The O'Farrell Charter School

Winner of the National Excellence in Urban Education Award

Requirements: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Activities

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8th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Activities Eligibility

June 12, 2019  Ceremony Assignments:

8:00 a.m.-Homebase of Mrs. Alamillo, Ms. Aube, Mrs. Hagan, Mrs. Thyne, Mr. Tira

10:00 a.m.-Homebases of Ms. Alexander, Mr. Trembley, Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Millsap, Mr. Schmidt

 

Promotion Participation Criteria:

 

  1. Grades: Students must earn passing grades in all classes. Students who must take summer school courses to be promoted to the 9th grade are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in the June ceremony. IEP students must meet or surpass their goals to participate.
  1. Citizenship: Students must earn a citizenship GPA of 2.0 or higher (calculated from all classes) by two weeks before the end of school.  (E- 4 points, G- 3 points, S- 2 points, N- 1 point, U- 0 points)
  1. No suspensions or independent learning days: Students must not be suspended or have been assigned an independent learning day in the last six weeks of school. Students may appeal their case by completing the following requirements.
    • Submit a written letter to the Vice Principal/Team Leader no later than June 3, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Letter must be signed by parent.
    • Serve a Saturday Suspension before the June 18th promotion ceremony.
    • Prepare and present a 5-10 minute presentation on the FALCON Way to a group of elementary students. *Supervised by Vice Principal/Team Leader 
 
  1. Attendance: Students may not have more than 30 absences (including suspensions) for the entire school year. An absence is being off-campus for any part of a school day. Independent study contracts or long-term health problems are the exceptions. 
  1. Non-violence: Students must not engage in fighting for the entire school year. If a student engages in a fight, they can earn the privilege of participation in the promotion ceremony by completing the following requirements.
    • Submit a written letter to the Vice Principal/Team Leader no later than June 3, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Letter must be signed by parent.
    • Serve a Saturday Suspension before the June 12th promotion ceremony.
    • Prepare and present a 5-10 minute presentation on the FALCON Way to a group of elementary students. *Supervised by Dean of Students/Team Leader 
  1. Exhibition—Students must earn a passing grade on their exhibitions. Exhibitions take place on May 1 and May 8th.
  1. Community service—Students must earn 12 hours of community service: four hours at school, four at home, and four in the community.
  1. No school fines or library books owed—Students must clear any fines and return all textbooks.