VALLEY CENTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY CONTRACT
The staff at Valley Center High School, graduating seniors who have successfully completed graduation requirements, and the parents of these students share an interest in providing a dignified and meaningful graduation ceremony. Therefore, these three parties enter into this contract before the student will be issued a cap and gown for the purpose of participating in the Commencement Ceremony. This contract shall be signed and a copy filed in the high school office. A student not having a signed copy of this contract on file with the school will not be permitted to participate in the specified graduation ceremony.
Valley Center High School agrees to provide a site and appropriate facilities for the ceremony and to provide the legal and traditional procedures required of such occasions. In addition, Valley Center High School agrees to take those steps deemed necessary to maintain order and dignity at the proceedings up to, and including exclusion of any student from participation in the activity before or during the event when the exclusion is deemed necessary to maintain proper decorum. Reasons for denying participation to an eligible student include:
1. Disruptive behavior or lack of attendance during the last semester and/or during graduation practice.
2. Possessing or being under the influence of drugs, alcohol or other substance which appears to alter a person's behavior and/or inhibit the person's judgment.
3. Possessing beach balls, Frisbees, noisemakers, fireworks, glow sticks, or other items inappropriate to the occasion.
4. Failing to remain seated at the appropriate times.
5. Shouting or exhibiting rude behavior, making lewd or obscene gestures, or committing offensive acts.
Students agree to refrain from disruptive behavior, including but not limited to those listed above. Additionally, students agree to dress in a manner which will not be disruptive or divert attention from the ceremony, and shall, if requested by an appropriate school official, open his/her gown for visual inspection to insure appropriate dress and the absence of inappropriate items. Students may wear only Valley Center High School approved cords and tassels.
In addition to exemplifying behavior appropriate to the activity, parents shall instruct, encourage, and demand their sons and daughters adhere to the letter and spirit of the requirements listed here. They shall pledge to support Valley Center High School in its enforcement of these and other regulations regarding behavior during the graduation ceremony.
It is understood that any participants breaking this contractual agreement will be denied participationin graduation ceremony or will be removed from the ceremony.