Today during Raider Time, seniors received a graduation packet of dates, details, and instructions for senior events, as well as a senior exam schedule. The graduation coordinator and one of the senior class advisors shared key information and answered questions. A graduation packet can be found here.
Please review the full packet carefully since most questions regarding events, graduation tickets, caps/gowns, times, locations, etc. are addressed; only a select few frequently asked questions are included below. Parking information is forthcoming and will be posted online. For parking-specific updates, monitor http://www.hcpss.org/schools/commencement/
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can my senior still order a cap/gown and other graduation accessories?
Yes, as of today, April 11, 2018, caps/gowns/tassels, announcements, and other accessories can be ordered for an increased rush order price at www.balfour.com. Caps/gowns must be ordered ASAP as these are custom-made specialty gowns, not stock items.
What if my family cannot afford a cap/gown for my senior?
Please call or email your counselor or Ms. Hutchens (email@example.com), and include your senior’s name, height, and weight along with your request for financial assistance.
Can a parent/guardian present the diploma to his/her senior at the ceremony?
Only a parent or guardian who is a permanent employee of the Howard County Public School System in any capacity may present his or her child’s diploma at Atholton High School’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony. If this applies to you and you have not already done so, please make a joint decision whether to take advantage of the opportunity. The required form is available at https://tinyurl.com/AHS-PresentDiplomaForm and must be submitted to Jeannette Bonomo-Thomas, graduation coordinator, either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in hard copy.”