• Graduation Information

    ALC Graduation Information Packet

    Link to the video if you missed the meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7HgmB_1VZs

    Senior Grad Meeting and Financial Aid 101 Workshop, 5pm on Jan 20th

    Graduation Location:

         Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

         Bella Vista High School (Stadium)

         8301 Madison Ave

         Fair Oaks, CA 95628

     
     The Grad Pack and timeline below is updated.
    • Full graduation packet with information on timelines, speeches, scholarships, order form
    • Fillable order form 

     

    Letter to Graduates

     

    Dear Graduate/Prospective Graduate:

     

    We are presently preparing for the Class of 2022 El Sereno and La Entrada High Schools’ combined commencement ceremony, which will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the Bella Vista High School Stadium.  Even if you graduated earlier in the school year, we hope that you will join us for this very special event. 

     

    To be eligible to attend our graduation ceremony, you must:

    • Complete all necessary credits to graduate. Participation in the senior meetings does not indicate that you are on track to graduate. Please be sure to communicate with the counselor and your Master Teacher/Caseload Teacher if you have any questions. 
    • Place your Cap & Gown order at Highschool.Herffjones.com (*see below), no later than Thursday, February 14, 2022.
    • Complete and submit the Graduation Cap & Gown Information/Survey to Cheryl Lilley, (Cheryl.Lilley@sanjuan.edu), no later than Thursday, February 14, 2022.
    • Return all technology and textbooks, and/or clear all fines no later than May 24, 2022.
    • Participate in the mandatory graduation rehearsal held at 10:30 am on graduation day, Thursday, June 2, 2022.

     

    Graduation Timeline

    Jan 20, 2022

     Grad Info Night and Financial Aid 101 Workshop

     

     All graduating seniors and parents/guardians are welcome!

     

     Zoom link: will be emailed to you

    February 14, 2022

     Cap & Gown / Speaker Requests

     

     Cap & Gown orders and Graduation Cap & Gown Info/Surveys due

     

     Final date to email a request to be a speaker at graduation

    March 25, 2022

     Speakers and Performers / Scholarships

     

     Graduation student performance signups and speech submissions due

     

     Scholarship applications due

    May 19, 2022

     Senior Meeting & Senior Awards - (Zoom Link will be emailed)

    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

     Senior Meeting:  Additional graduation and senior checkout information (senior survey, textbook/Chromebook return, clearing fines, etc.)

    6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

     Senior Awards Celebration

    May 24, 2022

     Senior Check Out

     

     Final day to return books/Chromebooks and clear any overdue fines. (Books/fines MUST be paid to school from which item was checked out)

     
    • El Sereno complete checkout at Drive-Thru Event on May 24, 2022.
     
    • La Entrada check out instructions (TBD).

    June 2, 2022

     Graduation Day

    Location 

      Bella Vista High School Stadium, 8301 Madison Ave, Fair Oaks, CA  95628

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

     Rehearsal – MANDATORY for those participating in the ceremony

    6:00 pm

     Graduates must arrive at Bella Vista High School go to the Big Gym

    6:15 pm

     Guests to begin arriving (Number of guests per graduate TBA)

    7:00 pm

     The graduation ceremony will begin promptly.

    After ceremony

     Return borrowed cap and gown and pick up a diploma.

     

    *Cap & Gown Order AND/OR Cap & Gown Information/Survey (due by February 14, 2022)

    A Cap & Gown are required attire for the commencement ceremony.  Graduates have the option of purchasing a Cap & Gown/Tassel package online at highschool.herffjones.com or they may borrow a Cap & Gown from the school. (Students who borrow a Cap & Gown will be provided a tassel to keep.) Regardless of whether a Cap & Gown is purchased or borrowed, the Cap & Gown Information/Survey MUST be completed and submitted no later than February 14, 2022.  

     

    Graduation Speeches

    Personal commencement speeches given by our students are a highlight of our ceremony. If you are interested in speaking at our graduation, please submit a request via email to your respective school no later than Monday, February 14, 2022.  The completed Speech (written document) will be due by Friday, March 25, 2022.  Email your request to LaEntradaAS@SanJuan.edu or ElSerenoAS@SanJuan.edu.

     

    Student Talent 

    Student talent is featured at the graduation ceremony.  If you have a talent to share (you sing, play an instrument, want to read a poem, etc.) and would like to perform at the graduation ceremony, please email your respective school by Friday, March 25, 2022. Email your request to LaEntradaAS@SanJuan.edu or  ElSerenoAS@SanJuan.edu.

     

    Scholarship Applications 

    Those students planning to continue their post-secondary education, either at a community college, a 4-year college, or a vocational training school fall of 2022, can apply for a scholarship to purchase textbooks. If you would like to apply, please email the completed application package to your respective school by Friday, March 25, 2022.  Email to your request to:  LaEntradaAS@SanJuan.edu or  ElSerenoAS@SanJuan.edu 

     

    Textbooks, Chromebooks, and Outstanding Fines (due by May 24, 2022)

    All textbooks and Chromebooks must be returned and/or fees paid to the school from which the item was checked out, by May 24, 2022, in order to pick up your cap and gown. 

     

    Guests

    At this time we do not have information on the specific number of tickets each graduate will receive for guests to attend the ceremony. This information will be updated as we receive guidance from the district guidelines. 

     

    Graduation Day

     

    Thursday, June 2, 2022 

    Location

    Bella Vista High School (Stadium)

    8301 Madison Ave, Fair Oaks, CA  95628

     

    Attire

    Graduation gowns are cut low enough in the front to show a shirt or top worn underneath. Dress lightly so you do not end up sweating uncomfortably through the ceremony. Below are suggested guidelines:

    Pick Out The Right Tops

    • A collared dress shirt with or without a tie
    • A dress
    • A scoop-neck top with a modest cut or a collared blouse

    Pick Out The Right Bottoms

    • Dress pants, nice shorts, or a skirt worn underneath the gown

    Pick Out The Right Footwear

    • Keep in mind the amount of standing and walking you will need to do
    • Your ceremony is on a turf football field, therefore, to protect the field turf, spiked heels are prohibited

    Rehearsal (10:30 am - 11:30 am, June 2, 2022) - MANDATORY

    Graduates participating in the graduation ceremony must attend the rehearsal - no exceptions.  Please arrive no later than 10:00 am. 

    Ceremony (7:00 pm, June 2, 2022)

    Graduates must arrive at 6:00 pm.  The ceremony starts promptly at 7:00 pm.  Please be aware that balloons or any items that obstruct others’ view of the ceremony are not allowed in the graduation venue. For guests arriving late, entrance will be delayed during the color guard’s presentation of the colors and the graduate processional.

     

    Diploma Pick-up (immediately following the ceremony)

    Students will pick up their diplomas after the graduation ceremony.  Borrowed caps and gowns must be returned in order to receive your diploma.

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Lilley at  Cheryl.Lilley@sanjuan.edu or 916-971-5090, Monday-Friday between 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

     

    We look forward to seeing you at our graduation ceremony on June 2, 2022, at Bella Vista High School Stadium!