Class of 2022

CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL

IMPORTANT END OF YEAR INFORMATION

April 2022


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 kyahl@d230.org.


Go Eagles!


Dr. Derrick Smith

Principal

PROM 2022: "GOLDEN GARDEN" - Friday, April 29, 2022; 7:00 - 11:00 pm

Field Museum

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


Buffet Menu:


  • 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

Attendance at Senior Check-Out and Cap and Gown and Ticket Pick-Up is MANDATORY for any graduate wishing to participate in the graduation ceremony. Students who do not attend Senior Check-Out on Thursday, May 19th and Cap and Gown Pick-Up on Friday, May 20th may not participate in the graduation ceremony unless prior arrangements are made.


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

At Graduation Practice on Friday, May 20th, six (6) color-coded graduation tickets will be distributed to each graduate. These tickets are necessary for admittance into the graduation ceremony. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET, PLEASE NOTE: NO EXTRA TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE!


  • 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.

FINAL GRADES

Failing grades will be submitted to the administration on Friday, May 20th by 9:00 am. Should any such grade cause a student to be ineligible to graduate, the student and the parent will be notified immediately by his/her Guidance Counselor.

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

Service Learning hours are a District 230 graduation requirement. Failure to complete the 25 hour requirement results in a student not graduating. Students in jeopardy of not graduating because of not fulfilling this requirement have been notified several times. Questions? Contact the Service Learning Office immediately at 708-671-3172.

THE GRADUATION CEREMONY - SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022; 2:00 PM; SELIGA FIELD

Seniors will be shuttled from Palos Country Club starting at 12:00 pm and will be dropped off in the circle driveway. Seniors should immediately report to their assigned gym (East or Gold). Once all seniors arrive to their assigned gym, row and seat, the principal and graduation sponsor will give instructions on how graduates will line up and process to the ceremony. All seniors must report to their assigned gym no later than 1:00 pm for instructions.


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.

GRADUATION PROTOCOL

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be special, and we are committed to providing a dignified ceremony that is befitting this very significant occasion. We appreciate your support and cooperation in this matter. It is important that all family members understand our commitment to a quality ceremony and the resultant consequences that will face any graduate or family member who, by his/her actions, disrupts the dignified nature of this ceremony.


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

Our ceremony will be available for viewing on the internet. This provides a unique opportunity for relatives and friends to view the ceremony from anywhere! This is a great option for out of town relatives and friends or local family members who may not want to travel to the ceremony. From a computer with internet access, log onto our District website at : www.d230.org, or our building website at: www.d230.org/sandburg and a link will connect you to the livestream option.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CALL

An all-call (phone call) will be made by the Principal as early as possible in the event that inclement weather delays the start of the ceremony or requires us to utilize the rain date. Should weather prevent an outdoor ceremony on the rain date (May 22, 2022), we will hold graduation inside.


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 kyahl@d230.org or calling 708-671-3111.