Senior Newsletter

Royal Highlanders Class of 2022

Final Week Events

Tuesday May 31:

Senior Send-Off Rally

The Senior Send-Off Rally is May 31 beginning at 8:30 am. Seniors will report directly to the gym that morning. The rally will be an epic conclusion to the 22 school year. After the rally yearbooks and graduation tickets will be distributed.

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 contact Mr. Lev. Visit Josten's to place your order.

Senior Recognition & CSI Presentations

May 31 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.

Wednesday June 1

Graduation Rehearsal

The MANDATORY commencement rehearsal will be held June 1 at 8:30 am. Students will report directly to the gym at 8:30. 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.

Senior Luncheon

Luncheon will take place on June 1 after Grad Rehearsal.

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Graduation Planning

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.

Graduation Announcements

Commencement announcements were distributed the week of April 11 by Josten’s. 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.

Commencement Photos

We will have a photographer at the ceremony to take pictures as seniors receive their diplomas. Order online on June 3. View photos and order.

Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation Ceremony will take place at the Royal Stadium on Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00 pm (Gates will open at 4:00 pm). Seniors report to Gym (4:00 pm)


ADMISSION IS BY TICKET ONLY-All attendees require a ticket this includes infants.

Students will pick up tickets on Tuesday, May 31 after the Senior Rally. Students must attend the rally to get their tickets. Tickets guarantee admission to the ceremony, but not necessarily a seat.

Graduation will be live streamed. We encourage those who cannot be in the sun and heat for long periods of time (young children and the elderly) to watch the live stream.

Gates open at 4:00 pm. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 2nd. 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 = $10 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.

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. All umbrellas brought into the stadium must be lowered before the start of the ceremony.

  • Handicapped parking and seating is available, but limited. Arrive early for best parking and seating.

  • Stadium opens at 4:00 pm for families. Guest may begin lining up at 3pm.

  • Students may wear only flat shoes during the commencement ceremony.

  • No one will be allowed on the track and field following the ceremony. Parents and guests can meet their graduates outside the stadium between the MPR and the Library.


MAY 20: Simi Institute Deadline (Adult School)

MAY 24 - MAY 27: Senior Finals Week

MAY 24 - Senior Sunset

MAY 27: Grad Bash (Universal Studios)-SOLD OUT

MAY 31: Senior Send off Rally, Yearbook, and Grad Ticket Distribution (Seniors must be CLEARED with Library and ASB to receive/buy tickets and yearbook)

MAY 31: Senior Awards Night

JUN 1: Rehearsal, Senior Lunch, and Cap & Gowns (Seniors must be CLEARED and must attend to pick up Caps & Gowns)

JUN 2: Commencement Ceremony


Seniors, no matter your post high school path - we are proud you are a Highlander. Please make sure you fill out your Senior Exit Survey now.

The Senior Survey provides Royal High School with important information about our graduates. Each year graduating seniors complete this step. (And if you are college-bound, the survey helps us know where to send your final transcripts to the university you plan to attend.)

The Senior Exit Survey is now live in Naviance. It has been assigned as a Naviance "Task" to all 12th graders. Students will have until May 27th to complete.

Students can access the survey in their Naviance accounts under:

ABOUT ME > SURVEYS FROM MY SCHOOL>SIMI VALLEY UNIFIED EXIT SURVEY (or under "planner>tasks>tasks assigned to me").

For questions, speak to your counselor.

Grad Bash--SOLD OUT

The 2020 Senior Grad Bash will be held at Universal Studios Hollywood (100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City) on Friday, May 27th running from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am.

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).

Code of Conduct

Dress Code

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 Tuesday May 31st. Seniors not CLEARED will not 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.

Counseling Information

For any questions regarding academic requirements, contact your counselor:

Mrs. Guy A-Di

Mrs. Graf Do-Le

Dr. Burton Li-Re

Mrs. Intlekofer Ri-Z

Counseling Information:

  • 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 quarter 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 20th 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)

We are here to help

Events, ASB, and Account Needs:

Ms. Myszkowski

Ms. Rotellini

Class Advisor and Senior Parent Points:

Mrs. Lev

Academic, Behavioral, or Attendance Needs:

Mr. Dobson

Mrs. Broberg

Ms. Mayea

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.)