|DATE AND TIME:||Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ 8:00 p.m|
By 7:00 pm (Graduates) PLEASE BE ON TIME!!!!
Richard E. Berry Center
PARENTS AND GUESTS: Please enter the Berry Center at either ENTRANCE TWO (East) or ENTRANCE THREE (West) and park in Parking Lot B or D. Parents and guests will use the large staircase and proceed to Concourse Level.
Graduation Bag Policy
The Berry Center is now instituting the “clear bag policy” recently popularized by NFL stadiums.
This policy limits contents to be carried in one of the following:
An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.Visitors are encouraged to arrive without bags, and an express “no bag” line will allow for expedited entry into the Berry Center.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to make this the smoothest and safest graduation season possible.
Please do not bring miscellaneous items into the Berry Center.
NOTE: BALLOONS, FOOD, FLOWERS, SIGNS, AND NOISEMAKERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE BERRY CENTER.
For more information go to https://www.berrycenter.net/beclear
TRAFFIC FLOW: One week prior to graduation, the Berry Center marquee will notify community members of possible traffic concerns in the area. In addition, message boards will be strategically placed along various routes to assist with the flow of traffic. Alternate routes to the Berry Center are available at http://www.berrycenter.net/directions/parking
DISABLED ACCOMMODATIONS: Handicapped parking is the first set of parking spaces adjacent to the Berry Center East and West. Guests must have an official license or hang tag. The driveway adjacent to ENTRANCE TWO and ENTRANCE THREE will be a designated drop-off area. Wheelchair and handicapped guests may use the elevator at either ENTRANCE TWO (East) or ENTRANCE THREE (West) and proceed to the Concourse Level.
Handicapped seating is available at the top row of Level 100 and 200. Reserved seating for Deaf/HH is located in Section 107.
TICKETS: All guests must have a ticket to enter the graduation ceremony. Infants and small children who will sit on a parent’s lap do not need a ticket to enter. Seating is on a “first come, first served” basis. Admission tickets state that parents and guests will not be guaranteed seating in the Arena. If the Arena is at capacity, late arrivals will be ushered to the Theater to view the graduation on CCTV.
PRE-CEREMONY: Upon arrival to the Berry Center, all graduates should enter the Atrium through ENTRANCE TWO (East) or ENTRANCE THREE (West). All graduates will line up in the Atrium area to pass through the metal detector and search prior to reporting to the Conference Center. NO PERSONAL ITEMS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CONFERENCE CENTER. (Exception: keys may be carried in a pocket). Any confiscated items, or lost/recovered items will be available for pick up at school in the AP office during the week of June 6th. Once graduates and staff leave the conference room, there will be NO RE-ENTRY.
CONDUCT: Be aware that the CFISD Code of Conduct will be in effect and students in violation of these guidelines will be denied participation in graduation exercises. Likewise, students who engage in disruptive acts will be removed from the ceremony and will not receive their diploma during the ceremony.
EXIT: Graduates will exit the Conference Center door to Parking Lot C and exit the Berry Center through EXIT TWO (East) or EXIT THREE (West). GRADUATES MUST EXIT THE BUILDING IMMEDIATELY as the next school will be lining up for their Processional. Parents and guests may meet up with the graduates outside.
GRADUATION PICTURES: Individual pictures will be taken as graduates receive their diploma and a second picture will be taken after they exit the stage.