2019 Graduation Bulletin

2019 Graduation Bulletin
Posted on 05/31/2019
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 Set up your FREE Parchment account now to send final transcripts to your college/university, employer, or the military. Go to the high school website and find the Transcript Request link under Students. Choose “HOLD FOR GRADES” in Parchment and your transcript will automatically be sent out once final grades are posted.

¨ If you do not plan on participating in graduation, contact Ms. Cerretani in the Guidance office a.s.a.p.  (360) 874.5629

¨ Graduating seniors receive 10 free tickets for the Commencement Ceremony at the Tacoma Dome and may buy additional tickets for family and friends for $2 each.

¨ Tickets will be available for pick up/purchase by graduates only from the ASB office  June 3-7 & 10th and from the Latte Stand following the graduation rehearsal on the 11th.

¨ Only student graduates, with student ID, may collect tickets; we cannot release them to family or friends.

¨ All fines and fees MUST be paid in order to receive or purchase Prom and/or Graduation tickets. There are no fee extensions or payment arrangements. 

¨ If you received an academic concern report/letter/email; it means your graduation status is in question. If you are concerned about your graduation status follow these steps:

a. Pick up a pink graduation clearance form from your counselor beginning May 29

b. Your pink form must be signed by both your teachers and counselor once you are certain you will pass the class in question.

c.  Bring pink card to ASB office to collect grad tickets. 

¨ Clean out your locker, pay fines and return all books by the end of the day on June 10, 2019. 

¨ Graduation rehearsal is June 11th in the morning and is MANDATORY. Rehearsal begins at 8:00 a.m. in the gym and graduates are then bused to the middle schools to       participate in the “Walk of the Graduates”  returning to the high school by 11:00 a.m.  All graduates are expected to leave campus promptly following rehearsal.


¨ Tuesday, June 11 2019

    7:00 p.m. Tacoma dome


 Doors open to the audience at 6:00 p.m. There is NO reserved seating. Prior to graduation, ask your graduate where he/she will be seated. This will allow you to plan ahead for optimal viewing of your graduate. Have a designated location to meet up after the ceremony.

2. Safety and Security: Everyone will go through metal detectors and bags will be searched.  Bag size limitation is 13” x 15” backpacks of any size are NOT permitted!

3. You are encouraged to bring only essential items with you. If you can avoid bringing a bag it will speed up your entry to the facility. If you must bring a bag and have a clear bag, similar to those used at other large venues, use that. The more items to inspect, the slower the process is for EVERYONE.

4. Avoid taking a trip back to your car and leave items on the prohibited items list at home. Examples include: weapons of any kind (this includes pocket knives), noise makers, backpacks, balloons, laser pointers, signs etc.

5. The graduates’ section will be cordoned off. No one else will be allowed to approach this area.

6. Public Entry Doors:  upper A and upper C.

7. Handicap accessible seating:  disabled seating is at the top of each section in the lower bowl.  Per Tacoma Dome policy, a guest using a wheelchair and (1) attendant may  enter through the lower A (NW) corner handicap entrance, and will take the elevator to get up to the concourse level where they have the choice of sides that they would like to sit on. Other family members line up and enter at the upper A or upper C entry doors.

8. Hearing impaired guests: ASL interpreters will be provided. Please plan to arrive early to sit in view of the interpreters location.



Graduate line up:  Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. for graduates to enter.

Each student will be searched and go through metal detectors for inappropriate or unacceptable items as they enter at the lower A (NW) door by Security.

Remember, your graduation gown must be ironed prior to arriving at the Tacoma Dome.

Don’t forget to bring your tassel and your class of  2019 medallion!

¨ No symbols, words or signs on caps or gowns

¨ Nothing to carry

¨ No leis

¨ No large necklaces

¨ No non-SKHS stoles

¨ No beach balls

¨ No flowers


Graduating seniors can park & ride a bus one-way or round-trip to the graduation ceremony. Depart time 4:45 p.m. from the south parking lot at SKHS. Bus tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the ASB Office. Avoid the bridge toll and parking fee, reduce traffic congestion and arrive at the Dome in plenty of time without worrying about where to park. Buses are for  transporting Students Only!

Traffic & Construction

The bridge ¼ mile East of the Dome (L St) is being rebuilt for the next two years.  The good news is the McKinley St. bridge next to the Dome is complete and available this year.  The Tacoma Dome’s website offers construction updates. You will find preferred directions to the Tacoma Dome and traffic updates here: https://tacomadome.org/plan-your-visit/parking-direction Please note; if you do not follow the preferred directions, you WILL encounter delays. 

Parking at the Tacoma Dome is VERY LIMITED and costs $15. Prices vary in surrounding areas of the Dome. Arrive early! The Tacoma Dome no longer offer overnight RV parking. RV’s may park for $15 a space they take up. RV’s must leave at the conclusion of the graduation.
















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