JUNE 1, 2023:
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY AND LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
CELEBRATING OUR SENIORS
We are quickly approaching the end of the school year, and that means one of the biggest days of the school year is almost upon us. Although Thursday, June 1st is our last day of school, it is a morning full of activities and timelines. Please read below for full details of the morning’s events that will take place.
Commencement Ceremony: We hope all Woodlawn families join us for Woodlawn School’s 14th Commencement Ceremony beginning at 9:00 AM on the Stinson front lawn. This is a big day for all students and the long-awaited reveal of the 2022-2023 yearbook!
Morning Drop-off: 8:00 – 8:30 AM (*Stinson Drive closes at 8:30 AM)
Commencement Ceremony: 9:00 AM (Front Lawn of Stinson)
Yearbook Pick-up: 10:15 AM
Yearbook Signing: 10:20 – 11:00 AM
EARLY Dismissal: 11:00 AM
If You Are Attending With Your Child(ren)
If you are planning to attend the commencement ceremony with your child(ren) on the morning of June 1st, you should be seated on the front lawn of Stinson Hall by 8:45 AM. Your student does not need to come to their classroom if they are arriving with you as we expect they will sit with you. There are no assigned seats for students in grades K-8. There is a reserved section for upper school students and we ask that only students in grades 9-11 sit in that designated area. We would like everyone to be seated by 8:55 AM. The commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and we anticipate that it will last 75 minutes.
Yearbook Distribution (Update): If you paid for a yearbook, your child can pick it up immediately after the ceremony. Upper & Middle School students will pick up their yearbooks in front of the Garden swings behind Stinson Hall after the ceremony. K-5 students will pick up their yearbooks in their classrooms. The day ends at 11:00 AM for all students. Yearbook signing is a fun, sprawling campus event on the last day of school! Students will have the opportunity to get their yearbooks signed by their friends from 10:15 – 11:00 AM.
Lower School Students Attending Without Parents
If you are unable to attend the ceremony, we still expect your child(ren) to be present as it is a required school day. You can drop off your student that morning between 8:00-8:30 AM. The Stinson driveway will be open until 8:30 AM, but will then be closed to prepare for the ceremony. Students should report to their classrooms. Teachers will be in the classrooms until 8:30 AM and then volunteers will provide supervision. Our volunteers will escort the children to their seats and sit with them through the ceremony. The lower school teachers will resume supervision of their students immediately after the ceremony. All students will need to be picked up by 11:00 AM. Teachers will bring students to the Stinson Hall car loop for dismissal.
Parking – Upper school students will be assisting with parking that morning – look out for them to guide you upon arrival. The Stinson car loop will be open until 8:30 AM and then will close as commencement is on the front lawn of Stinson. The lower lot adjacent to the track is open and will have the most spaces available. The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00 AM, so please arrive early.
Dress Code – Students may wear open-toed shoes (sandals), but must otherwise adhere to the dress code. Students are asked to dress appropriately for the ceremonial occasion and refrain from strapless tops, spaghetti straps, short skirts, offensive messages, ripped clothing, athletic wear, etc.
We hope you can join us for this special day as we celebrate Woodlawn’s 14th graduating class – the Class of 2023!
Should you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected].