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Senior Announcements
Posted 5/24/19

Congratulations Class of 2019!  Just a few more details to keep in mind…..


TEXTBOOK FINES DUE NOW:  Have you received overdue textbook notices?  This account must be clear for Seniors to receive a yearbook on Friday or a diploma at graduation.  California Education Code 48904 and SRVUSD Administrative Regulation 5125.2.   Please contact textbook clerk Jackie Phillipswith any questions.  Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.   


SENIORS:  It's yearbook time! Seniors can pick up yearbooks on Friday, 5/17.  Students must have cleared overdue fines with textbook office first and will need some form of photo ID to pick up their book We distribute at brunch, lunch, after school, and during fourth period.   DO NOT interrupt the art classroom during other periods.  .



SENIOR ALERT:  Did you take a non-district course that you need for graduation?  Make sure to have the official transcript to MVHS by May 24th.   And also complete the SRVUSD Non District Course Application to place credit on our transcript, and hand deliver it to the registrar, Sarah Sirota.




SENIOR SUNSET- Thursday, May 23 6-9pm @MV Stadium 
Seniors started the year with a Senior Sunrise and mark the end with Senior Sunset.  Students bring blankets to sit on the field.  No tickets required and no food provided.   


GRADUATION PRACTICE- Wednesday, May 29, 1pm – 2pm  

  • Seniors meet in large Gym, then gather in assigned classrooms, line up and practice procession.
  • Pick up rental cap/gown after practice in office. 


GRADUATION CEREMONY- Friday, May 31 6pm-7:30, Gates open at 4pm

  • Graduation begins promptly at 6pm in Sam Zackheim Stadium.
  • Gates do not open until 4pm.  At 4pm the seats are on a first come, first served basis with no seats set aside ahead of time.  There are no tickets to attend.
  • By 5pm, Seniors return to pre-assigned rooms dressed in caps and gowns.
  • The following is prohibited:  altering the caps and/or gowns, balloons, beach balls, water guns, or any other device that may interfere with the ceremony.
  • Parking is available in both student lots.  Please park in designated parking stalls only. The horseshoe and staff lot will be closed. 
  • Disabled/Seniors Parking is available in the designated area close to the tennis courts.  Parking in this area requires a Disabled Person Parking Placard.
  • Disabled/Senior Seating:  The disabled seating area is wheelchair accessible and on the field.  Seating is limited to guests with the disabled placard.  .
  • Shuttles:  There are no golf cart shuttles available this year for delivery to the field.  Should your guest need assistance getting from parking to the field please consider bringing a wheelchair. 
  • Please do not bring air horns, noise-making devices, balloons, objects that can obstruct the view of others, beach balls, or other items that can distract from the ceremony. 


GRAD NIGHT EVENT- Friday, May 31 8pm – 4am 
Grad Night is an all-night, alcohol/drug free event that leaves in buses from horseshoe at 9pm, after Graduation, and is sponsored by Senior Parents.

  • After the ceremony, students have time to take family photos, exchange borrowed cap/gown for diploma, change clothes in cars in time to board buses by 8:45pm. 
  • Grad Night packets were distributed to students at registration.  Payment is due by May 1st .  See packet for details. Packets are available in the Attendance Office. 
  • Students will change out of graduation clothing, using the school locker rooms or their cars, into comfortable warm clothing, including closed toed shoes, sweatshirt, and pants or shorts. All personal items will be left with parents or in cars.
  • When buses return to school parking lot around 3am, arrangements must be made to pick up students. Students will be exhausted are not allowed to drive themselves back home.






SENIOR CHECK OUT:  Seniors complete a check-out process in May that includes overdue fines, grad credits, final transcripts and more.  In order to participate in Graduation Rehearsal and Ceremony, seniors must complete check out and get a stamp from Counseling.  Get it signed off early to avoid lines! 



  • Students renting will need to order a tassel to keep with MV 2019 dangle. 
  • Rental cap/gowns are returned by 8:00pm in front of Counseling Office in order to receive a diploma.  

LIBRARY BOOKS:  All books/items checked out from the Library must be returned by Friday, May 17th. Delay in paying fine or returning books will hold up your senior check out. 


LOST OR OVERDUE BOOKS/TEXTBOOKS:  Have you received an overdue textbook notice?  Delay in paying fine or returning books will hold up your yearbook, senior check out so get it done.  Ms Phillips is in 520 during brunch/lunch every Monday-Thursday.


CHILD NUTRITION BALANCES   Seniors must pay overdue food services balances before graduation as part of the senior check out.  Seniors may request a refund by contacting Child Nutrition Phone: 925-824-1808


LOSS OF SENIOR PRIVILEGES:  Any senior suspended from school, disciplined for attendance, or acting inappropriately at any senior activity may be suspended from any senior activities including Graduation. 



  • Diplomas are handed to seniors as they exit the stage. 
  • Students who do not receive a diploma need to complete senior check out.
  • Students that owe Textbook Fines, Child Nutrition Balance or return of Rental Gown/Cap receive diplomas upon receipt of fee and/or rental.    




Graduation at Monte Vista is a formal event.  Be proud of your time here at Monte Vista and your graduation from high school.  With that, caps and gowns are to be worn as issued.  

Cap and Gown- Purchase or Rental arranged through Jostens.  If you need to borrow a gown, sign up in the attendance.  Return the borrowed cap/gown after ceremony to receive your diploma. 



Dress shirts

No T-shirts


No Shorts


No Jeans


No Hats

Dress shoes

No Flip-Flops


No Noise Makers

Tie and Coat are optional

No Tuxedos

No exterior decorations such as flowers, signs, leis, or anything that might distract from the formal event.



  • Graduation is usually a hot day with seating in the sun - so dress accordingly.
  • Students MUST participate in rehearsal if they plan to walk in the ceremony.
  • Students will sit in alphabetical order.
  • Students cannot bring cell phones, beach balls, horns, noisemakers, etc.
  • Students involved in misbehavior at rehearsal or the ceremonies will be removed from graduation and the diploma mailed (if Senior Checkout is completed).