BHS c/o 2021 Senior Bulletin

Graduation, Transcripts, Scholarships & More!

Class of 2021 Graduation Information

June 1, 2021 Update

To our Benicia High School Class of 2021 Graduates and Families:

The Benicia Unified School District is excited to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the Senior Class. As previously communicated, Benicia Unified School District and Benicia High School created a multi-tiered plan for graduation that was reviewed and approved by the Solano County Public Health Department.

At noon today, June 1st, Solano County announced that we are moving into the Orange Tier. Based on this information, we have decided to move our graduation ceremony plans for this Saturday to the Orange Tier plan - this means we will have one graduation ceremony for the entire Class of 2021 at 10:00am on Saturday, June 5th. Seniors will still receive 2 tickets each.

If you have any questions, please email We are very excited about graduation and so glad that this change will allow all of our Seniors to graduate together!

Livestream of Graduation Ceremonies:

Link to Graduation Livestream on June 5th:

This will remain available to view after June 5th for additional viewing.

Mandatory Graduation Practice:

We will hold one graduation practice on Friday, June 4th at 9:00am to prepare for the commencement ceremonies. Seniors will return their textbooks and Chromebooks with chargers as they enter graduation practice.

Seniors with AP tests in June may keep their Chromebooks if needed and return them to the main office during office hours (7:30am to 4:00pm) after completion of their AP exam(s).

Cap & Gown:

In an effort to make sure that every graduate has their cap and gown, a Jostens representative will be on campus on Friday, June 4th from 10:30-11:00am in the upper parking lot (outside of graduation practice) to sell the cap and gown set to anyone in need. The cost is $50 and only cash payments will be accepted.

Graduation Tickets:

Two tickets per graduate will be distributed to the students at graduation practice. Lost or damaged tickets will not be replaced. No one will be allowed entrance to the event without a ticket, including children.

Arrival & Parking:

Gates will open 45 minutes prior to each ceremony and graduates are expected to arrive at that time so that the graduation ceremony can start on time. We encourage graduates and their two family members/ticket holders to arrive together for everyone’s safety and convenience.

Parking will be available in the upper and lower parking lots of Benicia High School. Entrance to the event will be at the front of the stadium only. No parking or entry will be allowed from Mary Farmar Elementary. Disabled parking for those with disabled parking placards will be available in the upper parking lot, closest to the stadium entrance.

COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place and enforced during the ceremony. This includes all guests properly wearing face masks and practicing social distancing while entering, seated, and exiting the event.

Graduation Ceremony Pictures:

GradImages will be on site at graduation to take pictures of each graduate as they are announced and as they receive their diploma cover. Families will receive the proof and ordering information by mail two to three weeks after graduation, to the mailing address provided by the graduate.

Seniors must complete THIS FORM to provide their mailing address for the graduation photos and the phonetic spelling of their name to be announced at graduation. (Form requires students to be logged into their BUSD student account.)

Diploma Distribution:

Graduates receive their diploma cover at graduation when their name is announced. After the graduation ceremony has ended, graduates will proceed down to the gym area to pick up their diploma. Only graduates will be permitted into the gym to pick up their diploma, then they will exit to the front of the gym.

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, June 3rd: Final day of school for Seniors

  • Friday, June 4th: Mandatory Graduation Practice - 9:00am

    • Senior textbook & Chromebook return. There will be a drop off area provided at the entrance to graduation practice. Please be sure to bring Chromebook chargers, library books, and all school materials. If you need to drop off items after June 4th, please do so to the school office, Monday through Friday, between 7:30am and 4pm before June 18th.

    • Yearbook distribution to Seniors will be available immediately after graduation practice ends and will take place in the Staff Parking Lot.

  • Saturday, June 5th: Class of 2021 Graduation Commencement Ceremonies and Livestream

We thank all of our Class of 2021 Seniors and families for your patience and support as we have worked through this process this year. We are working hard to make this a very positive celebration and recognition of our amazing graduates.

Go Panthers!

BHS Administration

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Celebrating Your Next Step

High school is just the beginning and we want to celebrate with you as you take the next step in life. Let us know what that next step will be by completing this Google Form to share your plans for post-high school: career, college, military, apprenticeship, traveling, or other plans. We will recognize and celebrate the Class of 2021 by creating a special slideshow to share with you later in May.

Please submit this form no later than May 14th. You can also upload a picture with a college sweatshirt or other way to show off your next step in the Google Form to possibly be included in the slideshow/video.

SENIORS - Submit Your Photos for Your Senior Slideshow!

Your BHS Leadership and Senior Reps are working on your Senior Slideshow and want everyone to submit photos to make it the best Senior Slideshow possible.

Please submit around 10 photos from your high school experience - group pictures, special events, fun activities, from freshman year to senior year. Send your pictures to ASB President Mikayla Moldero at The Senior Slideshow will be shared out at the end of May via your school email so keep an eye out!

Keep the Tradition Going: Grad Cap Decoration

Hey Seniors, we often get asked if Seniors can decorate their graduation caps. The answer is YES! Be creative, have fun, and be school appropriate. You can wear your decorated graduation cap to your June 5th graduation.

Official BHS Transcripts - Order Now!

Every Senior has the opportunity to have one free official transcript sent to the college or program you plan to attend after high school. To order your official transcript, complete this Google Form no later than June 5th to provide the necessary information (must be logged into BHS student email to access this form). BHS will then mail out the requested transcript as directed by June 30th. Additional requests for official transcripts or requests received after June 5th are subject to the regular fee of $5 per official transcript.

Senior Awards Recognition

Benicia High School holds a Senior Awards Recognition Event each year to celebrate Seniors receiving scholarships, entering into military service, and those who have earned the Principal Scholar's Honor Roll (cumulative 4.0+ gpa for high school career). This year's recognition event will be will be a slideshow/video sent out to the Class of 2021 students and parents in late May.

Seniors, if you have received an outside scholarship or if you are joining the military, please make sure to submit this information to Ms. Gladi in the Counseling Office no later than Friday, May 14th using the form below.

Link to Senior Award Form - Please note, you must be logged in with your BUSD student account to complete this form.

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Class of 2021 - Register for Grad Night Now!

Benicia Grad Night Lite brings you a Night at the Circus! Come celebrate with your class! There will be raffles, prizes, all you can eat food, laser tag, hair salon, henna tattoos, a DJ, dance floor and so much more!! Cost is only $50. Registration is now open at Sweatshirt sizes need to be submitted soon, so register today!

Please note: Benicia Grad Night is run by a community volunteer organization and appreciates all donations of time, service, and goods to help provide this event. This event is not run by BHS or BUSD. Please direct questions regarding this event to Benicia Grad Night through their website. Thank you!

2021 Yearbook Information

The 2021 Pride Yearbook was completed and is currently being printed by our publishing company. We will distribute yearbooks to all Seniors who pre-ordered a book immediately after graduation practice.

There is a very limited number of yearbooks still available for purchase at yearbook distribution on June 4th, until we sell out. Seniors still wanting to purchase a yearbook must do so in person, with cash or debit/credit card, on June 4th. Distribution and sales will be located in the Staff Parking Lot.

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If you have not received your Class of 2021 yard sign, please stop by the BHS Main Office during office hours to pick one up (available until we run out)! Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm - please use the doorbell to the left of the main doors.

We also still have a few Senior Sweatshirts and Caps & Gowns that were pre-ordered that need to be picked up!

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