only receive one set of tickets. No replacements will be issue. Please give these to your parents/guests before you come into the ceremony.

 
Seating

 All athletic field seating is by ticket only.  The bleachers on either side of the field are open seating on a first-come, first-seated basis. Gates will open at 6:00 PM. You cannot get in to save seats before 6:00 PM. All gates will be locked.

 

Transportation to Seating

 Please let your parents, family, friends, etc. know that we will have golf carts in the parking lots to help transport those attending to their seats if it is needed.

Cap and Gown

 Only Lecanto High School sponsored honor society cords/tassels, and school medallion may be worn for the ceremony.  DO NOT ADORN YOUR CAP (THIS MEANS DON’T DECORATE IT)!

 

Foreign Objects

 Even though you may feel compelled to bring squirt guns, balloons, beach balls, etc; we would like you to leave them at home.  We will be searching you before you go out to the field.

Reporting to the Gym

 When you report for graduation on Tuesday, May 26, you will report to the gym by 6:00 PM (if we are going to stay inside, you will report to cafeteria).  At that time, you should consult the walk list for your approximate placement in the line-up.  This is a very fluid list and changes often. 

 After checking the list when you come in, you will report to your homeroom teacher.  There will be signs posted above the bleachers showing you your homeroom’s designated spot.  Your homeroom teacher will check you in, mark you present, search you, and give you your medallion.  We ask that you stay in the general area in case you are needed.


Line-up for Walk

 The line-up for walking is done by honors-alphabetical first (summa, magna, cum laude) then by alphabetical order.  The honor grads will be seated in the first few rows on both sides of the field.  All other grads will be seated behind.

 The lines will be set on the floor of the gym with rows posted on the volleyball standards. After all rows are verified, we will move you to the side of the gym for the processional.

 
Pictures and Video

 If your parents are planning to take pictures/video of the ceremony, we ask that they do so from their seat or from the sides of the field.  Curtiss Bryant Photography will be taking pictures of you receiving your diploma and after you leave the stage.

 

Inclement Weather

 If we have rain, we will wait as long as possible to make the decision to move inside. It is our wish that everyone be able to view the ceremony. If rain is in the forecast, please be sure your guests are consulting the school Facebook, athletic web page (OneLecanto.com) and Twitter pages for updates

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