Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sr. Parent Letter

April 1, 2015
Dear Graduating Senior and Parents/Guardians:
As we approach the time of graduation, the faculty and administration of Riverton High School congratulate those seniors who have achieved success in academics, athletics, and activities while in high school. This letter is to inform you of the upcoming events during the last few weeks of school. Please read and review the following items carefully as we would ask all graduating seniors to cooperate. Additionally, we ask for your help and support to allow the school year to end as smoothly as possible.
Senior Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 6:00 pm at The Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point. This is a non-date dance. Tickets are $40.00, and may be purchased in the main office beginning Monday, May 11.  The last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday, May 20.  Dinner will be served promptly at 6:00 pm; attire is best-dress.  Students should plan to be on time.
Caps and Gowns will be distributed on Wednesday, May 13 during lunches. Seniors must be passing all classes without any NG’s and have paid all fines in order to receive their caps and gowns.
Sr. Assembly will be on Wednesday, May 20 at 9:15 am in the auditorium. This will be a tribute assembly to the RHS class of 2015 consisting of student performances and a video of the past year’s events.
Sr. Panoramic Picture will be taken at 9:15 am on Thursday, May 21 at Riverton High School.
Senior Award/Enhanced Diploma Open House will be held at the high school media center on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 pm. Parents are invited to attend.
Silverwolf Medallion Awards Dinner will be held in the tech atrium on Thursday, May 28 at 4:00 pm. This dinner is for the student recipients only.
Graduation Rehearsal will be held at 9:00 am on Wednesday, June 3 in the main gym. All graduating seniors who intend to participate in the graduation ceremony must attend graduation rehearsal. The Senior BBQ will be held immediately after rehearsal.
Senior Graduation Party sponsored by the PTSA will be held on June 4.  It will start at 11:00 pm – 3 am at the Boondocks Funcenter.  Tickets will be $25.00 presold at school or $30.00 at the door. Tickets will be pre-sold during lunches May 26-27 and at graduation practice June 3 at 9:00 am.  Come celebrate with your senior class.  The release form is included and must be signed in order to purchase a ticket. Return form to PTSA when ticket is purchased.  If there are any questions contact Cheryl Anderson  You will need ID at the door to be admitted to the party.
The year’s events will culminate with the graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 4 at 3:00 pm. The event will be held in the UCCU Center at Utah Valley University in Provo. In order to facilitate preparations for the ceremony, graduates are asked to arrive by 2:00 pm.
Parents, we ask you to help us in making graduation a solemn celebration. We are requesting that students be in best dress underneath their graduation robes. Graduating young men are to wear dress shirt and tie, dress slacks, and dress shoes. Levis (denim), shorts, tennis shoes, flip-flops, and sandals are not appropriate. Graduating young ladies are to wear dress shoes and dresses or skirts of length no longer than the graduating gown. Extremely high heels, flip-flops, and casual sandals are not appropriate.
Additionally, the administration asks for your assistance with the demeanor and dress during graduation. The Jordan District policy regarding dress at graduation is as follows:
In order to maintain dignity and decorum at high school commencements, students participating in commencement exercises are subject to the dress and grooming standards of the Jordan School District Dress Code and wear the prescribed cap and gown during the ceremony* without additional ornamentation or decoration. Personal items such as clothing, accessories, or jewelry that draw undue attention or detract from the dignity and decorum of the occasion shall not be allowed. Mantles, cords, insignias, or medals signifying achievement, honor or recognition are restricted to awards issued and approved for display at graduation by the local high school.
* “During the ceremony” refers to the entire duration of the commencement program, from opening processional to completion of the recessional.
Individual photographs will be professionally taken as students receive their diploma. The purchase of this service is optional and further details will be announced at graduation rehearsals. Only ceremony participants will be allowed within the ceremony area. Family members and friends will be asked to stay in the seating areas. If you would like to take individual pictures, please do so before or after the ceremony. Parents are encouraged to leave young children at home.
Unfortunately, we sometimes have disciplinary issues at the end of the school year. Please be aware that certain violations of district or school policy could prohibit your child from being able to participate in end of the year activities including the graduation ceremony. Seniors who fail classes during 4th quarter due to lack of effort or attendance may not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.
We appreciate the efforts of faculty, administration, staff, and parents to make the end of the year and the graduation ceremony very special for graduating seniors. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Curtis Hagen, Assistant Principal, or Mr. Jerry Payne, Counseling Department Chairperson. Congratulations to the seniors and the parents of the graduating class of 2015.
Thank You,                                                                                     

Carolyn Gough


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