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M.E. LaZerte Grad 2020

Graduation 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.

Important Dates

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

December 2nd & 3rd, 2019 - Jostens Graduation Jewelry - here at lunch in Atrium

January 20, 2020 - January 24, 2020 - Grad Photos  (see below for details)

March 2, 2020 - March 6, 2020 - Grad Photo retakes

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.

Did you miss the Parent Graduation meeting on October 21st? 

Click here to view the presentation

Grad Photos - important information

January photos will be taken at ME LaZerte in the Cafeteria. The photo students had taken at Registration Day with a gown on, is NOT a Graduation photo. This is the ID photo. We require all students to book an appointment online in January for their official Graduation Photo. A $25 sitting fee is payable at the time of booking (in January) or at the appointment (Visa/MC/Debit/Cash). The link will posted closer to the date, on Voyageur News, on this webpage and on SchoolZone. Students are required to ensure they do NOT have an EXAM prior to booking their appointment. Once the appointment is booked, attendance is mandatory, so MAKE sure you can attend that appointment before you complete the booking! If there is an emergency and cancellation is needed please see Mrs. M in Student Services.  If a student is not planning on purchasing Grad phtos, we still will require a photo be taken (no fee) - please see Mrs. M in Student Services to book if this is your situation. 

For Scholarship/Bursary information 

refer to this link