• Seniors: Stay Up To Date!

    Last updated: Thursday, June 4

    Click on each tab to get important end of year and graduation information.  This website will be constantly updated with new information - please check back every day to see if there are any new updates.  


  • Graduation Requirements Overview

    • Last Day for Seniors is 5/26/2020
    • Unweighted GPA 2.0
    • 24 required credit hours
    • All graduation required classes must be passed.
      • The FSA and EOCs have been waived for Class of 2020 (current 12th Graders)
    • All credits being taken online and through night school are due May 20th

     

    Volunteer Hours
    If you have volunteer hours, please send an email to Mr. Turmaine: jerry.turmaine@browardschools.com

    • 40 Community Service Hours requirement has been waived for current 12th Graders

     

    Bright Futures
    BRACE Advisor Ana Farand: ana.farrand@browardschools.com

    Bright Futures still requires hours to be met: 40 for GVS, 75 for FMS and 100 for FAS.

    • At this point, all requirements are still the same.
    • Contact BRACE Advisor for more information/support with scholarships and Naviance.
    • For scholarships, review the list of scholarships available in your Naviance account.

  • Photo Ops (June 5 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)

    We have set up several photo ops for our graduates and their families on our school campus.

    1) Congratulations Class of 2020 Yard Card in Front of the School 

    The Yard Card will be available in the front of the school until June 14th. 

    2) Billboard Truck outside of the Senior Parking Lot off Holmberg Rd. 

    The Billboard Truck will be available for pictures on Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th.

    3) A Platform in the East Lot in Front of the School
     
    We have set up a platform in the front of the school with an MSD banner for your use as a photo op on Friday, June 5th.  If you choose to use it, please feel free to pull into the East parking lot in the front of the school and take pictures of your graduate on the platform.  We ask that you maintain social distancing guidelines with only one family at a time utilizing the area to take photos.  We encourage the graduate to wear their graduation regalia and hold the diploma cover for the photos.  The lot will be open for your use from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm on June 5th, only. 

    Congratulations Class of 2020 Yard Card 
    Yard Card Congrats Class of 2020

    Billboard Truck 
    Billboard Trucks

    MSD Step and Repeat Platform
    Step and Repeat

  • Senior Parade (June 6 at 9:00 am)

    City of Parkland and Coral Springs Parade of Graduates Overview Document (click here)
    We are so grateful to the City of Parkland and the City of Coral Springs for hosting a Parade of Graduates to honor our senior class on June 6 at 9:00 am! 

    The City of Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky led a small working group with the support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) Principal Michelle Kefford in efforts to recognize the MSD class of 2020. This resulted in the City of Parkland and the City of Coral Springs hosting a safe, physically distant vehicle graduation parade. In the absence of the opportunity to participate in a traditional graduation, this parade will serve to celebrate the hard work, perseverance, and achievements of the proud class of 2020.

    MANDATORY READ - Details and Logistics of the Parade (click here)

    Parade Logistics

    All Aboard: Everyone must be in a vehicle! Students are prohibited from riding in the bed of a truck. All participants must ride inside of a vehicle. Spectators are not permitted. Parents are encouraged to drive their graduates so our graduates can enjoy the parade.

    Timing & Logisitcs: Parade participants are to park at North Community Park in Coral Springs while awaiting the start of the parade. Participants will enter the park via the Westview Drive entrance and will be directed where to wait prior to the start of the parade. Arrival at the park will be staggered using the following arrival times.  No one is permitted outside of their vehicle at any time while awaiting or during the parade.

    Last Names Ending in A-H: Arrive at 7:00am

    Last Names Ending in I-P: Arrive at 7:30am

    Last Names Ending in Q-Z: Arrive at 8:00am

    Signage & Decor

    Name:
    In order to have your graduate's name announced, your graduate's name must be clearly visible on the passenger side of the vehicle or on the passenger side dashboard.

    Vehicle Decorations: We highly encourage you to decorate the vehicle in a graduation theme. Get creative and have fun!

    Attire: We expect all graduates to wear their graduation caps and gowns with their caps decorated. 


    Parade Route

  • Diploma Pick-Up and Gown Returns (June 8 - Alpha Time Slots)

    Distribution of Diplomas and Yearbooks (Monday, June 8, 2020)

    Date: Monday, June 8
    Time: Alphabetical Time Slots 
    Pick Up Items: Diploma, Yearbook
    Return of Items: Gown 

    1. Students must return their gown in exchange for their Diploma. 
    2. You must return the gown in the original packaging.  If the original packaging is damaged, you can return the gown in a clear Ziplock bag with the student’s name legibly written in permanent marker on the bag. Every gown must be in an a bag.
    3. Students must bring photo ID to receive his/her Diploma. No exceptions. 
    4. Students are allowed to keep all graduation regalia except for the gown.
    5. Yearbooks: if you are picking up a yearbook, you must print out and sign the pick-up receipt (linked here) and turn it in upon pick-up. No yearbooks will be sold on June 8th – pre-orders only. 
    6. Each vehicle must have the student’s name (first and last) prominently displayed on a piece of paper on the dashboard.
    7. We will use the normal “entry” and “exit” of the East lot for the Diploma pick-up.

    Important: Our process for graduation gown returns and diploma pick-up is different than cap and gown pick-up.   

    8:00 am – 9:00 am:     A – D 
    9:00 am – 10:00 am :  E – J 
    10:00 am – 11:00 am: K – P 
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Q – Z 

    Diploma Pick Up

  • Yearbook Pick-Up (June 8 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

    • Seniors who have already purchased a yearbook will be able to pick up their yearbook when they pick up their diploma on June 8th.
    • No refunds are being offered
    • You MUST PRINT and complete the Yearbook pick-up receipt form attached (click here). 

      Yearbook Pick-Up Receipt Form

  • Prior to Virtual Graduation Checklist

    • Senior Awards Night (see tab above)
    • Senior Survey (see tab above)
    • FAFSA: Millions of dollars are waisted every year because students did not think they were qualified to receive government aid.
      You must apply for FAFSA. Steps below on creating your FAFSA information:
      • Go to studentaid.ed.gov to get started
      • Create your FSA ID, the login ID that you will need to use the Student Aid website
      • You and your parent will each need to create your own FSA ID
      • Go to fsaid.ed.gov to get started
      • Complete the FAFSA: the earlier you complete it, the more likely you are to qualify for financial aid
    • Night School: must be complete by May 20, 2020 to qualify for graduation
    • Naviance: communication has been ongoing through Naviance.
      • Please make sure you have a correct email address in your Naviance account.
    • Credit Recovery Completion: all coursework must be complete by May 20, 2020 to qualify for graduation
      • Credit Recovery and FLVS/BVS online coursework has always been accessible from home and you need to continue moving forward with that course of study.
      • Please communicate via email with your credit recovery teacher and/or FLVS/BSV teachers.
      • If you do not complete these recovery courses, you will not graduate.
      • If you are taking FLVS/BVS online courses for credit recovery you must continue to work on those; since they have always been in an online format everything has remained the same.
      • If you do not complete the recovery courses needed, you will not graduate.
      • Please do not sign up for new courses without emailing your counselor first.
    • Transcripts: 12th Grade students can request transcripts through Naviance.
      • If the transcript is for a college and needs to be physically mailed, students will need to request a transcript from the Records Retention office (com/transcripts) and they can mail it out.
        • There is a $3 cost to do this.
      • A final transcript will be sent automatically to the college you list as your final choice in the Senior Survey.
      • No transcripts will be emailed to students.
      • If you have general transcript questions, after you have submitted your request on Naviance, contact the MSD Registrar Amelia Pena at amelia.pena@browardschools.com

  • Virtual Graduation (June 15 at 7:00 pm)

    The virtual graduation will be posted online: Monday June 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM. 
    Link to the virtual graduation will be posted on our website. 

    Mandatory Media Release Form
    Only students who have submitted a media release or virtual media release by Tuesday, May 19th will be featured in the graduation.  If you are missing a media release form, you have been contacted through robocall and email on numerous occasions.  Please make sure you check the parent/guardian emails on file to find the media release form.

  • Mandatory Senior Survey

    Seniors Surveys are Through Naviance

    • All Seniors MUST complete the Graduation Survey. If you are planning to go directly to the work-force, military, technical or vocational college, college or university, ALL students must complete. 
    • This will be the ONLY way that your FINAL school choice will be able to get your FINAL TRANSCRIPT!
      • This Survey will generate your request for a FINAL TRANSCRIPT to be sent to the college you plan to attend.
      • If a school needed a SSAR for application, they will expect your final transcript for verification of the information you had in your SSAR.
    • This is a new survey that is now assigned to you in NAVIANCE.
    • Once you are set on your PLAN for after high school graduation, please log-on to NAVIANCE through your Canvas Account and complete the 2019-20 Broward Graduation Survey under the "About Me" tab.
      • You can also find the survey on the front page after you sign in under “Important To-Dos and Tasks”/2019-20 BCPS Grad Survey.
    • In the Survey, other information will be asked from you as well.
      • Please take your time to enter any scholarship awards you know you will be receiving from the college you plan to attend.
      • Add any other additional scholarship information that you are receiving from outside organization, private organizations or local organization or community club/program.
      • If you are unsure about your answers, please click the save and come back option. If you are 100% sure you are finished, please click the save and finish option. This will be at the bottom of your survey.

     

    For question number 8:  Please select both the ATTENDING box and SEND FINAL TRANSCRIPT for the school that you have decided to attend.

    For question number 12: Some of you may not know the exact scholarship dollar amount that you will be receiving but you can always go back into this survey and enter it.


    This Senior Survey is a requirement and ALL SENIORS need to complete. It is a task that must be completed prior to Graduation. It does not take long to complete.

     

    Contact BRACE Advisor with any questions:  Ana.Farrand@browardschools.com

  • Status of Senior Reimbursements

    Grad Bash and Prom: We will start to process refunds for grad bash and prom during the week of 5/18/2020. 

    • You will be refunded in the same manner in which you paid.  If you paid by credit card, your card will be refunded.  Please understand that once the refund is provided by MSD, it is up to your bank as to when the funds will be reflected in your account. 
    • If you paid by check or cash, a refund will be mailed to your home address. 

      We are also working on refunds for trips that did not take place but are still awaiting reimbursements from vendors and will process these as we are reimbursed.

  • Lunch Money Refund Requests

    Refund Requests for Lunch Money
    Please follow the procedure below. 

    Parent/Guardian sends an e-mail to 
    lucinda.keyser@browardschools.com that must include:

    1. The name to make the check payable to
    2. The name of the student with money to be returned or transferred into a siblings account 
    3. The address to mail the check to
    4. A phone number to contact you with any questions

  • Social Media and 2020 Officers

    2020 Officers

    President: Nick Joseph
    First VP: Macey Geller
    Secretary: Sam Hendler 
    Treasurer: Grace Dechene

    Social Media

    Remind: @2020MSD
    Twitter: @MSDclassof2020
    Instagram: @MSDclassof2020

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