Congratulations, 2021 Graduates! Your big day is almost here. Please read the critical information below and share it with your parents. More information will follow as we approach graduation. If you have any questions, please contact us at 702-257-0578.
MANDATORY Virtual Senior Meeting
All seniors and early grad juniors will be enrolled in the Mandatory Virtual Senior Meeting class in Moodle. This class will be accessible to view with your parent/guardian starting on October 5th and must be completed by October 9th.
Access Senior Meeting materials in Moodle
Opens: Monday, October 5th, 2020
Completion Deadline: Friday, October 9th, 2020
Senior Due Dates
Before you can walk, you have to work… on your assignments, that is! Graduating seniors and early grad juniors must complete and submit all assignments prior to Senior Saturday and the graduation ceremony in order to be cleared by their counselor. If you have any questions about what is expected of you in a particular class, please talk to your teacher. More information regarding coursework deadlines will be posted at the start of the fourth quarter.
All orders for announcements, class rings and grad swag must be ordered from Jostens by December 18, 2020. Please visit Jostens.com to view the catalog.
Cap and Gown Photos
Date – February 1st-5th, 2021
Time – TBD
Where – Odyssey Charter School
Dress Code – Professional* (shirt and tie, button-up shirt, dress, blouse)
*School dress code still applies during cap and gown photos
Cap and gown photos will ONLY be taken during this week. Please communicate with Lifetouch regarding photo purchasing. Local office – (702) 820-3020
Join your fellow classmates, counselors, teachers, staff, and administrators for an early graduation celebration on Saturday, May 15, 2021, time TBD. This will be a drive-through pick-up event. You will be allowed to purchase your cap and gown, purchase announcements, and pick up tickets for graduation. Graduation clearance from your counselor gains you access to this fun event. More details will be posted and shared with you in April 2021.
Cap, Gown, and Announcements
Cap and Gown units are $30. Odyssey orders them for you using the height and weight information you provided at the end of the Mandatory Virtual Senior Meeting. The unit includes a cap, gown, and tassel. You can purchase your cap and gown starting May 15th at Senior Saturday if you are cleared for graduation. At this time, only cash, checks, and money orders will be accepted. We do not have the ability to take credit or debit card payments. Make checks and money orders payable to Odyssey Charter School. You must be cleared by your counselor before you can purchase. There will also be announcements for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis ($1.00 each).
Graduates are allotted 10 tickets for graduation. All guests will need a ticket to attend excluding the graduate and any children sitting in laps. Extra ticket requests will be addressed in May after students have picked up their initial 10 tickets. Extra ticket information will be shared via Moodle. This is subject to change, based upon state/venue limits on large gatherings and distancing requirements.
There are handicap accessible seats at the graduation location. If a student’s family chooses to sit in the seats surrounding the accessible seat, they must arrive in a timely manner to occupy those seats. All seating is first come first serve.
Students are encouraged to leave phones and bags with families. If a student does bring a bag, all bags are subject to search. All students must pass through a metal detector to gain entry to the venue.
Each year several students are chosen to speak at graduation. This is the highlight of our graduation ceremony each year. Details on how to submit a speech will be posted and shared with you in April 2021.
Graduation Dress Code
Professional or formal dress is required for all graduates during the graduation ceremony. No jeans, tennis shoes, or flip flops will be allowed. Graduation gowns look best if pressed/ironed. Hair should be worn in a style that allows the cap to fit on the top of the student’s head. All gowns must be fully zipped.
MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal
Date – Monday, May 24, 2021
Time – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Place – Orleans Arena
Please feel free to dress casually for the rehearsal. Graduates only at the rehearsal. Parents, please plan on waiting outside or picking students up at the conclusion of the event if needed. All students must enter the venue through the back (northeast corner).
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103
5:00 pm – Graduates line up (please enter through the back at the northeast corner)
5:00 pm – Guest seating begins
6:00 pm – Graduation ceremony begins
The Orleans does not allow balloons, strollers, blow horns, or other noisemakers. Only small bags are permitted and will be searched. All guests must pass through a metal detector to gain entry into the venue
Graduation Ceremony Recording
To purchase a copy of the Graduation Ceremony Recording, please visit RTevent.com/Orleans. Please call 800.385.0706 with any questions about ordering.