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The Class of 2020 will enjoy the following activities to celebrate their accomplishments and create long-lasting memorable moments of their senior year. Congratulations to the Class of 2020. It’s your year!!!

 

Senior Dues

Dues must be paid through Herff Jones. If making payments, a $25 deposit is required. A late fee of $20 will be charged for all dues paid after February 1, 2020. Additional late fees will apply April13, 2020. The last day to pay your senior fees is April 17, 2020.

 

RCHS: $190                                               RMSST: $200

Dues include:

  • Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stole
  • Diploma/Diploma Cover
  • T-shirt
  • Sr. Breakfast
  • Sr. Picnic
  • Yearbook

 

**SENIOR DUES DO NOT INCLUDE CORDS OR HONOR STOLES. Honor Stoles are $10.00 and can be purchased at Graduation Practice.**

Elite Package

The Elite Package is available as an add-on for additional items and events.  Events WILL NOT be sold separately.

ELITE PACKAGE

Cost=$100.00

Package includes:

  • Personalized Senior Hoodie
  • Senior T-shirt (not the class shirt included in the basic package)
  • Class of 2020 Tumbler
  • Four Events

 

 

Event

Date

Place

Time

Fall Movie Night

November 6, 2019

AMC Conyers Crossing 16

TBD

Stars & Strikes

January 6, 2020

1741 Mountain Indus. Blvd

Stone Mountain, GA 30083

5:00 p.m.

Get Air

February 12, 2020

2075 W. Park Pl

Stone Mountain, GA 30087

6:00 p.m.

Spring Movie Night

March 13, 2020

AMC Conyers Crossing 16

TBD

 

Senior Parent Meeting

Informational meetings will be held in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. August 13, 2019 & January 30, 2020 to discuss graduation requirements, senior fees, and upcoming events. Door Prizes will be given. One ticket for every senior present and one ticket for every parent present will be entered into the drawing. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.

 

Senior Pictures

The last day to take Senior Portraits for the yearbook is September 30, 2019. Get with Ms. Brumback in room 605 for additional information.

 

Senior Breakfast: Friday, March 27, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. The attire is dressy casual – no jeans, sneakers, or t-shirts. Students will get their breakfast invitations during 1st block classes March 25 & 26, 2020. Dues must be paid in full by March 13, 2020 to attend.

 

Senior Picnic: TBD at Bonner Park. You MUST wear your senior t-shirt to the picnic. Please bring a lawn chair.

 

Herff Jones Payment Dates: You can make payments online (www.herffjonesgrad.com) or in person with the Herff Jones representative on these dates:


July 23, 2019

August 13, 2019

August 20, 2019

August 21, 2019

September 18, 2019

September 19, 2019

October 29, 2019

October 30, 2019

December 10, 2019

December 11, 2019

January 29, 2020

January 30, 2020

February 26, 2020

February 27, 2020

March 10, 2020

March 11, 2020

April 14, 2020

April 15, 2020


 

BACCALAUREATE SERVICE

The Baccalaureate Service will be held at the Springfield Baptist Church, located at 1877 Iris Dr, in Conyers, Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 4 p.m. The Baccalaureate Service is a voluntary part of your graduation activities. However, all graduates, their families and guests are invited. Graduates should assemble in the designated location at the church at 3:00 p.m. for practice and seating assignments. Ample parking is available in the church parking lot.

SENIORS: DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR CAP AND GOWN for this service. Seniors are to wear proper attire. Please see the “dress attire section” for the Baccalaureate Service and the Graduation Ceremony.

*DO NOT bring purses, cameras, or other valuables to the church. There will NOT be a place to secure them during the service. Let your parents or a friend keep them for you.

GRADUATION EXERCISES

Each graduate will be given the same number of tickets to the graduation ceremony.  The number of tickets will be determined during Spring Semester.

The graduation ceremony is the most distinguished academic event in our community each year. Appropriate behavior by our graduates and their families and guests during all parts of the graduation exercises is necessary. Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in removal from the premises. Although this is an outside event, it is still considered a school function and all rules still apply. Anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be denied admittance to the graduation exercises.

CONDUCT OF GRADUATES

Graduation is a ceremony to honor an entire class of graduates. No individual, adult or student, has the right or will be permitted to spoil or disrupt a ceremony that honors other people. Inappropriate behavior prior to or during the graduation exercises will result in the graduate’s removal from the ceremony by police officers. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, improper attire, possession of disruptive objects, substances, materials, or misbehavior.

DRESS FOR GRADUATES

Proper attire will be worn under the graduation gowns. Any student improperly dressed will not be allowed to participate in the graduation exercises.

Female Graduates                                                                                         Male Graduates

Black shoes (flats or wedges ONLY)                                                      Dark shoes with dark socks

Dress or blouse & skirt (shorter than gown)                                        Dark slacks

*NO HIGH HEELS, FLIP FLOPS or TENNIS SHOES ARE PERMITTED. Please be mindful that graduation will take place on the field.

ARRIVAL TIME FOR GRADUATES

Graduates MUST arrive by 4:30p.m. (specifics as to where to report will be given at graduation practice). You should not bring a camera, iPod, cell phone, or any other electronic device in with you. Please leave it with a parent or a friend. There will NOT be a place to secure such items during the graduation ceremony. Officers and administrators will search for any illegal items and action will be taken if any are found. Graduates will line up 30 minutes prior to marching into the arena.

WRISTBANDS

Each graduate will be given wristbands for graduation. All wristbands will be distributed during graduation practice.

  • The wristbands must be securely fastened on your arm and visible BEFORE entering the doors of the facility.
  • Please be advised that handicapped parking is limited.
  • Important Notice: No wristbands will be replaced once they have been issued to the graduates, and the school will not be responsible for lost or stolen wristbands. Graduates and parents must assume responsibility for their wristbands once they are received.

HONOR GRADUATES

Honor graduates are listed in the program. Honor graduates will be identified (after all grades have been calculated) as students with a cumulative weighted grade point average of the following:

  • Cum Laude (Honors): minimum 3.5 GPA through 3.69, weighted;
  • Magna Cum Laude (High Honors): minimum 3.7 GPA, weighted;
  • Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors): overall GPA of at least 3.9, weighted.

In recognition of these honors, students will wear a stole designated for each honor level. The stole is $10 and can be purchased at Graduation Practice.

LOST AND DAMAGED

All fees must be paid in cash or money order prior to graduation practice. Please know that students WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the graduation practice or ceremony if these fees have not been resolved.

FAILED CLASSES

We would like to see every senior graduate and participate in the graduation ceremony, however please understand that in order to participate in the graduation practice and ceremony; you must pass ALL of your course requirements. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.

CLEARANCE FORMS

Clearance forms must have ALL required signatures before a student can receive their cap and gown.

 

FAQ

Question:        How do I get in touch with Herff Jones, Inc.?

Answer:           Herff Jones

                             www.herffjonesgrad.com

                             4634 Lawrenceville Hwy, Ste B

                             Lilburn, Georgia 30047

                             (770) 921-9022

 

Question:        Are Senior activities required?

Answer:           Participation in the senior activities is optional; however, the overwhelming

majority of seniors choose to participate in all of the events. All dues must be paid to participate.

 

Question:        How do I purchase an Elite Package?

Answer:           See Mrs. Blakley or Dr. Bailey in the Technology Building to purchase the

Elite Package.

 

 

 

Question:        Is there anything that is NOT covered by the Senior Dues?

Answer:           The Senior Dues do not cover the cost of graduation announcements, memorabilia, Homecoming, Prom, Honor Stoles, or Cords.

 

Question:        When will caps and gowns be ordered and delivered?

Answer:           The cap and gown is ordered when the Senior Dues are paid.  The caps and gowns will be delivered in May 5, 2020. If you do not pick your cap and gown up on that day, you can pick it up May 12, 2020 or from the Herff Jones office.  All Lost and Damaged Fees must be paid prior to receiving your cap and gown.

 

Question:        When is Graduation?

Answer:           The GRADUATION date will be announced soon. In order to march in the Graduation Ceremony, all debts to Rockdale County High School must be cleared. These debts include: senior dues, cafeteria charges, media center fines, lost books, lost textbooks from previous semesters, all athletic and band uniforms, and any other material which belongs to Rockdale County High School. ALL STUDENTS MUST BE CLEARED ACADEMICALLY BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN GRADUATION. A CAP AND GOWN IN HAND DOES NOT MEAN ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

 

Question:        When is Graduation practice?

Answer:           GRADUATION PRACTICE will be announced soon. Practice will be 8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Graduates will march in and out, practice receiving their diploma, and we will correct pronunciation of names. PRACTICE IS MANDATORY

 

Question:        My child is not at RCHS for part of the day (due to attending RCA, Open Campus, Work Study, or Joint Enrollment).  How can they find out what announcements they are missing?

Answer:           It is the responsibility of the student to find out what announcements regarding seniors were made during the day.  General announcements will be posted on the website under Senior Info.  They may also see or e-mail senior advisor (see e-mail addresses below). 

 

Question:        If I have other questions that were not listed – how can I get the answer?

Answer:           Please feel free to e-mail senior advisors at any time during the school year. 

 

Senior Advisors

Mrs. J.  Blakley             (Graduation Coach)                               jblakley@rockdale.k12.ga.us

 

Dr. I. Bailey                   (IAT@RCHS Lead Teacher)                ibailey@rockdale.k12.ga.us