Graduation

Graduation 2024

  • April 19, 2024

    Dear Families & Students of the Class of 2024,

    We’re working hard on graduation and end-of-the-year events for the Class of 2024! We love our Mustangs and are very proud of their accomplishments over the past four years.  We want our students to be celebrated in the coming weeks, while also finding closure with one another and experiencing a successful conclusion to their senior year.

    The Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 31, 2024 at the Capuchino High School Football Stadium.  The graduation ceremony is a cherished and memorable event in which families, faculty, friends and students honor the achievements of all graduates. Participation in the ceremony is contingent upon the student meeting all of the San Mateo Union High School District graduation requirements and maintaining appropriate behavior for the remainder of the school year.  

    The staff at Capuchino High School are working hard to make the end of the school year as memorable as possible. Please discuss the importance of appropriate behavior and completion of all academic coursework during these remaining weeks of the school year with your student so they can enjoy the many activities that we have planned for them.   

    Below contains valuable information about upcoming events and the Graduation ceremony. Be sure to mark your calendars for the rehearsal schedule and other important dates. 

    Preparing for graduation:

    • Each graduating senior will receive 6 tickets (4 on the stadium 2 for bleachers) for the ceremony. 

    • Students will be given their cap and gown on May 6th and 7th. 

    • Students must participate in both graduation rehearsals on May 29th and May 30th from 10am-1pm. 

    • All charges for library fines, lost textbooks, outstanding athletic equipment and uniforms, IB, art or lab bills must be paid and returned by Tuesday, May 28 during senior checkout. 

    Graduation:

    • Seniors must check in for graduation at 11:30am in the Upper Gym for final instructions, verification of participation and line-up.

    • Graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, May 31, at 1:00pm on the Stadium Field.

    • Graduates will sit on the visitor’s bleachers, facing the audience. Guest seating will be first come first serve. The holding of multiple seats for guests yet to arrive will not be permitted. Admission to the ceremony requires a ticket and is limited to the designated areas. Guests may not stand in aisles. 

    • Please be mindful of the seats that will be marked as “reserved”

    • The end of selected rows are reserved for handicap seating. 

    • Entrance to the football field will open for guests at 12:00pm.

    • No noise makers will be allowed. 

    • Balloons or signs will not be allowed in the seating areas to avoid blocking the view for other guests.

    • There will be a professional photographer, Lifetouch, who will take a picture of each graduate on stage. No one else is permitted to approach the stage during the ceremony to take pictures. During rehearsals, Lifetouch will provide seniors with detailed information on accessing these photos online. 

    Seniors: Important Points to Remember

    • Be ON TIME to rehearsals. Follow instructions carefully. You must attend our senior assembly and both rehearsals to participate. 

    • We suggest that you bring shoes you intend to wear at graduation rehearsal. You will be walking on grass and stairs and it would be helpful if you practice prior to graduation. 

    • Do not bring your cap and gown to rehearsal. 

    • Please behave responsibly at graduation. You are representing yourself and your family. No pranks or props will be tolerated which could result in removal from the ceremony. 

    • Lastly, any type of misbehavior or misconduct of a serious nature in these last weeks of school may result in the loss of gradation privileges. This includes, but is not limited to, senior pranks, academic dishonesty, and misconduct at prom or other school related events. 

    Let’s make this a fantastic celebration to celebrate the completion of your high school years! Congratulations to the graduating class of 2024! Following this letter please see the attached senior at a glance page with important upcoming events. Thank you and please contact me directly at (650) 558-2703 mgordon@smuhsd.org or Lisa Zepeda (650) 558-2705 or lzepeda@smuhsd.org if you have any questions about senior events or graduation.

    Best, 

    Michalis Gordon

    Assistant Principal

    Capuchino High School - IB World School

     

SENIOR CHECKOUT SHEET

  • New checkout sheet will be posted soon.

  • Class of 2024 graduation and grad night information will be updated once we are closer to the event dates!

GRADUATION PARKING & ACCESS MAP