2015-16 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Requirements
Promotion Ceremony: The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. for students with last names A-L and 9:30-10:30 a.m. for students with last names M-Z. Students MUST be in attendance at school in the morning during 1st period to participate in the ceremony. This is NOT a formal event. Tuxedos and evening gowns are NOT appropriate. Girls should NOT wear high heels that would affect their ability to access the stage stairs and walk across the stage. Students should come to school in the morning dressed for the promotion exercise. All dress code rules apply. Students should dress as though they were attending a job interview. Seventh grade Correia siblings may attend with a note from parents delivered to the attendance office at least one day in advance. Sign out sheets will be available for parents who wish to sign out their children early.
End of Year Activities:
Tuesday, June 14, CIMA Awards (5:30 Refreshments; 6:00 Awards)
Wednesday, June 15, Yearbook Distribution
Wednesday, June 15, 7th Grade Awards Assembly - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 8th Grade Awards Assembly - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 17th, 7th & 8th Grade Field Day/Battle of the Bands
Monday, June 20, Correia Beach Day (8th Grade)
Tuesday, June 21, 8th Grade Promotion/Minimum Day (Last Names A-L: 8:00-9:00; M-Z: 9:30-10:30)
Who will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony? We will use the 4th progress report (final review June 3rd) grades to determine Honor Roll, Principal’s Honor Roll, Citizenship/Academic, Perfect Attendance, and Presidential Academic Awards for all eligible students.
How do students qualify to participate in 8th grade end-of-year activities? Students must have good behavior with no “N” or “U” citizenship grades on the 4th progress report (final review June 3rd) and a minimum citizenship GPA of 2.0. In addition, there should be no suspensions in the last six weeks of the school year; no referrals for behavior (determined by administrators); no more than one F grade on the 4th progress report and a minimum GPA of 2.0; and students must have satisfied all assigned detentions. In addition, students must have completed their CAASPP testing obligations and have no outstanding library or student fines (e.g., library, cafeteria, chocolate fundraiser, etc.).
What is required to be promoted to high school? Eighth grade students should not have more than one F grade in a core subject. Core subjects are: English, Math, Science, and History. If you are concerned about your child’s grades, please contact Counselor Ron Fong at: (email@example.com) for students whose last name begin with the letters A-L, or Counselor Estella Acosta at: (firstname.lastname@example.org) for students whose last name begin with the letters M-Z.
Summer School: The Board of Education has determined that there will be no summer school for 8th grade students to make up F grades in the summer of 2016.