Important End of the Year Senior Messaging
Hello Seniors and Congratulations on almost making it to the end of your senior year! I am writing to make sure everyone is clear about important Senior Dates coming up for the end of the year. Please read carefully.
Caps and Gowns
Caps and Gowns continue to be on sale at the Herff Jones website until midnight on May 14, 2021. After May 14th, students will need to purchase caps and gowns in person on May 28th.
To purchase a cap and gown online, go to Herff Jones Grad Shop.
- Under the Graduation box, scroll to "select your school" as Dos Pueblos High School
- Click "Start Shopping"
- Login to your account or Register as a New Customer
- Once logged in, cap and gowns should appear on the front page
If you plan to buy a cap and gown in person on Senior Checkout Day, the cost is a flat $55.00 and can be paid for with cash or credit card.
Friday, May 28th - Seniors last day of school. At noon on May 28th, all Senior's grades will be finalized - no changes to grades will be made after noon on this date. Seniors will attend 1st and 2nd periods on the 28th, then make their way to the front of the library for check out at noon. They will first check out with their counselors, then make their way into the library to clear any debts, turn in their iPads, and pick up their caps and gowns. Students will be encouraged to eat their lunch in the stadium and will take their senior class photo in the stadium via drone.
Saturday, May 29th - Prom. Prom will be held at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum this year from 8:30-11:00pm. Tickets are still available on the webstore. All attendees will need to present either proof of being fully vaccinated, or have been tested within the 72 hours leading up to the event. We will be offering rapid Antigen testing to seniors who have purchased tickets.
Tuesday, June 1st - Graduation rehearsal and Senior Activities Day. Seniors report to the school at 9am for Covid testing and a mandatory Graduation Rehearsal*. Rehearsal will last until noon. Plans are in the works for an activity that afternoon.
Wednesday, June 2nd - Final Graduation Rehearsal and Graduation. Seniors report to school at 9am for our final mandatory Graduation Rehearsal*.
Students later report to the lower softball lot at 4:45pm for check-in, and the graduation ceremony at 6pm in O'Leary Stadium.
Seniors are allowed to invite up to four guests to the ceremony. We will need to collect these names in advance and all guests are required to bring proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of graduation, to the graduation. Please submit the names of your guests via this form at your earliest convenience.
We will be offering rapid Antigen testing to seniors prior to the event.
*Please note that both graduation rehearsals are mandatory. Any students who do not attend both rehearsals will not be allowed to attend the graduation ceremony.
Friday, June 4th - Grad Bash. Grad Bash was originally scheduled for Friday June 4th, but has been cancelled. There is an opportunity for students to attend a Grad Bash type event on their own, but Universal Studios is not currently offering group reservations. If you are interested in participating, here is the flyer, BUT please be advised that this IS NOT AN OFFICIAL DP EVENT and DP PERSONNEL WILL NOT BE PRESENT TO CHAPERONE.
Testing and Vaccination
Per California and County of Santa Barbara guidelines, all attendees and guests at Prom and Graduation must show either proof of full vaccination - two weeks after the final shot of an approved vaccine - or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of each event. We will be providing tests for seniors but can’t accommodate guests. Further messaging and resources for testing will be sent out by the district. We will be offering rapid Antigen testing to seniors prior to the events.