[BHS Etree] SENIORS: Class of '23 Graduation

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Fri Jun 2 16:40:15 PDT 2023

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Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony
Berkeley High School
June 3, 2023
Red Ceremony: Last Names A-K 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gold Ceremony: Last Names L-Z 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
*You can wear a red or gold cap & gown to either ceremony.
Guest entrance at Milvia Street & Durant Avenue opens up one hour before each ceremony

Watch the 2023 Livestream Here <https://www.youtube.com/@juicethejackets> 

Downtown Berkeley shares deals on graduation lunch. See here for participating restaurants <https://www.downtownberkeley.com/eat/>.
We will share graduation updates via student email, BHS e-tree, the BHS website, this section of the senior letter <https://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/student-activities-3/senior-information-2/> among other means. 

Tickets It is assumed that all graduating students will attend the ceremony. All graduating students from BHS, BIS & BTA will receive six (6) tickets for graduation. The RSVP form <https://forms.gle/kg5TspJARUuJE5w79> has now closed.

Every person attending, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entrance.

Ticket Distribution We will distribute six (6) tickets to all graduating students after the May 30 grad meeting. There will be an alternative pick up time from 12:40-1:30 pm in the leadership office on May 31. All outstanding debts must be cleared before tickets can be distributed.

NOTE: tickets are not interchangeable. Red tickets are only for the morning. Gold tickets are only for the afternoon.

Grad Meeting There will be a meeting for all Class of 2023 Graduates in the Donahue Gym on Tuesday, May 30th from 1:00-1:20 pm. We will review the graduation plan, share any last minute updates, and discuss if and how to request additional tickets. Please preview the presentation by clicking here <https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15QXOtojBm6IKjBW52DEzuMXTit1J_lI1GK9Q024zo0w/edit?usp=sharing>.  *updated May 2023.

Additional Tickets We encourage graduates to ask their classmates if they have any extra tickets. We do not have plans to release additional tickets beyond the six allotted tickets. 

Health & Safety In following CDPH guidelines, masks will be encouraged by guests and graduates. Following each ceremony, all guests will wait for the graduates to recess before exiting the bleachers.

Access for Persons with Disabilities Jacket Stadium is wheelchair accessible and seating is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please complete this form <https://forms.gle/BhE9PnvhE2dfY2VF8> for families that may need special accommodations for parking and/or more easily accessible seating. If needed, contact tammyrose at berkeley.net <mailto:tammyrose at berkeley.net>. We will do our best to accommodate ADA seating requests in the first three rows and top row of the bleachers.  *form available in April 2023

Seating Seating is general admission above the first three rows of ADA seating. Jacket Stadium will open up one hour prior to each ceremony. 

Bag Policy Only clear tote bags <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hjXljljeG3cLp84dhbL4d9jie-sR6iRo/view?usp=sharing>, plastic storage bags, or small clutch bags are allowed inside Jacket Stadium. Guests will not be permitted inside the graduation with bags. 

Prohibited Items Guests and graduates are not allowed to bring in items that could obstruct views of the ceremony or seating at Jacket Stadium on the day of the ceremony such as flowers, large signs, balloons, etc. Guests will be instructed to return any prohibited item back to their vehicle or leave them unattended at the entrance gate. Personal sun protection is allowable provided that it doesn’t block any views of the ceremony.

Graduation Day Seniors should plan to report to the Donahue Gym 60 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. Caps, gowns, and tassels should be worn at graduation. Achievers Inc. will be present in front of the Donahue Gym from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm for all of your graduation needs. See page 6 of the senior letter for Cap & Gown details. 

Parking It is encouraged for guests to walk, shuttle or take public transportation to the event. There are many nearby paid parking spots available. The Bancroft & Durant lots will be reserved for staff and ADA parking.

Photos Professional photography will be made available to the Class of 2023 within a short time after all ceremonies are completed. The photos will be available to download for free or for print at an additional cost. There will not be a need to move up in the bleachers during the ceremony to take photos. In addition, all ceremonies will be recorded by a film crew that is livestreaming the event which you can watch from the bleachers or on replay at a later time.

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