CLASS OF 2023 INFORMATION
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May 30 Graduation Meeting Slides for Parents [Click to Expand]
Download the meeting slides here.
June 7 (AM) - Graduation [Click to Expand]
Date: June 7 at 9:00 AM, Rain or Shine.
Location: Graduation will be on the football field. However, if there is rain and the event is moved into the Field House, families will be limited to 5 tickets per family.
Full Details below:
Families of Seniors,
We are so excited to honor your student at our graduation on Wednesday, June 7 at 9:00 am.
Please review the following information regarding your senior for the week of graduation:
Monday, June 5:
The Senior Grad Walk is a traditional event, where a group of graduating seniors visit Katherine Johnson Middle School and several of our elementary schools to walk the halls, thanking the staff and inspiring the younger students. Space is limited on the buses and participation will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please SIGN UP early to participate.
Tuesday, June 6:
Graduation Rehearsal. Attendance at the graduation rehearsal is mandatory. Seniors are to report to the Field House by 10:00 am. There will be a senior class picnic immediately following the graduation rehearsal.
Wednesday, June 7
Graduation is in our Stadium at 9:00 am. Seniors should report in caps and gowns to the Field House by 7:30 am. Seniors have been encouraged to only bring their car keys with them to graduation. We cannot provide a secure location for backpacks/bags and students will not re-enter the building following the ceremony.
Gates will open for the general public at 8:00 am. All guests MUST remain in the bleachers during the entire ceremony. Pictures will be taken from the bleachers and not from the fence lining the track.
Graduation tickets are not required for the outdoor ceremony.
If you wish to be able to sit in a location in the stadium where you can face your senior as they cross the stage, we recommend that you ask your senior where they sat during the graduation rehearsal on June 6. If your student is on the right side facing the stage (likely to be students with last names beginning with A-K), we recommend you sit on the VISITOR side of the stadium. If your student is on the left side facing the stage (likely to be students with last names beginning with L-Z), we recommend you sit on the HOME side of the stadium. Most parking/shortest walk will be on the Home side and certainly you will have a great view of the ceremony no matter where you sit!
We designate the concrete pad and the upper row of the HOME side bleachers for elderly and handicap seating, and those accompanying guests who have special seating needs. We also reserve a row on the track, on the VISITOR side for the same purpose (guests needing ground level access and one guest accompanying them). Anyone seeking handicapped seating is encouraged to complete this Google Form: https://forms.gle/SgBLyZKDF1oPiBxBA
We reserved the entire Field House parking lot for handicapped parking. Anyone who needs to park in this lot must have handicap license plates or a handicap placard hanging from the rear view mirror. We will have a drop-off location (no parking, but drop-off only) on the loop in front of the ticket booth at the stadium. Guests requesting special seating and preferring to sit on the VISITOR side of the stadium are invited to use the drop off at the lower gate by the concession stand (please enter from Rt. 50 - drop off is not accessible if you enter from Blenheim Blvd). There are limited, first-come-first-served handicap-reserved parking spaces on Lion Run with direct access to the VISITOR side track/bleachers.
Parking on Graduation Day:
We expect thousands of people to attend our ceremony, and so parking will be limited at the high school. To make more parking spaces available at our school, we encourage seniors to be dropped off or to carpool with friends. Once our lot is full, we cannot permit any more vehicles to park on school grounds.
Inclement Weather Plan:
If the weather forces us to change the location of graduation, it will be announced by 9:00 am on June 6 via all traditional school communication channels. In that event, we will hold graduation in the Field House at 9:00 am on Wednesday, June 7. If the ceremony is moved indoors all guests will require a ticket. Tickets are distributed to seniors (5 each) at the rehearsal on Tuesday, June 6.
June 7 (PM) - All Night Grad [Click to Expand]
All Night Grad
June 7, 2023 at The St. James in Springfield.
Visit the ANG page for full details.
Yearbooks, Senior Dues, etc. [Click to Expand]
Yearbook and Portraits
For Yearbook and Portraits information, please visit the Yearbook Page.
Senior Dues are now $80 and can be paid using My School Bucks: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain?requestAction=home
All financial obligations, including Senior Dues, must be paid or you will not be allowed to participate in graduation.
Recording of Senior Parent Meeting
Transcript Info For Seniors [Click to Expand]
Transcript Info For Seniors:
Click here: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/student-services/transcript-and-records-requests
Senior Guide to Post Secondary Planning [Click to Expand]
Senior Guide to Post Secondary Planning
View helpful tips from Student Services here.