Class of 2020 - Cap & Gown Information
Important Graduation Information for the Class of 2020
Graduation 2020 News
Graduation for the Class of 2020 will be held at the PGHS Athletic Field on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Should inclement weather prevent conducting the exercises outside on June 13, 2020, then Graduation would be moved inside the Prince George High School Gymnasium, with each student allocated three tickets for parents/guardians to attend. The district would not allow overflow in the Auditorium or Student Commons area due to Fire Marshall recommendations for building occupancy. Patrons who do not have tickets may observe graduation exercises online at home or where they could obtain computer access. Graduation will be broadcast live from links found at http://trnwired.org or http://pgtvnews.org; and from http://pgs.k12.va.us. Also, DVD’s of the event will be available to purchase with all proceeds going to the broadcast journalism program.
Two other important occasions provide seniors the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments and are wonderful events to share with family and friends. Baccalaureate Services will be Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the Union Branch Baptist Church. This religious service is sponsored by a local Baccalaureate committee, and participation is encouraged, but not mandatory. Senior Day will be Wednesday, June 3rd. Seniors will be called from 1st block for the class of 2020 cap/gown picture. Seniors will then travel to their elementary schools to process through the halls in caps and gowns and be celebrated by elementary students and teachers with various activities. Following return to PGHS, students will march to the gymnasium for an awards assembly from 11 to 1. Parents are warmly invited to attend. The graduation ceremony and various events surrounding the final exercises are the embodiment of student preparation for adulthood and higher education.
Herff Jones Ordering
Herff Jones is the provider for all graduation items. Information packets were distributed during the first week of school to all seniors and Herff Jones representatives were on campus late September. If you have not ordered your graduation items, such as caps, gowns, and announcements, please review the provided packet or visit www.HERFFJONES.com
It is important to place your order prior to December 31st, 2019 to ensure availability and pricing. Payment may be made online for any balance due. Herff Jones will be on campus March 31st to April 1st 2020 to deliver orders. Herff Jones will also be here during all lunch blocks on April 2nd.
For questions, contact Herff Jones at 804-598-0971. Please be aware they are closed Mondays and Fridays.
MANDATORY Senior AND Parent Meetings
Please make plans to attend one of the three Senior & Parent Mandatory meetings to be held in the Spring of 2020. Meetings will be held dates on April 14, April 22, and April 27 2020. Each Senior must attend one of these meetings together WITH a parent or guardian.
Important graduation information will be presented about end of the year senior activities, exams and special dates, practices and pictures, event expectations and parking, and finally, what to expect in case we have inclement weather. Plan to be present for the entire meeting, typically about an hour. Doors will close at 7:05 and attendance is taken as you leave.
Parking and Shuttle Service
All on campus parking is by pass only on the day of Graduation. If you do not have a color-coded parking pass issued by the school, please take advantage of the free shuttle service provided by PG Transportation. Park your car at one of the PG Courthouse lots or JEJ Moore Middle School and ride to the drop-off/pick-up location at the front of the high school. The Shuttle will continue throughout the morning until all guests have cleared the stadium.
The map displayed below shows the designated color and number codes for the parking during the 2020 Graduation activities. Please note that only guests with parking passes matching the color/number of the associated lots will be authorized to park in these areas. There is no drop off areas for anyone during the morning of graduation. Below you will find the designation of each lot:
- Red-Student parking lot: graduates, staff, and general guests**
- Neon Yellow-PGHS Teacher parking lot: general guests
- Purple-N.B. Clements front parking lot: general guests
- Pink-Laurel Spring Side Press-box lot: Special Parking
- Bright Blue--Rt. 156 side of Press-box lot: Special Parking
- Green-Field House lot: Special Parking and staff
Proper Dress with Cap and Gown
Everyone is expected to dress in a manner which is dignified and appropriate for a formal occasion such as a graduation. Female and male students alike should not wear flip flops, tennis shoes or boots. Acceptable dress includes: ladies – nice dress or skirt/blouse ensemble that does not exceed the length of the gown, with black dress shoes or sandals; gentlemen – black or navy dress pants, light colored dress shirt with necktie or bowtie and black dress shoes.