Monterey Trail High School supports safe and sober graduation activities. However, “Safe and Sober Grad Night” is a parent organized and parent led event. It is not sponsored by Monterey Trail High School or the Elk Grove Unified School District. Participants will be graduates of the school by the time they participate in “Safe and Sober Grad Night” and will no longer be the responsibility of the school district. The school or the school district can’t be held responsible for the safety and security of this event.
Attention Class of 2014!
The Class of 2014 is set to go on a boat excursion; cruising along San Francisco, creating long-lasting memories…what will you do on your sober grad night?
What is Sober Grad Night?
It is a safe, fun and substance-free celebration held the night of graduation day. Class of 2014 Sober Grad Night celebration will be an unforgettable night dancing with friends while exploring San Francisco’s famous and beautiful views on a ferry.
How is this made possible?
This celebration is organized by MTHS parent volunteers with the support of the school, community members and businesses.
When is Sober Grad Night?
It is on the night of graduation day. Departure and return time will be determined at a later time.
How can parents and seniors help?
Help is greatly appreciated. We gladly accept your time, ideas, and item or monetary donations. As a non-profit organization, donations made to us are tax-deductible.
How do we get to the ferry?
Seniors are dropped off by an adult chaperone or parent at a designated place, to be announced at a later time, and bussed to San Francisco. Seniors can only be picked up by an adult or a parent at the same designated place.
Where in San Francisco do the seniors board the ferry?
Seniors will board the ferry from Pier 33.
Are there life jackets on the ferry?
Yes. Alcatraz Excursion boats are Coast Guard inspected and meet or excel all of the safety standards required. They are equipment with over 700 life jackets and have automated “life boats” that are self-inflating. Boat crews are trained daily to deal with any safety eventuality and are ready to maintain a safe environment at all times.
Are there chaperones during the cruise?
Yes. There will chaperones along with security personnel to monitor that the celebration goes smoothly.
How do we know that this night is truly a substance-free celebration?
Seniors are checked in and cleared by the California Highway Patrol Officers prior to boarding the bus.
How can we contact the committee?
We’d love to hear from you via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day called "The 100 Deadliest Days"?
This period is labeled "The 100 Deadliest Days" for teen drivers as this is when events like proms and graduation parties are held.
Why do we need to support Sober Grad Night?
- Teen alcohol use kills about 6,000 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined.
- Almost every 90 seconds, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.
- Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers.
- In California in 2010, there were 2,715 traffic-related fatalities; 34% were alcohol-related.