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Graduation Update

Dear Seniors and Families,

With graduation less than a month away, we thought it would be a good time to let students and families know some important information regarding graduation and the events leading up to it. Please review the following information carefully. 

Class of 2022 Web Page
Located on the Class of 2022’s page on the school’s website, is a document that contains important information, links and details regarding graduation. Please refer to this page for information regarding graduation. 

Class of 2022 Graduation Information

Over the last few weeks, the CVHS Administration came into each senior’s Government or Economics class to review the school’s expectation for graduation. Students will also need to submit a signed contract in order to participate in the ceremony. Please review the contract, sign (parent or guardian and student) and return to your house office by Monday May 9th. 

Download and Print 2021-2022  Senior Contract

All graduates will receive four tickets for graduation, automatically. These tickets will be distributed to students at the end of rehearsal on the morning of graduation (Friday, May 27th). 

If you require more than four, please complete this form thoroughly and be sure to submit it when you are done. Students may request up to three (3) additional tickets. Children over two years of age will need a ticket to enter. 

Please work with your family to ensure an accurate count in the number of tickets you are requesting. Errors could result in failure to receive extra tickets.

You must request extra tickets by 3:00 PM on Monday, May 9th.

If you have questions, please contact assistant principal Steven Hendee at and House Three secretary Brooke Johnson at 

Graduating Seniors have been sent an email to their school accounts with a link to a form to submit a request for extra tickets. Only students may request extra tickets.

Graduation Speeches
Graduation speeches are a longstanding tradition at CVHS.  All of our seniors have the opportunity to submit a speech for consideration. This is an exciting opportunity to make a lasting impression on your classmates.

We are currently seeking graduation speeches that are:
Relevant to the entire senior class
Uplifting in message and tone
Appropriate for the audience (parents/guardians, grandparents, children, school and district staff, esteemed community members)
3 minutes in length (can be slightly less, but no longer than 3 min.)
Submission instructions:

Please email a Word or Google doc with your full speech and a video of you speaking your speech to  Please title your Word or Google doc with your name (last name, first name). Please ensure that there is little to no background noise in your video, and speak clearly and slowly enough that we can hear your words. All speeches and videos will be reviewed by the Graduation Committee. Winner(s) will be notified as soon as possible. There will likely be one to two Seniors selected.

Speech submissions are due Friday, May 6 by Noon. No exceptions. Please contact me if you need assistance or have any questions.
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Friday, April 29   Purchased Cap and Gown distribution (all
(break and lunch)  outstanding fees must be paid and graduation contracts turned in to receive Cap and Gown)
Starting Wednesday,  Borrowed Cap and Gown distribution (all 
April 29 (break and lunch) outstanding fees must be paid and graduation
      contracts turned in to receive Cap and Gown) 
 Friday, May 6     Speech Submissions Due

Monday, May 9   SENIOR CONTRACT DUE to House Secretary

 Monday, May 16   Farewell Assembly (during school)

Wednesday, May 18   Locker Cleanout (during school) 

Wednesday, May 18   Senior Awards Night, 6:00- 9:00pm
Friday, May 20   Senior BBQ, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 Tuesday, May 24   Period 1 Final, 8:10 – 10:15 am
      Period 2 Final, 10:57 am – 1:02 pm
      Period 0 Final, 1:24 – 3:29 pm

 Wednesday, May 25   Period 3 Final, 8:10 – 10:15 am
      Period 4 Final, 10:57 am – 1:02 pm
      Make up Finals (by appt.), 1:24 – 3:29 pm

 Thursday, May 26   Period 5 Final, 8:10 – 10:15 am
      Period 6 Final, 10:57 am – 1:02 pm
      Make up Finals (by appt.), 1:24 – 3:29 pm

Friday, May 27   MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal, 9:00 am
Report to Stadium Home Side (A-Lewis) and Visitors  Side  (Li-Z)
We hope to be done by 11:30am, but cannot guarantee it. 
      Graduation – Report to assigned hallway, 2:30 pm       Ceremony in Stadium, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, May 31    Diploma Pick Up-House Office
     8:30 am-12:30 pm
     1:00 pm-3:00 pm
We are looking forward to celebrating the class of 2022 in total togetherness!

Steven Hendee
Assistant Principal
Castro Valley High School

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