Tillicum’s 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony on

June 21, 2023 at 11:30 AM

8th grade promotion

The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will take place in Tillicum Middle School gym at 11:30 AM with the doors opening for seating beginning at 11:10 AM.

What is the schedule for the day?

  • School starts for all students at the regular time, 7:45 AM. All students will attend first period, as normal.
  • After first period, 8th graders will follow a modified schedule.
  • Families can arrive for seating beginning at 11:10 AM, with the ceremony starting at 11:30 AM.
  • The ceremony is expected to last approximately 1½-2 hours.
  • After the ceremony, 8th grade families are welcome to gather their promoted 8th grader and enjoy the rest of their day.

Are tickets required?

Tickets are not required; however, families should be mindful of how many people will attend if it over 2 as our gym simply does not have capacity for several additional guests. We will have a MS Teams live stream link that will be sent out closer to the event.

Can siblings attend?

Yes! Siblings that attend Tillicum must have a parent note submitted to our attendance specialist (tillicumattendance@bsd405.org) by Friday, June 16, to be excused from class. Please note, however, there is limited seating.

Is there a dress code?

Some students choose to dress up for the Promotion Ceremony. Students should come to school dressed in their promotion attire. They will not change clothes at school. Students should wear attire that is appropriate as defined by Bellevue School District Policy 3224P Student Dress.

Should my student bring their backpack to school that day?

Students are not able to bring backpacks to the assembly, so they are asked to keep extra items at home.

What about parking?

There will be limited on-campus parking for this event.  In addition to the front lot and rear lot, parking may be found at Lake Hills Park or surrounding streets. Please adhere to all posted parking restrictions in the neighborhood. The Bus Zone behind the school must remain clear.

Do 8th graders need to attend school on June 22?

The final day of school, Thursday, June 22, will be two hours in length. While this is an official school day, there will be no tests, projects, or classwork scheduled for that day.

Is there going to be an 8th Grade Graduation Party?

Yes! The Tillicum PTA is sponsoring an 8th Grade Graduation Party on Friday, June 9 from 7-9 PM at the Sammamish High School cafeteria. More information can be found on the PTA website: https://tillicumpta.org/Article/View/CALLING-FOR-DONATIONS-VOLUNTEERS


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