Graduation

Grad Clothing

The Grad Store has reopened for Spring. It will remain open until April 1, 2020. 

Graduation Ceremony - May 30, 2020

Physical copies of the Grad Packages will be handed out this week and are due back in the office by March 11, 2020. Digital copies of the Grad Package 2020 are also available.

The Graduation Ceremony will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park.

As this is a celebration of academic achievement, only grade 12 students who are on track and enrolled in all classes necessary to graduate will be able to take part in the ceremony and walk the stage.

Tickets to this event will be on sale April 27 until May 15. Check out the Dates to Remember page for more information.

Dates to Remember

February 26 - Second Grad List posted. Have your school fees been paid?

March 2 & 3 – Josten’s Grad Ring representative in the foyer at lunch.

March 2, 3 & 4 – Grad photo retakes.

March 11 – Grad Packages due in the office.

April 22 – Final Grad list posted (Grad fees must be paid and Grad requirements on track by this date).

April 30 – Grad Games Night.

April 27 - May 15 – Grad Tickets sold online through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Tickets cost $55 each for guests – grads do not need to purchase tickets for themselves.

May 26 – Grad Rehearsal in FHS Gym (mandatory) - Lunch provided.
This is a mandatory assembly for all graduating students attending the ceremony. The rehearsal will begin shortly before lunch and last the entire lunch period. Lunch will be provided for all grads. During this assembly, grads will be made familiar with the order of events for the Commencement Ceremony on the following Saturday as well as given any last-minute information about Graduation day.

May 30 – Graduation Ceremony and Dance - Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. Parking at the East entrance will be reserved for Grads and their guests.

The timeline for the day is as follows:

5:15 - 5:30 p.m. – Grads arrive. Pick up grad gown and prepare for the ceremony.

5:15 p.m. – Doors to the main hall open and guests can be seated.

6:00 p.m. – Commencement Ceremony.

There will be a photographer on stage during the Commencement ceremony taking photos of each grad as they cross the stage. These photos will be made available at no charge two or three weeks after graduation.

8:30 p.m. – Grand March followed by the dance. Appetizers will be served.

* Remember, as per EIPS policy, this is a ‘dry Grad’. Anyone (graduates, family or friends) who is caught with alcohol, drugs or is suspected of intoxicated behavior will be escorted off the grounds and will not be allowed to return. There will be no refund for tickets.

Grad Portraits

A photographer from Icon Experience Photography came to the school to take individual portraits. If you did not get a portrait taken, you can do so in their studio in Sherwood Park. Go to www.iconexp.com. A $30 deposit is due at the time of the session and will be applied to your order. Be sure to visit Iconexp.com/graduation for tips on what to expect and how to prepare for the session.

If you do not wish to purchase portraits and just need a picture for our wall composite and yearbook, pop in (no appointment required) and get a quick photo taken (at no cost to you). You are under no obligation to order any further photographs from this photographer.

It is very important that ALL grads have their picture taken.

Cinderella's Closet

Cinderella’s Closet believes all students deserve the full positive experience of attending a graduation, no matter what circumstances they find themselves in. By providing Grade 9 (short dresses) and Grade 12 (all Grad attire) graduates with a dress of their choice, Cinderella's Closet helps ensure they can enjoy this special day.

They will be taking appointments in February for March fittings. Cinderella's Closet can be contacted via cinderellasclosetyeg@gmail.com or through their website.

Alcohol/Substance Use

Elk Island Public Schools has a zero tolerance for alcohol or mood-altering substances at any Elk Island event. Fort Saskatchewan High School Graduation falls under this policy. If anyone is found to be intoxicated or suspected of being intoxicated they will be asked to leave the graduation event and not allowed back into the venue and appropriate school consequence will be assessed. If this happens there will not be any refund of fees paid for the event.

Commencement Gowns

Fort High arranges for eligible grade twelves to wear a rented gown and stole as well as a purchased cap and tassel during the Convocation Ceremony. Grads will be called down to the office and measured for their gowns in semester two. Grads who will not be here in second semester, please go to the office to be measured before this. It is your responsibility to get measured.
The Commencement Gowns, stoles, and caps will be at the Grad venue for Grads to pick up shortly before the Commencement Ceremony. Grads will be given instructions about where to enter, pick up gowns etc. during the rehearsal lunch held the week leading up to Grad.
Grads have purchased the cap and tassel and may take them home after the ceremony. Following the ceremony (and after the Grad has had a chance to pose for some pictures!) the rented gown and stole must be returned to the location it was picked up at. 

Dates to Remember

February 26 - Second Grad List posted. Have your school fees been paid?

March 2 & 3 – Josten’s Grad Ring representative in the foyer at lunch.

March 2, 3 & 4 – Grad photo retakes.

March 11 – Grad Packages due in the office.

April 22 – Final Grad list posted (Grad fees must be paid and Grad requirements on track by this date).

April 30 – Grad Games Night.

April 27 - May 15 – Grad Tickets sold online through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Tickets cost $55 each for guests – grads do not need to purchase tickets for themselves.

May 26 – Grad Rehearsal in FHS Gym (mandatory) - Lunch provided.

This is a mandatory assembly for all graduating students attending the ceremony. The rehearsal will begin shortly before lunch and last the entire lunch period. Lunch will be provided for all grads. During this assembly, grads will be made familiar with the order of events for the Commencement Ceremony on the following Saturday as well as given any last-minute information about Graduation day.

May 30 – Graduation Ceremony and Dance - Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. Parking at the East entrance will be reserved for Grads and their guests.

The timeline for the day is as follows:

5:15 - 5:30 p.m. – Grads arrive. Pick up grad gown and prepare for the ceremony.

5:15 p.m. – Doors to the main hall open and guests can be seated.

6:00 p.m. – Commencement Ceremony.

There will be a photographer on stage during the Commencement ceremony taking photos of each grad as they cross the stage. These photos will be made available at no charge two or three weeks after graduation.

8:30 p.m. – Grand March followed by the dance. Appetizers will be served.

* Remember, as per EIPS policy, this is a ‘dry Grad’. Anyone (graduates, family or friends) who is caught with alcohol, drugs or is suspected of intoxicated behavior will be escorted off the grounds and will not be allowed to return. There will be no refund for tickets.