Senior Events

The following information outlines important dates for seniors. We want all seniors and their families to enjoy these special events, so please check back here for the latest updates and information.

Please note that dates and times (other than baccalaureate and graduation) are subject to change.


Contact with Questions

Please contact Director of Accounting and Business Operations Kay Nichols at kanichols@eastsidecatholic.org if you have other questions about the end of year events for seniors.

Class of 2020: Important Dates and Deadlines

 

September 28 Senior Pilgrimage

 

Please contact Campus Minister Kate Brown with questions.

 

October 5 Senior Cruise Senior Cruise will take place on Saturday, October 5 aboard the Argosy Lady Mary ship. Boarding will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the Argosy Dock, Pier 55 in Seattle. The ship will depart at 8 p.m. and return at 11 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, October 2. Please contact English Teacher Jeff LaBelle with questions.
October 23 Graduation Presentation National Achiever Services graduation presentation in the Chapel during Mentor/Activity Period.
November 6

 

Place Orders for Graduation Regalia on Campus

National Achiever Services will return to campus to answer questions and collect orders. Please see them outside of Student Services during all lunches from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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

November 22 Diploma Name Confirmation Due An email will be sent in early November to parents to confirm the diploma name of their senior. This information was entered in the Online School Packet (OSP).
December 13

 

Senior Shoutout Due

 

Senior shoutouts are the messages that the Class of 2020 leaves below their senior picture in their designated section of the yearbook. These must be submitted to the yearbook staff by December 13 and can be accessed only by students online. Please note: If a student's shoutout is not submitted by the deadline, one of the generic shoutouts 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.”
  • Shoutout: To my family and friends
December 13

 

Senior Pictures 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 pictures are due on December 13 via email or via eshare using the school code GoCru. Please note: If a student's image is not submitted by the deadline, the standard school ID photo may be used.

  • When you upload or email the photos, please label them: Senior Picture with your student’s full name (e.g. Senior Picture Jane Doe)
  • Specs for your photographer: 2" x 3" (width x height), RGB color, 300 dpi, only .jpg or .png files, please submit as high-res as possible
December 13 Senior Ads Early Bird Pricing Ends Senior ads are sold through the Herff Jones website with our school code 6287. Parents and guardians can upload their students photos and design the ads through the online system.

We offer 1/2 and 1/4 page ads with tiered pricing. Until December 13, 1/2 page ads are $200 and 1/4 page ads are $100. No ad orders will be accepted after March 6.
January 19 Yearbook Orders Due Yearbooks can be ordered from the Herff Jones website using the school code 6287. Once you have entered the school’s order center, you will be able to find your student’s name and order them a yearbook.
January 24 Deadline for Online National Achiever Orders This is the last day to place your online order for graduation regalia. The Cap and Gown unit includes the cap, gown, tassel and sash (all required items for graduation). If your senior needs a larger cap, please contact National Achiever at 425-357-1338 and ask to speak to Janet. She will add your senior’s name to the list for an XL cap that will be brought on EC’s delivery date in April. If you have any cap and gown questions, please contact Student Services Coordinator Karin House.
 

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

January 24-26 Senior Emmaus Retreat - CANCELLED  
January 31 Senior Ads Secondary Early Bird Pricing Ends Senior ads are sold through the Herff Jones website with our school code 6287. Parents and guardians can upload their students photos and design the ads through the online system.

We offer 1/2 and 1/4 page ads with tiered pricing. From December 14 - January 31, 1/2 page ads are $220 and 1/4 page ads are $120. No ad orders will be accepted after March 6.
March 6 Senior Ads Due - FINAL Order Date Senior ads are sold through the Herff Jones website with our school code 6287. Parents and guardians can upload their students photos and design the ads through the online system.

We offer 1/2 and 1/4 page ads with tiered pricing. No ad orders will be accepted after March 6.
  • Now until December 13, 1/2 page ads: $200, 1/4 page ads: $100
  • December 14 - January 31, 1/2 page ads: $220, 1/4 page ads: $120
  • February 1 - March 6, 1/2 page ads: $240, 1/4 page ads: $140
April 1 - CANCELLED

 

Formal Group Portrait

 

The formal group photo will be taken during Activity Period. Professional dress is required for seniors this day. Girls will be seated and should plan to wear a dress or skirt that reaches to the knee or below. Long skirts/maxis are encouraged. Please no denim, including denim jackets. Boys should wear a dress shirt, tie and no jeans or athletic wear. Smaller group photos will also be taken and sent to the local newspapers. A reminder email will be sent as we get closer to the date.
April 1 Student Baby Pictures Due Deadline to submit student baby pictures for senior tribute slideshow. Email jlabelle@eastsidecatholic.org or deliver to the Attendance Office.
April 1 - TENTATIVE NEW DATE: May 20 Graduation Announcement and Grad Apparel Order Pick-Up National Achiever will be on campus with announcement and other graduation swag orders. More information TBD.
April 29 - TENTATIVE NEW DATE: May 20 Cap and Gown Orders Delivered National Achiever will be on campus with cap and gown orders. More information TBD.
May 1 - TENTATIVE NEW DATE: June 1

 

Decision Day Group Photo More information TBD.
May 15

 

Tuition, Fees and Fines Paid All tuition, fees and fines must be paid by this date.
May 16 Junior/Senior Prom  
May TBD Senior Class Wall Signing Seniors will have an opportunity to sign the senior class wall located in the E wing stairwell. This has been an annual tradition since the campus opened in 2008.
June 1 Senior Class Lunch Powered by Boosters, this hosted lunch for the Class of 2020 will be held from 12:30 - 1 p.m.
June 1 Graduation Ceremony Rehearsal The graduation ceremony rehearsal will be held from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Gym. Seniors must attend this mandatory rehearsal in order to walk at graduation. Any earned honor cords will be distributed at rehearsal.
June 1 - 4 Final Exams for Seniors  
June 5 Senior Tribute Senior Tribute is held on Friday, June 5 at 3 p.m. in the Athletic Pavilion. All seniors are expected to attend and senior parents will not want to miss it! Professional dress is required. Stay tuned for more information.
June 5

 

Baccalaureate Mass Baccalaureate Mass is held on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. Seniors will wear their graduation gowns and sashes, but not caps.
June 8

 

Graduation

 

The ceremony takes place Monday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. Students will need to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. - please account for rush hour traffic. Further details will be emailed this spring. 

The student seating chart for Graduation will be posted in the month prior to graduation.

June 8

 

Grad Night 2020

 

This event is parent-sponsored and encourages 100% student participation. Seniors will be picked up at Benaroya Hall after graduation. Buses will depart promptly at 10:30 p.m. The destination is a surprise but a sweatshirt and closed-toed shoes are recommended. Buses will return to EC campus Tuesday, June 4 by 6:15 a.m. Parents should plan to pick up so students are not driving after being up all night. As a reminder, no cell phones, bags, large oversized jackets or backpacks will be allowed. More information will be forthcoming from the planning committee in the spring.

Permission Slips/Forms

Please be sure to print out the attached 2020 Senior Class Graduation Party Agreement (please include the full school name at the top of the form) and 2020 Life-Threatening Condition Emergency Care Plan (ECP) (only seniors with life-threatening situations need to complete this form). There is also a FAQ form that answers questions regarding completing these forms. Remember to have your student sign both sections of the Party Agreement form if they will be 18 by June 8, 2020. Then scan, sign and email to Tracy Mackenzie or drop them off in the Front Office with Liz Anderson or in the Attendance Office.

If you have any questions about Grad Night, please contact Grad Night Coordinator and EC Parent Cindy Huse.