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    Graduation 2021
    Posted on 06/04/2021
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    Sealth Graduation Information

    We are excited to be hosting an in-person graduation this year. Graduation will be at Memorial Stadium at 5PM on Saturday, June 12th. Students need to arrive no later than 4:00 PM.

    The ceremony will be aligned to district safety protocols. Each student may have 4 guests seated in a pod. Each person, regardless of age, counts as a guest. This includes babies on laps. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we adhere to the district guidelines.

    Please read the following regarding the logistics of the ceremony.

    If you (student) are not going to attend the in-person graduation, please email Sarah Martin (ssmartin1@seattleschools.org)

    Wednesday, May 5th

    Cap and gown distribution. If you missed this, preorder caps and gowns are still available for pick up in the Sealth Main Office

    Wednesday, May 12th

    Senior Meeting and Q&A. If you missed this meeting, you can watch the video here: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/27562bbd-5604-4ac2-bc9a-b6a71b98af8e

    Friday, June 4th

    Cords and Awards pick up in the Sealth Main Office. Tickets should be available for pick up starting this day as well.

    Wednesday, June 9th

    Senior check out – Sealth Bus Loop – 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Friday, June 11th

    Virtual Graduation Rehearsal at 1pm. Link to this Teams Live Event: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YzEwNzY5YmItMGJlNS00ODg2LTgzODgtNmY3M2IxZTYyYWZj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22d431d158-6074-4832-8783-51ea6f6dd227%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%220de5aae7-7c89-4187-b696-200cd7370bbe%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d&btype=a&role=a

    We will discuss important details about where and how to enter Memorial Field for the ceremony. Please plan to attend!

    Saturday, June 12th

    Graduation – Memorial Stadium – 5 PM (arrive no later than 4:00 PM)

    There is no flexibility on the number of tickets. Each student will receive four (4) only. We realize that this may be frustrating for many families and we appreciate your understanding. We are excited to be able to offer a live graduation this year and need to follow the format that the district is putting in place.

    Please do not misplace your tickets or wristbands. The district will be unable to arrange for seating without the tickets and wristbands.

    Graduation 2021 FAQ

    Information for Guests Attending Graduation:

    Tickets: All seats are ticketed to specific “pods” and restricted to a maximum of 4 guests. Each guest will have a ticket and matching wrist band required for entrance.

    Pods: There are four tickets per pod, and we cannot split pods or share tickets/seats with different seniors and their families.

    Parking: Parking at the Memorial Stadium lot will have restrictions to allow for social distancing as guests arrive. Pay parking is available at the Gates Foundation and McCaw Hall.

    Arrival: Guest entrance to the event will be at the upper Northeast and upper Southeast entrances, with the lower Southeast entrance used for graduates, staff and guests requiring disability seating space.

    Masks are required.

    Restrooms will be operating at limited capacity.

    Departure: At the conclusion of the graduation ceremony guests will exit out approve exits, or if seated in the lower part of the stadium, will be permitted to exit with students out the NW utility gate once staff and students have cleared the field. Please have a designated place to meet with your student after the event.

    Alternative viewing: Family members and students who are unable to attend due to restrictions can watch the live stream on SPS TV. Names of graduates not in person will be read near the end of the ceremony.

    Information for Graduates:

    Arrival: Arrive no later than 4:00 PM. Students will enter at the lower Southeast tunnel entrance. You will need to complete at Qualtrics check-in (just like at school) to enter. Use MEMORIAL STAIDUM as the site when completing the Qualtrics check-in. Students will proceed to the West endzone to receive their name cards and form rows for procession.

    Masks are required.

    Departure: At the conclusion of the graduation ceremony, students will exit the field using the NW utility gate and walk towards the central fountain, or designated family meeting place. Families are encouraged to depart quickly after the ceremony as there are multiple ceremonies after ours.