FAQs

  1. Who can attend Project Graduation ?
  2. How much does it cost to attend?
  3. What if the student decides to leave part way through the event?
  4. What should a student bring to this event?
  5. Is there anything that I cannot bring in with me?
  6. I've heard that at check-in, they take your keys and wallets. What's up with that?
  7. When does it begin?
  8. My family has reservations for dinner at a restaurant. What if I can't make it there by 11:00?
  9. What if the student takes prescription medication?
  10. What if a student is injured or hurt while at PG?
  11. Is it safe to drive home in the morning after being up all night?
  12. What rules or guidelines apply?
  13. Why do I need to register beforehand? Why can't I wait until that night. I want to see if my friends are going before I commit.
  14. Isn't it boring to have it at the school?
  15. What if my student decides not to go, but I think he/she has arrived at the event?

 

Q: Who can attend Project Graduation ?

A: NM seniors who are eligible to "walk" at the graduation ceremony are welcome to attend the PG party.

Q: How much does it cost to attend?

A: Project Graduation is FREE of charge

Q:What if the student decides to leave part way through the event?

A:No guest is allowed to leave the building until 5:00 AM. If a student is insistent that they need to go home, we will contact a parent to come and pick the student up. The parent is required to come into the building, supply identification and sign the student out.

Q:What should a student bring to this event?

A:A camera is great to have. Over the years, we've learned that our guests need very little with them for the night and we encourage a minimal approach. All personal belongings will be checked into a secure area. Students may have access to their personal belongings at any time throughout the night. This will be monitored by a chaperone.

Q:Is there anything that I cannot bring in with me?

A:No food or drink is allowed into the building. We can't accommodate oversized items (duffle bags, sleeping bags, pillows, backpacks) so we ask the students to return these items to their cars if they bring them.

Q:I've heard that at check-in, they take your keys and wallets. What's up with that?

A:There are some very active games (we've had a mechanical bull in past years, oversized inflatable mazes in the gym, etc) Because of this, we encourage students to leave cell phones, wallets, keys and other small items in their dedicated bag at check-in.

Q:When does it begin?

A:Check-in is between 10:00 PM and 11:00 PM

Q:My family has reservations for dinner at a restaurant. What if I can't make it there by 11:00?

A:Ideally, we would love to encourage postponing a family celebration until Saturday or another weekend, but realize that is not our place. If you simply are not going to get to the school in time, have one of your parents escort you inside when you do finally arrive. They can sign you in.

Q:What if the student takes prescription medication?

A:Parents can contact the check-in chairperson and supply the information. We keep medications secured and the student comes to the check-in room at the time of dispensing the medication and can retrieve it from a chaperone.

Q:What if a student is injured or hurt while at PG?

A:We have an EMT on staff. If a hospital visit is in order, parents are notified.

Q:Is it safe to drive home in the morning after being up all night?

A:If this is a concern, a parent should arrange to pick up the student in the morning.

Q:What rules or guidelines apply?

A: NMRHS handbook guidelines for any school activity apply to PG. We suggest reviewing these.

Q:Why do I need to register beforehand? Why can't I wait until that night. I want to see if my friends are going before I commit.

A: Have you ever thrown a big party? Now consider a guest list of more than 200 people! It is very important for us to know our head count so that we can determine food and prizes and coordinate check-in. All these rules are in place to ensure that the students have an enjoyable night.

Q: Isn't it boring to have it at the school?

A:You will not recognize the place! The decorating committee performs sheer magic. The hallowed halls of North Middlesex have been transformed to a Caribbean Cruiseship, Eqyptian Mummy's, Las Vegas, the Wild West and has boasted international ports from around the world. Whatever theme is selected for the given year, you will be transported to a time and place far from what used to be the gym, the cafe and the auditorium.

Q: What if my student decides not to go, but I think he/she has arrived at the event?

A:When a student who has sent in a consent form does not attend, a phone call is made to the parent/guardian listed on the consent form.

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