Senior End of the Year Events

Senior End of the Year Events

The work is done, deadlines met, memories made. Now it is time to pick up your cap and gown, tassel, cords, diploma and walk across the stage! 


Cap and Gown Pick up - June 8: Come to the Main Entrance on Monday, June 8 to receive your Grad Pack. To comply with social distancing guidelines and make this a safe event for our Seniors and our staff, please arrive to the school during the time designated for your student’s last name:

  • 9:00am - 11:00am - Last names A-L
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm - Last names M-Z


Graduation Celebration & Photo Op - June 9, 10 or 11: With the school as a backdrop and Pomp and Circumstance playing in the background, a counselor will announce your name as you walk onto a small stage wearing your cap & gown and holding your diploma. A professional photographer will be there to take your picture as you walk across the stage, and again with any family that accompanies you. 

In order to do this safely, we have developed a plan based on current data and guidance from the Fairfax County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We ask for everyone’s cooperation to make sure all Seniors and their families have a safe and enjoyable experience during their scheduled time. The photo op event will be hosted outside. It will be facilitated in an expedited drive-thru fashion (5 minutes per student) over multiple days. Graduates (dressed in cap and gown) and their families will remain in their vehicle until it is time to be called to the set-up area.  All photographs must be taken within a 5-minute time frame to allow for seamless transition to the next student. One vehicle per family, please. Graduates and their family who choose to walk to the school will be accommodated. 

Sign up for a time slot below. The hours of the event are from 8:00am - 5:00pm each day. Students, please dress in your cap and gown and bring your diploma in the cover to carry across our small stage. 

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Health and Safety Requirements: We will follow all health guidelines outlined below as provided by the Fairfax County Health Department:

  • Students and family members (in one vehicle) will have a health survey completed by a staff member on the scheduled day of their photo op. To save time, please complete this Health Screening Questionnaire before arriving for your photo op.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet or more will be maintained at all times.
  • Photo-op will last no more than 5 minutes.
  • Per CDC guidelines, students and family members will wear facial masks until the time that they have their photo taken.  
  • Per CDC guidelines, there will be no more than 10 persons total permitted at the photo location including FCPS staff.

Staff members will be present at the informal photo opportunity. For the safety of our graduates, families and staff will not be able to shake hands or engage in physical interaction. A professional photographer will be available to take a photo of graduates/families. Families will be able to order photos and purchase through the photographer at a later date.