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 Watch 2019 SMA Graduates LIVE! as they walk the stage and receive their diplomas.


April 2019

Dear SMA graduates and parents/guardians:

GRADUATION, the day that you have anticipated, is only a few weeks away.
Commencement will take place at 7:00 PM sharp, Friday, May 24, 2019 at Bayside Community
Church-East Bradenton Campus, 15800 State Route 64, Bradenton, FL 34212.

*Graduation practice will be May 24th at 9:30am.*

Graduate arrival and attire:

 Graduates must arrive at Bayside NO LATER than 6:30 PM.
 Please wear a wrinkle-free graduation gown. Lightly press the gown on low heat.
 Lady graduates: Dress attire and appropriate dress shoes; jewelry but no facial earrings.
    Hairstyles that can be neatly contained under the cap. Avoid carrying a purse.
 Gentlemen graduates: Dress slacks, dress shirt, tie, black socks, and black dress shoes;
    clean shaven, haircut, and no earrings.
 The cap is worn on the top, not the back of the head. Use hairpins if needed to secure cap.
    Tassels on the right side and moved to the left when directed by the Head of School.

    Ceremony information for guests:

 Tickets are NOT required for this event. Doors open at 6:30 PM; guests seated by 6:45 PM.
 Cell phones and other devices must be turned off. Personal photography is permitted.

    Commencement is a time of grandeur which requires special consideration:

 Please be seated as directed by the usher when your entire party is present. Please remain in
    your seats throughout the ceremony and remain seated until instructed by the ushers.
 A quiet audience honors all of the graduates. Please refrain from singling out graduates.
 Noise-making devices are not appropriate and SMA asks you to please not use any.
 Please silence cell phones and other devices during the ceremony.


Congratulations on reaching this milestone in your life!


SMA-Frederick T. Fout
Head of School

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