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Class of 2022 information

Graduation day

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. in the Wildcat Stadium.  No tickets are required; gates will open at 4 p.m.

Dear Senior Wildcat Parents/Guardians:

Graduation is quickly approaching and we are looking forward to sharing this special night with you!

Graduation is one of the most important milestones in your child's life. All of their hard work in school comes to an end and their journey as an adult begins. Your cooperation, both as graduates and parents, is not only encouraged but also expected in order to make this a dignified event. Please be mindful that others will be sharing this day with you and the event will go much more smoothly if we remain considerate of this fact.  

We have many activities that celebrate their graduation and we encourage students to use these opportunities to celebrate their class.  All of these events are a privilege, not a right and participation in these events is contingent upon satisfactory behavior. Students who violate school or district rules or engage in activities that disturb/disrupt the learning or event environment will receive consequences, up to and including the loss of senior events (including graduation) and/or suspension/expulsion. 

 Senior Check-Out:  To participate in Friday’s Graduation Ceremony, all seniors must ensure that any outstanding fines or items to be turned in are settled by Thurs., June 2: 

  • all library books and textbooks

  • fines for lost and overdue library books

  • replacement cost for damaged or lost textbooks

  • District-issued Chromebooks 

  • school-issued combination locks from lockers

For information regarding library books and fines, please email Shirah McDonald.  Fines may be paid online, through the DVHS Webstore.

Graduation Rehearsal Video:  Seniors, please watch this video prior to graduation.

Graduation:  The graduation ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. on June 3 in the DVHS stadium.  The gates to the stadium will open at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are not required and are not being issued.  Masks are not required.  Graduates must check into the Main Gym by 5:00 p.m.

 For Students:

Graduation Attire

  • Formal attire is required beneath your graduation gown: long pants, collared shirts, dresses, skirts.  No flip flops or spiked heels.

  • Caps, gowns and tassels are required for graduation (please secure caps with bobby pins as needed).

  • Caps may be decorated per the guidelines linked here.  Caps that are being borrowed from DVHS may not be decorated and must be returned after the graduation ceremony in their original condition.

 

Wearing of the Tassel

  • During the processional and throughout the awarding of the diplomas, the tassel is worn on the right side of the mortarboard.

  • Upon the signal from the class officers after the diplomas have been awarded, the graduates will shift tassels from the right side to the left side of their caps.

 

Diplomas

  • Graduates will receive their diploma cover on stage and their actual diploma from the row monitor when they return to their seats.

  • Graduates who have borrowed a “loaner” cap/gown will NOT receive their diploma until the loaner items are returned to the Wellness Center immediately following the ceremony.  The Wellness Center will close 1 hour after the end of graduation.

  • Graduates who have outstanding fines or school property will not receive their diploma until accounts are settled

 

Campus Security:

  • There will be 24-hour security guards patrolling the campus on the days leading up to the ceremony.

 

Prohibited Items

  • Air horns and other loud noise-making devices.

  • Balloons or decorations that obstruct the view of others.

  • Beach balls or other items that will distract from the ceremony.

 

For Parents and Guests:

Announcing the Graduates

  • Students have selected a special staff member to read their name as they cross the stage; therefore, students will NOT be sitting in alphabetical order.

  • Students will know where they sit and can relay this information to family members prior to the ceremony

 

Photography

  • Family members and friends are encouraged to remain in their seats and enjoy the ceremony.  There will be ample opportunity to take personal photos outside of the stadium after the ceremony.

Studio One Photography will be on hand to capture the perfect photo of your student with their diploma as they exit the stage.  Photos can be ordered online after graduation.  See details here.

 

Graduation Seating

  • Seating arrangements are on a first come, first serve basis; no tickets will be issued.

  • Please do not save seats for other guests.

  • Handicap seating is available in the bleachers with ramp access and at the bottom row at the 50 yard line.

  • Family members and guests may sit in the bleachers and on the chairs located on the track and field.

  • Families may bring their own portable, folding lawn chairs or camp chairs, if desired.  Those chairs must be placed on the grass, behind the spectators’ seating that is currently set up (see red Xs in photo below).  No chairs are allowed in rows 6-8 of the track.

 

Parking

  • Please park in designated parking stalls only in the front and rear parking lots.

  • NO parking at these locations: the front loop, tennis courts or Venture School parking lots.

  • Parking in the surrounding neighborhoods is permitted on certain streets.

  • The parking spaces located near the main gym and PAC will be reserved for handicapped parking. You MUST have a handicapped-parking placard to park in this area.

 Meeting Your Students

  • The stadium must be cleared after the ceremony, so we suggest meeting your graduate on the plaza around the main gym, the upper plaza leading to the quad, or the quad.

 We are looking forward to sharing this special night with you!

 

Sincerely,

Evan Powell

Principal

 

Important information for all students graduating or exiting from DVHS

In order to keep access to all the hard work and projects you've created at school, you must download or transfer any data you wish to keep to a personal account.  This must be completed before June 2, 2022 to ensure you will continue to have access to your files and projects after you leave.  On the day after your graduation, or otherwise exiting the District, you will no longer have access to these files, which include email, Google Drive, Adobe & Microsoft online projects and files.  Please click this link (using your SRVUSD log-on) for Information regarding the tools available to you to assist with migrating the data you wish to keep after you leave.

Chromebook turn-in schedule

Seniors must turn in their District-issued Chromebooks before the end of the school year. Failure to do so may result in the delay of receiving your diploma.  Collections will be made in the lobby of the DV Performing Arts Center (across from the administrative office) according to this schedule:

  • Friday, May 27, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.     -     Last names A - E
  • Friday, May 27, 1:45 - 3:45 p.m.     -     Last names F - L
  • Tuesday, May 31, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.     -     Last names M - R
  • Wed., June 1, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     -     Last names S - Z   

Counseling info for seniors

Click here for information regarding transcript requests for colleges, college applications, letters of rec, post-high school planning, Naviance, etc.

grads throwing caps in air

Caps & gowns

If you ordered your cap & gown from Jostens, you may pick up your order in the quad on  Thursday, May 5 at brunch & lunch. If you did not order a cap and gown, please see Mrs. Mattingly in the Administrative Office.

Grad day photos

Studio One Photography will provide professional photography services of the graduate with their diploma on graduation day.  You can view and order photos 48 hours after graduation.  Click here to view and order images after graduation.

graduation photos