M.E. LaZerte Grad 2020
This is where you will find all of the important information about graduation! Remember to read your weekly School Zone Voyageur News and check out your Google Classroom 'Class of 2020', and join your grad class using the REMIND app, by texting 604-227-2021: If your last name begins with A-D, join by texting: @melgrada-d, E-K text: @melgrade-k, L-Q text: @melgradl-q, and if you last name begins with R-Z, text @melgradr-z.
Remember to check the Voyageur News as we posted new and relevant information weekly!
September 9th - October 1st - Create a 'mypass' account on Alberta Education if you don't already have one
September 24th, Tuesday - deadline to join Grad Council
September 27, 2019, Friday - Corn Maze fundraiser
October 21 - 25th- Complete the Graduation Banquet online survey
October 22 - November 8th - M.E. LaZerte High School Grad Wear 2020 ordering online
October 28th, 2019 - Annual Post Secondary Fair
October 31st, 2019 - You should be signed up for 'mypass' by this date, if you missed this deadline complete this now, see instructions below
October 31st, 2019 - Ensure you have submitted your grad gown measurment through Student Services desk
November 19th, 2019 - Grad List posted. All grades 12s need to check this list, in Student Services.
December 2nd & 3rd, 2019 - Jostens Graduation Jewelry - here at lunch in Atrium
December 3rd - Lifetouch Grad Photo appointment open for booking. Information
December 4th - Grad wear is here!! Pick up in Room 260 at lunch ONLY. Students will need to bring their student card.
December 6th - Vote for your Banquet food through Google Classroom.
January 6th, 2020 - Sign up and Follow the Grad Instagram page for updates
January 14th, 2020 - New Grad List posted in Student Services
January 20, 2020 - January 29, 2020 - Grad Photos (see below for details)
February 10-13th, 2020 - Grad speech auditions. Sign up is taking place starting February 2nd, outside room 215. Prepare a 2 minute speech.
March 2, 2020 - March 6, 2020 - Grad Photo opportunity/booking: go here
April 1 - 30th, 2020 - Grad Commencement student tickets on sale $40 each (note: all student fees must be paid in advance to purchasing tickets)
Guest tickets $5 (please check back for details)
May 6th - June 7th, 2020 - Banquet tickets go on sale through Inviteright (opens 12pm May 6, closes 11:59pm June 7)
June 12, 2020, Friday - Grad Banquet at the Edmonton Convention Centre - 6:00 pm start time
June 19, 2020, Friday - Commencement at the Jubilee Auditorium - 7:00 pm start time, doors open at 6:00 pm
Grad Commencement Participation Requirements
In order to be eligible to participate in Commencement, a Grade 12 student must:
- have 90% attendance (less than 10% unexcused absences), and less than 10% lates,
NOTE: The school will only record an absence as excused if parents/guardians report the reason for the absence to the main office within one week of the absence. Medical documentation must be provided for chronic absenteeism. Parents/guardians must notify the main office within one week of the absence if they notice any discrepancies in attendance, as communicated in SchoolZone and the automated phone system.
- be a student in good standing by abiding by all M. E. LaZerte School rules and behavior expectations,
- be on track to complete their high school diploma by the end of June,
- have no outstanding fees or books,
- have paid grad fees, and
- have completed a gown measurement in Student Services
- be signed up for MyPass.
REMINDER: Students use a personal email address for MyPass, as the school email address is not allowed. (We recommend creating a 'business/education' email as opposed to using your private email.)
In order to be eligible to participate in the Graduation Banquet, a Grade 12 student must:
- have no outstanding fees or books.
Alberta High School Diploma Requirements
Minimum 100 total credits; refer to this link for requirements.
The Grad List is now posted in Student Services. This is an important posting as it helps indicate whether you are on a path to graduate or not. All grade 12s need to be checking this list monthly. You will need to know your EPS student number. Anywhere an 'x' is indicated by your student number, is an item you are responsible for taking care of.
Did you miss the Parent Graduation meeting on October 21st?