CLASS OF 2020
January 21, 2020
Dear Class of 2020, Parents and Guardians,
Happy New Year! This letter is to provide you with important information about Graduation and the Senior Party. Please mark your calendars with these dates to assist in your planning for the end of the school year. As we move through the year, seniors will receive information in a variety of ways and are encouraged to follow @EPHSgrad and @EPPrincipal on Twitter, read the Daily Bulletin, watch the video monitor and check the Senior Information page on the EPHS website.
We want to take this opportunity to inform you that our school year will end differently than previous years. The last day of school for Seniors will be Thursday, June 4. The last day of school for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors is Tuesday, June 9. This means our graduation ceremony will take place on a day when school is in session for teachers and underclassmen.
Graduation: The graduation ceremony for seniors and their families will be held Friday, June 5 at 7:00 pm at 3M Arena at Mariucci on the University of Minnesota campus. Seniors will begin marching in at 6:45 pm. Ample seating will be available for families and friends, so no admission tickets will be needed to attend Commencement. Wheelchair spaces are available at the arena; it is each family’s responsibility to obtain these spaces upon arrival. Sign language services will be provided.
Cap/Gown Orders: Cap and gown orders have been placed, all seniors have been accounted for in this order.
Graduation Participation Fee: The graduation fee of $25.00 is applied towards some of the costs of Commencement. The diploma, cap, gown and tassel are provided by the school. The graduation fee will be collected on May 28 and May 29 when seniors pick up their caps/gowns. Prior to pick up, all media center, textbook and technology fines must be paid and all overdue books returned to the high school.
Graduation Announcements are available through Jostens. The order deadline is Friday, February 7, 2020. Click here for more information.
Senior Party: Each year, parents of seniors host an all-night party at the high school immediately following the graduation ceremony. To learn more, visit the senior party website at www.epseniorparty.org
As we look forward to the conclusion of such an important year in the lives of our seniors, I wish each of you a successful year. Please refer to the IMPORTANT DATES to update your calendar.
Robb Virgin, Principal
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
WITH THESE IMPORTANT DATES!
|Jan - June||
Look for announcements and updates in Connections, on Twitter @EPHSgrad, in the Daily Bulletin and on the Senior Information page on the high school website - click on Student Life > News & Information > Senior Information.
Speech auditions for up to three speakers from the class, auditions will be held in the morning before school begins. Applications will be available in Student Center South on Monday, March 16.
Graduation spotlight on EVN: May 29 graduation rehearsal, senior celebration, graduation ceremony.
Caps/Gowns will be distributed on Thursday, May 28 from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm and Friday, May 29 from 11:15 am – 2:00 pm. The graduation participation fee of $25 will be collected at this time.
Important reminder: all book and technology fines must be paid, and any overdue books must be returned before seniors can pick up their caps/gowns.
Graduation rehearsal and senior celebration 8:55 am - 10:00 in the Activity Center.
Last day/final exams for seniors
Graduation Ceremony will be held at 3M Arena at Mariucci on the University of Minnesota campus on Friday, June 5 at 7:00 pm. Seniors will begin marching in at 6:45 pm. All seniors will be transported by Eden Prairie school buses. The buses will depart at 5:30 pm from the east side of the high school. Seniors must park their cars on the north side of the building if they plan to attend the graduation party.
Senior Party, sponsored by the parents, held at the high school immediately following the ceremony. Graduates attending the party must ride the buses back to school. www.epseniorparty.org
|End of June||Diplomas will be mailed to graduates’ homes in late June.|
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!