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PTSA SCHOLARSHIPS:   Seniors can apply for four $500 Scholarships and also Gary Natali Memorial Scholarships with one $1000 and two $500 awards to graduating students.  Rules, eligibility and application form may be found on the PTSA page under the Parent Tab on our website.  Completed application packets can be sent to Cathy Haberl at or dropped off to Counseling by Friday, April 9th 2019.  Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Senior Inspiration Rally on Wednesday May 22nd


MV Athletic Boosters Scholarships:  Seniors that participated in MV Athletics or heading to the military can apply for up to six (6) $1,000 awards.     Rules, eligibility guidelines, and the application form may be found on the MV Athletic Boosters website 

 Applications are being accepted now and must be received no later than April 8, 2018.     In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Kerry Dailey 

Senior Class of 2019

Congratulations Class of 2019!  Revised again 5/21.  Just a few more details ….


SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY- Wednesday, May 22 from 10:45am – 12:20pm

  • The event is in the large gym after Brunch, during third & fourth periods.
  • Students will be recognized for awards & scholarships received during Senior Year. 


SENIOR BBQ- Wednesday, May 22 12:20pm – 1:15pm @ The JV Baseball Field  

The Senior BBQ follows the Ceremony on campus.  Students attend Periods 5&6.


SENIOR CHECKOUTStarts 5/23Your personalized form will be distributed during Gov/Econ Class on Thursday.   On your form will be name, list of teachers requiring signatures to graduate, fees owed for textbooks, child nutrition and more.  In order to walk at Graduation the signout must be completed. 


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


CHILD NUTRITION BALANCES   Past Due- 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


YEARBOOKS:  We distribute at brunch, lunch, after school, and during fourth period.   DO NOT interrupt the art classroom during other periods.  Students must have cleared overdue fines with textbook office first and will need some form of photo ID to pick up their book.


NON DISTRICT COURSE TRANSCRIPT:  Due May 24  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, before hand delivering it to MV 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 – 2:00pm  Seniors meet in large Gym, then gather in assigned classrooms, line up and practice procession.


CAP AND GOWN PICK UP :  Already picked up on Monday, 5/20.  Students borrowing a Cap and Gown may pick it up after Grad Practice on Wednesday, May 29th.  The Cap and Gown is then returned immediately following the ceremony in exchange for your diploma. 


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


BUT WAIT, BEFORE YOU GO!  Don’t forget a “Tech Check Out” All Senior Google and School Loop accounts are deleted and documents not recoverable as of 6/30/19.  Therefore, Grads must print off transcripts and grades while you have access.  This catches students by surprise every year.  Don’t be that one!! 


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.  .
  • 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. 



  • 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.    


GRAD NIGHT EVENT- Friday, May 31 8pm – 4am 
Grad Night is an all-night, alcohol/drug free event that leaves in buses from horseshoe by 8:45pm, 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.



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. 



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).