Tacoma Online Senior Update: May 15, 2022

Tacoma Online Senior End of Year Details

  • Last Day for Schoolwork in Edgenuity
  • Senior Breakfast, Check-Out, and Graduation Tickets
  • Graduation Rehearsal, Graduation Ceremony –“Day Of” Details
  • Diplomas

Last Day for Schoolwork in Edgenuity

The last day to submit any schoolwork in your TOL classes is midnight on Wednesday, June 8th. This allows teachers time to finalize grades, and counselors to do final determinations of your eligibility to graduate. Please plan ahead for this deadline, as it will not be possible to extend it. As always, communication with your teachers should be early and often.

Senior Breakfast, Check-Out and Graduation Tickets

Friday, June 10th from 9AM –12PM, TOL staff will host a Senior Breakfast to honor you and your accomplishment at the Tacoma PDC Building! This is a drop-in type of event with no formal agenda. We will have beverages, pancakes, meats, fruits, and pastries free for you to enjoy. TOL counselors, administrators, and many senior teachers and PACE coaches will be there to congratulate you!

During this event, you should also bring your TPS laptop and charger to check-in, as well as payment for any fines you owe. We will send info to anyone with outstanding fines very shortly.

With your TPS laptop checked in, we will also give you your graduation tickets at this breakfast event. Every student has an envelope with their 8 free graduation tickets and any additional tickets they have purchased. You can order additional tickets for $5 each here. They will also be available to purchase at the door of the Tacoma Dome. Children sitting in laps and not needing a seat will not need their own ticket.

Graduation Rehearsal, Graduation Day of Details

Tuesday, June 14th–Tacoma Dome

  • Prior to 8AM–Park at Tacoma Dome, Graduates enter Tacoma Dome at NW Gates. Graduates will stay at the Dome until the ceremony ends.
  • 8:00AM–Mandatory Rehearsal begins. Rehearsal finishes just after 9AM
  • 9:15AM–doors open to families and guests to enter Tacoma Dome through SW Gates
  • 10:00AM–Graduation Ceremony
  • 11:00AM–Graduation Ceremony complete –congratulations!!!

Parking is $15 per car, graduates included, per the City of Tacoma. More info and a parking map can be found at https://www.tacomadome.org/parking Audience and Graduates: in lots A,F,G,C, and the LeMayHandicapped with Decal or Plate: Lots D,E,K Handicapped sitting on arena floor: Lot K

Tacoma Dome Security –All bags and persons will be scanned and checked as they enter the Tacoma Dome. Only clear plastic bags will be allowed. If you arrive with any other type of bag or purse, you will be asked by security to return it to your car or rent a locker near the entrance for a fee. Please plan for this.

Also not permitted: Food or Drink, helium balloons, air horns, and liquid string in aerosol cans. Any of these items will be confiscated at the Tacoma Dome entrance.

Handicapped Persons –a handicapped person along with up to three others may be seated on the main floor at the base of the audience sections behind the graduates if seating in the main area is inappropriate (wheelchair, heart conditions, vision impairment, etc.) A special section in the main area will be roped off and designated for hearing impaired persons, where the interpreters will be. Hearing-impaired persons may enter through the upper C gate and will be directed toward their section.

Graduates should arrive with your graduation gown ironed or steamed (they’re very wrinkled when opened), your cap, tassel, and stole from you Jostens order. It is TPS policy that students may not decorate their graduation caps.

Graduation photos -View and download free photos from the TPS Facebook page or purchase photos from Leo's Photography using the order codeGra220719.

Diplomas

At the graduation ceremony, you will receive a diploma cover, but it will not have the diploma in it. You must have returned your TPS laptop and have no outstanding fines to receive your diploma. You can pick your diploma up at the PDC, or request that we mail it to you.

Learn more about TOL Graduation

Thank you for your time and please, let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at peliot@tacoma.k12.wa.us

R. Paul Eliot

Secondary Assistant Principal