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Senior Event and Graduation Information

Class of 2014 Activity and Graduation Information

2014 Graduation Rehearsal/Ceremony Information- Graduates

  • MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal on WEDNESDAY, May 28th at 1:00pm in the Great Court.  
    Any student who misses rehearsal will NOT be allowed to participate in Thursday's ceremony! 

    [Expect the rehearsal to last between 2-3 hours.]
  • Graduates may pick up their tickets on Thursday, 5/29 at 9am.  Tickets will not be provided to any student with outstanding fines or overdue textbooks.  Similarly, students will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony unless all debts are paid in full.
  • For Thursday's ceremony, graduates are expected to arrive at the Upper Court (near the main office and 100/200 buildings) NO LATER THAN 4:45pm.
  • Graduates ONLY (dressed in cap and gown) will be admitted through the doors off of the Del Monte parking lot into the Upper Courtyard.
  • Graduates must be wearing an approved Hillsdale cap and gown in order to participate in the ceremony.
  • Graduates MAY NOT add anything to their caps (other than the tassel, no decorations or adornments are allowed), although leis, cords, etc may be worn around their necks.
  • Any other questions, contact Cheryl Lawton at clawton@smuhsd.org or 650-558-2603

2014 Graduation Ceremony Information- Audience
(Can't attend the ceremony?  Click here to watch it live online.)

  • The Graduation Ceremony begins promptly at 5:30 pm in Hillsdale's Great Court. [The ceremony is expected to finish no later than 7:30pm.]
  • Doors open for audience seating at 4:30pm.
  • Audience members will be admitted through the doors facing 31st Avenue at the east end of the Great Court near the cafeteria and pool.  
  • Admission will be by ticket only.  Every audience member must have a ticket as fire code requires a limited capacity.
  • Lotteries for extra tickets will be run daily and a new list will be posted each morning outside the main office.
  • A separate entrance for people requiring seating assistance (handicapped, etc) will be located at the west entrance near the Little Theater.  A separate seating area will be available for those with wheelchairs or requiring other assistance.  (Note: Only ONE other person may enter through this separate entrance with each person(s) needing assistance. Tickets are required.)
  • Audience members will be facing toward the west, so appropriate measures (sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, etc) should be taken until the sun sets behind the school building.  Please be respectful of other audience members and refrain from using umbrellas or other items to block the sun that might obstruct another's view.
  • Weather is typically variable- warm when the sun is out, cool/windy after the sun sets.  Consider dressing in layers or bring a blanket for when the weather cools.
  • Any other questions, contact Cheryl Lawton at clawton@smuhsd.org or 650-558-2603

**Return of Cap & Gown- If you purchased a cap and gown for your graduate and would like a $25 refund (or if you would like to donate it for future graduation ceremonies), please bring it to the Hillsdale Business Office on Monday, June 2, between the hours of 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Below are additional end-of year information and resources for the Class of 2014.

  • For general information about the graduation ceremony or senior activities, please contact Cheryl Lawton at 650-558-2603 or  clawton@smuhsd.org
  • For information regarding graduation tickets, contact Sandy Calvo at 650-558-2602 or scalvo@smuhsd.org

Reminder:  For the last 6 weeks of school, truancy probation for seniors runs from Monday, April 7th through Tuesday May 13th.  Any senior who accumulates 4 or more unexcused period absences or 9 or more tardies during this time frame will NOT be allowed to participate in Senior Knight or Senior Day activities.  Please check your attendance regularly on School Loop, and be sure your parents/guardians clear any excused absences/tardies within 48 hours.

      1) Spring 2014 Letter and Contract  Letter to Parents   [espanol]      Truancy/Behavior CONTRACT   [espanol]

      2) Spring 2014 Calendar - Important Dates to Remember 

      3) Request for Extra Graduation Tickets  - Request Form   [espanol]

      4) Senior Knight - Info and Permission Slip

      5) Senior Day - Info and Permission Slip

      6) Premium Graduation Seats   Info and Order Form

      7) Grad Nite Info and Permission Slip -  Information Flyer  

      8) Baby Pictures for Senior Knight  Information Flyer

      9) Tribute Form (to Honor a Teacher, Staff, Parent, Student, or Community Member) - Information/Order Form

Graduation Announcements, Cap and Gown, Class Ring, etc

[As of 12/1/13: Cap and Gowns can no longer be ordered online.  Please visit this link for late orders.  Absolute deadline is 4/1/2014]

Senior Parent Information Sessions

Class of 2014 Emails and Autodialer Announcements

Autodialer and Email 5/23/14

Dear Seniors and Parents,

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Information about next week's graduation ceremony and rehearsal can be found HERE (also on the Senior ...more