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    Important Dates for your Calendar:

    - Homecoming - September 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    - Cap and Gown information assembly for Seniors: September 24, 2021 

    - Cap and Gown ordering: October 5th 2021 from 11:25-2:00; also from 4:00-6:00

    - Cap & Gown Pictures: Monday April 11, 2022 

    - Senior Awards and Group Picture: May 25, 2022

    - Graduation Practice: Friday June 10, 2022 (SAHS Gymnasium)

    - Graduation: Saturday June 11, 2022 (Greensboro coliseum)

     

     

     

    Class of 2022 Social Media accounts:

    For up to date information and upcoming events follow:

        *Twitter @ssouthern2022 for important updates and reminders throughout the coming year! 

        * Band app: sagrads22  
    To access this group scan this QR code,  it will take you directly to the app, and the group. 

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    Graduation Supplies: 

    WE HAVE A NEW CAP AND GOWN DESIGN THIS YEAR!!!!  You will NOT be able to use a previous cap and gown from other years.  It is extremely important that you order by January 30, 2022, so you DO NOT have to pay the RUSH FEES. The Herff Jones representative will be on campus Oct. 5th for in-person orders, you can order by calling 336.228.7770, or by going online to Herff Jones at highschool.herffjones.com 

    • September 24, 2021: Assembly at 10:15 am in the auditorium to give information and order forms for graduation supplies.  Extra forms will be available in the front office or in the media center outside of Mrs.Lamanna’s office if a student is not able to attend this meeting. We will also post a video on the Band to help you order!
    • October 5, 2021: Place your orders in Gym lobby during all lunches 11:25-2:00 and after school from 4:00-6:00 pm. 
    • A deposit of $80 or full payment is required. Please order ASAP as shipping and handling fees will increase after January 30th.

     

     

    Yearbooks:

    Yearbooks are now $70 through October 31. After October 31, yearbooks will be $90 until the sale ends on April 30, 2022.  If there are extras, the cost will be $100. Senior parent ad information is available online on the yearbook page of the website under Student Life. Deadlines and prices apply whether they mail it in or purchase at www.yearbookforever.com.

     

     

    Scholarship Information:

         * Scholarships are emailed to all seniors and posted on their Naviance account with Information, applications, and deadlines.

     

     

    Senior Class Fee:

    To be determined - There may be a senior class fee. This fee would cover the cost of your graduation programs, diploma, and diploma cover.  Updates to this will be shared as we learn more.

     

     

    Cap & Gown Pictures: Monday April 11, 2022 

    • Students will sign up for appointment times. This will all be communicated through their school emails.  
    • No money is needed.  Proofs will be mailed home to parents with the option to purchase. 
    • If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Holt at heather_holt@abss.k12.nc.us

     

     

    Awards Day & Senior Group picture: May 25, 2022 

    • Students should arrive at 8:15 am for the Senior Group picture and to line up (to walk into the auditorium)
    • Awards program starts at 8:45 am

     

     

    Graduation Practice: Friday, June 10, 2022 - 10:00 am in the SAHS gym

    • Participation is REQUIRED to graduate. If you don’t come to practice, you don’t walk...NO exceptions!
    • School dress code required, not Graduation Dress Code.  
    • Admission tickets to Graduation will be given to students at practice.

     

     

    Graduation: Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 6:00 pm in the Greensboro Coliseum Field House
    Greensboro Coliseum Complex - 1921 W. City Gate Blvd, Greensboro, 27403

    • Admission by ticket ONLY. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • GRADUATES ARRIVE BY 4:45 pm and report to West Wing B (the building across from the Field House. Security will check you in before you go into the room (only bring your keys/phones because you will NOT go back into the room after graduation).
    • See the Greensboro Coliseum Complex list of prohibited items on their website.

     

     

    GRADUATION DRESS CODE: Graduation - Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 6:00 pm 

     -Dresses or skirts  must be shorter than the gown and not showing at the collar

    - Pants must be dark dress pants  NO KHAKIS, JEANS, OR SHORTS

    -Shirts must be White- Oxford (collared button-down) shirt or polo (golf style) shirt 

    -Shoes Navy, tan/nude, black or dark brown dress shoes 

    -Socks should be dark and pantyhose should be natural color only

    -NO SANDALS, FLIP FLOPS, TENNIS SHOES, OR BOOTS 

    -NO SUNGLASSES

     

    GRADUATION CAPS: Caps should sit on the top of your head (parallel with the floor), not tilted to the side or back. Do NOT decorate your cap!!! You will NOT be able to wear it if you do!! 

    THERE ARE NO GRADUATION STOLES THIS YEAR!  We have a new cap and gown design which does not require a stole.  

    Honor Cords: The Only Honor Cords that are  allowed are distributed by the school and are:

    • National Honor Society – blue and yellow
    • National Technical Honor Society – grey or silver
    • Academic Honors – double gold
    • Elon Academy - maroon and gold
    • National Dance Society - 
    • If you have any questions  or concerns about your Graduation attire - ask Mrs. East

    Anyone not dressed appropriately may be pulled out of line. If these requirements cause financial hardship, see one of the administrators as soon as possible or email Mrs. East at joyce_east@abss.k12.nc.us!

     

     

    Graduation Special Needs Requests: Teri Rasa

    Notify the school or contact Teri Rasa (at teri_rasa@abss.k12.nc.us) by May 31, 2022 if you or your guests have special needs, such as:

    • Wheelchair or handicapped seating,  Sign language interpreter etc.

     

     

    ***Fines and Obligations Due***

         * All fines and obligations must be paid before graduation! You will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony or pick up your diploma with outstanding fines or financial obligations to the school.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENT SENT TO SENIORS (4/27/21 -- updated 5/25/21):

    Here are the most up to date details for Graduation Events 

     

    If you have questions you should ask

    MS. EAST or MS. LAMANNA... 

    anyone else may give you the wrong information

    and mislead you - not intentionally, but because they

    are not in the planning, so they may not BE SURE.


    GRADUATION PRACTICE- 

    REQUIRED for Graduation participation

    -June 3rd - 10 am sharp, in the gym

    -ONLY Park in stadium lot (for practice only)

    -Masks must be worn at all times while on campus 

    -DO NOT WEAR your cap and gown to practice, just regular clothes

    -Practice will take as long as it takes to get it right (this could be a couple hours so don't plan anything before at least 12 to be safe) 

    -NO PRACTICE = NO WALKING AT GRADUATION

    -Students will RECEIVE THEIR TICKETS (4) at  the end of PRACTICE - NO SOONER -and only students who attend practice will get tickets - you CANNOT "claim other students tickets if they choose not to walk" 

     


    GRADUATION DAY:

    • June 4th - must arrive no later than 8:45 - DRESSED IN YOUR CAP AND GOWN and ready to go!

    • Park in the staff parking lot (back lot) or A/B lot - Stadium lot will not be accessible to you so get here in time to walk to the gym.

    • Leave all valuables and personal belongings in your car - We will not hold cell phones or other items 

    • Attire reminders:

      -NO SUNGLASSES ALLOWED 

      -Heels are not recommended due to walking on grass -Dressy sandals and wedges are fine - NO FLIP FLOPS

              -if you wear hose - natural color ONLY

      -NO FLIP FLOPS OR TENNIS SHOES ALLOWED

      -Short sleeve dress shirts are acceptable but all shirts must have collars.

      -DARK DRESS PANTS ONLY - NO KHAKIS, JEANS, OR SHORTS ALLOWED

      -Navy, Black or Dark Brown dress shoes only - and with dark socks

     

    RULES FOR GRADUATION:

    • NO SIGNS, flowers , banners, balloons etc  will be allowed in the stadium

    • NO SUNGLASSES ALLOWED
    • Caps and Gowns CANNOT be decorated - IF they are decorated, you will not be allowed to walk.
    • GRADUATES ARRIVE BY 8:45 am and report to the SHS gym. Please park in the staff and A/B parking lots (the stadium lot is NOT available for you).
    • YOU MUST WEAR A MASK.
    • Masks must be worn at all times while on campus 
    • Purses and other personal belongings NEED to be locked in your car.
    • Admission by ticket ONLY - Each student will receive 4 tickets - that is all we have to give - there will be no negotiating more through the school - No exceptions!
    • Any physical body requires a ticket, REGARDLESS OF AGE (so yes, even babies).

    Anyone who has family who needs special seating "handicap accessible" you need to email Teri_Rasa@abss.k12.nc.us and copy Ms. East on the email no later than Tuesday June 1 9 AM. 

     
     

    Honor Chords: 

    You should be receiving an email soon to let you know how to pick these up. 

         - The only CHORDS that are allowed to be worn during Graduation are from the following organizations  

      • National Honor Society – blue and yellow
      • Elon Academy - burgundy and gold
      • Academic Honors – double gold
     

    GRADUATION TICKETS:

    Each student will receive 4 tickets - that is all we have to give - there will be no negotiating more through the school - No exceptions. 

    Tickets will be given out at the END of practice, NO SOONER - and only students who attend practice will get tickets. You CANNOT "claim other students tickets if they choose not to walk" 


    As we get other information we will be posting on the BAND app - please join if you haven't already! (group is called “sagrads21”   (join in the Band app: use code 0545, password BASES)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Awards Day - May 27, 2021 

    • Virtual on the evening of May 27th - a link will be sent out - more details to come

     

     

    Senior Class Fee - waived for the class of 2021 

     

     

    Graduation Practice - Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 10:00am - SAHS Walter H. Hanford Stadium

    • Participation is REQUIRED to graduate. If you don’t come to practice, you don’t walk...NO exceptions!
    • School dress code required, not Graduation Dress Code, so no caps and gowns.  
    • DO NOT WEAR cap & gown to practice
    • Admission tickets to Graduation will be given to students at practice. 
    • We do not know how long practice will take; it will depend on how long it takes for you all to "learn the process."

     

     

    Graduation - Friday, June 4, 2021 - 10:00am - SAHS Walter H. Hanford stadium
                        (RAIN DATE: Saturday, June 5th same time and place)

    • Admission by ticket ONLY - Each student will receive 4 tickets - that is all we have to give - there will be no negotiating more through the school - No exceptions. Any physical body requires a ticket - from a baby 1 day old to an elderly person 120 years old.
    • GRADUATES ARRIVE BY 8:45 am and report to the SHS gym. Please park in the staff and A/B parking lots, NOT THE STADIUM. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK. Be patient as we will have to screen everyone (temp check) before entering the gym. (Purses and other personal belongings NEED to be locked in your car.)

     


    GRADUATION DRESS CODE - Graduation - Friday, June 4, 2021 - 10:00am - SAHS Walter H. Hanford stadium

    LADIES: -Dress or skirt & blouse (shorter than the gown and not showing at the collar)

                 -NO pants

                 -White, navy, tan/nude, black or dark brown dress shoes - flats and or dressy sandals preferred as heels WILL stick in the
                  stadium grass

                 -If you wear hose, natural color only.

                 -NO FLIP FLOPS OR TENNIS SHOES ALLOWED

     

    MEN:     -ONLY Dark dress pants – NO KHAKIS, JEANS, OR SHORTS

                 -White-collared shirt (can be short-sleeved)

                 -Navy, black, dark brown dress shoes and dark socks

                 -NO FLIP FLOPS OR TENNIS SHOES ALLOWED

    • GRADUATION CAPS: Caps should sit on the top of your head (parallel with the floor), not tilted to the side or back. Do NOT decorate your cap (or gown)!!! You will NOT be able to wear it if you do, so you will not be able to graduate!! 

    • GRADUATION STOLES:  The 2021 white and red stole is REQUIRED for all graduates. 

    • No sunglasses!!
    • Only Honor Cords that are allowed:
      • National Honor Society – blue and yellow
      • Elon Academy - burgundy and gold
      • Academic Honors – double gold
      • CONTACT YOUR CLUB ADVISOR TO RECEIVE YOUR CORD - NOT MRS. EAST

                Anyone not dressed appropriately may be pulled out of line.  Do not be embarrassed by something trivial. If these requirements cause financial hardship, see one of the administrators as soon as possible!

     

     

     

     

     

      

     

    Cap and Gown and other Graduation supplies pick up:

    • May 4th -  1:30- 6:00 pm in the media center.  **You will enter in the back of the building**

    • If you owe money it will be due that day. 

    • Stoles will also be picked up during this time. 

     

     

     

      

     

    Senior Picture Make-Ups - September 13, 2019

    • This will be the seniors last opportunity to be in the yearbook.  

     

    College Fair - September 16, 2019

    • The College Fair will take place at Elon University from 9:30 am-10:15 am.  
    • Students will need to sign-up to attend.  
    • More information will be forthcoming during morning announcements.  

     

    Homecoming - September 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm


    Order Your Graduation Supplies 

          The Herff Jones representative will be on school campus on the following dates: 

    • October 10, 2019:  Assembly at 10:15 am in the auditorium to give information and order forms for graduation supplies.  Extra forms will be available in the front office or outside of Mrs. East’s room, C-3, if you aren’t on campus for this meeting.  
    • October 15, 2019: Place your orders in the Media Center during all lunches and after school from 3:30-5:00 pm. 
    • Orders can also be placed by calling 336.228.7770 or by going online at Herff Jones
    • A deposit of $80 or full payment is required. Please order before our holiday break as shipping and handling fees will increase on January 1st. 

     

    Yearbooks

    Yearbooks are now $70 from  September 2-October 31. After October 31, yearbooks will be $90.  If there are extras, the cost will be $100. Senior parent ad information went home the first week of school.  It is also available online on the yearbook page of the website. Parents who pay for the ad by Tuesday, October 1 will receive a $25 discount. The final senior parent ad deadline is October 25 or when the space is filled, whichever comes first.

     

    Cap & Gown Pictures - Monday May 18, 2020 (11am-1pm) and Wednesday May 20, 2020 (4-6pm)

    • This is a drive-up event. 
    • No money is needed.  Proofs will be mailed home to parents with the option to purchase. 
    • The driving route is for students to enter into the Ag Shop entrance and follow the cones to photographers - when they pull up to the photographers, (with Cap and Gown on) get out of the car and proceed to the designated location. After pictures, students will get back into their car and exit the A/B parking lot. We would like everyone to have their picture taken, even if you do not want to purchase them, because our photographer can create a class photo from these pictures.  
    • If you have any questions, please contact the office between 7:30 and 3:30 or contact Mrs. East.

     

    Awards Day and the ESPYs - date TBD 

    • Virtual - watch for an announcement on the school home page, Twitter and on Band to find out how you can view it

     

    Graduation Special Needs Requests - date TBS

    Notify the school or contact Mrs. Napolitano (at elizabeth_napolitano@abss.k12.nc.us) by TBD if you or your guests have special needs, such as:

    • Wheelchair or handicapped seating               
    • Sign language interpreter

     

     Graduation Practice  - to be determined

    • Participation is REQUIRED to graduate. If you don’t come to practice, you don’t walk...NO exceptions!
    • School dress code required, not Graduation Dress Code.  
    • DO NOT WEAR cap and gown to practice
    • Admission tickets to Graduation will be given to students at practice. We don’t know how many each graduate will receive - depends on the social distancing rules set by our Governor.
    • We do not know how long practice will take; it will depend on how long it takes for you all to "learn the process."

     

    Graduation - TBD in the Greensboro Field House
    Greensboro Coliseum Complex - 1921 W. City Gate Blvd, Greensboro, 27403

    • Admission by ticket ONLY.
    • GRADUATES ARRIVE BY 7:45 am - 8:00 am and report to West Wing B (the building across from the Field House - same building as last year, just a different room). Security will check you in before you go into the room (only bring your keys/phones because you will NOT go back into that room after graduation).
    • See the Greensboro Coliseum Complex list of prohibited items on their website.