Every Wednesday – Early Out – Dismissal 1:25 – No After School Bus
Mandatory 8th Grade Graduation Practice Wednesday 5/31/17 During Advisory
8th Grade Graduation Picnic 5/31/17 after practice – All graduates Must Have Permission Slip to Attend.
Last Day of School – Thursday June 1, 2017 – Dismissal 1:00 pm
Attention All Students: All Week No Backpacks/bags will be allowed on campus. You need only bring your yearbook (if you purchased one) and/or a pen to write with. If you bring a backpack/bag you will be asked to leave it in the office until the end of the day.
All Students This is Your FINAL Notice!! All books checked out from the library are due NOW! Make sure you bring in your books or if you have lost them be sure and get a clearance note to pay for your lost book. Your report card will be held and or diploma if you are an 8th grade student. This is your third and final notice from the letter sent home with you 5/15/17 and today 5/22/17. All books must be returned or debt paid before Friday 5/26/17. If books are turned in or debt is paid after 5/26/17, you will need to pick up report card and or diploma from the school office beginning Monday 6/5/17 through Wednesday 6/7/17.
15 Chipman Yearbooks left!!! First Come First Served!!! $40 CASH ONLY. You may purchase a yearbook during your lunch hour or after school.
8TH GRADE GRADUATION INFORMATION
DATE OF GRADUATION: Thursday, June 1, 2017
TIME: 3:30 pm – (8th graders must arrive no later than 3:00 pm in order to line up for processional)
Graduation will be over by 4:30 pm.
PLACE: Rabobank Theater, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield CA 93301
CLOTHING: Graduation gowns will be worn again. All 8th grade students have been measured for their gowns. The student council will sell the gowns for $20 cash beginning on May 15th through May 26th during student lunch hour (the student council sells the gowns as a service to graduates not as a fundraiser. However, any additional revenue generated by the gowns will be applied directly to the cost of the 8th grade picnic – the extra money generated is nominal – the price was rounded up slightly to an even twenty dollars for efficiency reasons only). Please carefully remove wrinkles from the gown according to instructions. Nice clothing and shoes are recommended under the gowns. Dresses and/or slacks are appropriate. No high heels or beach type flip-flops are to be worn. Students will be walking down a steep aisle and up stairs as well making walking with high heels very difficult. Hats, gloves, purses and/or corsages do not fit the type of graduation exercises planned. Also, due to time and space limitations, no flowers or gifts during the ceremony please. Absolutely, NO AIR HORNS OR BALLOONS allowed in the theater in order to allow all graduates the ability to have their names heard when announced and also to be seen when it is their turn to walk across the stage.
PICTURES: All 8th grade students will have pictures taken (in a blue graduation gown) on Friday April 28, 2017 during P.E. Classes. Retakes will NOT be scheduled. Please be sure that your 8th grade student is present on picture day. (Purchase of these pictures is optional).
TICKETS: Each graduating student will receive four (4) graduation tickets during their final graduation practice. Tickets will be required for entrance into the theater for everyone age 3 and up. A limited number of extra tickets will be available in the school office from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31st (up to four extra tickets per graduate until ticket supply is depleted).
GRADUATION PARTICIPATION POLICY (To be eligible for the graduation ceremony, 8th grade students):
Attendance: Must have no more than 19 days of unexcused absences from school.
Behavior: Must not be suspended or excluded at the end of the school year. (Students must attend graduation practice in order to participate in the ceremony).
Academic: Must have an eighth-grade cumulative G.P.A. at or above 2.0. (Students below a 2.0 G.P.A. will be on a non-participation list – we will continue to monitor students who are at risk of not securing a 2.0 GPA – if GPA improves to 2.0, student will then become eligible to participate. However, because we must send the graduation programs to print, a student who does not become eligible to participate in a timely manner risks having their name not appear on the program).
GRADUATION PRACTICE AND PICNIC
Graduation practices will be held during the mornings of May 25th, May 30th and May 31st. Upon completion of the successful final practice on Wednesday May 31st, all 8th grade students who are eligible to graduate will then board a bus to attend the 8th grade picnic. Students on the non-participation list will stay at school.