ESMS Promotion Information

  • The El Sausal Middle School Administrators and Counseling Department are committed to inform you and your student of the requirements for the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. The following is a list of the requirements that must be followed to be eligible for their 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony and all other activties related to Promotion.

    Students must pass ALL 8th Grade classes.

    • No semester "Fs"


    Students must demonstrate satisfactory citizenship.

    • No more than 1 "U" on the 3rd quarter report card
    • No more than 1 "U" on the 4th quarter report card
    • No serious violations of the behavior code during 4th quarter that result in a single 5-day suspension or two separate suspension.


    All bills are paid

    • No outstanding debts for lost or damaged books, fundraisers, etc. 


    • 85% attendance required (8th grade year only)

     **Promoting 8th grade students who receive two or more "U's" during the third grading period will not be permitted to participate in the Promotion Ceremony. Possible special consideration for students who demonstrate improvement by receiving no unsatisfactory grades during the fourth quarter.


    DATE: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
         TIME: 4:30 p.m.
          PLACE: Alisal High School Stadium at 777 Williams Rd, Salinas, CA 93905

    *Balloons will NOT be allowed in the staduim as well as any large items that may be distracting to others ex: large teddy bears, large floral arrangements etc. If brought please leave in your car. Small flower bouquets are fine. No leis during the ceremony (after ceremony OK.) Your cannot add decorations of any kind to the sash/gown.

    Gown/Sash can be purchase the following dates based on students last name in the Small Gym from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m in room I2
    Dates TBD

    Promotion Practice
    *Dates TBD

    Formal Dress Attire ONLY

    Boys: Slacks, long sleeve dress shirt, tie or bowtie. No blue jeans, loose pants, torn jeans, tennis shoes, or T-shirt. Formal attire is strongly recommended.

    Girls: No short skirts, dresses or shorts. Please dress appropriately. No revealing clothing such as see through fabric, spaghetti strap dresses, mini skirts or low necklines. Please wear comfortable shoes that you can walk in. Dresses and skirts are OK as long as they're NOT above your knees.