Royal Highlanders Class of 2020
We have so much pride in you as you reach the completion of your years here at Royal. So, as you prepare to make this next big step, this bulletin will provide you with important dates and information about year-end activities and graduation. This time of year goes extremely fast. To make the most of your final few months here, remember your behavior and focus are key. Staff and administration are here to support you and your families.
DATES & EVENTS
JAN 31: Senior Contracts Due
MAR 30 - APR 17: Grad Bash Ticket Sales
APR 15 - MAY 3: Prom Tickets Sales
MAY 16: Senior Prom (The Odyssey)
MAY 21: Simi Institute Deadline (Adult School)
MAY 26 - MAY 29: Senior Finals Week
MAY 26 - Ice Cream Social and Year Book Distribution
MAY 29: Grad Bash (Universal Studios)
JUN 1: Senior Dept. Awards & Honor Cords Breakfast
JUN 1: Seniors must be CLEARED with Library and ASB to receive Grad tickets tomorrow
JUN 1: Senior Recognition Night & CSI Presentations, 6:00 pm (Reagan Library)
JUN 2: Senior Pep Rally & Tickets
(You must attend to pick up Grad Tickets)
JUN 3: Rehearsal, BBQ, & Cap & Gowns
(You must attend to pick up Caps & Gowns)
(You must attend to be able to get 2 Additional Tickets available in ASB ($5 each, CASH)
JUN 4: Commencement Ceremony
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
1) SENIOR CONTRACTS
Seniors must turn in their Senior Contracts in order to participate in any school-sponsored event including Prom, Grad Bash, and Commencement. Contracts are to be returned to the ASB Office by Friday, January 31st. Physical copies must be turned in, but here are PDF copies for reference: English and Español
2) HERE TO HELP YOU
Events, ASB, and Account Needs:Mrs. Broberg
Class Advisor and Senior Parent Points:
Academic, Behavioral, or Attendance Needs:
And as always our principal Mr. Derrick is available for any questions you or your family might have regarding the successful end of your time here at Royal.
Additional Questions? Visit the ASB Office Monday-Friday at 7:30 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. (For all Senior-related transactions, the ASB Office only accepts cash or credit. No checks.)
3) COUNSELING INFO
For Any Questions regarding Academic Requirements, contact your Counselor:
- Seniors must complete their Naviance Exit Survey.
- Counselors will be redoing senior grade checks & notifications will be sent home
- Seniors who have a D or F on the 3rd Qrtr grade report will have a letter sent home
- If seniors have a D or F in Aeries by the end of April, a letter will be sent home
- Seniors will not be able to pick up their graduation materials until they have been cleared by their Counselors
- Concurrent spring classes at Adult School must be completed by the May 21st deadline (For another Adult Ed form, see Counselors)
- Please see the Registrar in the Counseling Office to have transcripts sent to your university or community college (deadline is usually July 1st)
4) DEBTS & BOOK FINES
Seniors must return all books to the Library and be cleared of all fines and debts in both the Library and ASB Office by Monday, June 1st. Seniors not CLEARED do not pass "GO" to participate in important steps like picking up commencement tickets, picking up cap and gown, etc.. You can check with ASB and the Library if you are unsure if you have outstanding debt. Keep in mind that payments to the Library must be CASH ONLY.
5) SPECIAL EVENTS
Yearbooks & Ice Cream Social
May 26th on ASB Patio
The annual Yearbook distribution for Seniors and Ice Cream Social will be held on May 26th on the ASB Patio. Seniors must show ID Cards to be able to pick up yearbooks. You must also be cleared of all debts and fines in the Library and ASB Office. For questions regarding yearbook purchases contact Mr. Lev.
Senior Recognition & CSI Presentations
June 1st at The Reagan Library
5:00 pm CSI Project Presentations
6:00 pm Awards Ceremony
Students who have made outstanding achievements during their time at RHS will be recognized at our Senior Recognition Night. An invitation will be sent to students who are receiving the specific school-wide, community, and national awards given at this event. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. CSI Project exhibition will be from 5:00-6:00, and the Awards ceremony will begin directly after.
Senior Departmental Awards & Honors Breakfast
June 1st in MPR (Tentatively)
10:00 am - 12:15 pm, Invited Students Only (Families welcome, but not required)
This awards-presentation held during the school day will highlight special departmental awards, honor cords, and other special school recognitions.
Senior Pep Rally
June 2nd in Gym
10:30 am - ALL SENIORS MUST ATTEND
A celebration/rally to honor the entire Senior Class. We will be highlighting the greatness of this senior class and the impact you have made on Royal in a fun rally setting! Commencement tickets will be available for pick-up after this assembly.
The 2020 Senior Prom will be held at The Odyssey (15600 Odyssey Dr., Granada Hills) on May 16th from 7:00 pm - Midnight. (Student ID required for admission.)
Prom bids will go on sale April 15th to May 3rd in the ASB Office. Only cash or credit cards will be accepted. You can also visit our webstore to purchase Prom bids online.
To purchase bids, students must complete the Prom Permission Form (available by Spring Break). If purchased from the web store, a form needs to be downloaded and brought to ASB before students will be allowed to pick up their actual bids. The online transaction will not be considered “complete” until the signed form has been turned in. Forms can also be picked up in the ASB Office (sales do not begin until April 15th).
Please expect a single ticket price of approximately $90-$100. ASB Sticker discounts will only apply to Royal Seniors (not outside or underclassmen guests).
Royal students are welcome to invite outside guests from other schools or guests who are age-20 and under. Students bringing an outside guest should pick up their forms and obtain necessary signatures before purchasing their bids.
Seniors not on track for graduation will need to be cleared by their Counselors before purchasing a Prom bid. Also, seniors may not have any disciplinary issues to purchase their bids.
SVUSD policy prohibits alcoholic beverages, tobacco, e-cigarettes, vapor pens or chemical substances (even before an event such as Prom). This rule also applies to all automobiles in which the student is a driver or a passenger. Any student in violation of this will be turned over to his/her parents or to the police. Your participation of Senior-related activities will also be in jeopardy.
7) GRAD BASH
The 2020 Senior Grad Bash will be held at Universal Studios Hollywood (100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City) on Friday, May 29th running from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am.
Grad Bash Tickets will go on sale March 30th - April 17th in the ASB Office. Tickets (including bus transportation) are $100.00.
Due to the Universal Studios contract, we have only 300 tickets available . Cash Only. (Web store purchases are unavailable.) Royal High School Seniors Only — No outside guests will be allowed to attend.
Important: Seniors who wish to ride buses together should purchase their tickets at the same time in order to be assigned the same bus. Every student must ride the bus to and from Universal Studios (no personal transportation).
Seniors not on track for graduation will need to be cleared by their Counselors before purchasing a Grad Bash ticket. Also, seniors may not have any disciplinary issues to purchase their tickets.
Chaperones are provided one per every 15 students.
The day of the event, Seniors need to park in the East parking lot and report to the Gym by 2:15 pm to go through security. Grad Bash buses will load and leave at 3:00 pm that day . (A security guard will be on duty all night to supervise cars.)
Students must bring their Student ID cards. All seniors will report to the gym and go through a preliminary search before loading the buses to make sure clothing is appropriate and that they are not bringing any items that are not allowed at Universal Studios (see Grad Bash Rules below). Once students go through the search, they may not return to their cars.
At the end of Grad Bash students must report to the buses by 2:00 am. They will return to Royal at approximately 3:00 am (dependent on traffic).
Download the Grad Bash Dress Code
8) COMMENCEMENT PLANNING
The commencement Ceremony will take place at the Royal Stadium on Thursday, June 4th at 6:00 pm (Gates will open at 4:00 pm).
Seniors report to Gym (4:00 pm)
Cap & Gown Orders
Most seniors have already ordered their caps and gowns for the commencement ceremony; however, there’s still time if you need to order one. You can order online at Josten’s or by phone 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367). For any student/family that would like assistance with obtaining a cap and gown, you may contact the ASB office or the student's counselor - no questions asked.
Commencement announcements are distributed the first week of March by Josten’s. If you do not pick yours up at that time, they will be in ASB and can picked up if there is no balance is due. If you have not ordered announcements but would like some, please order directly from Josten’s.
Student Commencement Speaker
Seniors who are interested in being the student speaker at the Commencement Ceremony should submit speeches to Room 10-2 by May 1st. For questions speak to Mrs. Lev. Speeches must be no longer than 2-3 minutes. Speech messages and themes must relate to this year's senior class quote/motto below. Speeches will be chosen by a committee of staff and peers.
CLASS OF 2020 QUOTE/MOTTO: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
BBQ & Rehearsal
The Senior BBQ will be held on the ASB Patio on June 3rd. The commencement rehearsal will also be held on this date in the gymnasium/stadium. Caps and Gowns will be distributed immediately following the commencement rehearsal. Every participating senior must attend the rehearsal in order to walk in the ceremony.
Celebrate your graduation with one or two (or more) beautiful flowered leis. Order forms will be available in ASB and in The Royal Decree weekly bulletin. The deadline to submit orders to ASB is Friday, May 13th. Cash or credit card payments only. Sponsored by The Royal High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team.
Photographer and former Royal teacher Diana Woolley is back again this year to take photographs as seniors receive their diplomas. Order forms will be available in the ASB Office and at the commencement ceremony. You may also download an order form here.
Important Commencement Reminders
- Seniors will not be allowed to bring cell phones, cameras, keys, balloons, flowers, leis or other loose items on the field during the commencement ceremony. It’s best to leave these items in your car or with your parents prior to reporting to the gym.
- Seniors may not alter/decorate cap or gown.
- Balloons and umbrellas are not allowed in the stadium during the ceremony because they have a tendency to block the vision of other guests.
- Handicapped parking and seating is available, but limited. Arrive early for best parking and seating.
- Stadium opens at 4:00 pm for families.
- Students may wear only flat shoes during the commencement ceremony.
- No one will be allowed on the track and field following the ceremony. Graduates will exit the field in a formal processional. Parents and guests can meet their graduates outside the stadium between the MPR and the Library.
ADMISSION IS BY TICKET ONLY
Students will pick up tickets on Tuesday, June 2nd after the Senior Rally. Students must attend the assembly. Tickets guarantee admission to the ceremony, but not necessarily a seat.
Gates open at 4:00 pm. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 4th. The ceremony lasts about 2 hours and temperatures can be hot that time of year. We strongly discourage families bringing infants and young children. Strollers will not be allowed. If you do bring infants and young children, they also require a ticket for admission.
Seniors will receive six (6) complimentary tickets and may purchase two (2) additional tickets while supplies last. Seniors may purchase those two (2) additional tickets after the graduation rehearsal only. CASH ONLY = $5.00 per ticket. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and you will not be allowed to save seats. Arrive early for the best seating.