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Class of 2020 Senior Information

Senior Meeting & Graduation Orders

Cap & Gown orders can be made after the Fall Senior Meeting in October on October 16th at 8:30am. Jostens will be on hand to discus ordering cap & gowns, and Mr. Lucero with Student Services will go over graduation requirements. Cap & Gown orders are made directly through Jostens after the senior meeting. Caps & gowns will be $60. We reccomend purchasing your cap and gown before January 1st, 2020 as the price will increase to $80.

Orders can be placed online at Jostens.com You can email or call for assistance in placing an order. [email protected]/407-894-3131

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Bright Futures

Please contact your school counslor for more information regarding this year's Bright Futures Program.

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Graduation Tickets

DeLand High will begin graduation ticket sales on Tuesday, June 16th to coincide with Senior Yearbook pick up (1-3PM at bus loop off Plymouth Avenue). Graduation tickets will be available for purchase at the ticket window of the gym (use main school entrance) for $3 each and parking passes for the Ocean Center parking garage are $5 each. We will accept cash only.

The Ocean Center is limiting guest capacity this year due to public health concerns related to COVID. As a result, Volusia Schools have been given a limited number of tickets to sell. Due to the size of DeLand’s graduating class, we can reserve 2 tickets per student. We will not be selling tickets on behalf of non-participants. Tickets will not be on sale at the Ocean Center or on the day of the event.

Because many of our students enjoy a blended family, we will only be releasing tickets to the graduate who must be present with a valid ID (school, driver’s license, passport, etc.). Tickets will not be released to any family members or friends of the graduate.

The gymnasium ticket window will be open the following times:

 

 

Tuesday, June 16

12pm - 4pm

Wednesday, June 17

8am - 12pm

Thursday, June 18

12pm - 4pm

Monday, June 22

8am - 12pm

 Tuesday, June 23

12pm - 4pm

 Wednesday, June 24

8am - 12pm

 Thursday, June 25

12pm - 4pm

 Monday, June 29

8am - 12pm

 Tuesday, June 30

12pm - 4pm

 Wednesday, July 1

8am - 12pm

 Thursday, July 2

12pm - 4pm

We request that all students and their families observe social distancing while on campus and in the ticket line.

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Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation rehearsal for the Class of 2020 will be held at the Ocean Center/Daytona Beach, on Monday, July 6th at 10am. Seniors must arrive no later than 9:15am. ALL SENIORS planning to walk at graduation must attend this practice. No excuses. Be prompt! You may wear casual clothes. Be sure to fill out and turn in any information that is requested of you at this practice. Parents are not encouraged to attend.

For students and guests, the following health and safety protocols have been established as preventative measures:

 Graduation Rehearsal Protocols

  1. Face mask are required by ordinance of the City of Daytona Beach - students and staff members should bring their own masks
  1. Six feet sections will be marked in the Exhibit Hall to help students understand what six feet looks like
  2. Students will check-in, have their temperature taken by school staff and report directly to their designated line
  3. Students will stand on or by the markers and remain six feet from each other
  4. To comply with the six-foot spacing, handshaking and hugs should not occur
  5. When rehearsals conclude, graduates must leave immediately to avoid crowd gatherings
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Baccalaureate

This year's Baccalaureate has been canceled

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Graduation

Graduation for the Class of 2020 will be at the Ocean Center on Thursday, July 9th at 12:30pm, Daytona Beach. Graduates must be at the Ocean Center at least 45 minutes before graduation start time (11:15am). If you arrive late, you may not be able to walk. Graduates MUST have on your Cap & Gown. Diplomas will be available for individual pick up on Monday, July 13. Any diplomas not picked up on this day will be mailed directly to graduates’ home address. IF ALL OBLIGATIONS ARE PAID BEFORE GRADUATION DAY.

For students and guests, the following health and safety protocols have been established as preventative measures: 

  1. Face mask are required by ordinance of the City of Daytona Beach  - students and attendees should bring their own mask
  1. Students will check-in, have their temperature taken by school staff and report directly to their designated line
  2. All participants, including graduates, administrators, guests and family members, must remain at least six feet apart at all times.
  3. All upper bowl seating for attendees will be spaced at least 6' apart, with alternate rows blocked off. Seats are available in pairs so that guests can sit together yet socially distance from other guests/households
  4. To comply with the six-foot spacing, handshaking and hugs should not occur
  5. No physical contact will occur between students and stage occupants
  6. Minimal district staff seating sections will exist
  7. Each graduating senior will accept a diploma cover after crossing the stage and be officially photographed
  8. When ceremonies conclude, graduates and guests must leave immediately to avoid crowd gatherings

Girls Wear: A dress (any color as long as it cannot be seen through your gown) appropriate for graduation (dress cannot be longer than your gown and must not have spaghetti straps, halter style or cannot be strapless-even if you wear a sweater or jacket over the dress), skin colored hose and black pumps (must be dress shoes with heels or flat, no slide on shoes or flip flops, must have a back or strap) and a minimal jewelry.

Boys wear:  Black dress pants (no jeans), black dress shoes (non-athletic), dark socks, white dress shirt and dark tie.

Regalia: The members of the class of 2020 who will be participating in the July 9 graduation ceremony will be permitted to wear the following adornments on the outside of their graduation gown:

  • School-issued class of 2020 medallion (all graduates)
  • School-issued honor cord(s) that represents an official DeLand High School academic honor, scholastic program or service organization (no limit)
  • News Journal Medallion of Excellence (3 recipients)
  • Special designation sash signifying entry into one of the military branches of the US armed forces

Audience expectations: DeLand High School’s graduation is a ceremony which honors the accomplishments of the “Class of 2020” and is not a celebration. In keeping with the significance of the ceremony, noisemakers are not allowed in the audience. All members of the audience are asked to remain seated during the graduation ceremony. Gifts and flowers will be removed if placed on graduates’ chairs before the ceremony. 

Ocean Center Bag Policy:

  • Each ticket holder, including children, may carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse:
    • One clear bag no larger than 12”x6”x12” or a one-gallon clear Ziploc, or similar, bag
    • One small clutch bag or purse no larger than 6.5”x6.5”, with or without a strap
  • Diapers and wipes may be carried in a clear bag; however, diaper bags are not permitted.
  • Additional clothing, blankets, etc. are permitted if carried loosely (preferably over the shoulder to be screened more quickly) or in an approved clear bag.
  • Small cameras, binoculars and cell phones may be carried loosely or in an approved clear bag
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