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Important Info

Grad night contact info

Completely run by the parents and a volunteer committee. This is not a school sponsored event.

If you have any questions, contact PAOLA TRUMBLY @

ALL necessary forms for Grad Night 2020 can be found in the Link Locker on the left hand side of this webpage.



Including Senior, Yearbook, and dance pictures:


South Coast Photographic

Lake Forest, CA

(949) 699-0199


Please visit to order your cap & gown as soon as possible.  The deadline is March 1st.  Graduation is on Thursday, June 4th at 4pm in Cougar Stadium.  Seniors will be receiving more details soon.  Cap & Gown order form and loaner form is available in the Link Locker on the left hand side of this webpage.

Forms can be mailed to:

Herff Jones

421 S. Brookhurst Street 

Suite 104

Anaheim, CA 92804

Graduation information



General Information:  Graduation will be held Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in Cougar Stadium. For safety and security, school and stadium gates will remain closed to visitors during the school day and will NOT be opened to visitors until 2:00 p.m.  Please do not arrive before this time.  Due to the volume of people attending the ceremony, attendees are NOT allowed to save seats in the stands.  Stadium capacity is 3,242 (approximately 6 guests per graduate).

Parking Options:  General parking is available in the upper student lot, the lower student lot, Stoneybrooke (after 3:20 pm), and at Saddleback College (there may be a minimal charge of $2 for a day pass).  Limited handicapped parking will be available to those who have a valid handicapped placard on a first-come first-serve basis.  After all available handicapped parking is filled; a handicap drop-off area and shuttle will be available in front of the small gym beginning at 2:30 p.m.  The shuttle will take handicapped persons and one assist person only to the stadium for seating in a special area.  Drivers and other guests must then park in the specified lots above and make their way to the general seating areas

After the ceremony:  No visitors will be allowed on the field.  However, immediately following the ceremony, graduates will recess to the quad between the gym and the M-Building where they can then meet their families and pick up their diplomas.

South Coast Photographic: South Coast Photographic will be on the field/stage capturing this special event as the students receive their diplomas. You may view and order prints online at:


Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal – Thursday Morning:

Rehearsal begins at 8:30a.m. Thursday morning (Graduation Day, June 4th), with all seniors reporting to the large gym.  Seniors will then be given their row assignment along with directions for the processional, seating and the ceremony. If you do not attend rehearsal you will not participate in the ceremony

Graduation Ceremony – Thursday Afternoon

Plan to get a ride to the school from your parents or other family.  You won't want to have extra cars at school after the ceremony.

Please arrive to the gym in appropriate attire NO LATER than 2:30 p.m.  You may only bring a wallet and car/house keys if necessary.   No cell phones, iPods, flowers or leis are permitted, unless culturally appropriate.  All such items will be confiscated at check-in, so please do NOT bring them.

All students must bring their Capistrano Valley cap, gown, tassel, and medal (if awarded) to the gym.  (Do NOT wear your cap and gown to the gym prior to check-in; please just carry these items until after you have been checked-in.)

PLEASE wear comfortable shoes!  Heels are prohibited on the field. They will damage the turf and will sink into the ground, causing you to trip!

NHS, Drama, Key Club, ASB & AVID stoles, and CSF cords are the only additional items that may be worn during the ceremony.  No other group regalia may be worn, unless culturally appropriate. 

Diplomas:  Please pick up your diploma from quad area between the gym and the M-Building.  Thank you


Senior Events 2020


March 1st, 2020            Order your cap and gown online at  If you do not want to keep your gown,                                                 you can arrange to borrow one.  Get a form in the Activities Office.

March 6th                      Air Guitar

March 9th – 13th            March Madness Basketball Tournament

March 20th                    Jersey Jam

March 25th – 28th          Spring Musical

April 6th – 10th              Spring Break

April 16th                     Achievement Awards - Theater

April 17th                                        Quadchella      

April 20th – 29th            Dodge Ball Tournament

April 24th-25th                Lord of the Flies – Blackbox Theater

April 30th                      Mock DUI Crash Assembly

May 2020                     Graduation Speech Meeting TBA

May 2nd                        Junior/Senior Prom

                                    Tickets on sale starting in March @ Activities Windows and Online

May 4th – 22nd                AP/IB Testing – Both Gyms and Various Locations        

May 21st                       Senior Awards – Large Gym

May 22nd                      Clash of Classes Pep Rally

May 25th                       Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

May 27th                         Last day to buy tickets for Senior Brunch – Dave & Buster’s

Need to fill out the permission slip attached and return when purchasing

If you purchased a Senior class package at registration then you have

already paid for this event

May 28th – June 2nd        Senior Finals

June 2nd                        Cap and Gown Delivery After Finals

June 3rd                         Senior Brunch: Dave & Buster's Irvine (see enclosed permission slip)

June 4th                        MANDATORY Graduation Practice at 8:30 AM - report to the gym

June 4th                        2020 Commencement Ceremony - 4:00 PM in Cougar Stadium

                                    Gates will open at 2:00 PM See attached guidelines regarding graduation

June 5th                        Grad Night Email questions to: Paola Trumbly at