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Class of 2022: Important Dates and Deadlines

June 3

 

Baccalaureate Mass

Baccalaureate Mass is Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. Seniors should arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. Please plan for traffic and parking. Professional dress is required at the Mass for students. Seniors will also wear their graduation gowns, stole and honor cords, but no graduation caps. It is recommended to press your gowns with a cool iron.

Masks are now optional inside Mary, Queen of Peace. If anyone feels ill or has tested positive within the last week, they should stay home. Standing is not allowed in the back of the church or the entrance. Due to capacity limitations and the desire to fit the entire Class of 2022 and their guests in the chapel, each senior can bring a maximum of four guests. Tickets for the Mass will be handed out at graduation rehearsal on June 1. Graduating seniors do not require tickets, but each guest will need a physical ticket in hand to attend the event. No additional tickets will be distributed.

A small reception will follow the Mass at Mary, Queen of Peace hosted by the sophomore class.

The Mass will be livestreamed for any family member or guest who cannot attend in person. Please use this link to watch the livestream.

June 5

 

Class of 2022 Graduation

 

The Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony is Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Seniors will need to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. and proceed to the main lobby of Benaroya Hall. 

Professional dress is required for students. Seniors should also wear their cap, gown (zipped up), stole and any honor cords. Due to strict Benaroya Hall rules, graduation caps are NOT allowed to be decorated. Any decorated caps will be taken and returned after the ceremony concludes. Please be aware that the aisle to the stage is fairly steep and low-heeled shoes are strongly encouraged.

Masks are optional for all guests inside Benaroya Hall and proof of vaccination is not required. If anyone is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19, please stay home.

There are no capacity limitations at Benaroya Hall. Students are invited to bring as many family members and guests as they wish. Since there are no capacity limitations, tickets are not required. Graduation parking is available at many surface lots in Seattle as well as the parking garage at Benaroya Hall. Benaroya Hall is all ADA compliant and there are plenty of seats throughout the auditorium. The ushers will sweep the lobby for ADA wheelchairs and others that need assistance before opening the doors for the public.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to everyone. Please note the lobby is very congested after the ceremony. It is wise to communicate a meeting spot between you and your family members. Benaroya Hall prohibits confetti, helium balloons and air horns in the auditorium. Seniors, please note that the following items are NOT allowed on stage during the ceremony (including, but not limited to): sunglasses, earbuds or noisemakers. Phones must be turned completely off and remain in your pocket (phones cannot be held) for the entire graduation ceremony. 

Professional pictures will be taken throughout the entire graduation ceremony. We kindly ask that all guests please stay in their designated seats during the graduation ceremony – a Lifetouch photographer will capture the moment and will take photos of each graduate when they walk across the stage.

Senior families can obtain these photos directly from Lifetouch:

  • Visit events.lifetouch.com
  • Sign up and receive notification when your photos are available
  • Order your graduation pictures online
  • Photos will be online at events.lifetouch.com two to six weeks after the graduation ceremony
  • Complimentary proofs will be mailed to graduates
  • There is no obligation to purchase photos
June 5

 

Grad Night 2022

 

This event is parent-sponsored and encourages 100% student participation. Seniors will board buses at Benaroya Hall and will depart promptly following the graduation ceremony. The destination is a surprise, but a sweatshirt and closed-toed shoes are recommended. Buses will return to EC campus Monday, June 6 by 6 a.m. Parents should plan to pick up their student so they are not driving after being up all night. More information and required forms can be found below.

General Grad Night Information
Traxx Indoor Raceway Waiver Form
Senior Release Form
Grad Party COVID Attendee Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement
Emergency Care Plan

August 16 Meet with Your College Counselor It is highly recommended that all seniors schedule a meeting with their college counselor to review their list, check the accuracy of Naviance, confirm letters of recommendation and update college application due dates. Questions? Contact your College Counselor Ms. McVeigh (A-K) or Mr. Nassersaeid (L-Z).
August 31 Senior College Planning Night Seniors and their parents are highly encouraged to attend this informative session about how EC supports seniors with their college applications. Topics covered will include tutorial offerings, deadlines for EA/ED, recommendations, transcript, Naviance, supplemental essays and college counselor support.

Sept. 25

Please note new date.

Senior Pilgrimage Our Senior Pilgrimage is a 12-mile hike that takes place on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. This hike and retreat is open only to current Eastside Catholic School seniors. Additional information will be communicated to senior students and their families. 
Sept. 30 Naviance/Common App Sync DEADLINE Naviance and Common App sync is required of all seniors applying to college.
Sept. 30 DEADLINE: Recommendation Letters Last day to request teacher letters of recommendation for early applications. 
October 1 Transcripts Sent Initial transcripts are automatically sent out by your college counselor to all colleges listed in your Naviance account. Questions? Contact your College Counselor Ms. McVeigh (A-K) or Mr. Nassersaeid (L-Z).
October 1 College Counselor Meeting DEADLINE Deadline to meet with college counselor if senior has an October 15 college application deadline.   
October 9 Senior Cruise Location and event TBD based on venue protocols. Questions? Contact Senior Advisor Mr. LaBelle
October 13 No School - Seniors only Seniors students, the class of 2022, do not have academic classes Wednesday, October 13. Enjoy your day off! 
October 13 Optional Application Support Session Join college counselors and college counseling interns to get help on all aspects of senior applications. Essay support, completing the activities section, showing demonstrated interest and work time will all be available for seniors to drop in. 
October 20 Cap and Gown Presentation

This is a required event for seniors. A representative from National Achiever/Herff Jones will be on campus on October 20 to meet with seniors during EC3 in the Chapel to explain how to place an order.

All seniors are required to have a cap, gown, tassel and sash for graduation. Families also have the option of purchasing graduation announcements and other Class of 2022 items.

October 29 Diploma Name Confirmation DUE

An email will be sent on October 15 to parents and seniors to confirm the name that will be printed on the senior student's diploma. Families entered this information in the 2021-22 Online School Packet (OSP).

Questions? Contact Student Services Coordinator Ms. House.

November 1 Early Decision Contracts DUE "Early Decision" contracts are due to your EC College Counselors. Questions? Contact your College Counselor Ms. McVeigh (A-K) or Mr. Nassersaeid (L-Z).
November 3 Cap and Gown Order Forms DUE

A representative from National Achiever/Herff Jones will be on campus to meet with seniors during Tutorial to collect order forms and to pass out free graduation swag. Seniors who have placed an online order are also invited and encouraged to attend.

Seniors must sign up for this meeting via FlexiSched.

November 15 UW Applications DUE University of Washington applications are due. Questions? Contact your College Counselor Ms. McVeigh (A-K) or Mr. Nassersaeid (L-Z).
November 30 University of California/Cal State Applications DUE University of California and Cal State applications are due. They can be submitted between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30. Questions? Contact your College Counselor Ms. McVeigh (A-K) or Mr. Nassersaeid (L-Z).
December 13 Senior Ads for Yearbook DUE

Senior ads are optional and not guaranteed. They will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Ads can be purchased in either 1/4 or 1/2 page options. Until December 13, 1/2 page ads are $200 and 1/4 page ads are $100. Ad prices increase after December 13. 

Seniors ads are sold and created on the Herff Jones website. Eastside Catholic's school code is 6287. Parents and guardians can upload their student's photos and design the ads through the online system.

Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Mr. Kok.

December 13

 

Senior Yearbook
Shout-out DUE

 

Senior shout-outs are the messages that students leave below their senior picture in their designated section of the yearbook. Students should consider their favorite quote, memory or future plans to include in their shout-out.

Seniors should submit their shout-out through this form by December 13. This form can only be accessed by students. Please note: If a student's shout-out is not submitted by the deadline, one of the generic shout-outs below will be used.

  • “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”
  • Shout-out to my family and friends!

Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Mr. Kok.

December 13

 

Senior Pictures for Yearbook DUE

 

All seniors must submit their senior pictures to the yearbook. This image is in place of the standard ID photo that students take with Lifetouch at the beginning of the school year. Senior photos can be completed on the platform eShare with school code GoCru. Please note: If a student's image is not submitted by the deadline, the standard school ID photo may be used.

  • Please upload your photo to the "Portrait" section once you log in to eShare. When you're uploading your photo, you will be prompted to crop the photo to the proper dimensions.
  • When you upload photos, please label them: Senior Picture with your student’s full name (e.g. Senior Picture Jane Doe)
  • Specs for your photographer: RGB color, 300 dpi, only .jpg or .png files
  • Please submit as high-res as possible.

Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Mr. Kok.

December 30 College Kickstart Access Closes

College Kickstart access ends for seniors. Questions? Contact Student Services Coordinator Ms. House.

December 31 Cap and Gown Orders - Final Deadline

All seniors must submit their order form for National Acheiver/Herff Jones graduation items by December 31.

If any student is in need of financial assistance, please contact Ms. Farmer in the Business Office.

Questions? Contact Student Services Coordinator Ms. House.

January 15 Yearbook Orders with nameplates DUE

Yearbooks for the 2021-22 school year can be ordered from the Herff Jones website using the school code 6287.

If you would like to include a nameplate in your yearbook, orders must be placed by January 15. The final deadline for all yearbook orders is March 20. 

Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Mr. Kok.

January 31 Mid-Year Transcripts Sent Mid-year transcripts are sent by your College Counselor to the colleges listed in your Naviance account. Please make sure your list of colleges you are applying to is complete and up-to-date. Questions? Contact your College Counselor Ms. McVeigh (A-K) or Mr. Nassersaeid (L-Z).
January 31 Senior Ads for Yearbook DUE - late fees apply

Senior ads are optional and not guaranteed. They will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Ads can be purchased in either 1/4 or 1/2 page options. From December 14 - January 31, 1/2 page ads are $220 and 1/4 page ads are $120. 

Seniors ads are sold and created on the Herff Jones website. Eastside Catholic's school code is 6287. Parents and guardians can upload their student's photos and design the ads through the online system.

Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Mr. Kok.

March 6 Senior Ads for Yearbook DUE - late fees apply

Senior ads are optional and not guaranteed. They will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Ads can be purchased in either 1/4 or 1/2 page options. From February 1 - March 6, 1/2 page ads are $240 and 1/4 page ads are $140. 

No ads will be accepted after March 6.

Seniors ads are sold and created on the Herff Jones website. Eastside Catholic's school code is 6287. Parents and guardians can upload their student's photos and design the ads through the online system.

Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Mr. Kok.

April 1 Student Baby Pictures DUE for Senior Tribute Slideshow Seniors should email their baby, toddler or childhood photo in a .JPG format to Senior Class Advisor Mr. LaBelle to be included in the senior tribute slideshow.
April 7 Formal Group Portrait

Seniors will gather in the courtyard for a formal portrait during Mentor period. Professional dress is required. Seniors will break out into smaller groups for photos by the city they live in. These smaller group photos will be sent to local newspapers with the Eastside Catholic graduation announcement.

You can download the group photo here.

April 26 Senior Auditions for Senior Tribute, Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Musical Performances Senior auditions for musical performances at Senior Tribute, Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation will be held on Tuesday, April 26 after school in the Choir Room. This is your chance to shine and showcase your musical talent! Seniors need to sign up for an audition time outside the choir room. Decisions by the Performing Arts Chairs and Audition Committee are final. Open to senior students only.
April 30 Yearbook Orders DUE

Yearbooks for the 2021-22 school year can be ordered from the Herff Jones website using the school code 6287.

The final deadline for all yearbook orders is April 30. 

Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Mr. Kok.

May 1 College Deposit Due FINAL deposits is required to ONE college, if attending. Questions? Contact your College Counselor Ms. McVeigh (A-K) or Mr. Nassersaeid (L-Z).
May 3 Senior Swag Day

Wear your Decision Day swag for the group photo during Break at 8:40 a.m. Wear a sweatshirt, t-shirt, or other apparel or swag that highlights your post-high school plans. Seniors should meet promptly outside the Commons on the grass area near the big white tent.

All pre-ordered graduation items (cap, gown, announcements, etc.) can be picked up on this day during both school lunches. Any honor or club cords earned will be distributed to seniors at the graduation rehearsal in June.

A senior tradition, seniors should also stop by the third floor E wing stairwell landing during both school lunches to leave their signature mark on the Crusader wall.

You can download the group photo here.

5/5/22 Update

Cap and Gown
Any senior that missed the May 3 Cap and Gown Delivery Day should email Graduation Coordinator Mrs. House to arrange pickup.

Graduation Announcement Delivery
Graduation cards/announcements are delayed at the printer and our National Achiever/Herff Jones representative unfortunately does not have a certain ship date or when they will be available. We recognize this is frustrating for our families and National Achiever/Herff Jones offered their sincere apologies. Once they receive the announcements from the printers, the announcements will either be delivered to school (and we will notify senior families when they can pick them up) or shipped directly to your home, depending on the timing. Thank you for your patience.

5/18/22 Update

Graduation Announcement Delivery
If you ordered graduation announcements from Herff Jones/National Achiever, they have arrived at school and can be picked up from the Attendance Office. Thank you for your patience with the delayed delivery.

May 6 College Decisions DUE in Naviance Please make sure your college decisions have been updated in your Naviance account by May 6. Your college counselor needs this important information. Questions? Contact your College Counselor Ms. McVeigh (A-K) or Mr. Nassersaeid (L-Z).
May 16

 

Tuition, Fees and Fines Paid

All tuition, fees and fines for seniors must be paid by this date.

Questions? Please contact business@eastsidecatholic.org.

May 20 Senior Tribute

Senior Tribute is scheduled for Friday, May 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the Athletic Pavilion. This is a special event for all seniors and their families only. There is no restriction on the number of guests in attendance. The Senior Class Cabinet plans and organizes this fun event. Seniors MUST arrive by 7 a.m. to take their required individual headshot composite photos. Pictures will be taken in the Mat Room in the Athletic Pavilion. Seniors should allow extra time to complete these photos. Professional dress is required for all seniors, but they do not need to wear their caps and gowns for this event. Carpooling amongst families and guests is strongly recommended. A reception hosted by the junior class will follow Senior Tribute. Seniors will not attend classes this day and are dismissed to leave after the event and reception.

5/27/22 Update

The correct code to order the composite photo that was taken by LifeTouch before Senior Tribute is EVTCSSJZJ. Some of the flyers distributed to seniors had an incorrect code.

May 21 High School Prom Additional information, including the location of Prom, will be communicated to high school students and families during the school year. Questions? Contact Director of Student Life Ms. Flores.
June 1 - 2 Final Exams for Seniors Senior finals will take place in class on Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2. Seniors are expected to attend all classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, even if they do not have exams. Seniors do not need to attend classes on Friday, June 3 if they have completed all class requirements. This week will be a normal bell schedule for all students.
DATE CHANGE: June 1 Graduation Ceremony Rehearsal

The graduation ceremony rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 1:35 p.m. in the Gym. Please note: This was previously scheduled for June 2 and will now be held on June 1.

All seniors MUST attend this mandatory rehearsal to walk at graduation. Any earned honor cords and Baccalaureate Mass tickets will be distributed at rehearsal.

June 3

 

Baccalaureate Mass

Baccalaureate Mass is Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. Seniors should arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. Please plan for traffic and parking. Professional dress is required at the Mass for students. Seniors will also wear their graduation gowns, stole and honor cords, but no graduation caps. It is recommended to press your gowns with a cool iron.

Masks are now optional inside Mary, Queen of Peace. If anyone feels ill or has tested positive within the last week, they should stay home. Standing is not allowed in the back of the church or the entrance. Due to capacity limitations and the desire to fit the entire Class of 2022 and their guests in the chapel, each senior can bring a maximum of four guests. Tickets for the Mass will be handed out at graduation rehearsal on June 1. Graduating seniors do not require tickets, but each guest will need a physical ticket in hand to attend the event. No additional tickets will be distributed.

A small reception will follow the Mass at Mary, Queen of Peace hosted by the sophomore class.

The Mass will be livestreamed for any family member or guest who cannot attend in person. Please use this link to watch the livestream.

June 5

 

Class of 2022 Graduation

 

The Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony is Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Seniors will need to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. and proceed to the main lobby of Benaroya Hall. 

Professional dress is required for students. Seniors should also wear their cap, gown (zipped up), stole and any honor cords. Due to strict Benaroya Hall rules, graduation caps are NOT allowed to be decorated. Any decorated caps will be taken and returned after the ceremony concludes. Please be aware that the aisle to the stage is fairly steep and low-heeled shoes are strongly encouraged.

Masks are optional for all guests inside Benaroya Hall and proof of vaccination is not required. If anyone is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19, please stay home.

There are no capacity limitations at Benaroya Hall. Students are invited to bring as many family members and guests as they wish. Since there are no capacity limitations, tickets are not required. Graduation parking is available at many surface lots in Seattle as well as the parking garage at Benaroya Hall. Benaroya Hall is all ADA compliant and there are plenty of seats throughout the auditorium. The ushers will sweep the lobby for ADA wheelchairs and others that need assistance before opening the doors for the public.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to everyone. Please note the lobby is very congested after the ceremony. It is wise to communicate a meeting spot between you and your family members. Benaroya Hall prohibits confetti, helium balloons and air horns in the auditorium. Seniors, please note that the following items are NOT allowed on stage during the ceremony (including, but not limited to): sunglasses, earbuds or noisemakers. Phones must be turned completely off and remain in your pocket (phones cannot be held) for the entire graduation ceremony. 

Professional pictures will be taken throughout the entire graduation ceremony. We kindly ask that all guests please stay in their designated seats during the graduation ceremony – a Lifetouch photographer will capture the moment and will take photos of each graduate when they walk across the stage.

Senior families can obtain these photos directly from Lifetouch:

  • Visit events.lifetouch.com
  • Sign up and receive notification when your photos are available
  • Order your graduation pictures online
  • Photos will be online at events.lifetouch.com two to six weeks after the graduation ceremony
  • Complimentary proofs will be mailed to graduates
  • There is no obligation to purchase photos
June 5

 

Grad Night 2022

 

This event is parent-sponsored and encourages 100% student participation. Seniors will board buses at Benaroya Hall and will depart promptly following the graduation ceremony. The destination is a surprise, but a sweatshirt and closed-toed shoes are recommended. Buses will return to EC campus Monday, June 6 by 6 a.m. Parents should plan to pick up their student so they are not driving after being up all night. More information and required forms can be found below.

General Grad Night Information
Traxx Indoor Raceway Waiver Form
Senior Release Form
Grad Party COVID Attendee Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement
Emergency Care Plan

June 22

 

Transcripts Submitted FINAL transcripts are automatically sent to all colleges listed in Naviance. Questions? Contact your College Counselor Ms. McVeigh (A-K) or Mr. Nassersaeid (L-Z).