Graduation

GRAD 2022 UPDATE

The Grad 2022 D2L page is up to date with the most current information. We continue to add to it as more information becomes available. As only students can access the shell, it is important parents/guardians work with their child in order to keep informed about graduation. On the shell can be found a document called ‘Frequently Asked Questions About Grad.’ Many of the answers to common questions can be located in here.

In addition, found on the D2L site is the ordering information for the Banquet and for the Dance.  Graduands and their families should read these documents so that they are prepared in advance of the website opening on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 10 a.m.  Ticket sales end Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11 p.m. or until we sell out of all tickets, whichever occurs first.  As Graduation is such a popular event, tickets most likely will not be available past April 22. It is important to note, families initially can only purchase two tickets per Graduate (i.e. One ticket for the Graduate and one for the Guest).

Ordering information documents are also located on the School Website on March 30, 2022.

Graduation Fees are now past due. Please pay due fees through Power School. For a student to participate in the School Closing Exercises (i.e. Graduation Ceremony) graduation fees must be paid.  Additionally, a student correspondingly needs to fill out the 2022 Grad Form so that a gown is ordered for them too. This form can be found on the Grad 2022 D2L shell. A student cannot participate in the School Closing Exercises without a gown.

To have questions answered regarding Graduation Ceremony please contact Mrs. Chaudhry snchaudhry@cbe.ab.ca

To have questions answered regarding the Gradation Banquet and Dance answered please contact Mrs. Williams wmwilliams@cbe.ab.ca

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GRAD 2022

When is Grad?

School Closing Exercises (Grad Ceremony):  Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 9am at the University of Calgary

Grad Banquet and Dance:  Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6pm at the BMO Centre

Questions About the School Closing Exercises (Grad Ceremony)

1.  How do I participate in the School Closing Exercises (Grad Ceremony)?

You must be on the FINAL GRAD LIST to be eligible to participate in the School Closing Exercises.

2.  How do I get on the FINAL GRAD LIST?

To be on the FINAL GRAD LIST the student must meet the following criteria by MARCH 18, 2022:

  • You must be registered in Grade 12 at Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School.
  • You must have paid your Grad Fees of $57.75.  Please check Power School if you are not sure.
  • You must have submitted your Grad Gown size.  Form is on the student Grad 2022 D2L shell.

3.  How many Ceremony Tickets can I get?

During the first distribution round each student on the FINAL GRAD LIST is entitled to 2 complimentary Ceremony tickets. 

During the second distribution round  each student on the FINAL GRAD LIST can purchase as many tickets as they need for $1.00 each (until we run out of tickets).

4.  Does the Graduating student need a Ceremony Ticket?

No, if their name is on the FINAL GRAD LIST the ceremony is for them and they already have a reserved seat. 

If their name is NOT on the FINAL GRAD LIST then yes they must have a ticket because they are coming as a guest and WILL NOT be participating in the Ceremonies.

5.  How do I get Ceremony Tickets?

The first distribution round is Tuesday, May 10, 2022 to Thursday, May 12, 2022.  Each student on the FINAL GRAD LIST will go to Room 108 between 12:00 pm and 12:20 pm ONLY to get your first 2 tickets.

The second distribution round starts Monday, May 16, 2022 to Tuesday, May 24, 2022 (or until we run out of tickets).  Each student on the FINAL GRAD LIST will go to Room 108 between 12:00 pm and 12:20 pm ONLY  to purchase as many tickets as they need for $1.00 each.

6.  Do I have to attend the School Closing Exercises (Grad Ceremony)?

All students on the FINAL GRAD LIST are eligible to participate in the School Closing Exercises but do not have to if they do not wish to.  If you are NOT planning to attend then please let Mrs. Chaudhry or Mrs. Williams (in the Math Office) know that you will not be attending so that a Grad Gown is not ordered for you.

7.  How long does the Ceremony last?

The Ceremony usually lasts about 2 to 2 ½  hours.  ALL students are required to remain for the entire ceremonies.  Since the Banquet and Dance is the same day I do not recommend booking any hair, nail, etc. appointments until 1 pm at the earliest.  It will be closer to noon before you are out of the University and out of the parking lot able to get to an appointment.

Questions About the Grad Banquet and Dance

1.  How many Banquet and Dance Tickets can I get?

During the first round of ticket sales each Grade 12 student will be limited to 2 tickets each.

During the second round of tickets sales each Grade 12 student can purchase as many tickets as they need (until we sell out).

2.  What happens if the tickets sell out and I do not have any?

Unfortunately you do not attend the Banquet and Dance.  Round one of ticket sales is the ONLY time to guarantee that each Grade 12 student has the opportunity to purchase a ticket for themselves and one guest.  If you do not purchase these 2 tickets at this time then you run the risk of not getting any tickets at all which means you DO NOT attend your own Grad Banquet and Dance.  YES WE DO SELL OUT.

3.  Do parents and other guests come to the Banquet and Dance?

Absolutely.  The Banquet and Dance is open to all Grade 12 students and their families.  Many parents and family members attend the Banquet and Dance every year.

4.  Does the Graduating student need a Banquet and Dance Ticket?

Yes, the Grad fee paid only covers the cost of the Ceremonies NOT the Banquet and Dance.

5.  How do I get Banquet and Dance Tickets?

Go onto the Grad 2022 D2L page after April 1 and click on the link to the ordering package, read through it carefully and follow the instructions for ordering.

Round 1 of ticket sales begins online Wednesday, April 6, 2022 10 am and ends Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:55 pm.  During this round each Grade 12 student will be limited to 2 tickets only.  This will guarantee that each Grade 12 student has the opportunity to attend their Banquet and Dance with one guest.  This is the ONLY time each Grade 12 student will be guaranteed that a ticket is available for them and one guest to purchase.  If you do not purchase these tickets during this time then they are put into the general pool for sale in Round 2 and you are no longer guaranteed tickets.

Round 2 of ticket sales begins online Wednesday, April 13, 2022 12 pm and ends Friday, April 22, 2022 11 pm (or sooner if we sell out).  During this round each Grade 12 student can purchase as many tickets as they like (first come, first served as long as tickets are available).

6.  What if I am having financial problems and purchasing tickets may be a problem?

You MUST see Mr. Lewis (in the Main Office) as soon as possible to discuss your options.  This must be done WELL BEFORE the website opens or there may not be anything we can do for you.

7.  Where can I find the online link to order Banquet and Dance tickets?

Go onto the Grad 2022 D2L page after April 1 and click on the ordering package, read through it carefully and follow the instructions for ordering.  The URL is found in the ordering package.  Website does not open until April 6, 2022 10 am.

8.  What if I do not want to order tickets online?

Ordering online is the best way to get tickets.  Otherwise you must see Mrs. Williams (in the Math Office) as soon as the ordering site opens to discuss your options.  You will still have to enter your information online otherwise you will not have tickets.  Please see Mrs. Williams before attempting this.

9.  Do I have to attend the Grad Banquet and Dance?

No you do not have to attend the Grad Banquet and Dance.  It is open to all Grade 12 students and their parents and family.

10.  Can I just attend the Grad Dance and NOT the Banquet?

Yes, Dance Only tickets are available and can be ordered online as well.  The ordering package can be found on the Grad 2022 D2L page after April 1, read through it and follow the instructions for ordering.  The URL is found in the ordering package.  Website does not open until April 6, 2022 10 am.

11.  How late does the Banquet and Dance go?

The DJ is paid to play until about 11:30 pm but we will shut the event down earlier if most people leave.  The DJ gets paid the full amount whether they play for an hour or three hours.  Get your money’s worth and stay for the evening.

If you do not find the answer to your question then email Mrs. Williams at wmwilliams@cbe.ab.ca for banquet related questions or Mrs. Chaudhry at snchaudhry@cbe.ab.ca for ceremony related questions.

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