8th Grade Promotion

April 2019
Dear Eighth Grade Parents:
This letter is to inform you about the activities planned for 8th grade promotion. Students from
all of the Loomis District schools will be involved in these activities. Transportation to
Sunsplash will be via school bus. Parents are asked to take their children to Del Oro for the
morning rehearsals on June 4th. Students will return to their home schools via bus.
June 3rd 9:30-3:00 Sun Splash Field Trip
June 4th 8:45-11:00 Practice at Del Oro Stadium (8:30 drop
off) 6:30 p.m. Students arrive for the ceremony
7:00 p.m. Promotion ceremony begins – Del Oro Stadium 8:00-10:30
p.m. Dance at Del Oro High School – Cafeteria
June 5th Minimum day schedule Last day of school
Cara Alfonso, Principal, Penryn Elementary School 916-663-3993
Amy Nash, Principal, Placer Elementary School 916-652-1830 Angie
Borgwardt, Principal, Loomis Grammar School 916-652-1824 Cara Kopecky,
Principal, H. Clarke Powers School 916-652-2635 Meghan Jinguji,
Principal, Franklin Elementary School 916-652-1818 Kevin Roche, Principal, Ophir
STEAM Academy 530-885-3495 Kati O’Sullivan-Messerli, Director, Loomis
Basin Charter School 916-652-2642
The Loomis Union School District School Board enforces a dress code for the eighth grade
promotion ceremony and dance. You are asked to read the policy and discuss it with your child.
Please note the sentence stating that students will be unable to participate in the
ceremonies if they are inappropriately attired.
Girls: Should wear modest dresses, skirts or pants (no mini-skirts). All tops must have straps
(no less than 1”) and be made of sufficient material and opacity to cover the torso. A cami/tank
top must be worn under a sheer top to cover the entire torso and undergarments. All pants, skirts
or dresses must be made of sufficient material and opacity and adequately cover the students

LUSD Rev. 2018
Promotion Expectations Letter
body while sitting or standing. Skirts and dresses must extend past the palm. Avoid
tight material that inches upward with movement. Long dresses (below mid-calf) are inappropriate
for this type of ceremony for safety reasons. No strapless, spaghetti strap or backless
(below shoulder blades) dresses may be worn unless worn with a sweater, shawl or cover-up. Girls
are not to wear gloves or carry purses during the ceremony. For safety reasons, flats and low
heels are recommended.
Boys: Should wear collared dress shirt, tie, solid color dress slacks (navy, khaki, gray or
black), and closed toe shoes. Sport coats or sweaters are optional. Tuxedos, hats and denim pants
are not to be worn. Please note that boys are expected to wear ties for the promotion ceremony.
However, during the promotion dance, ties are optional. Students can send their ties home with a
family member at the end of the ceremony or they can choose to keep them on for the promotion
dance. While ties are allowed to be removed or loosened, if your child decides to keep his tie on,
it must remain on his neck only. All other dress code requirements remain in effect for the
promotion dance.
Students who are unclear should have their attire approved by their principal PRIOR to May 24,
Students who are inappropriately attired will be asked to make necessary adjustments or will be
refused permission to participate in promotion ceremonies. If dress is altered during or after the
ceremony to inappropriate attire, the student will be denied access to the dance. Students may
change into comfortable shoes for the dance.
Limousines are not appropriate for promotion or the dance.
LUSD Rev. 2018