Tacoma Online Senior Update: May 8, 2022

To do's: Please complete ASAP if you haven't already

  • Order cap and gown
  • Schedule senior meeting with your counselor
  • Mark calendars for Senior Checkout/Breakfast and Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation Rehearsal

Graduates walking in the ceremony are required to attend the rehearsal for the ceremony. Graduates will arrive with their cap and gown at the Tacoma Dome at 8:00 a.m. The rehearsal will be done by 9:15 when the Tacoma Dome doors open. The ceremony will begin at 10 and conclude at 11 a.m.

Students are subject to the same security and parking measures below. No food or drink, clear bags only!

Tacoma Dome Event Information

Learn more about TOL Graduation

Security Measures

  • Metal detectors at all entry doors (if you are unable to go through metal detectors, you will be subject to a pat-down search. Any guest declining to be searched will be denied entry)
  • Only clear bags are allowed
  • All bags are subject to search
  • No outside food or beverage
  • Weapons, including pocket knives, are prohibited


  • Audience and Graduates will park in lots A F, G, C, LeMay
  • Handicapped parking is available in lots D, E, K
  • Parking cost is $15 per vehicle for each graduation, fee is set and collected by City of Tacoma.

More details here: https://www.tacomadome.org/plan-your-visit

Cap and Gown Orders

At each school, students attending walking in the graduation ceremony on 6/14 will need to purchase acap and gown package from Jostens. Jostens has all sorts of cool things you can order to celebrate your accomplishment at www.Jostens.com. You can also order only the cap and gown package.

Graduation Ceremony Tickets

Each graduating senior at TOL will receive 8free tickets to graduation at the Tacoma Dome on Tuesday, June 14 at 10AM (mandatory rehearsal at 8AM that day). These tickets can be picked up at our Senior Breakfast between 9am-12pm on Friday, June 10 at our location at the Tacoma PDC –6501 N. 23rdStreet 98406. At this breakfast, seniors will check-out, turn in their TPS laptop, eat some nice food, and receive their tickets.

Additionally, each graduating senior can purchase an unlimited amount of extra tickets for $5 each. We will add the additional tickets to your envelope of tickets and these will also be available at Senior Breakfast.

Order additional tickets on MySchool Bucks

If you need assistance or have questions, please email Brandi Prestegaard at bpreste@tacoma.k12.wa.usor call her at 253-571-1546.

Senior Breakfast and Check-Out

We’re organizing a senior breakfast to recognize all of our TOL Seniors on Friday, June 10th from 9AM-12PM in the Quad room at the Tacoma Professional Development Center at 6501 N. 23rd Street, 98406. This is also when students will be signed off as ready to graduate and also turn in their TPS issued laptop and power charger. Mark your calendars to come on by on June 10th! If you need an ORCA card to get to this event, please emails Brandi Prestegard at bpreste@tacoma.k12.wa.us ASAP and we’ll get it to you.

We will give you your graduation ceremony tickets at this breakfast.

TCC Titan Day for Seniors

Any seniors considering Tacoma Community Collegecan attend Future Titan Dayat TCC on May 19.Good news -ALLof our of Tacoma Public Schools seniors who apply to TCC will be accepted.At the event, TCC team members will help you navigate the admissions process, includingapplications, financial aid and enrolling for classes. By the end of the event, your seniorcan be enrolled for fall quarter. Future Titan Day is from 5:30to 7p.m. on Thursday, May 19at Building 11 on the Tacoma campus. RSVP to Riabelle Vivas, TCC Outreach Specialist at rvivas@tacomacc.edu.

Edgenuity Target Dates
In every school, Seniors finish their classes and graduate before the last day of school for other, younger students. Now that our graduation date has been set, we will be adjusting the target date for your classes to end on June 8. This will give our counselors and staff time to prepare all of the formal documents for your graduation. We’ll be making this change today so you might notice your Edgenuity pacing will slightly change as we’ve made your class a little bit shorter.

Senior Meetings
If you haven’t already had a senior appointment with your counselor, please do schedule this as soon as you can using the links below which go to their calendar where you can choose a time that works for you. Your counselor will review your path to graduation to ensure you’re on track!

Prema Higgins (last names A-L) - Schedule an appointment

Michelle Ha (last names M-Z) - Schedule an appointment

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