• Class of 2017   Posted 4/26/2017

    Dear Senior Parent or Guardian and Student,

    As we approach the end of the school year, please be aware of this important so that you can prepare in advance for upcoming events including graduation. 


    Senior caps and gowns will be distributed in Bryson Gym directly following the Senior Class picture on May 24th. Any student debt and/or $45 class dues MUST be paid to Ms. Kelly in the main office by lunch on May 16th. Class dues help to defray the cost of the senior picnic, Class Day, graduation, cap and gown purchases, diploma covers, tassels, and the printing of the diplomas. Students who fail to pay their dues/debts by this time will not receive their caps and gowns on the initial pick-up date. Debt money and senior dues will not be collected from 2:00 PM on Monday, May 16th until 3:45 PM on Wednesday, May 18th. Ms. Kelly is only available in the mornings and during lunch to collect your money. Do not attempt to pay your dues during class times.

    Please note: Graduation staff will hold the caps and gowns of any senior for whom a senior failure card has been completed. Caps and gowns will be released to seniors only after receiving written proof from counselors that all academic deficiencies have been satisfied or the student will satisfactorily complete the course(s). Clearance notes from counselors may be brought to Ms. Henry in the main office before or after school.

    CLASS DAY PRACTICE: May 23, 2017 at 2:30 PM in Reynolds Auditorium

    CLASS DAY: May 24, 2017 in Reynolds Auditorium from 10:00 AM until Noon

    This event will be for seniors to showcase their years at Reynolds and their talent for family, friends, and faculty. In addition, this is a time when we present the senior class to the faculty, administration, and student body.  Awards and merit/athletic scholarships will be announced, followed by the student program. Parents are welcome and seats will be available on the ground floor of the auditorium.  Ninth graders will remain in homerooms for the duration of the ceremony.  Ninth graders with senior siblings should bring a note to their homeroom teacher excusing them from class to attend the program.  SENIOR CLASS PHOTO will be taken immediately after Class Day in the Bryson Gym.

    Dress for seniors on Class Day is as follows:

                   Spring dresses, dress slacks/pants, pantsuits, dress shoes, dress coats, collared shirts with/without ties.
                   No boots or tennis/athletic shoes of any kind are permitted.

                   NOTE: For safety reasons, it is recommended that all shoes should have a strap or covered heel.

                   Because this is a school function, students are expected to follow the school dress code at all times.

    If you need assistance of any kind in securing the proper attire, please see Ms. Holbrook in Student Services by May 12, 2017. Failure to follow this dress code will result in a student being pulled from the line-up.

    Following the Class Day program, seniors are invited to a picnic at Bolton Park. Only RJR seniors may attend the picnic.  Anyone else, including children and family members, will be turned away. You must have paid your senior dues in order to attend.  Any senior not in attendance at the picnic will be expected to report to afternoon classes. Attendance will be taken at the picnic.  A bus will be available for those students in need of transportation.


    Practice is at the LJVM Coliseum.  Any student who is late to or absent from practice will not be allowed to participate in the graduation exercises.  No exceptions. The school will not provide transportation to graduation practice. Because this is a school function, any student not following the student code of conduct will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.

    GRADUATION:  June 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum

    Seniors are to report at 11:00 am.  No graduate will be added to the line-up after 11:45 am. Traffic is terrible, so plan accordingly. General admission is at the main entrance only.  Tickets are not required but please encourage all attendees to help us maintain a dignified celebration.  The school will not provide transportation to graduation.

    Dress for seniors on graduation is as follows:

             Ladies:  Spring dresses, dark dress slacks/pants, dress shoes in neutral colors (black, brown, tan, silver, gold and white.  No boots,             casual sandals, or tennis/athletic shoes of any kind are permitted.  NOTE: For safety reasons, it is recommended that all shoes                   should have a strap or covered heel.
            Gentlemen:  White collared shirts with ties, black or khaki dress slacks, black or brown dress shoes. No boots, sandals, or                            tennis/athletic of any kind are permitted.        

    Failure to follow the dress code will result in a student being pulled from the line-up.

    Any problem with a cap or gown must be reported to Ms. Henry in the main office by June 1st . Students will be allowed to keep their caps and gowns after the ceremony.

    Debts accrued after May 16th must be cleared no later than June 2nd. Failing to pay any debts will result in a student’s inability to participate in graduation exercises.  This includes debts accumulated between now and the end of the year. Please bring debt money to Ms. Kelly in the main office before school or during lunch.

    Coliseum and Fire Marshal Regulations:

    ·        No family members or friends are allowed on the Coliseum floor.  It is for graduates and faculty only.

    ·        No seats may be reserved for late arrivals.  Seating is first come, first served.

    ·        Prohibited items include the following:

                                  outside food or drinks

                                  helium balloons

                                  noise makers or air horns

                                  oversized bags



                                  weapons of any sort, regardless of permits

    ·        Bags will be checked upon entering the coliseum.

    ·        Students and parents will have assigned parking lots at graduation practice and commencement.  This information will be given at the class day practice.

    Please know that the entire faculty and staff are working diligently to provide a secure, orderly, and enjoyable academic exercise for your senior.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 336-703-4145.

    Sincerely, RJR Administration and Graduation Staff

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