2021 GRAD WEEK DETAILS

IMPORTANT INFO RELATED TO GRADUATION EVENTS & GRADUATION

I can't wait for Senior Week to start tomorrow with Prom and to continue all next week with the many events scheduled to celebrate our Seniors!


Consider this update to be the current details for each of our upcoming Senior events. We plan on sending out reminders directly prior to each specific event as details may change. But, this is our current thinking and we want you to all plan accordingly.


It's going to be a great week celebrating the Class of 2021!!


T. Corsetti

Principal

SAT., JUNE 5TH; 7:30-10:00 - PROM

Prom will be seniors only. Seniors can invite MHS juniors only as guests (no graduates or students from other schools are allowed according to BSD guidance). Early graduates can now attend according to BSD, as well.


We are proud to announce Mountainside’s first ever Prom on June 5th from 7:30-10pm held in the Mountainside High School courtyard! We have a free photo booth, beautiful decorations ready, the weather is going to be amazing, and no masks are required outside! Please park in either the student or staff parking lot and then walk around the outside of the building to the entrance at the bottom of the courtyard. We will also be voting and crowning our first Prom Royalty at the dance (top two vote getters out of the 10 seniors on Prom Court), followed by our first Prom Court picture ever.

Please bring ID or be prepared to show StudentVue on your phone.

Come be a part of a Mountainside FIRST!! AND IT IS FREE FOR THIS YEAR ONLY!!


Prom Song Suggestions

We want to know what songs you'd like to hear at Prom! Suggest as many songs as you would like and please keep them school appropriate.

https://forms.gle/5SVaY8RqXzRtu9Me9


Senior Instagram page

As part of our efforts to highlight our senior class check out @mountainsideseniors on Facebook and Instagram for senior spotlights highlighting each senior’s post high school plans and more! Seniors interested in having their plans featured just need to message the account their name, future plans, and favorite MHS memory. Also make sure you’re following @mountainsidehs (Instagram and Facebook) for school announcements and activities information.


Questions? Email Erik Reinholt @ erik_reinholt@beaverton.12.or.us

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TUES., JUNE 8th - LAST DAY OF CLASSES FOR SENIORS:

This will be the Senior's last day of class for both in-person or CDL students.

WED., JUNE 9th - DROP-OFF & GRAD TICKET PICK-UP:

On June 9th from 9am-12, Seniors will park in the student lot, enter at the Auditorium entrance and proceed through the performing arts hall to turn in all of their Chromebooks, library books, clear fines & fees, etc. Their last stop will be near the front doors where they will pick up their 4 Graduation tickets if all items are cleared.


Here is the checkout form that will be used on that date: SENIOR CHECKOUT FORM. If you attend class in person, you can start checking out on Monday, June 7th and Tuesday 8th, or wait until the 9th. Paper checkout forms will also be available on the 9th.


In order to keep us in compliance, please follow these guidelines while at MHS:

  • If you are sick or have a family member sick with symptoms resembling the flu or coronavirus, please stay home.

  • Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet during our gathering.

  • You must wear a face mask during these events.


Please arrive during the alphabetical window of your last name:

A-G: 9am-9:45am

H-N: 9:45am-10:30am

O-T: 10:30am-11:15am

U-Z: 11:15am-Noon


All fines and fees should be paid prior to this event if you can, but they can be paid for during the event, too. All fines and fees can be viewed and paid through the Online Payment System. If you have questions regarding fines or fees, please email bookkeeper Brooks Weishan-Miller at brooks_weishan-miller@beaverton.k12.or.us. For questions regarding Chromebook and other library items that need to be returned, please look at steps 4 and 5 below.


TABLES:

1. MISCELLANEOUS DROP-OFF:

  • Any other school-issued items not identified on the list.


2. CHROMEBOOK & CHARGER DROP-OFF:

Chromebook return:

  • Fully charge your Chromebook.

  • Shut down (not just close the lid)

  • Remove any stickers the student added (Leave MHS Sticker).

  • Confirm your stylus is in the case.

  • If your Chromebook is having issues, please describe in detail on a piece of paper and tape around all 4 edges to the front of the device.

  • Remove tape from the charger and place in a ziplock bag.


3. TEXTBOOKS & OTHER LIBRARY MATERIALS DROP-OFF:

Please check your Library account to see what items you have out. You are responsible for returning the item with the specific barcode checked out to you. Use the following directions to access your Library account:

  1. Go to Mountainside HS Library Website

  2. Click on "Find Books"

  3. Click on "Log In" in the upper right hand corner, then click on "BSD User Login".

  4. Use your student ID and password to access the account.

  5. Click on "My Info" to see what is on your account. Barcode information usually is a string of numbers listed right next to the item.

  6. Remove stickers, post-its, bookmarks, etc.

  7. If you have questions, please email the Library Media Assistant, Arona Tai at arona_tai@beaverton.k12.or.us.


4. FINES & FEES CHECK-IN

Please check the ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL (https://or-beaverton.intouchreceipting.com/) for any outstanding fines or fees.


5. LUNCH BALANCE RECONCILIATION:

Students may pay or receive reimbursement from their school lunch accounts.


6. GRADUATION TICKET PICK-UP:

As long as all items above are cleared, each graduate will receive 4 tickets for Graduation.


Question? Email Sue Neeway @ sue_neeway@beaverton.k12.or.us

WED., JUNE 9th; 6:30pm to 8:30pm - SENIOR AWARDS:

We will host our Senior Awards Ceremony in the Main Gym. Seniors who are receiving academic awards or school scholarships listed below are invited to attend.

  • Seniors may bring four guests. We will have a Senior roster at the door to check off the number of guests.
  • In addition, if you show your vaccine card, we will have a section without mask wearing or social distancing.
  • For others who do not wish to show or who do not have a vaccine card, there will be a section of mask-wearing and social distancing.
  • Seniors will sit in chairs on the gym floor.
  • For awards or scholarships that are a surprise, parents will be contacted to make sure their senior attends.
  • The event will not be live-streamed, but a slide deck with all award winners will be sent out the following day.


Awards and regalia to be handed out:

  • IB Stoles
  • Mavs Scholar Stoles
  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian medals
  • Career Academy Cords
  • Other Program Cords
  • 200-hour Community Service Awards
  • Athletic Awards
  • Scholarship and Awards Certificates


Here is a working draft of the program for the evening: SENIOR AWARDS PROGRAM


Questions? Email Rebecca Bair @ rebecca_bair@beaverton.k12.or.us

THURS., JUNE 10th; 9am to 10:30am - GRAD REHEARSAL


  • 9:00 am until 10:30 am:
  • Students should be in the stadium no later than 9am.
  • Grad Night Parent Committee will provide breakfast goodies for the group.
  • Rehearsal will take place from approximately 9:30am to 10:30am.
  • Students do not wear their cap and gowns to the practice.
  • Only students who are attending the in-person Graduation ceremony on June 13th need to attend rehearsal.



Question? Email Rod Barraclough @ rodney_barraclough@beaverton.k12.or.us

THURS., JUNE 10th; 10:30am to 2pm - OUTSIDE SENIOR CELEBRATION:

After Grad Rehearsal, the Grad Night Parent Committee have planned food, activities, and Yearbooks will be handed out to Seniors. Any Seniors regardless if your choice was in-person, drive-thru, or diploma mailed home are welcome to attend.

SUN., JUNE 13th; 1pm - IN-PERSON GRADUATION AT MOUNTAINSIDE STADIUM:

Students should be at the Student Entrance (west end of the stadium) no later than 12:00pm.

The seating order is random, not alphabetical. Students will be put into rows as they enter the stadium.


We will start promptly at 1:00pm...don’t be late!


  • Four tickets for Commencement will be available once your checkout form has been completed during the June 9th materials return day.
  • Seniors who plan on participating in the Graduation ceremony in the stadium on June 13th are REQUIRED to attend Graduation practice on Thursday, June 10th.
  • Seniors must have a cap and gown (from Jostens) to participate.
  • Do not alter any of your regalia. No bedazzling or writing on caps. Altered regalia will be removed.
  • It will likely be warm, so wear something cool underneath. Remember we can see from your calves down.
  • Please do not wear shoes with spiked heels as they will put holes in the track and turf.
  • On Graduation day, be at the student gate by 12:00pm for entrance.
  • Do not bring any items that can cause a distraction to the event, they will be confiscated, i.e. silly string, beach balls, etc. We want everyone to focus on you as you cross that stage!!
  • Leave your cell phones with your parents please.
  • Diplomas will be available after the class exits the stadium at the entrance to the school. Those not picked up will be mailed.


Question? Email Rod Barraclough @ rodney_barraclough@beaverton.k12.or.us

SUN., JUNE 13th; 4:00-5:00 - DRIVE-THRU GRADUATION:

Students who chose to participate in the drive-thru graduation may come to MHS from 4:00pm-5:00pm.


  • Families will enter the venue by driving to the far west entrance to the staff parking lot (off of Scholls Ferry).
  • Turn right as you enter the lot and follow the curb around to the front of the school. Staff will greet your family.
  • The senior will exit the vehicle and make their way to the stage.
  • Parents will drive to the front of the stage area where they can watch their child cross the stage to receive their diploma.




Question? Email Rod Barraclough @ rodney_barraclough@beaverton.k12.or.us

PARENT/GUARDIAN GRAD INFO:

  • The Graduation Ceremony will be live-streamed on our MHS YouTube channel here:
MHS YOUTUBE CHANNEL LINK
  • We are asking parents to hold all phones, backpacks or other items that may be a distraction from the ceremony during this event.
  • Dorian Studios will be here taking graduation pictures. These will be offered online through Dorian.
  • COVID restrictions have been adjusted so that we may allow 50% capacity in the stadium.
  • No masks will be required at this event.
  • The grandstands on both sides will be available for those who show their vaccination card and does not require social distancing.
  • There will also be seating on the track on both sides of the field that follows 6 feet social distancing for those without a vaccination card or who wish to remain six feet apart.
  • The parking lot will be full. We are providing a shuttle service from Scholls Heights Elementary to MHS and back from 12pm until 4pm.
  • Do your best to carpool as parking will be very limited.
  • Tickets are required to enter the venue
  • Sign-up for any extra tickets with Sue Neeway in the main office by emailing at sue_neeway@beaverton.k12.or.us. Maximum extra two tickets per family. Families that receive any extra tickets will be notified by 4:00pm on Thursday, June 10th. Those tickets will be available for pick-up from the Main Office on Friday, June 11th from 8am until 3:30pm.
  • Gates will open at 12:00pm at the main entrance to the stadium and the visitor's gate
  • The ceremony starts promptly at 1pm
  • Please check the weather to be prepared for all conditions.

TUES., AUG. 31st:

Senior access to Canvas, Google Docs, etc. will be removed by the District. Make sure you transfer all docs before that date!

MOUNTAINSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Todd Corsetti

Principal

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