Senior year gets serious with Senior Parent Night

The informational session provides seniors and their families with essential information to support their success during this last year of high school


J. Dollins

Seniors take a look through the Herff-Jones brochure, which included class rings, at the Senior information assembly on Sept. 13.

Colton, CA—For seniors and their families, things are starting to feel quite real. On September 13, Colton High’s administration and ASB held two informational seminars for seniors and their parents to explain expectations for the remainder of the school year and talk about upcoming experiences.

The Senior informational seminar was held during sixth period in the Cafetorium, with Senior Parent Night held later in the evening. The information presented at both was the same, with an informational slideshow made available to seniors and their families in both English and Spanish. 

Before getting to the fun stuff, like Grad Nite, the College Commitment Ceremony, and Prom, CHS administration made sure to lead off with information about senior behavior. Assistant Principal Jennifer Cruz explained the Senior Contract, which addresses student attendance and behavior over the course of the school year. 

Seniors received their Senior Contracts on September 12, and must have them signed and returned to the Assistant Principal office by September 16.

For seniors with 12 or more periods of unverified absence, many senior activities may be in jeopardy. Parents can clear attendance by contacting the attendance office. The Saturday School schedule for the 2022-23 school year was also shared, which is one option for students with attendance concerns to clear absences and tardies.

The counseling department shared college application deadlines. Guidance counselor Kimberly Baylis reminded students that the UC application window opened on August 1st and that seniors have until November 30th to apply. Applications for the California State University system will open on October 1st.

Baylis also shared financial aid deadlines for both the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Dream Act.

After all the business of Senior of year was handled, ASB President Duke Medina and Senior Class Vice-President Tiffany Ramirez shared information about Senior activities and merchandise.

Important senior merchandise includes cap and gown, which can be purchased through Herff-Jones, the Crimson & Gold yearbook, currently on sale for $95, and senior portraits through Lifetouch. Herff-Jones also requested students complete a survey to provide the company with height and weight information.

General information was also shared about Prom, Grad Nite, and graduation itself.