SENIORS / Class of 2021
Dear Class of 2021 and Family:
The final year of high school for seniors is finally here! Stay tuned for more information for senior events as the year goes on.
We look forward to a successful year for our Class of 2021!
Ms. Alex Kesler & Ms. Lesley Buchanan
Oct. 20 : Senior Class Meeting with Balofur broadcasted during Advisement
Oct. 26-27: Balfour on campus to collect for Graduation Announcement Orders and cash/check
Senior Dues payments
Nov 16: Balfour on campus for Senior Dues payments
Dec 14: Balfour on campus for Senior Dues payments
Jan 11-12: Balfour here to collect payments
Feb 22: Balfour on campus for Senior Dues payments
April 1 :Senior dues increase to $135
April 30: Cap and Gown Delivery
May 1: Dues must now be paid in cash in person at Balfour’s office
TBA Senior Breakfast (dues must be paid to attend)
TBA Senior Dinner (dues must be paid to attend)
TBA Senior Picnic (dues must be paid to attend)
GRADUATION DATE—Is decided by and will be announced by the BOE in the spring
Balfour's Senior Class Meeting
This meeting will be on October 20! Save the Date!
Balfour will present information to students during advisement regarding how to order graduation announcements and Balfour sponsored senior wear.
Please ask your student about the information they received
Potentially graduating students still in junior homerooms will be able to attend this meeting.
Cap & Gown Orders
CAP AND GOWN ORDERS
Balfour will be at DHS during all lunches once a month to take cash and check orders for senior dues. The cost of cap and gown is included in senior dues. Dues may also be paid online on www.GABalfour.com. Please see the list of dates Balfour will be able to accept payments on the other side of this flyer. Senior dues are required to participate in all senior events, including the graduation ceremony.
Cap & Gown Photos
Cap and Gown Photos
Please see the following message from Cady Photography regarding the cap and gown pictures taken earlier this year or over the summer:
It is Cap & Gown Portrait Season. These images visually represent your seniors’ hard work and achievement, and we are excited to share them with your graduates and families. All seniors will receive their image proofs in the mail and online ordering will begin on February 21st.
Please see cady.com/capandgown for more information.
There is no set date for graduation at this time.
We will update the website and send an e-mail home when we know more about the date. Please check the website for updated information. Practice will be at DHS and is mandatory for participation in the graduation ceremony. The time and date for practice will be announced closer to the graduation date.
Graduation Announcement Orders
GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT ORDERS
Balfour representatives will be at DHS during all lunches on October 26 and 27 to take orders for graduation announcements.
Graduation Banners and Signs
Click here for more info on how to order your banner or sign through our DHS Print Shop!
Tickets to attend the graduation ceremony will be distributed at graduation practice. Each graduating student will receive 15 tickets automatically. More information about graduation tickets will come to you in March.
Joint Enrollment Students
Joint enrollment students will be notified of upcoming events via email. Please be certain the senior advisors have a working email address for you all year. Also, check the school website for updated information.
Senior ActivitiesAs we get closer to the end of the semester we will evaluate conditions and plan senior activities accordingly.
Thank you, again, to those of you who have paid your senior dues, however are still missing payments from many students. Please keep in mind that dues are required to participate in all activities, including the graduation ceremony. Dues are now $120 and INCREASE APRIL 1. You can pay dues at www.gabalfour.com. Balfour will be here to distribute caps and gowns on April 30 during all lunches.
Senior dues are $120.
Dues may be paid online at www.gabalfour.com. Balfour will be at the school to accept cash or check payments any day they are here.
Balfour is on campus February 22 to collect payments if parents would rather not pay on-line.
Senior dues cover the senior dinner, activities during senior week, cap and gown, and rental fees associated with graduation. Senior dues DO NOT cover prom.
As of April 1, senior dues increase as both we and Balfour add late fees. On May 1, senior dues may no longer be paid on-line and must be paid in cash in person at Balfour’s office in Suwannee. . Seniors who have not paid dues by the Friday before exams will not participate in the graduation ceremony.
If there is not a graduation ceremony, the Dacula portion of dues will be refunded less the amount already spent for the class.
Senior Information Contact Info
Senior Trips are NOT sponsored, chaperoned, or endorsed by Dacula High School or its employees. Any information your student brings home about a senior trip did not come from the senior class advisors or the high school.
Locker decorations: Students will bring home a template that you may decorate and place on their lockers the Wednesday before Senior Week. Specific information concerning decorations will be sent home with students after Spring Break.
Dear Senior Parent/Guardian:
Currently, the Senior Class Officers are working on a project to celebrate the achievements of this year’s graduating seniors called Unleashed Memories. We would like to invite you to write a letter to your senior and any other seniors who are special to you or your family. This project gives you the perfect opportunity to say what is in your heart during this busy, hectic time. We also encourage you to invite any other family members, neighbors, or friends of the family to write your senior a letter. Letters can be as simple as a greeting card of congratulations. Our goal is for every senior to receive letters congratulating them as well as wishing them luck for the future at the senior breakfast.
We would like our seniors to be extremely surprised when they open a letter from you, from the neighbor who has watched them grow up, from the grandparent who lives in another state, etc. We urge you to keep your participation somewhat under wraps.
Please carefully follow the submission process below.
- ONLY SENIORS WHO HAVE PAID DUES WILL HAVE THEIR LETTERS SORTED.
- NO OVERSIZED ENVELOPES WILL BE FILED. No exceptions!
- DO NOT SEND GIFT CARDS or CHECKS or PACKAGES. PACKAGES WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER OR REFUSED AT THE FRONT OFFICE.
- The deadline for all letters to be received is April 15, 2021. We cannot file letters after we have sorted them.
- All letters need to be mailed to the following address:
Dacula High School
123 Broad Street
Dacula, GA 30019
c/o UNLEASHED MEMORIES
- WRITE THE SENIOR’S NAME in the lower-left corner of the envelope. They are undeliverable if this isn’t done.
We want all letters to be confidential, and this will prevent us from having to open letters in order to determine the recipient. Please observe the deadline; the sorting process for thousands of letters is time-consuming, and we want every student to receive the letters written to him or her.
Alex Kesler, Lesley Buchanan, and the 2021 Senior Class Officers
Questions? Please email Alex.Kesler@gcpsk12.org