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Graduation/Senior Activities

The Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony will take place in the Badlands Stadium on Thursday, June 2, 2022.  More information to come!

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits are taken by South Coast Photographic September 27-30.  A flyer will be sent to all senior families regarding scheduling your appointment time. You can contact South Coast Photographic at 949-699-0199.

Commonly asked graduation questions!

what can we not bring to graduation?

Umbrellas, balloons, coolers, and air horns or other obnoxious noise makers are not allowed in the stadium. Umbrellas/balloons can obstruct views, coolers are unnecessary, and air horns are deafening.

When do we receive our 4 graduation tickets, our 1 parking pass, and caps & gowns?

Cap and gown pickup along with graduation ticket pickup is June 1st in the Badlands Stadium from 1-2pm.  Make sure all debts are clear and chromebooks returnsed if you borrowed one.  Anyone owing debts will not receive their gown/tickets.

Can I arrive early and save seats or wait in line?

No, the stadium is shutdown until the parking lot opens 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony. Any blankets/chairs that make it into the stadium prior will be swept. 

We have a person with disabilities and need accessible parking, does that count as my 1 parking pass?

Yes, every graduate receives 1 parking pass to park on campus.  Accessible parking is limited and on a first come first serve basis. 

Will anything be done about the weather?

The weather cannot be controlled. June can be hot and June can be gloomy.  Check the weather prior to the event and dress accordingly.  Hats and sunscreen are our friends.

Will there be accessible seating for persons with disabilities at the event?

Yes, there will be seating for persons with disabilities and their families on the track. Like parking, this is limited, and on a first come first serve basis.

Can my graduate wear leis and other sorts of regalia during the ceremony?

Only school provided/approved regalia may be worn during the ceremony.  This regalia is distributed during senior awards and consists of cords, stoles, and medals that are directly related to and approved by SJHHS. Leis can be given to graduates after the ceremony and look great in pictures! 

What should I wear under my gown and on my feet?

Clothes and shoes!  After graduation there will be pictures taken by family/friends.  Think about what you want to wear under your gown that will make your family happy during pictures.  This is a dignified ceremony and it is suggested that graduates wear dresses and dress clothes.  Absolutely no heels on the turf!  The heels will not only poke holes in the turf, but they will also get stuck and you may fall.  Flats or wedges please.

Will there be a photographer taking pictures of graduates receiving their diplomas?

Why of course there will!  South Coast Photographic will be taking a still shot of each graduate holding the diploma and another shot of the student receiving the diploma on stage. Click the image below to view the flyer.

Will we be able to come onto the field and take pictures after the ceremony?

Unfortunately no. The graduates will do a recession out of the back of the stadium at the end of the ceremony and pick up their diplomas.  Parents/guests will exit the front of the stadium and wait for their graduate outside of the stadium and gym area.  The stadium will not be available after the ceremony.