Senior Class News and Information 2023
WELCOME CLASS OF 2023!
First things first: Pay senior dues NOW by clicking here!
PLEASE PRINT THE SENIOR PACKET BELOW FOR ALL GRADUATION INFORMATION!
Caps and gowns will be distributed on Thursday, May 11th during all lunches in the cafeteria.
Senior Informational Packet 2023
Scholastic Images: Senior dues, grad packages, letter jackets
Scholastic Images is our vendor for senior dues (graduation packages) and letter jackets for the senior class. They will be on campus during lunches on the dates listed below, or you can order items directly from their website.
Dates Scholastic Images will be on campus:
- September 2
- September 28
- October 25 (senior class meeting)
- November 30
- January 26
- February 22
- March 23
- April 28
- May 17
Address: 2955 Horizon Park Drive, Suite D, Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone number: 770-614-9353
Graduation Video and Livestream Information
Graduation will be live-streamed free! Be sure to share the link with your friends and family who cannot attend in person!
You may also pre-order your own copy of the graduation video on Blu-ray, DVD, or digital download. The video will include the ceremony in its entirety, including every graduate's name being called, and the receiving of diplomas.
The LIVE STREAM LINK will be live at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Night
Digital Download $25
Pre-Order at www.phsgrad.com.
Graduation Ticket Information 2023
Dear Parents or Guardians of a Graduating Senior:
Graduation is almost here and I’m sure you are busy planning for this joyous occasion! We all look forward to sharing the happiness and pride of watching our seniors graduate. Please take note of the following information to obtain tickets for your family.
EVERYONE (2 and over) who enters the stadium must have a ticket!
- Graduation is held at about the 20 yard line. Visibility is great from both sides of the field. • Each senior will automatically receive 12 tickets for their family to enter the stadium. If you know you need additional tickets, begin asking friends if they will have extra tickets now; extra tickets are not available from the school.
- Limited elderly/handicapped seating is available on the track. Two family members may accompany any handicapped ticket holder for safety purposes. For example, if a grandparent requests handicapped/elderly seating, then two adult people may sit with him/her, but must also request handicapped tickets. We will have a golf cart to carry anyone to his/her seat from the parking area.
- To order handicapped/elderly tickets, please contact Ronda Hughes. Please include “handicapped/elderly ticket request” in the subject heading. List your student’s name, how many handicapped/elderly tickets you are requesting (remember, two adults may sit with any handicapped/elderly ticket holder), who they are for and if you need a handicapped parking space as well. If you already have a state issued pass, there is no need to request an additional pass. Yours will be honored.
- All graduates will receive their tickets at graduation rehearsal the morning of graduation in an envelope (unless there are any fines or fees due to the school).
- AGAIN, EVERYONE (age 2 or over) ENTERING THE STADIUM MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND GRADUATION!
Thank you for your cooperation in creating a wonderful graduation experience for everyone!
Teacher and Senior Sponsor
Baccalaureate Service (Definition, Time, Place, Dress, etc...
A Baccalaureate service is a celebration that honors a graduating class from a college, high school, or middle school.
The purpose of the service is to express gratitude. By the time students arrive at Baccalaureate they have completed an immense volume of work, and have encountered and triumphed over countless academic, social, financial and other challenges.
Unlike the massive commencement exercises held in stadiums or arenas, baccalaureate ceremonies offer a quieter, more intimate opportunity to pause and reflect on this rite of passage, hear a keynote speaker, a faculty member and student speakers offer advice to the graduating class and enjoy students' musical talents.
When: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Where: Lilburn First United Methodist Church (The church has allowed us the space. The service is nondenominational.)
Students: Please arrive by 2:45. Wear your graduation attire (gown and dress clothes) other than your cap. Do not wear your cap please.
Cafeteria Account Balances
For seniors and others who will not be returning to GCPS in the fall, you have several options for remaining balances on your cafeteria account. You may choose to have the funds refunded, to transfer them to another student or staff member, or to donate remaining funds to help pay off lunch charges for other students.
Starting May 8th, you may either print a copy of the refund form, or have your student pick up a copy in the cafeteria. You can also use the online refund request form.
In order to make a transfer using the form, we will need the name and ID number of both students. You may also transfer funds within MyPaymentsPlus if both students are listed on your account.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Jungle Cafe at 770-806-3746. We are available to take your call from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or from 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Save your files! Don't lose your data!
Your GCPS cloud accounts and files (Google Drive, Microsoft 365/OneDrive, Adobe Creative Cloud) will be deleted once you are no longer a GCPS student. There are two possible ways to save your files.
You can use Google Takeout to download your files in an archive that can be uploaded to a personal Google account or used with Microsoft Office apps.
- Directions to download your data with Google Takeout
- Go to Google Takeout
- Uncheck everything but the data you want to download. You can click Deselect All at the top and then check just the ones you want to save.
- Most students want to keep Google Drive and Chrome data. Some students may want to save Mail.
- If you have used Keep, you may want to include it in your archive.
- Click Next and choose Create Export.
- You'll receive an email with a link when your file is ready to download.
- Download from the link in your email and choose a way to take it with you: saving it to a personal device, a USB drive, or uploading to a personal cloud storage service (Google Drive, Dropbox).
Another option is to manually download just a few files you want to keep. This works best if you only have a small amount of files you want to save.
- Select the files you would like to save.
- You can put all of the files you'd like to keep in one folder and select that folder, OR
- To select individual files, hold down the Ctrl key while you click each file to select.
- Right-click one of the selected files (or one folder) and choose Download.
- You'll see Preparing download and Zipping files in the lower right corner with a progress circle. Do not exit out of Google or close your computer while this is running. Wait for it to complete.
- A save dialog will pop up for you to choose a save location. You can save the files to a personal device or a USB drive, OR you can save them to a school computer and then access a personal account (Google Drive, Dropbox) where you'd like to upload.
Microsoft has provided this information about taking your files with you: Cloud storage for students | Microsoft OneDrive
To log in to Microsoft 365, log in to eCLASS and then click Microsoft 365 in the Additional Resources list in the center, listed below Google Workspace for Education.
Adobe Creative Cloud
You will need to download your Adobe files and save them somewhere else. You can use a thumb drive on your Chromebook or log in to Adobe on a personal computer at home and save them to that computer.
To see the files you have saved in Adobe Creative Cloud, go to Files | Adobe Creative Cloud and log in by entering gcpsk12.org where it asks for an email. It will then give you a portal/eCLASS login.
To see and download files in Adobe Express, use these directions: Download Adobe Express projects - Google Docs
Are you looking for information about applying to college, counseling lessons, financial aid, and other counseling topics for seniors? Check out the Counseling Senior Information page and the College and Career Center site for more information.