Senior Activities & Graduation Information
Welcome to the Senior Activity & Graduation Information tab of our website! Below you will find information for all our upcoming Senior Activities, including our Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
- Senior Letter
- Graduation Ceremony
- Senior Week Details
- Cap & Gown Distribution and Senior Luau
- Knott's Berry Farm - Senior Trip Information
- Knott's Berry Farm - Senior Trip Permission Slip
- Grad Nite Information
- Yard Signs, Class Mugs, Senior Package
- College/Career Banners, Senior Blankets, Foam Boards
Dear Senior Parent:
It is an exciting time for you and your senior to look forward to all of the senior activities and graduation. We have the highest expectations for all of our seniors and we ask that the parents of our seniors take an active role in helping them make wise choices. With this in mind, it is extremely important for all seniors to remember our behavioral expectations and that participating in the Graduation Ceremony and receiving their diploma on the stage is a privilege, not a right. Students are expected to continue to adhere to school and behavioral expectations as we head into the final months of school. This also applies to acting in an appropriate manner throughout senior activities and the Graduation Ceremony.
Important: All seniors must meet all SVUSD graduation requirements in order to participate in the Graduation Ceremony. I encourage you to monitor your senior’s grades carefully during this important part of the school year. Any failure in a required course will automatically prevent a student from participating in the Graduation Ceremony.
Seniors must follow all school policies up through and including graduation. All financial and disciplinary obligations, as well as attendance at all mandatory graduation practices, must be fulfilled or participation in senior activities including the Graduation Ceremony, will be jeopardized.
Demerit Recovery and Graduation
In order to avoid jeopardizing participation in senior activities and the Graduation Ceremony, all senior students must have resolved all discipline consequences. If there are any questions regarding behavior contracts or any outstanding discipline consequences, students should follow up with an Assistant Principal of Supervision. Each hour of discipline consequences equals 1 demerit. Any senior student with demerits on their record must serve all assigned hours until their demerits equal ZERO (0) before they will be allowed to attend Prom, participate in any senior activities, or Graduation Ceremony. A schedule of assigned hours of discipline consequences along with the intended days to serve must be arranged with the Supervision Office immediately. No exceptions will be made.
Please note this word of caution about “senior pranks.” Some of our students in the past without any disciplinary history have participated in a senior prank that resulted in lost opportunities and privileges. There is no such thing as a safe senior prank. Even a plan to “toilet paper” can end up causing damage leading to restitution and/or arrest. Consequences will include loss of senior activities and may jeopardize participation in the Graduation Ceremony. If you become aware of such a plan, please inform the school and do not allow your senior to participate. Students should never be on school grounds outside of school hours for any reason other than official school business or activities.
Please help your senior make good choices to ensure their participation in all senior activities and the Graduation Ceremony.
Suspensions and Expulsions
Be advised that the Saddleback Valley Unified School District has a strict policy against the use or possession of drugs, alcohol, and weapons, and any other expellable offenses outlined by the California Education Code. Please note that if a student commits ANY expellable offense and is recommended for expulsion, they will be excluded from Prom, ALL senior activities, extra-curricular activities, and the Graduation Ceremony during the expulsion. Any student that is suspended and is placed on a behavior contract within the last 45 days of school WILL NOT have the opportunity to earn back 45 days by completing the BIC Program/QuickClass and therefore will not be able to attend Prom, senior activities, and may be excluded from the Graduation Ceremony.
Behavior Expectations for the Graduation Ceremony
Students attempting to disrupt the integrity and grace of the Graduation Ceremony will be removed during the ceremony immediately.
Your support in discussing the importance of maintaining appropriate behavior through the end of the year as well as the severity of consequences for violating our behavior expectations is greatly appreciated and can ensure a positive experience for this exciting time for your family.
I look forward to seeing you at graduation on June 2nd.
Graduation Ceremony Details
GRADUATION CEREMONY: Laguna Hills High School Stadium 7:00PM. Gates to the stadium open at 5:00PM for seating. It is first come, first served and there are no tickets required. Graduates should park on the LHHS basketball courts and report to the Main Gym at 6:00PM. All students enter the gym from the girls’ side only. At the conclusion of the graduation ceremony diplomas are distributed on the track. The location will be near the sand pits.
SUGGESTED DRESS FOR GRADUATION: The following is the appropriate attire to wear under your gown:
Dresses, skirts, dress shirt and/or tie, and nice pants. No jeans or shorts.
No high heeled shoes as it will damage the field turf. No flip-flops/rainbows. Nice sandals are OK.
Caps should be worn squarely on the head with the tassels on the right front side of the cap. Decorated caps are not allowed.
You won’t be able to carry anything. Purses, cell phones, keys, and other valuables must be left with parents or in bags at check-in.
PHOTOS OF GRADUATION: To minimize the risk of injury, noise and disruption, parents and friends are asked not to leave their seats to take pictures during the graduation ceremony. You may come down to the field at the conclusion of the ceremony for photos with graduates in cap and gown. Professional photos of each graduate being congratulated as the diploma is awarded will be made available through the mail, or email shortly after the ceremony.
Senior Week Details
Monday, May 30, 2022
- Memorial Day - No School
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Senior Meeting & Panorama Picture
Mandatory Meeting for all seniors in the Main Gym at 8:30AM.
Senior Class Picture will be taken immediately following the meeting. Make sure caps and gowns are pressed and presentable. The cost of the photo is $20 non-laminated and $25 laminated. If you would like to purchase the photo, please bring your money on this day. South Coast Photography will mail your photo directly to you after graduation.
Senior Trip to Knott’s Berry Farm
Depart LHHS at 9:30AM
Return to LHHS around 10PM
$60 per student. Ticket sales end on Friday, May 20, 2022
Students need to bring money for food at Knott’s.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Senior Hill 9:00AM
Immediately following Senior Breakfast
Attendance at graduation practice is MANDATORY for all graduating seniors. It is considered part of the school day. You will not be allowed to walk if you have not practiced.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Graduation Ceremony: Seniors will park on the blacktop near the portables. Seniors must report to the Main Gym at 6:00PM.
Seniors must wear their cap and gowns.
Cap & Gown Distribution and Senior Luau
Seniors will receive their cap and gown. You must have all demerits cleared and be in good academic standing to receive your cap and gown on this day.
If you did not pre-order your cap and gown, you may purchase one for $60 cash on this day.
Senior Luau will be held in the stadium parking lot from 12:30-2:00PM. Tickets are $10 each and include a Chick-Fil-A sandwich, chips, drink, and Kona Ice.
Tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 6, 2022.
All seniors enrolled in a 6th period class will be excused that day.
Permission Slips for our Knott's Berry Farm were distributed in the Senior Packet on Thursday, March 17, 2022. We have extras in the ASB Office and the Student Store. It is also linked below.
PTSA Grad Nite is an all night event and celebration for our graduating seniors and since 1990 this incredible event has been held on the campus of Laguna Hills High School. It is an all-night safe and sober event hosted by LHHS parents and administration with added safety of COVID19 safety protocols. The evening comprises a full roster of events, entertainment, games, prizes, food and beverages. Around the middle of May, a portion of the campus is cordoned off and hidden from view as the Grad Nite committee transforms the space into a high-guarded secret magical venue.
Please see the LHHS PTSA Website for more information! Grad Nite 2022
Yard signs, Class Mugs, and the Senior Package are available for purchase on our LHHS Webstore. All items must be pre-ordered by May 1st. Yard signs and class mugs will be distributed at our Cap & Gown Distribution on Friday, May 13, 2022. LHHS Webstore