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    PHS Graduate Information/Instructions



    Perry High School

    2021 Senior Graduation Information


    This information is provided to both parents and students to help answer any questions that might arise concerning graduation.  In this packet you will find information about end-of-year activities such as final exams, debts, senior checkout and the ceremony.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Greene at 480-224-2833.


    Final Exams
    Seniors are to attend all classes and take exams as indicated.  There will be no exams given early.  Please make arrangements to attend all classes as scheduled.  Following is a schedule for senior final exams.  Students must arrive on time; students who arrive tardy will not be able to take the test without approval from Mr. Greene. Students must complete their required 22 credits in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.

    Seniors Finals Bell Schedule

    Correspondence and Transfer Grade/Credits

    Any seniors who are taking courses off-campus such as through correspondence, evening school or Saturday school, must have their transcripts submitted to the Registrar, Cyndi Zepeda, by Monday, May 10th at 3:30 p.m. to be able to participate in graduation ceremonies.


    Senior Checkout Day

    All seniors must be cleared by the bookstore by the end of the school day on May 21st.  Failure to settle all debts will result in the student’s diploma being held until such debts are satisfied. Locker clean up is expected to be completed by that day as well. 


    Wrist Bands
    All PHS graduates will be allowed to have 6 guests attend graduation.  Wristbands will be issued to the students during their English classes on May 17/18.  COA students, please come to the front desk to pick up your wristbands starting on May 11, 2021.  Please put your wristbands in a safe place, as no replacement bands will be issued.   


    Masks must be worn by students and guests at the ceremony. 


    Marching List

    The names of seniors planning to participate in the Graduation Ceremony must be on the marching list.  We assume that all graduating seniors will participate in the commencement ceremony.   Seniors not planning to participate in the Graduation Ceremony should contact Mr. Greene to ensure that their name is not included on the marching list.


    Parking is limited at Perry.  Please plan on carpooling with your student to the ceremony or using a ride share company. 

    Handicap Parking & Handicap Seating
    If you need handicap parking or seating, please call Mrs. Stall at 480-224-2823.


    Name Pronunciation:

    Monday, May 17-Wednesday, May 19, 2:30-3:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Seniors who want to check the pronunciation of their name with the graduation speakers can do so at this time.  Any corrections to name pronunciation will be given at this time to insure accurate pronunciation during the ceremony.


    Row Assignments:

    Graduates must know their row assignment before they arrive at graduation.  Row assignments are given to their English class beginning in May.  Students can view their row assignment in real time through RemindDirections to access that information through Remind will be given in their English class.  Send a text to 81010 with the message @fkdhc7 to join.  Make sure to check your row assignment before arrival at graduation for any last minute changes. 



    Graduation (Wednesday, May 26, 7:00 p.m.) John Wrenn Stadium, Perry High School

    1. It is imperative that all seniors report to their assigned area on time. Check-in time will be at 6:00 p.m Entrance to the buildings will be at the South Doors. Do not arrive late.  It could result in you being excluded from walking with your class. No parents or visitors are allowed in buildings.

    2. Bring (do not wear) your cap, gown, and tassel. There will be absolutely no decorating caps, gowns, or any other items.  No corsages or flowers may be carried, pinned, or worn.  Parents – give them to the graduates after the ceremony. 

    3. Do not bring personal items (cameras, purses, sunglasses, cell phones, etc.) these cannot be taken into the ceremony.


    Behavior Expectations and Standards

    The tone of the Graduation Ceremony is orderly and dignified.  Any prospective graduate attracting negative attention and/or disrupting the proceedings will be escorted from the arena immediately.  His/her diploma will not be awarded and requests for transcripts will not be honored until a parent/student conference is held with the principal.


              Male students are expected to wear the following clothing:

    1. Dress shoes and socks (no tennis shoes or flip-flops).
    2. Dress slacks (no denim jeans or shorts).
    3. Dress shirt with a collar (ties are strongly recommended).


              Female students are expected to wear the foollwing clothing:

    1. Dress shoes (no tennis shoes or flip-flops). Avoid spiked heels as the surface may be slippery.
    2. Dresses, skirts and blouses, or dress pants and blouses (no denim jeans or shorts).


    Do not arrive to graduation under the influence of alcohol or any other drugs.  Influence is defined as being indicated by obvious odor and/or irrational behavior, or physical impairment related to the use of drugs.  Do not have alcohol or any other drugs in your possession.  Being on campus under the influence or in possession of alcohol or any other drugs are in violation of Chandler Unified School District/Perry High School policy.  Any student under the influence or in possession will be removed from the campus and excluded from the proceedings.  Your diploma will be held and transcript requests will not be honored until satisfactory consequences are met.


    Do not arrive with any devices such as air horns, fireworks, squirt guns, apparel, or any objects that could be used to disrupt the ceremony. 


    Please bring a healthy dose of patience.  A high school graduation is composed of many organizational challenges that require ample time and absolute cooperation.  Please work in a positive manner with administrators and supervising staff members.


    Diplomas Will be given to the students, in their row, during the ceremony. Once students have walked across the stage, and have sat down in their row, the teacher leader will distribute the diplomas.  Once students have received their diploma, they will need to put their diploma in the diploma cover that they received as they walked across the stage.