2021 Graduation is at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Saturday, May 29 at 4:30pm.
Lincoln Public Schools has worked with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and Pinnacle Bank Arena to update graduation attendance in light of the recent changes to the Directed Health Measure. Tickets will no longer be needed to attend graduation and admission will be general seating. It will be first come, first serve up to
75% capacity. Spectators will still be required to wear face masks while inside PBA attending the graduation ceremony, and groups are encouraged to practice physical distancing as much as possible. The ceremony will also be livestreamed.
More information with updates will be sent out soon.
We also must follow Pinnacle Bank Arena’s clear bag policy. You may read about that policy here.
A more letter will be sent to all graduating students and families with more detailed information about the ceremony as the end of the school year approaches.
Google Drive Information
This message is very important for LPS Seniors (graduates) with data on Google Drive that they wish to take with them. EVERY Senior is encouraged to retrieve this data prior to leaving LPS. Even if you are unsure if you will ever want it, it is very important to grab it NOW. As soon as you leave LPS (even the day after leaving) your files are no longer available to you.
Seniors should monitor their lunch account balance. If a refund is needed on their account, they need to contact the cafeteria prior to May 18th. Any balance left in their lunch account is absorbed by Nutrition Services.
Immunization records for graduating students will be placed in their graduation packets. Please keep them in a safe place for future reference. It is also recommended that senior parents and seniors go into ParentVue or StudentVue and print several copies of their immunizations before graduation as seniors will need this for future use…college admission, employment, etc. Once seniors graduate they will not be able to print their immunizations.
Students attending the LSW graduation ceremony will receive a blank diploma cover when walking across the stage.Providing all requirements have been met, the diploma itself will be given to them in a white packet after they walk across the stage and make their way back to their seat. Students attending summer school will receive their diploma upon successful completion of summer school.
PLEASE DO NOT DISGARD THIS PACKET!! Not only does it contain the diploma, we have included the following:
- Immunization record (please keep for future reference)
- Counseling folder
- Honor awards previously not picked up
- Final Transcript Request form
- Graduation ceremony program
Only 1 diploma is given to the graduate and cannot be duplicated. If the diploma is lost, the grad can request a Final Transcript which will have the graduation date listed. All LPS 2021 graduate’s diplomas will list May 20, 2021, the last day of school, as the graduation date.
Final Transcript Facts
A Final Transcript is a transcript that has a student’s date of graduation listed. The student must request a Final Transcript be sent to the institution they will be attending. Sending a transcript to a college during a student’s final year that does not have a grad date does not fulfill the college’s requirement of a Final Transcript. Many colleges will put a hold on future registration and/or financial aid if they do not receive a Final Transcript. Athletes are also reminded to request a Final Transcript for NCAA or NAIA—they, too, require a Final Transcript.
- It is YOUR responsibility, if you are transferring from outside LPS, to provide documentationregarding Honor Roll from another school in order to be eligible for LSW 7 Semester Honor Roll. Do NOT wait until the last minute to address this issue.
- If you are graduating early as a JUNIOR, please let Brianne Wright (main office) know if you would rather be honored at the LSW Honors Convocation with the junior class, or if you would rather be honored at the Senior Honors Program.
- Any academic achievement awarded at the senior honors convocation and/or at graduation are based on a student’s GPA through their seventh semester. Academic achievements are subject to change after the final semester grades are included in the overall GPA. It is important to remember that taking a lighter course load in your final semester could affect your GPA and academic standing.
Government and Politics
GOPO service-learning hours for all students who will take the course during the 20-21 school year are waived.