Class of 2022
CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL
IMPORTANT END OF YEAR INFORMATION
Dear Graduating Senior and Family:
On behalf of the faculty and Leadership Team of Carl Sandburg High School, I congratulate you on your upcoming graduation. Graduation is an exciting time, symbolizing the successful conclusion of your high school career and the beginning of many new experiences in the future. You can take great pride in achieving this significant milestone.
The end of the school year is a busy and exciting time. As we move toward the end of the year, we expect all seniors to fully meet their school responsibilities through the end of the school year, including regular attendance, successful achievement on final examinations, and behavior that is consistent with a positive learning environment.
Behavior inconsistent with these expectations will not be tolerated. Any student(s) involved in planning, initiating, or participating in behavior which causes a gross disruption of our school day, school routine, and/or negatively impacts student or staff safety or building security, will result in a minimum of a 10-day external suspension from school and removal of senior privileges. These privileges include any type of senior event and/or participation in the graduation ceremony. We are committed to maintaining a productive learning environment for ALL students in accordance with building, district, and community expectations as we celebrate the Class of 2022.
Enclosed is important information regarding several senior activities. If you have any questions regarding the contents of this newsletter, contact my assistant, Karin Yahl, at 708-671-3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Derrick Smith
PROM 2022: "GOLDEN GARDEN" - Friday, April 29, 2022; 7:00 - 11:00 pm
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Ticket Sales are April 4th - 8th. Price is $122.00 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased online through Classlink on GoFan. Students may bring a guest to Prom but they must be under the age of 21.
Limo / Car drop off is on Museum Campus Drive.
Self Parking is available at the lot across the street (under Soldier Field) for $25.00. The entrance to this lot is on Museum Campus Drive, straight across from the main steps of the Field Museum. Pull into the lot, pay the fee, and then park and walk over to the Field Museum.
7:00 pm: Doors Open. Guests will be breathalyzed and must show ID
7:00 - 8:30 pm: Some exhibits will be open (Evolving Plants, Hall of Gems)
7:45 - 9:00 pm: Dinner Buffet is Open
7:00 - 11:00 pm: Dancing (Music is provided by Dance Party DJ's)
7:00 - 11:00 pm: Photo Booth
9:00 pm: Prom King and Queen will be announced
11:00 pm: Prom concludes
- Tossed Caesar Salad
- Seasonal Fruit Salad
- Garlic Bread
- Vegan Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce
- Penne Pasta with Three Cheese Alfredo Sauce
- Sliced Petite Beef Tenderloin
- Crispy Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard and Ranch Dipping Sauces
- Funfetti Rice Krispie Treats
- Cheesecake Lollipops
- Mini Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Vegan Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
SENIOR CHECK-OUT, SCHOOL CLEARANCE, AND SENIOR PICNIC
The following cords will be placed in the student's cap and gown bag and will be distributed at Cap and Gown Pick-Up.
Business: Green and Silver Cord
Graduates with Honors (Top 10th Percentile): Gold Cord
Mu Alpha Theta: Blue and White Cord
Music TriM: Pink Cord
NHS Members: Stole
Perfect Attendance: White Cord
President's Service Award (100+ Hours of Community Service): Teal Cord
Spanish Honors: Red and Yellow Cord
After seniors finish their check-out on Thursday, they will go directly to the Senior Picnic in the Mike Navarro Stadium (weather permitting).
GRADUATION PRACTICE, CAP AND GOWN AND TICKET DISTRIBUTION AND LATE CHECK-OUT ON FRIDAY, MAY 20th, 8:00 AM
CAP AND GOWNS AND GRADUATION TICKETS
- For an outdoor ceremony, all six (6) tickets allow admittance to Seliga Field.
- In the event the rain date is used for an indoor ceremony, two (2) tickets allow admittance to the ceremony in the Eagle Gym and the remaining four (4) tickets allow admittance to remote locations, including: the East Gym, Blue Gym, Gold Gym, or Performing Arts Center, where there will be live video-streaming of the ceremony. The assigned indoor location will be noted on the tickets.
If additional tickets are needed, seniors must check with other members of the senior class who may not be using all of their tickets.
SENIOR FINAL EXAMS
Monday, May 16th - Periods 0, 7, 8
Tuesday, May 17th - Periods 1, 3
Thursday, May 19th - Periods 4, 5, 6
All class periods will meet on these days. Exams are given during the normal class period.
SENIORS WILL PROCEED TO THE EAGLE GYM AFTER THE 6TH PERIOD FINAL ON THURSDAY, MAY 19TH TO COMPLETE THEIR CHECK-OUT PROCESS.
SERVICE LEARNING HOURS
THE GRADUATION CEREMONY - SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022; 2:00 PM; SELIGA FIELD
Parents and friends are asked to enter Seliga Field via the south (Home) entrance or west (Visitors) entrance.
Handicap seating is available on both sides of the track. We ask that only the family member and one other guest sit in the handicap area to ensure there is enough seating for all that cannot navigate the stairs to the bleachers. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Please note that there are stairs, gravel and grassy areas - pick shoes accordingly. Pointed high heels are discouraged because they do get caught in the gravel during the procession. JEANS OR SHORTS, TENNIS SHOES, CASUAL SANDALS, AND FLIP FLOPS SHOULD NOT BE WORN.
CAPS AND GOWNS: The cap and gown is a uniform, and to break its uniformity is to destroy its significance. It should never be decorated and it will be confiscated and may not be returned. Gowns are delivered in a package, and they should be pressed with a cool iron prior to wearing them in the ceremony. The dignity of the uniform requires that the cap be worn level on the head. Tassels should be worn over the right front quarter of the cap. The cap (which CANNOT be decorated) should be worn throughout the ceremony. Flowers or corsages are not permitted on the academic gown.
AUDIENCE AND PARTICIPANT BEHAVIOR: Air horns, noisemakers, balloons and other items that would result in the disruption of the ceremony are not permitted and, if found, will be confiscated by school or police personnel. Please refrain from loud or extended cheering as names are read. Such distraction keeps other families from hearing their son's/daughter's name when it is announced.
To maintain the dignity and flow of the ceremony, no one is allowed on the stage or in the aisles except the participants. The presentation of flowers or balloons and family/friend picture-taking may take place after the ceremony has concluded. The stadium and campus will need to be cleared approximately 30 minutes after the ceremony. Everyone's cooperation in these matters will be appreciated by all. If balloons are brought in, they will be held at the entrance gate.
LIVE VIDEO-STREAM AVAILABILITY
INCLEMENT WEATHER CALL
The web site will contain important messages about the status of the ceremony given any challenging or pending weather conditions. Please plan and dress appropriately for an outdoor ceremony.
PARKING FOR THE CEREMONY
Parents will have the opportunity to apply for a parking space on campus through a lottery. Review the enclosed Lottery Response Card for details. Return your Response Card by the deadline of Monday, April 25th in order to be included in the Lottery.
- Graduating Seniors will be shuttled to campus from Palos Country Club at 131st and Southwest Highway. Shuttle buses will run from Palos Country Club to Sandburg starting at 12:00 pm. Students should be dropped - or carpool to - Palos Country Club.
- Parking lots at Carl Sandburg, for those selected via lottery, will open at 12:00 pm.
- Family and friends will be shuttled from the Metra Station (10401 West 153rd Street, Orland Park). Shuttle buses from the Metra Station to Sandburg will run starting at 12:00 pm.
- The lottery parking pass and Metra parking pass(es) will be distributed with the graduation ticket envelope the seniors will receive at Senior Check-Out on Thursday, May 19th. Additional passes to the Metra Station can be requested by emailing Karin Yahl, Principal's Secretary, at email@example.com or calling 708-671-3111.