Kent 8th Grade Graduation 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

The Details - Location, Arrival, Parking, Dress

When and where does graduation take place this year? Date, Time and Location?

Friday, June 10, 2022 from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM on the Kent Field, facing the music room.

What should my graduate wear?

Graduates are encouraged to wear formal or semi-formal attire, though keep in mind when planning footwear that graduates and attendees will need to walk on grass. There is no color requirement for any attire worn by graduates or attendees.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks are recommended for large gatherings per public health, however masking is at the discretion of each participant.

What is the arrival time?

Graduates should plan to arrive by 1:45 pm at the gate in front of the locker rooms. 8th graders will assemble and get prepared in the Kent Gym. Families can arrive at the same time as students, no earlier please and no reserving seats ahead of time.

Where should I drop off my graduate?

Please drop off your graduate at the College of Marin parking lot or other location that is NOT the Kent parking lot. Please do not enter the Kent parking lot to drop off your graduate.

Where should the graduates meet?

Graduates will enter the school at the gate near the gym.

Where do I enter the event?

Guests can enter through one of three gates:

1- front of school (by the office/library)

2- by the gym (to the left of the gym near the bike path)

3- through the back gate (by the sprint track - near the McAllister neighborhood, leading to Stadium Way)

Who can attend the event?

There is no limit to the amount of family members you may invite.

Do I need to RSVP?

RSVPs are not required.

Other Questions

If I am making dinner reservations, what time is best?

The event is scheduled to end at 4:00, therefore reservations should probably be no earlier than 4:30 PM.

How do I gain access to the live-streamed or recorded event?

A link to view the live event will be emailed out by June 10.

How will I find my child after the event?

At the end of the ceremony, graduates will look for their families in the audience.

Can we mingle after the ceremony and take pictures with family and friends?

Yes, we plan to have refreshments under the large white tent after the ceremony.

Will there be programs this year?

Yes, the programs will be handed out by the ushers.

Will there be food and drinks at the graduation?

Yes, we will have refreshments after the ceremony.

Will there be a shaded area of the field?

Please be aware that there is no shade on the field. Hats, sunscreen, sunglasses are strongly recommended.

Is there a graduation activity, field trip or party for the students?

Yes, students will be attending 6 Flags on Tuesday, 6/7 and breakfast at Bacich on Wednesday, 6/8.

Will there be a photographer at the event?

Yes, there will be a photographer at graduation. He will take a photo as your child graduates. You will receive an email explaining how to order and pay for a photo of your child.

Will my child receive a diploma on the day of the event?

Yes, their diplomas will be handed to them as they cross the stage.

What if I require some ADA accommodations?

Please contact principal Grant Althouse to arrange ADA accommodations.

Where are the bathrooms located?

There will be two bathrooms located near the back side of the music room, and will be marked on the map.

Will you have a medical professional on hand if necessary?

Our school nurse will be on site.

Will the ceremony be recorded and shared after?

Yes. The ceremony will be recorded, and shared within 48 hours.

Will there be time to take photos after or will we need to leave promptly?

A photographer will be at the event, and will be taking photos of each graduate as they ‘graduate.’ You will also be able to take your own photos after the ceremony.