Graduation 2021 Information

Posted Date: 4/26/2021
At this time, we are planning to hold an in person graduation in our stadium at 5:00 on Friday, June 18th.  See all RBHS graduation information here.  If you still need to order your cap and gown contact Jostens.
 

Dear Bronco Families,

We are excited to update seniors and their families about our Commencement Ceremony plans for the class of 2021.  At this time, we are planning to hold an in person graduation in our stadium at 5:00 on Friday, June 18th.  Due to state and local guidelines, we will initially issue two tickets per graduate, with an additional two tickets per senior available upon request. Please note that our graduation ceremony will be live streamed so that members of your family who are unable to attend may still watch the ceremony.  

For those graduates and their families who are not comfortable attending an in person graduation ceremony, we will be allowing graduates with their families to come into the stadium the morning of June 18th at specific times.  During this time, graduates will have their name read and be able to take pictures.  Additional information, as well as a sign-up form will be sent out to all families so those wishing to have their graduate participate in the alternative ceremony can reserve a time.

I would like to conclude by congratulating the class of 2021 and thanking them for all their hard work and perseverance through this challenging year.  We look forward to celebrating their successes and futures on June 18th.

Hans Becker

Principal

Rancho Bernardo High School

 

SENIOR ACTIVITIES, GRADUATION INFORMATION, AND GENERAL REMINDERS 

**  Graduation Ticket Information **

Two tickets per senior will be issued on June 16th and an additional two tickets per senior will be available on June 17th after rehearsal upon request.  Graduation will be live streamed.

To avoid delays in receiving their graduation tickets, seniors must:

  • Return all textbooks, chromebook & charger, hotspots, and clear all financial obligations to the Library.

  • Clear all obligations with the Finance Office.

  • Complete the Senior Survey (see important reminders) by May 7.

  • Complete the Scholarship/Awards form by May 7.

  • Order a final transcript to be sent to the college you are attending in fall 2021.

  • Outside course transcripts for graduation requirements must be received by May 22.

NOTE:  ALL DATES ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY 

May 31

Memorial Day – No School 

June 1-15



 

Seniors – Clear fines and return unused textbooks, library books, chromebooks & chargers, and hotspots. Check your library/textbook record online at https://bit.ly/3sNjRDQ.  Click “Search the Catalog”, then log in with your Canvas log in and view your record for all books checked out and any fines.  

June 1
 

Virtual Senior Awards Night - more information to come 

June 11














 

7:30 am - 10:00 am - Graduation Cap & Gown and Yearbook (Seniors only) distribution (large quad)

Seniors will not receive cap & gown unless all the items listed below are completed:

  1. Clear all obligations with the Finance Office.

  2. Senior Survey no later than May 7.

  3. Scholarship Award form no later than May 7. 

  4. Order a final transcript to be sent to the college you are attending in fall 2021.

  5. Outside course transcripts for graduation requirements must be received by May 22.

June 14

6:30 pm - Athletic Recognition Night (Stadium)

June 14 and 15










 

 

Senior Final Exams: Mon, June 14 (Per 1 & 3) and Tues, June 15 (Per 2 & 4)

  • Return all textbooks, chromebooks & chargers, hotspots, and library books to the textbook window.

  • For lost or damaged books or any outstanding balances, please bring cash only.

  • All financial obligations with the library and Finance office must be cleared prior to attending senior activities. 

June 16









 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Senior Picnic (Lower Field on Campus) -  Attendance is mandatory for all seniors. There will be food trucks, so students will want to bring some cash.

Pick up graduation tickets at Senior Picnic today

Seniors will not receive graduation tickets unless all the items listed in the box above are completed.

June 17









 

8:30 am - Senior Check in & Donuts

9:00 am - Graduation Rehearsal (Outdoor Basketball Courts) Dress in cool, comfortable clothes for practice; beach attire is not allowed. Students must attend graduation practice to participate in the actual ceremony.

After Rehearsal - Pick up additional Graduation Tickets (up to two max)

8:00 pm - Grad Nite @ Party Pals (PTSA Sponsored) (17th)      

    Details:  https://ptsarbhs.wixsite.com/ptsarbhs/grad-nite-2021

Questions about graduation should be directed to Mrs. Cindy Long at 485-4800, ext. 4530

GRADUATION DAY FRIDAY, JUNE 18

Graduation will be LiveStreamed for friends/family members who cannot attend.  

9am




 

Alternate Graduation Option for Families

  • For Seniors NOT participating in graduation ceremony

  • Sign up form will be emailed to families by Friday, April 30th 

12:00 pm

Records Office closes

4:00 pm

Gates to stadium open to parents and guests. 

4:00 pm














 

Ø  Seniors arrive and go to outside basketball courts to check in.

Ø  There will be staff to direct students. 

Ø  NO flowers or personal items, including but not limited to leis, adorned caps/gowns/tassels will be allowed with the seniors when they check in. These items will be collected, but will be left unsecured; therefore, items should not be brought to the ceremony. 

           RBHS is not responsible for these items.

Ø  Seniors are to carry their cap, gown, and tassel into check in.

Ø  Seniors will dress in cap and gown after check-in. 

5:00 pm







 

Graduation ceremony begins (will be LiveStreamed) 

Balloons, signs of any size, posters, noisemakers of any kind, etc. will not be allowed into the stadium. Items distracting the view of graduates are prohibited. You will be directed to leave all items outside of the stadium at the entrance gates. These items will be left unsecured; therefore items should not be brought to the ceremony. RBHS is not responsible for items.

End of Ceremony



 

After graduation, parents will exit west out of the stadium. Students will meet families in the bus turnaround along Paseo Lucido. Shuttle busses will pick up in the BHMS bus turnaround.


Important Reminders-
Counseling Reminders:

Senior Survey:  The RBHS Counseling staff is eager to know your plans for the future. This information will help us as we continue to give advice to future classes. We would like you to tell us what you will be doing this fall and what other options you might have considered. With your permission, this information may be shared within RBHS. Senior Survey link will be open April 30 - May 7. 

Scholarship Offers Received:  Seniors should report through the senior survey (GoogleDoc), even offers being declined, by May 7. Any type of scholarship offer and grant (Academic, Athletic, Performance, Military) should be reported. Financial Aid Awards do not need to be reported. Questions, please see Mr. Hunt or Mrs. Long in the Counseling office. 

Our senior scholarship offers are reported to the PUSD Board of Education, and we want the extraordinary achievements of the Class of 2021 to be recognized.  

Registrar Requirements:  Students taking a non-PUSD course (i.e. BYU, Halstrom, National University VHS, community college, etc.) for fulfillment of graduation requirements must have an official transcript MAILED to the Registrar at RBHS by May 22. If you cannot make this deadline, please email Monica Dickinson, Registrar, at mdickinson@powayusd.com. Credit will be awarded only when the official transcript is received.

Students attending a four year college must request a final, official transcript to be sent to the college they plan to attend.

RBHS will upload senior final transcripts to all active NCAA & NAIA accounts.

Final transcripts should be ordered through Parchment online.  These transcripts are easily tracked and delivered quickly. When ordering, please choose “Hold for next Grading Period” or can be mailed through Registrar’s Office at the RBHS Transcripts webpage.


Graduation Ceremony Reminders:

Parents and guests should be seated by 4:45 pm for the graduation ceremony.  

Parents/guests are NOT permitted on the field to take pictures during the ceremony. Tripods for cameras are not allowed in the stadium. There are no power outlets available for video cameras. 

Seniors must leave their valuables (cameras, cell phones, etc.) with parents as there is no place to store them. All RBHS rules of conduct and discipline will be enforced.

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN RBHS STADIUM: Balloons, signs of any size, posters, noisemakers of any kind, etc. will not be allowed into the stadium. Items distracting view of graduates is prohibited. You will be directed to leave all items outside of the stadium at the entrance gate. These items will be left unsecured; therefore, they should not be brought to the ceremony. RBHS is not responsible for these items.

“Grad Images” will take pictures of individual students after they receive their diploma covers. Proofs will be mailed home after graduation. There is no obligation to purchase.

Students will leave the stadium in a formal recession. Guests will remain seated until the end of the ceremony. After graduation, parents will exit west out of the stadium. Students will meet families in the bus turnaround along Paseo Lucido. Shuttle busses will pick up in the BHMS bus turnaround.


DIPLOMA PICK UP:

Students may pick up diplomas on Monday, June 21st from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm. Students who do not pick up their diplomas on Monday can do so beginning Monday, June 28th during Registrar Office “summer” hours (8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Mondays through Thursdays)

If student is 18, parents can pick up their diploma with a signed note from their student, which must include a copy of the student’s driver’s license or California ID and a written statement, giving their parent permission by name to pick up the diploma. Parent must also bring picture ID.


Parking Information for Graduation Day

Graduate Directions

Seniors need to arrive between 3:30-4:00 pm.

Check in will begin at 4:00 pm at the outdoor basketball courts.

Seniors are encouraged to be dropped off.

If seniors drive, they are to park in the designated area of the student parking lot.


Guests Requiring Assistance – Directions

There will be shuttle service and designated seating for guests who require assistance.

Parents or students must contact Mrs. Long prior to June 3rd

in order to reserve these seating/parking tickets. 

Two tickets will be given for each guest needing assistance -

one for the guest and one for a family member required to accompany them. 

These special seating/parking tickets must be reserved in advance

by calling Mrs. Long at 858-485-4800 x 4530.  

NOTE: These are not additional tickets

These tickets are included as part of the tickets your graduate will receive. 


Parents/Guests Directions

PLEASE USE SHUTTLE BUSSES

There will be NO parking or drop off available on campus.

SHUTTLE BUS DETAILS

SHUTTLE LOCATION: 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

15750 Bernardo Heights Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92128

Shuttle Transport to Stadium runs from 3 - 4:30pm

Last Return Shuttle from BHMS Bus Loop leaves at 7:30pm

  • Parking at the shuttle location will allow your family direct drop off at the RBHS Stadium from 3-4:30pm. 

  • Shuttle pick up after graduation will occur in the BHMS bus loop along Paseo Lucido until 7:30pm. 

  • Other than shuttle bus, no vehicles will be allowed to enter school parking lots. 


 

 

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