NPHS Class of 2021 Senior Source!
April 26, 2021
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Class of 21, There Are Some Fun Things to Come!
Class of 2021,
Seniors, we hoped you enjoyed your free cheeseburger and fries last week, and got to celebrate a little. We'd like to thank Cronies Sports Grill for generously hosting a Senior Night just for our NPHS Class of 2021.
As we are winding down April, we are getting closer to Graduation, and with that comes end of the year senior events and activities. Based on current guidelines, we are not able to celebrate like we normally do with a prom or grad night, but we will provide our Seniors with a celebratory send-off that is inclusive for the whole Class of 2021 to enjoy, as well as a traditional in-person graduation ceremony. Please read through this entire Senior Source, it has important information and deadlines regarding the following:
- Graduation Update & Ticket Sales Beginning May 3
- Graduation Regalia Rules
- Graduation Speaker & Performer Applications-Due April 30th
- Keynote Speaker Nomination-Due by May 14th
- Senior Shoutouts
- "21 Days Until Graduation"
- End of the Year Celebration Donations
- Senior Slideshow Submissions-Due April 30th
- Graduation Leis for Sale
Please continue to look out for new Senior Sources for updates, and as always, we are here to answer any questions you might have. Do not hesitate to reach out to me or our AP of Activities, Mrs. Carly Adams.
We Are Better Together!
2021 Graduation Information
The ceremony will be live streamed, and a link will be provided closer to the event.
Tickets: All graduates will receive 2 free tickets for the ceremony, and have the option to purchase up to 2 more tickets for $10 a piece, allowing up to 4 total guests per graduate. Seating will be spaced based on four people, so no more than four people will be able to sit in any designated area. Tickets will be available to purchase online only beginning Monday, May 3rd from the NPHS Student Store, and ticket sales will end on Friday, May 28th. No tickets will be sold after that date, so be sure to get your tickets on time.
Handicapped Seating: Seniors, if anyone in your family attending the graduation ceremony will require handicapped seating, please fill go to http://bit.ly/2021GradHandicap to fill out a seating request form. Handicap seating availability and reservations are limited, and not guaranteed so please do not delay. The form needs to be submitted by May 28th.
*Graduates that choose not to participate in the ceremony will not be offered an alternative ceremony in lieu of the in-person graduation (No Drive Thru Option).
Starting May 3rd, each graduate can purchase up to two additional tickets for $10 each, allowing each graduate to have up to 4 guests. Sales end May 28th. Tickets will be distributed at Grad Practices.
Graduation Attire & Regalia
At NPHS each graduate is to wear a black graduation gown, cap, a 2021 tassel, and a 2021 NPHS Class Stole to the graduation ceremony. Individual students may receive specific academic recognition stoles/cords/pins for accomplishments they have made at NPHS. Those students will be recognized at the Virtual Senior Recognition Night on May 26th , and there will be a regalia pick up after that (Date & Time TBD).
Our CVUSD Board Policy states that any graduating student who has completed basic training and is an active member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces may, at the student's option, wear a military dress uniform at the ceremony (Education Code 35183.3). Any student who has officially enlisted shall be permitted to wear a recognized object provided by any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
Students shall be permitted to wear tribal regalia or recognized objects of religious or cultural significance as an adornment to the customary ceremonial attire, as long as the adornment does not cause a substantial disruption of, or material interference with, the graduation ceremony (Education Code 35183.1). “Adornment” means something attached to, or worn with, but not replacing, the cap and gown customarily worn at school graduation ceremonies. “Cultural” means recognized practices and traditions of a certain group of people.
Students are not permitted to decorate their caps, or have any other adornments without prior administrative approval. Students who desire to wear military dress or any cultural/religious adornments shall notify the school principal at least 14 days before the graduation (May 25) for approval.
If you are interested in performing or speaking at graduation, please fill out the following form & submit a video recording of you giving the speech or performance to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th at 4pm.
By May 14th, nominate an NPHS teacher or staff member that you would want to hear speak at your graduation.
The NPHS College & Career Center will be doing shoutouts to celebrate your accomplishments during high school and commemorating your post-graduation decision. Fill out this for to be included.
21 School Days Until Graduation
We have also included an in-person event on May 21st. We will be hosting the Seniors in the stadium to watch the Sunset and their Senior Slideshow. The event will include games, a goodie bag, and more. This is a casual event intended to give the Class of 2021 a night to be social and celebrate as a whole class. Masks are required, social distancing guidelines will be followed, and Senior Shirts/Sweatshirts are the preferred attire.
The calendar above is a look at the plan, but each week we will send announcements to student learn accounts and post on Social Media with more details for that week's events. Keep an eye out for the fun that is to come!
Follow newburyparkhs and nphs_classof2021 on Instagram for updates.
End of the Year Celebration Donations
This has been a difficult year, and the Class of 2021 deserves a great ending. We have planned to celebrate them with the "21 School Days Until Graduation." While the Class of 2021 has raised some money, they do not have enough to fully support the 21 Days and our Senior Sunset. We have had some generous Restaurant Nights, and more to come, and some parents helped donate prizes for our Car Decorating Contest on March 24th. We are making Senior Sunset a free event for all, and are looking for some support. Every Senior will receive a goodie bag with the Senior gift inside, but we want to be able to do more and have some cool items to entice them to come to the event and participate. We will have a raffle and some games and are in need of the following:
- Gift Cards for $5, $10, $15, $25 or more to Amazon, Target, Starbucks, Local Restaurants, or any other places that Seniors would like.
- Swag Bags/Gift Baskets filled with a variety of themed items (ie: College Care Package, Movie Night, Sports, etc.)
- Big Ticket Items (Amusement Park Tickets, Sporting Event Tickets, a Car, who knows ?!? We are open to anything)
- Monetary Donations to help the cause.