Graduation FAQ

Graduation F.A.Q 2021

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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 Tuesday, May 25 and Wednesday, 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. Please bring your cap/gown and regalia to practice on Tuesday, May 25th for LPS walk through.

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 ceremony, 4 of which will be for the field, 2 for the bleachers. All persons attending MUST have a ticket. There will be additional ticketed seating for the general public that will be made available on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets will be distributed on Wednesday 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.

Seating

All seating is by ticket only.  Field seating will only be open to those having field pass tickets. Gates will open at 6:00 PM. You cannot get in to save seats before 6:00 PM. All gates will be locked. Wheelchairs will need tickets and will be able to be seated on the track.

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 Wednesday night, May 26, you will report to the gym by 6:00 PM.  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, make sure you don’t have any contraband, 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 postpone the ceremony. It is our wish that everyone be able to view the ceremony on the scheduled date. 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 on possible changes. In the event of a postponement, we will alert everyone as to the date of reschedule (either Friday, May 28 or Saturday, May 29). 

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