Not the 2024 Senior Newsletter
However, much of the information will be the same.
See below for a preview of your child's senior year.
The class of 24 newsletter will be out in a few weeks.
Congratulations Class of 2023!
Graduation will be here soon. Here is what you need to know!
There are a lot of details leading up to the graduation of the class of '23. Here is all the info we have as of right now. We will update this newsletter when we get new information, so be checking back often.
Dates to remember:
Mar 10- Spring Dance
Mar 27-Apr 2- Spring Break
April 19-May 10 Prom Ticket Sales
May 1-May 19- AP/IB Testing
May 12- Grad Night at Disney California Adventure
May 19- Simi Institute Deadline (Adult School)
May 20- Prom
May 25- Senior Sunset
May 23-30- Senior Finals
May 29- Memorial Day-No School
May 30- Senior Awards Night
May 31- Grad rehearsal
Jun 1- Graduation
We are here to help:
Events, ASB, and Account Needs:
Class Advisor and Senior Parent Points:
Academic, Behavioral, or Attendance Needs:
And as always our principal Mr. Hall 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.)
Message from Mr. Hall
Seniors! This is your last semester at Royal High School, so let's make it our best. I have only had the opportunity to get to know you for just one semester, but, honestly, I am just so proud of the students that you are. Our seniors have shown that they are hard working and embrace life as it comes at them. Your time here at Royal has been marred with pandemics, no MPR, construction zones, and zooms but you have not let that stand in your way as any sort of major obstacles. You have shown that you are resilient and will take on any challenge as it comes your way.
As you finish your final semester at Royal, please embrace as much of the activities as you can. Go to prom, grad night, senior sunset, anything you can make...be there and be present. At the end of this year, many of you will go separate ways and start new journeys, so that leaves this time to enjoy being a Highlander and more importantly, your friends.
Good luck class of '23! I am so looking forward to this last semester for you, it promises to be a fun one!
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 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 19th 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)
Seniors MUST turn in their senior contracts in order to participate in any school sponsored event including Prom, Grad Night, and the Graduation ceremony. Contracts are to be turned in to the ASB office by Friday, January 27th. A paper copy must be submitted.
Debts & Book Fines
Seniors must return all books and laptop computer to the Library and be cleared of all fines and debts in both the Library and ASB Office by Tuesday, May 30. 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.
Senior Special Events
Senior Pep Rally
May 19 in Gym
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!
Senior Sunset, Yearbooks, and Ice Cream Social
May 25th on ASB Patio, 6 pm
Seniors will get together one last time for fun and friendship. You will pick up your yearbooks and watch the sun go down on the 2023 school year. After sunset we will have ice cream and watch a fun movie.
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 Awards Night & CSI Presentations
May 30 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.
Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure
Royal High will attend Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure on May 12. The cost is $150 payable by cash or card only in the ASB office (no checks). Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be on sale from Feb 13-March 2 7:30 am- 3:30 pm, and March 3 7:30 am-1:00pm unless we sell out sooner.
We have only 300 tickets available and we will likely sell out. We cannot get additional tickets from Disney and as this is a specially ticketed event, other Disney passes will not work at the gate.
The event is from 9pm to 2am.
Students must report to the Royal MPR at 5pm for bag checks and groupings. Buses will load by 6. Students will return to buses at 2am to arrive back at Royal at approximately 3:30.
See the link below for dress code, what to and not to bring and procedures from Disney.
The Commencement Ceremony will take place on Scotland Yard on Thursday, June 1 at
6:00 pm (Gates will open at 4:00 pm).
Seniors report to Gym (4:00 pm)
Cap & Gown Orders
It's time to order! 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 student's counselor.
IMPORTANT NOTE! Cap and gowns do not ship to your home. They will be picked up on campus on May 30.
Graduation announcements are available. 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
CLASS OF 2023 QUOTE/MOTTO: "You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." —Robin Williams
Grad Rehearsal, Senior Lunch, & Cap and Gown and Ticket Distribution
Graduation Rehearsal and the Senior Lunch will be held on May 31st.
The Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal will begin in the Gym at 9am. Every participating senior must attend the rehearsal in order to walk in the ceremony. The luncheon and cap and gown and ticket distribution will follow rehearsal.
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 in the near future.
Sponsored by The Royal High School PTSA.
We will have photographers from Honest Light photography at the ceremony to take pictures as seniors receive their diplomas. View pictures and order online after the ceremony. Link will be available soon.
The Graduation Ceremony will take place at the Royal Stadium on Thursday, June 1st 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).
Tickets will be distributed May 31. 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.
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 in the MPR plaza or the Main Quad.