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2020 Senior Update Letter

2020 Senior Letter PDF 

With the end of the year quickly approaching, we want to remind you of all the events in the weeks ahead. Please take time to read and discuss the content of this letter with your family. If you have comments or questions, please feel free to see any of the 2020 Senators: Sitara Busby, Clara Blue, Isaiah Lenoue, or Nicole Nagamatsu, or contact one of the Senior Class Advisors, Lacy Clark, Kelli Haines, and Josh Whitling, or the Activity Coordinator, Johanna Phillips at (206) 393-4286.

In accordance with the Student Handbook, students with 10 or more tardies in a semester are not allowed to participate in extracurricular events such as Senior Prom and Senior Breakfast. Tardies can be made up by attending Saturday Breakfast Club (up to 15 tardies can be cleared in a 3-hour session on March 7, April 11 & May 16). Check Family Access for current tardies.


March 31

Caps, gowns, and announcements can be picked up during the Senior Class meeting today, or extended passing and lunch in the Commons. Previous to this date, all fines must be paid at the ASB window in order to receive your cap and gown. Announcements and other materials can be picked up even if you have current fines. After this date, see Ms. Denney to pick up your cap, gown, announcements, or other Jostens items. You must have a cap/gown/tassel & 2020 stole to walk at graduation. If you have not yet ordered yours, you can do so online at Scholarships are available, see your counselor for details.


April 3

Sign-up deadline for Senior Speaker, Caen Laida Performer, and Graduation Performer auditions. Sign up at the Senior Class Meetings or with Mrs. Phillips in M139 by April 3. Auditions for Caen Laida and Graduation Performers are April 14 at lunch and after school and will require you to have the same piece prepared that you intend to use at the actual event. See Mrs. Phillips, Ms. Rozema, or Mr. Caruso if you have questions or cannot audition after school. Mr. Kidd is coordinating Senior Speakers and auditions are April 13 & 14 during HiHo in T115. Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue for the audition – this is not what will be presented at graduation


April 13 & 14

Senior speaker auditions at Highlander Home in T115. Need an audition slot in advance. See notes above under April 3 entry.


April 14

Graduation and Caen Laida performer auditions at lunch and after school in T130. Make sure you’ve signed up for an audition slot in advance (by April 3) and have prepared your performance piece. See Mrs. Phillips, Ms. Rozema, or Mr. Caruso if you have questions.


April 17

High School & Beyond Plan and Community Service hours must be turned in to Mrs. Monson today. Signatures required.

National Honor Society hours are due to Siri Hulbert in M232.


April 20 – 24

Senior Spring Break: Seniors are invited to participate in academic activities at Shorecrest over Spring Break. We will be offering opportunities for you to finish up with credit recovery courses, complete any outstanding graduation requirements such as High School and Beyond Plan or finishing up Washington State History, and also just provide a space for you to prepare for AP exams or complete current coursework. Hours will likely be from 9 am to 12 pm daily over break. More to come!


May 1

All fines must be cleared in order to attend Prom, receive an annual, your diploma, and to have your final transcript sent to your college. All library accounts must be current (no overdue materials out).


May 4

Guest passes for Prom will be available. Pick up applications in the Activity Office M139 or download from the Activities section of the SC website. They are due no later than May 28 at 2:45 PM. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Phillips.

Prom tickets will be sold at the ASB window, May 4 – May 22. To purchase tickets and to attend, all fines must be paid and tardies must be cleared to less than 10 and super tardies less than 5 or a combination. Prices are TBD but likely around $20-25. Can’t afford prom tickets and/or on free/reduced lunch? See your counselor. You cannot buy tickets at the door, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

Senior Breakfast tickets are on sale for $5 at the ASB window, May 4 – May 22. You cannot buy tickets at the door. In order to purchase tickets and attend, you must have no fines and have cleared your tardies to less than 10 and super tardies less than 5 or a combination.


May 11

Order extra Commencement tickets. Each student will receive 10 tickets at the finish of the first graduation rehearsal. Students may begin requesting additional tickets today by filling out a request form (available in the Counseling Office). Forms are due no later than June 5.


May 15

Deadline for "Washington State Biliteracy" SEAL on diploma. If you know a language other than English and you've proven proficiency you can be recognized during graduation and have the "Washington State Biliteracy" SEAL on your diploma. Verification forms available in the Counseling Office.


May 22

Senior Class Meeting, 9:40 – 10:15, Theater – regarding graduation, prom, senior check out forms, senior survey, and academic awards.

Senior slideshow submissions deadline. Email submissions to: Submit your top 5 photos from elementary school, middle school, and high school! We will accept more than five photos, as well as photos from families. Our goal is for all class of 2020 students to be in the slideshow; we need YOUR photos to do this! See Clara Blue with questions.

Last day to purchase Senior Breakfast & Senior Prom tickets at the ASB window! To purchase tickets and attend, you must have no fines and have cleared tardies to less than 10 and fewer than 5 super tardies or a combination.


May 26

Academic Awards is in the Shorecrest Theater at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to attend this special evening honoring the academic achievements of senior students.


May 28

Prom guest passes are due today by 2:45 PM to the Activity Office or to Mrs. Phillips’ mailbox.


May 29

All library materials must have been returned by this date in order to purchase prom tickets, pick up an annual on Annual Day, and to receive Commencement tickets on June 11.


June 1 – June 11

Honor cords will be on sale at the ASB window during Extended Passing and lunch. Cords are $5.00 and may be worn during Commencement by any senior with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA.


June 1 & 2

Senior Checkout Forms are distributed via Senior English Classes – if you do not have a senior English Class. Forms are also available in the Counseling Office. Students will hand-carry this form for teacher signatures. In order to receive Commencement tickets, this form must be completed and turned in no later than 3:00 PM, June 10 to the Counseling Office. This form is also required of Running Start students.


June 3

Chromebook return date for all seniors. Via senior classes. Chromebook must be in its case with its charger and returned in order to pick up Commencement tickets and walk at Graduation.

Last chance to buy Senior Spree tickets! The main event after graduation for seniors! A Shorecrest PTSA and Grad Nights postcommencement surprise adventure going back 25+ years! It is an all-night, drug- and alcohol-free celebration. Cost: $175. Includes entertainment, food, and transportation. No extra money will be needed. PTSA has scholarships available, please ask — we want everybody there! Contact: or go to:


June 5

ANNUAL DAYAll fines must be paid, including library fines, to receive an annual. ASB Window closed after lunch.

Last day to request extra Commencement tickets! Forms are available in the Counseling Office. (All students receive 10 tickets after first graduation rehearsal on June 11.)


June 9

Senior Finals for periods 1, 3, 5.


June 10


Senior Finals for periods 0, 2, 4, 6.

Senior Checkout Form is due in the Counseling Office by 3:00.

NOTE: You cannot walk at graduation or get a diploma unless you have paid all of your fines, returned books and your Chromebook.


June 11

Senior Breakfast at the Shoreline Center from 8:00 – 10:00 AM. Tickets are required (last day to purchase is May 22). The Senior Slide Show will be shown in its entirety from 9:30 – 10:00 AM. Attire: nice clothes. In order to attend, you must have no fines and tardies must be cleared to less than 10 and fewer than 5 super tardies.

Graduation Rehearsal #1 is in the SC gym, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Rehearsal is mandatory for those who plan on going through Commencement on June 14. (Running Start students must notify their counselor if there is a conflict with attending this rehearsal due to college finals.) Students receive graduation tickets today following the rehearsal.

Honor Cords – today is the last day to purchase these at the ASB window (see details above).

National Honor Society members pick up stoles, to be worn at graduation, from room 232 through June 12. Membership and probation requirements must be met to receive your stole. Stoles must be returned to SC staff immediately following Commencement.

Grad Parade! 12:45 – 2 PM after commencement practice No. 1. Wear your cap and gown while walking from SC to Kellogg, and then drive to your home elementary school to get the high-fives you deserve. Details:


June 12

Graduation Rehearsal #2 is in the SC gym, 7:30 – 9:30 AM. And yes, this rehearsal is mandatory.

Caen Laida is in the SC gym, from 10:30 – 12:15 PM. This assembly honors outgoing seniors and accomplished students of the year. This assembly is also mandatory. Parents are welcome to attend, but must sign in at the Main Office prior to the assembly.


June 14

GRADUATION! The class of 2020 Commencement Exercises in Angel of the Winds Arena at Everett will begin promptly at 2:00 PM. Seniors should arrive no later than 1:00 PM. Remember to bring your cap/tassel, gown, 2020 yellow stole, honor cord, and, if applicable, NHS stole. It’s important that each graduate’s name be heard by their proud families and friends. Out of respect, please refrain from using air horns or other noisemakers. Balloons are not allowed in the Arena.

Senior Spree 2020! Check in, for all those who sign up, starts at 9:00 PM on June 14 at the Lake Forest Park Mall’s lower parking lot between Chase Bank and Bank of America. Seniors will return to same location between 5:30 – 6:00 AM on the morning of June 15. If you have any questions, please contact


June 18

Diplomas and portfolios may be picked up by graduates only at Shorecrest from 11:00 AM – noon and 1:15 – 2:15 PM today in the Career Center. During Commencement, seniors will receive an empty diploma cover. Come pick up your real one today!


Please join the 2020 page on Instagram: sc_class_of2020 Talk to your senators, Sitara, Clara, Isaiah, or Nicole, with questions. This is how we will keep in touch for reunion events in the future! We’re almost out!!! Make it count!!!