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April 8, 2019

Dear parents and guardians of Grade 12 students,

 

As our Grade 12 students move into their final three months at EMCS, there is lots of important information to be aware of regarding our Grad events. Please carefully review the information below, share it with your graduating students, and keep it on hand as the events near closer.  

 

In order to participate in the events below, students must be on the Grad List. The initial copy of the Grad List will be posted on May 1 and will be updated daily until the final deadline on May 24. Please see the e-mail sent out on March 12 or the link below for further details.
http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/grade-12-information/grad-list/

 

Today: Grad Comment Form

  • Students are now able to complete their Grad Comment Form at the link below using their SD62 Learns e-mail. If they do not have a Learns account, they can pick up and submit a paper copy through the office.  https://goo.gl/forms/wZjsmmDhQfzDvcgo1
  • This form is where students will indicate what they would like said about them as they cross the stage at the Graduation Ceremony, along with other information.
  • It must be submitted by Tuesday, April 23.

 

Today: Consent Form for Grad Rehearsal and Grad Walk

  • You can now complete the consent form for the mandatory Grad Rehearsal and the optional Grad Walk at https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/. Paper copies are also available in the office.  
  • This consent form must be submitted by May 1 and is required for students to get on the Grad List, participate in the Grad Rehearsal and the Grad Ceremony.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019: Grad Assembly during Focus Block

  • Students will receive information regarding Prom consent and guest requests. This consent form will be available on School Cash Online and through the office, and will be due on May 31.
  • Students will also vote for this year’s class historians.

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019: Tickets for Grad Ceremony Available

  • As mentioned above, the initial copy of the Grad List will be posted on May 1 and will be updated daily until the final deadline on May 24. Students will be able to reserve their Grad tickets once they are on the Grad List.  
  • Students can reserve their complimentary tickets and purchase additional tickets through Aimee Scott in the front office at EMCS and through School Cash Online until May 17, 2019. After that, tickets will be available through the UVic Ticket Center.
  • The $50.00 Grad Fee includes regalia and 3 tickets to the Grad Ceremony. If this fee is able to be lowered due to any additional fundraising efforts, we will be sure to communicate that.
  • Students can purchase up to 3 additional tickets for $7.00 each.

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019: Regalia Pick Up

  • Grads can pick up their cap, gown, and stole at lunch in the upstairs Humanities wing.
  • In June, students can donate their gowns back to the school. Stoles must be returned or students will be charged $38.00 and will not be permitted to purchase tickets to Prom.

Friday, May 31, 2019: Grad Rehearsal

  • As mentioned above, students must submit their consent forms by May 1, 2019.
  • Attendance at the rehearsal is mandatory for participation in the real ceremony.
  • Bus departs EMCS for UVic at 9:00am and will return to EMCS around 1:00pm

Saturday, June 1, 2019: Grad Ceremony

  • Please arrive at 11:30am at the latest, as late arrival can lead to parking difficulties.
  • Information regarding parking can be found here: https://www.uvic.ca/farquhar/ticket-centre/location-parking/index.php
  • 12:00pm – Group photo. Students need to be dressed in their caps, gowns, and stoles.
  • 12:20pm – Families will head into the theater while grads organize the procession.
  • 1:00-4:00 EMCS Graduation Ceremony.

Monday, June 3: Tickets for Prom Available

  • Students are only able to purchase tickets for Prom if they are on the Grad List and submitted their Prom Consent Form.
  • Tickets are $80.00 each and can be purchased from Aimee Scott in the front office at EMCS or through School Cash Online. If this fee is able to be lowered due to any additional fundraising efforts, we will be sure to communicate that.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019: Grad Walk

  • Consent is included on the Grad Rehearsal form. Not all students are guaranteed a spot as attendance and academic standing will be considered.
  • Right after lunch, selected students will gather in the Commons in their regalia.
  • From 1:00-3:00, we will bus to Saseenos Elementary, Sooke Elementary, Journey Middle, Poirier Elementary, and John Muir Elementary so that grads can walk through the halls to inspire future grads and thank past staff who have played a role in their success.

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019: Staff Appreciation Luncheon

  • Grad Council arranges this annual event for students and staff to enjoy a complimentary lunch together outside the staff room. It is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their gratitude and spend some time chatting with their teachers.

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019: Prom

  • This year’s Prom will take place in the Crystal Ballroom at the Empress Hotel from 7:00-11:00pm. The doors do not open until 7:00pm.
  • Students must be in good standing with EMCS in order to attend the event.
  • Students must come to the entrance of the Crystal Ballroom with a parent that will sign them in to the event. Students are not permitted to arrive in limos.
  • Consider renting Prom clothing from the Magic Wand Project. The only cost is a small fee for cleaning! More details here: https://www.themagicwandproject.ca/

 

Feel free to contact the main office at EMCS with any questions regarding these events. 250-642-5211.

 

We look forward to an excellent end to the semester!

 


 EMCS Grad List

You must be on the Grad List in order to participate in the Graduation Ceremonies and to purchase tickets for Prom.  Make sure you get on the list!
Click here for all the details: EMCS Grad List

April 8, 2019

Dear parents and guardians of Grade 12 students,

 

As our Grade 12 students move into their final three months at EMCS, there is lots of important information to be aware of regarding our Grad events. Please carefully review the information below, share it with your graduating students, and keep it on hand as the events near closer.  

 

In order to participate in the events below, students must be on the Grad List. The initial copy of the Grad List will be posted on May 1 and will be updated daily until the final deadline on May 24. Please see the e-mail sent out on March 12 or the link below for further details.
http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/grade-12-information/grad-list/

 

Today: Grad Comment Form

  • Students are now able to complete their Grad Comment Form at the link below using their SD62 Learns e-mail. If they do not have a Learns account, they can pick up and submit a paper copy through the office.  https://goo.gl/forms/wZjsmmDhQfzDvcgo1
  • This form is where students will indicate what they would like said about them as they cross the stage at the Graduation Ceremony, along with other information.
  • It must be submitted by Tuesday, April 23.

 

Today: Consent Form for Grad Rehearsal and Grad Walk

  • You can now complete the consent form for the mandatory Grad Rehearsal and the optional Grad Walk at https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/. Paper copies are also available in the office.  
  • This consent form must be submitted by May 1 and is required for students to get on the Grad List, participate in the Grad Rehearsal and the Grad Ceremony.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019: Grad Assembly during Focus Block

  • Students will receive information regarding Prom consent and guest requests. This consent form will be available on School Cash Online and through the office, and will be due on May 31.
  • Students will also vote for this year’s class historians.

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019: Tickets for Grad Ceremony Available

  • As mentioned above, the initial copy of the Grad List will be posted on May 1 and will be updated daily until the final deadline on May 24. Students will be able to reserve their Grad tickets once they are on the Grad List.  
  • Students can reserve their complimentary tickets and purchase additional tickets through Aimee Scott in the front office at EMCS and through School Cash Online until May 17, 2019. After that, tickets will be available through the UVic Ticket Center.
  • The $50.00 Grad Fee includes regalia and 3 tickets to the Grad Ceremony. If this fee is able to be lowered due to any additional fundraising efforts, we will be sure to communicate that.
  • Students can purchase up to 3 additional tickets for $7.00 each.

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019: Regalia Pick Up

  • Grads can pick up their cap, gown, and stole at lunch in the upstairs Humanities wing.
  • In June, students can donate their gowns back to the school. Stoles must be returned or students will be charged $38.00 and will not be permitted to purchase tickets to Prom.

Friday, May 31, 2019: Grad Rehearsal

  • As mentioned above, students must submit their consent forms by May 1, 2019.
  • Attendance at the rehearsal is mandatory for participation in the real ceremony.
  • Bus departs EMCS for UVic at 9:00am and will return to EMCS around 1:00pm

Saturday, June 1, 2019: Grad Ceremony

  • Please arrive at 11:30am at the latest, as late arrival can lead to parking difficulties.
  • Information regarding parking can be found here: https://www.uvic.ca/farquhar/ticket-centre/location-parking/index.php
  • 12:00pm – Group photo. Students need to be dressed in their caps, gowns, and stoles.
  • 12:20pm – Families will head into the theater while grads organize the procession.
  • 1:00-4:00 EMCS Graduation Ceremony.

Monday, June 3: Tickets for Prom Available

  • Students are only able to purchase tickets for Prom if they are on the Grad List and submitted their Prom Consent Form.
  • Tickets are $80.00 each and can be purchased from Aimee Scott in the front office at EMCS or through School Cash Online. If this fee is able to be lowered due to any additional fundraising efforts, we will be sure to communicate that.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019: Grad Walk

  • Consent is included on the Grad Rehearsal form. Not all students are guaranteed a spot as attendance and academic standing will be considered.
  • Right after lunch, selected students will gather in the Commons in their regalia.
  • From 1:00-3:00, we will bus to Saseenos Elementary, Sooke Elementary, Journey Middle, Poirier Elementary, and John Muir Elementary so that grads can walk through the halls to inspire future grads and thank past staff who have played a role in their success.

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019: Staff Appreciation Luncheon

  • Grad Council arranges this annual event for students and staff to enjoy a complimentary lunch together outside the staff room. It is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their gratitude and spend some time chatting with their teachers.

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019: Prom

  • This year’s Prom will take place in the Crystal Ballroom at the Empress Hotel from 7:00-11:00pm. The doors do not open until 7:00pm.
  • Students must be in good standing with EMCS in order to attend the event.
  • Students must come to the entrance of the Crystal Ballroom with a parent that will sign them in to the event. Students are not permitted to arrive in limos.
  • Consider renting Prom clothing from the Magic Wand Project. The only cost is a small fee for cleaning! More details here: https://www.themagicwandproject.ca/

 

Feel free to contact the main office at EMCS with any questions regarding these events. 250-642-5211.

 

We look forward to an excellent end to the semester!

 


Grade 12 Checklist

This EMCS Grade 12 Checklist (updated October 23, 2018) is a month-by-month checklist of important dates and things to do during your Grade 12 year.

 


Attendance

Please remember that your school attendance will usually be considered as part of your scholarship and bursary applications. Even if applications do not ask about attendance, any teachers you ask to write reference letters  will likely check your attendance.  Please make sure that parents/guardians contact the office to excuse your absences if you miss school for a legitimate reason.  Absences should be excused in a timely manner. 


PowerPoint Presentation for Grade 12 Students

During Focus Block on October 24, 2018, Mr. Phipps presented some important information to Grade 12 students.  Here is the PowerPoint presentation.


Important Information

BC Ministry of Education Grad Planner  (updated link coming soon…)
This Ministry of Education document provides an overview of:

  • graduation requirements
  • how to earn credits towards graduation (in school, distributed learning, equivalency, external credentials, challenge, independent directed study, post-secondary courses, etc.)
  • exams
  • awards & scholarships
  • helpful websites
  • jobs in demand

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Other information of interest to graduating students on the BC Ministry of Education website


 Graduation Requirements

Make sure you are on track to graduate in June!  Double check your timetable to make sure you are scheduled for the courses you need to graduate.  If you aren’t sure, make an appointment to see your Counsellor.

BC Ministry of Education website:   Graduation Requirements


 Financial Aid

Visit the Scholarship, Bursaries & Student Loans section of the EMCS Website.


 Magic Wand

Why buy a Grad Tux, or Dress when you can borrow one?

The Magic Wand is a non-profit organization that offers an eco-friendly and inexpensive alternative to grad outfits for male and female alike.

You can borrow like-new grad dresses, tuxes, suits, shoes and accessories for grad night.

A small fee for cleaning is the only cost.

To sign up to attend the “Boutique” (or to book a private appointment): email Elizabeth at esurerus@telus.net or call 250-658-0246