SENIOR IMPORTANT DATES!

 CLASS OF 2016!!!

CLASS OF 2016 SENIOR INFORMATION

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DATE

TIME

LOCATION

ACTIVITY

May 21, 2016 7:30-11:30PM USS Midway Junior/Senior Prom "Moonlight Voyage".
May 30, 2016     Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL
May 31, 2016 Before/After School & Lunch ROP1 Senior Yearbook Distribution.  Bring ID card
June 3, 2016 & June 6th   Textbook Room to pick up your check-out card. Senior Check-Out begins--Mandatory Attendance to each class in which student is enrolled. 
June 6, 2016   Finance Office All bills, fines, and financial obligations must be settled.  Textbooks and Library books must be returned, Senior Survey must be completed online, final transcript must be ordered or you must sign a form if the final transcript is not necessary before seniors will be issued caps and gowns or graduation tickets.
June 7, 2016 4:30pm-6:00pm Theater Senior Awards Reception-Students will be invited to participate in this event if they are a National Merit Finalist.  Students receiving  special AP designations or have been offered scholarships as reported on their Senior Check-Out Questionnaire. 
June 7, 2016 9:00-11:00am Theater Plaza Senior Cap and Gown Distribution. Return completed check out card.  Distribution of caps and gowns.  Make a tile for the Class of 2016 Tile Wall in the Ceramics Room.
June 8, 2016 12:00-2:00pm Canyonside Park Senior Picnic-Games, yearbook signing and lunch.  Graduation tickets will be distributed (4 per student)and marching card. (need marching card for graduation rehearsal)
June 9, 2016 8:30am-10:30am Football Stadium Graduation Rehearsal-Mandatory for participation.  Meet in the stadium in your assigned seat.
June 9, 2016 1:30pm P Building/Parking Lot side Graduation Check-In-Report to the check-in location with cap, gown, and tassel in hand. (Leave cell phones, cameras, purses, flowers, leis, Ipods and all electronics at home.)  Proper dress includes collared shirt and tie, dress shoes, (no tennis shoes or beach sandals), dress pants, skirts and blouses, dresses.
June 9, 2016 9:00pm-5:00am Westview Campus PTSA Grad Nite.  All school rules apply, and no early departure will be allowed.  No entrance allowed after 10:30pm.

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Principal's letter to Seniors and Parents

 GRADUATION  2016!!!

Dear Seniors and Parents,

As we prepare to head off into Spring Break, I hope you have an enjoyable and restful time with your family and friends. Now that we have begun Quarter 4, it is time to turn our attention towards the end of the school year and more importantly: Graduation Day! Your last two months of school are going to go very fast, and it is my hope that our entire senior class is able to participate in our ceremony marking the end of their high school career.

Please take this opportunity to review all the information in this packet carefully so that you are informed of both the events and our expectations for our Senior Class throughout the last two months of school.

For the class of 2016, we are planning to recognize over 560 Westview Seniors during our graduation ceremony. This special event is one that all Westview graduates and their families will remember for the rest of their lives, and we want to ensure that this is an event of which you can be proud. Both our staff and students are working hard to organize an event that recognizes the importance of this academic accomplishment. Below you will find a list of expectations we hold for all seniors participating in our graduation ceremony. We believe that these guidelines will help promote an atmosphere of celebration, respect, and honor.

Please know that participation in the graduation ceremony is entirely voluntary; therefore, participants are required to follow the guideline below:

1.    Required dress for women:  Dress, pantsuit, or skirt and blouse appropriate for the occasion; dress shoes.

2.    Required dress for men:  Dress shirt and tie; dress slacks; dark dress shoes.

3.    Graduating seniors may not carry cell phones, cameras, flowers, beach balls, or articles of any kind into the ceremony. 

4.    No adornments are allowed on the graduation gown or cap (i.e. leis, scarves, etc.)

5.    Evidence indicating possession, consumption, or use of any intoxicating agents, or the possession, or use of any type of explosives will result in immediate removal from the graduation ceremonies.

6.    Pranks, vandalism, or lingering on campus outside of school hours are a violation of school rules.  Entering campus for pranks is trespassing; the damage done is vandalism.  Any participants in such acts will be suspended from school and required to pay restitution for damages.  Anyone involved in such an incident will not be allowed to participate in senior activities nor in the graduation ceremony.

Seniors, I would ask that you take a minute to reflect back on the time you have spent with us at Westview. High school is a time in which our students undergo tremendous growth, and I would have to believe that there are several people both at home and at school that made significant impact on your development.  Prior to heading off to your post high school journey, make sure that you take the opportunity to thank these individuals for the differences they made in your life. From my perspective, I would be remiss if I did not thank you for making Westview the place it is today. For the last four years the class of 2016 always reminded me of how lucky I am to be their Principal, and I know without a doubt that Westview is a better place because of the passion, class, and dignity that you brought to our campus every day.

As graduation day approaches, I know that the class of 2016 will finish their time at Westview on a strong note, and that we have 100% participation in our commencement ceremony. Whether in class or at the multiple celebratory activities, we hold the expectation that all our students act in a respectful and responsible manner. It is truly upsetting to meet with students and parents who will not be able to participate in their graduation ceremony due to failing a class, or having a lapse in judgment over the last few weeks of school.

Please help us to ensure that the final days at Westview for the class of 2016 are a meaningful and positive experience for everyone in our community.

Thank you,

Mr. Todd Cassen, Principal

GRADUATES

  • 8:30-10:30 Graduation Rehearsal
    Mandatory Graduation Practice – meet in the stadium and find your assigned seat (alphabetical.)  Dress in cool, comfortable street clothes for practice; beach attire is not allowed.  Students must attend Graduation Practice to participate in the Graduation Ceremony.

  • 1:30 Graduation Check-in
    Seniors arrive and report to the check-in location (Art Room Entrance from the Student Parking Lot).  Leave cell phones, cameras, purses, flowers, leis, IPods and all electronics at home.  If any of these items are brought they will be left at check-in and picked up after the ceremony.  Open water bottles will  not be allowed at check-in.  Water will be available for students once they are checked-in.  NO Beach balls or other items that will distract attention from the graduates are allowed. 

  • Dress  Code  
    Please do not bring any accessories (i.e. leis, corsages, scarves, stickers, etc.  Parents may present them to the graduates after the ceremony.)  Boys:  Shirts with collars, tie, dark shoes (no tennis shoes), long dark pants (no jeans.)  Girls:  Dress pants, skirts and blouses, or dresses and dress shoes. No decoration of gowns or caps is permitted.

  • Do Not Bring 
    Cameras, cell phones, Ipods, other electronics, or purses to the ceremony.

  • Diploma Pick-up
    Immediately following the ceremony all graduates will need to proceed to the front entrance of the school where the check-out process will begin.  Every graduate will return their graduation gown, and will receive a check-out card at that time.  In order to receive your diploma you will need to complete the check-out process and submit your check-out card to your counselor at the last station.  Diplomas not picked up on June 9th will be available during the normal registrar office hours.  (Students planning to attend college in the fall should be sure to leave a final transcript request with the registrar).  Note:  Final transcript request is part of check out.

GUESTS

  • Tickets
    Each graduate will be issued four (4) tickets for admission.  Stadium gates will open at 1:30 p.m. for TICKET HOLDERS ONLY.  At 2:30 p.m. all others will be allowed to enter. In consideration of other guests, please do not bring balloons, beach balls or air Horns.  Umbrellas will be allowed in but must be taken down prior to start of ceremony. 

  • Parking
    Please plan on carpooling, as parking will be at a premium.  Allow ample time for traffic, parking, and getting to your seat.  There will be no seat saving.  We have arranged for additional parking at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 12835 Black Mountain Road.  Buses will begin loading at the church parking lot at 1:00.  Bus shuttle will be available until 3:00 when the graduation ceremony begins.  After the ceremony, buses will begin picking up at Westview from 4:30 and continue until 5:30.  See below for Handicap Parking information.

  • Handicap Seating (Shaded or Non Shaded) and/or Parking Reservations
    To Reserve Handicap Seating (Shaded or Non Shaded) and/or Parking, you will be required to make a reservation.  Reservations can be made by going to westviewgraduationseating@gmail.com.  Reservations will not be taken after May 31st.  After making your reservation a confirmation will be emailed to you within 72 hours.  Handicap Parking Reservations: Guest's will be required to have a DMV issued Handicap Placard or a Westview Handicap Placard for your car.  You will need to have the Handicap placard visible on your dashboard or hanging from your mirror.  Your confirmation email will give you the day to pick up your Westview Handicap Placard. 

    • Note: It is Westview Policy that guests requesting handicap seating may only have 1 other person able to sit with them.  Once you have reserved your seat in the shaded or non-shaded area, your name will be put on the reservation list.  Guests with a reservation AND a graduation ticket may be seated between 1:30-2:30 in the reserved area.  Guests with a reservation but WITHOUT a graduation ticket may only be seated between 2:30-3:00.  All guests needing to sit in the handicap seating area or in the handicap parking area, must have their name on the reservation list!
  • 1:30 p.m.  Stadium open to guests with Graduation Tickets

  • 2:30 p.m.  Stadium open to guests without Graduation Tickets

  • 3:00 p.m.  Graduation Ceremony begins

SPECIAL REMINDERS

  • Leave all valuables with parents as there is no place to store them.

  • All Westview rules of conduct and discipline will be enforced.  Graduation is important to students, parents, and faculty.  Parents and guests should be seated by 2:45 p.m.  No activities will be permitted which will distract from the ceremony.  Please do not bring any noisemakers.  Parents and guests will be allowed to join their graduate on the field at the end of the ceremony.

  • Pictures by California Candids will be taken of individual students as they receive their diploma covers.  Proofs will be mailed home after graduation.  There is no obligation to buy.

  • Parents, friends, etc. will not be permitted on the stadium field to take pictures during the ceremony.

Any additional questions about Graduation activities should be directed to Mrs. Mash @ x3413 or Mr. Wild x3011. 

9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. PTSA Grad Nite – Westview Gymnasium

  • Grad Nite is a safe, sober and fun filled night of activities for all Westview Seniors.  Price includes continuous food, prizes, activities and entertainment.

  • Doors open at 9:00.  For security reasons, no one will be admitted after 10:30 p.m. and will not be allowed to leave except if signed out by a Parent or Guardian and will not be allowed to return.

  • Personal items are discouraged.  Cameras are allowed, however, no cell phone cameras.  We encourage parents to promptly pick up their student at 5:00am after the event.

  • Grad Nite Tickets are available for purchase on Westview PTSA Grad Night 2016 website http://www.westviewgradnite.org

 


Page Updated:  June 03, 2016