May, 2014 Dear Parent/Guardian and Seniors: Graduation is a


May, 2014


Dear Parent/Guardian and Seniors:

Graduation is a special time for students and their families. The administration and staff of Council Rock High School North are striving to do everything possible to see that graduation and all senior activities are indeed memorable experiences for the Class of 2014. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the upcoming activities. We seek your help and support in ensuring the proper decorum and behavior relative to these culminating activities. Please take time to review the events and procedures listed below. We would like to emphasize that it is imperative that seniors meet all deadlines and obligations as indicated.

Please let us know if we may help in any way.

Please be aware that graduation information only pertains to you if your student meets ALL graduation requirements. Only those students who meet all graduation requirements are permitted to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.


A. CLASS DUES - $70.00

Any outstanding class dues will be collected through May 16 during the morning Coffee and Donut period, during homeroom, and after school in Room 257W. Dues must be paid prior to Cap and Gown Distribution. Checks should be made payab le to the “CRN – Class of 2014” and must be given to Mr. Boyle.

Dues include:

1. Rental of cap and gown

2. Tassel for a memento

3. Yearbook and Supplement

4. Class Day Luncheon and Activities

5. Senior Barbeque

6. Senior Class Panoramic Picture


Friday, June 6 Yearbook Distribution – Period 09

Thursday, June 12 Senior Finals – Period 06-07-08, 09

Last full day for Council Rock High School North Seniors

Friday, June 13

Last Day of School for MBIT for Seniors

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Senior Awards/Recognition

6:30 pm @ William Tennent High School

Senior Finals – Period 03, 04-05-06

Seniors may be excused after period 04-05-06 exam only with a note of parental permission and private transportation. Seniors must sign out at the Attendance Lobby.

Monday, June 16 Senior Finals – Period 01, 02

Seniors may be excused after period 02 exam only with a note of parental permission and private transportation. Seniors must sign out at the Attendance Lobby.

3:30 pm Senior Barbeque – Soccer Field

Tuesday, June 17 10:00 am Cap and Gown Distribution.

All seniors should report to the Auditorium for cap and gown distribution by 9:45 am. We will begin cap and gown distribution promptly at 10:00 am.

Students should be seated in the Auditorium according to their line up number which is included in this letter.

If an obligation is owed, the cap and gown will be held until the obligation is met. Obligations can be met from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, see the receptionist, Mrs. Sarrasin.

Senior Recognition Night in CRHS North Auditorium – 7:00 pm (All are welcome)

Wednesday, June 18 10:00 am Graduation Rehearsal. All Seniors should report to the Auditorium for rehearsal by

9:45 am. We will begin rehearsal promptly at 10:00 am. All Seniors will be seated in the same seat as they were seated in for Cap and Gown Distribution.

Tickets for graduation will be distributed at rehearsal.

All obligations must be met before you receive your graduation tickets.

11:30 am Class Day Luncheon and Activities.

Seniors report to the West Side of the

Cafeteria for a senior class luncheon. Obligations can be met during this time at the reception desk.


Thursday, June 19 Graduation at 4:00 pm in the Stadium. All Seniors should report to the Auditorium no later than

2:30 pm. Students will find their assigned seats at this time and hear final instructions.

*There will not be a rain date for Graduation. In the event of inclement weather, commencement will take place in the gymnasium at 4:00pm. The decision will be posted on the CRSD website on June 19, 2014.


Graduation will be held rain or shine on Thursday, June 19, 2014. With this in mind, the ticket distribution will be as follows: Each senior will receive six (6) BLUE tickets (HOME) or six (6) WHITE tickets (VISITOR) for the outside ceremony. These tickets will be marked with HOME/VISITOR so as to direct you to the side of the stadium your son/daughter will be seated. You will also receive three (3) CHERRY tickets. These tickets will allow you to sit in the

Gymnasium and to personally observe the indoor ceremony; these are the only tickets that will get you into the

Gymnasium . These tickets will also be marked HOME/VISITOR so as to direct you to the side of the gymnasium your son/daughter will be seated. Additionally, there will be three (3) YELLOW tickets that you may distribute to family members to view the ceremony via closed circuit television in our Auditorium. Those members receiving the YELLOW tickets will need to enter the building by the MAIN SCHOOL ENTRANCE AND NOT THE GYM ENTRANCE. This is to alleviate masses of people entering in one location for the indoor ceremony. Again, tickets will only be issued to those students who have met all obligations.


Those families needing special arrangements for handicapped parking and seating please indicate this on the enclosed ticket request form which must be returned to Mr. Griesbaum in the Athletic Office by Monday,

May 19, 2014. Also, for those who choose, handicapped seating will be available in the cafeteria this year to view the ceremony on closed circuit television.


Graduation is a special time for families; therefore, students are expected to utilize good judgment and mature behavior.

1. Please be aware that school district policy regarding drugs and alcohol will be strictly enforced during

these activities. Any student violating the drug and alcohol policy will be cited by police, removed from school

property, and denied the opportunity to participate in all remaining senior activities, including the Graduation


2. Any student choosing not to participate in Commencement must notify Mr. Griesbaum prior to Friday,

May 23, 2014.

3. Seniors are reminded that although they must have completed finals and/or activities, school is still in session for

underclassmen. Please respect and show consideration for these students.