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Balfour Products & Services for Class of 2019



Here is a direct link to Balfour's calendar and contact information:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/170m3a8veDzeawJ9-h70BZ3M9grOft0MQpYlt6W6JPlo/edit. If you have questions about whether or not you ordered Balfour products, please contact them directly rather than calling NGHS. We do not keep Balfour records on campus.

Balfour is the company that provides NGHS with all of its graduation product needs:  diplomas, diploma covers, caps, gowns, tassels, and graduation announcements.
 
A student's cap, gown, tassel, diploma, and diploma cover are all paid for with money from his/her Senior Dues.  Graduation Announcements and associated products (name cards, thank you cards, address labels, etc...) are a separate fee. 

Caps and Gowns:  You order caps and gowns when you pay for your senior dues.  As you are paying and filling out information, you are asked for a student's height and weight; that is all we need to know to order caps and gowns.  Senior dues are $150.  Caps and gowns will be delivered to students during their lunches at the end of April or beginning of May. The date will be announced here when it becomes official. 

Graduation Announcements are beautiful cards that resemble wedding invitations in their look and quality.  Our announcements this year will be printed and embossed in  foil on high quality, textured white paper. (See the picture above.)  The announcements come with an inner envelope, an outer envelope, tissue paper, and name cards.  Graduates send these cards to their friends and families to announce that they are graduating from high school.  An announcement is NOT the same as a ticket to graduation.  You may order as many announcements as you would like. You may pay in full when you order or put down a deposit and create a payment plan; however, you will not receive the announcements in the spring until you have paid for them in full.  Pay attention to cut off dates.  Our announcements are gorgeous, and some parents make the mistake of deciding they want them after it is already too late!!  Here is the time line for ordering announcements.
October 10--Seniors will attend a meeting with Balfour while the rest of the school takes the PSAT.  At this time, they are given a huge packet of information about ordering graduation announcements and other products.  The seniors NEED to take these packets home to their families to begin deciding what they will order.  At this time, you may begin your purchases on-line at www.gabalfour.com, via telephone at 770-614-9353, or in person at Balfour's Suwanee office, which is located at 2955 Horizon Park Drive, Suite D, Suwanee, GA 30024 (near the Movie Tavern).  Your orders will be shipped to school and delivered to students after Spring Break.
October 16 and 17 --Balfour will be on campus during lunches to accept orders from students.  You may still order on-line at www.gabalfour.com, via telephone at 770-614-9353, or in person at Balfour's Suwanee office, which is located at 2955 Horizon Park Drive, Suite D, Suwanee, GA 30024 (near the Movie Tavern).  Your orders will be shipped to school and delivered to students after Spring Break.
November 29--Balfour will be in the cafeteria during all three lunches to take orders for class rings, letter jackets, and graduation announcements.
December and January--Balfour will be on campus one last day on Janurary 22nd to take orders during lunch.  You may still order on-line at www.gabalfour.com, via telephone at 770-614-9353, or in person at Balfour's Suwanee office, which is located at 2955 Horizon Park Drive, Suite D, Suwanee, GA 30024 (near the Movie Tavern).  Your orders will be shipped to school and delivered to students after Spring Break.
February--You may order announcements with NO PENALTY through February TBD; these will be shipped to school and delivered to students after Spring Break. You may still order on-line at www.gabalfour.com, via telephone at 770-614-9353, or in person at Balfour's Suwanee office, which is located at 2955 Horizon Park Drive, Suite D, Suwanee, GA 30024 (near the Movie Tavern).  
LATE ORDERS:  Between February TBD and March TBD, you may still order announcements; however, a late fee will be charged because these will be shipped directly to your homes.    These orders must be placed on-line at www.gabalfour.com; no other ordering options are available for these late orders. 
April TBD--Announcements are delivered to students at school.  This is when some parents realize that they FORGOT to order them.  At that point you really just have to order something from Snapfish or Kinkos or someplace like that.
Graduation Announcement Delivery:  April TBD

 


 
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