Summary of the Senior/Parent Meeting 5.13.21

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Summary of the Senior/Parent Meeting May 13, 2021 at 1:20 PM

PROM

Date/Time: May 28, 2021 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  • Tickets are $10 - purchased from Mrs. Ferguson by 5/14/21.
  • Permission slips are due 5/14/21 - you can email them to jferguson@upcs.net
    • Dates must be 20 years old or Younger on the day of Prom, a copy of your dates ID is required. No exceptions.
  • No Line up this year.
  • Please arrive by 7 PM. No students will be allowed in after 7:15 pm.
  • School event - all of the same rules apply. There will be security, everyone will be checked.
  • You must be in the ballroom or designated lounge area the entire time. You may not leave before 9:30 PM.
  • Masks must be worn the entire time (with the exception of eating or drinking).

SENIOR BANQUET

Date/Time: June 8, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Vietnam Veterans Pavilion at Schenley Park (same spot as Field Day)

  • Every senior is expected to attend.
  • You are allowed to bring 2 guests that live in your household. Email the names of your guests to Mrs. Ferguson at jferguson@upcs.net
  • There will be a catered menu and DJ.
  • Dress down is allowed.
  • If you need transportation, please let Mrs. Ferguson know ASAP by emailing her at jferguson@upcs.net
  • If you cannot/choose not to attend, it is still a school day and you must attend your regular classes.

GRADUATION

Date/Time: June 21, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • Graduation Practice is June 18th at the school from 10:00-1:00 pm. Graduation practice is mandatory - if you do not attend practice you will not be able to participate in the ceremony.
  • Please send 5-7 pictures of yourself to Mrs. Ferguson for the Senior Slideshow. They are due May 27th. Email: jferguson@upcs.net
  • You are allowed to bring 4 guests to Graduation. They must have a ticket to enter the Convention Center.
  • The 2nd Mandatory Graduation Practice will be at 3pm on June 21st. You should arrive dressed and ready with your cap and gown at 3 pm. Your guests will not be able to enter the Convention Center until 5:00 pm.
  • Flower dedication - send first & last name of the person you would like to dedicate a flower to during the Graduation ceremony, to Mrs. Ferguson. The name is due May 27th.
  • NO BALLOONS
  • Cap, Gowns, & Graduation Tickets may be picked up on June 18th at the mandatory practice. They are not available any earlier than June 18th.

SENIOR PROJECTS

  • Schedules will be shared for presentations (safely social distanced in building).
    • BE ON TIME for your presentation slot!
    • If you miss your presentation, you will need to make it up over the summer.
    • You will not get your diploma until you complete your project and grade requirements for classes.
  • This project is a graduation requirement, it is a separate grade from English class.
  • 5 minutes in length
  • Q+A after presentation
  • Dress Code: Professional dress code (Ex: suits, ties, dresses, etc).
  • Email Mrs. Homich or Mrs. Kelley at nhomich@upcs.net or rkelley@upcs.net if you have any questions.

Pittsburgh Promise

  • Applications need to be completed
  • If incomplete, you will not receive Pittsburgh Promise funds...up to $5,000 per year!!!!
  • Email Ms. Beck at tybeck@upcs.net if you have any questions.