• Dear Senior Families,

    The last three months of Senior year are a busy time filled with a lot of events and information to process for both parents and students!

    Between now and graduation, you will receive emails that will contain deadlines or upcoming events. This will help make the list of “senior things” a little more manageable for everyone! Keep an eye on the Redwood Twig on the homepage and the Senior Information page on our website for the most current information. If you have not already, it is also a good idea to sign up for the Class of 2022 Instragram @redwoodhs2022.

          

    5/23/2022

    6:00 PM

    Benchwarmers Senior Athletics Banquet @ Embassy Suites

    6/1/2022

    11:45 AM

    Senior Clearance Forms Available for Pick Up Rm 103

    6/1/2022

    11:45 AM

    Senior Root Beer Float Day at Lunch

    6/2/2022

    11:45 AM

    Senior T-Shirt Signing at Lunch

    6/3/2022

    12:50 - 3:00 PM

    Summer Send Off Yearbook Distribution and Party

    6/8/2022

    12:50 PM

    Senior Clearance Cards Due

    6/8/2022

    12:50 PM

    Cap and Gown Pick Up After the Last Final Exam

    6/9/2022

    9:00 AM

    Senior Breakfast in the CEA

    6/9/2022

    9:45 AM

    Graduation Rehearsal

    6/9/2022

    3:00 PM

    Students Report to the Main Gym in Cap & Gown

    6/9/2022

    4:00 PM

    Graduation Ceremony

    6/9/2022

    8:30 PM - 2:00 AM

    PTSA's Safe & Sober Grad Night at the JCC in San Rafael

     
     
     
     
     
    Please click on this link for the full Final Exam Schedule


    Sequoian's Honor Society Banquet
    If your student was invited to this event but unable to attend, they may see Ms. Bjursten in Rm 111 after lunch on Wednesday, May 25 to pick up their awards.



    Benchwarmers Senior Athletic Banquet 
    The Senior Awards Banquet will be honoring all Seniors that participated in a varsity sport during their senior year on Monday, May 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites at 101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael.  



    Senior Clearance 
    Any student not meeting graduation requirements, not cleared for participation in the ceremony, or owing fees will not be issued a cap and gown. Senior clearance forms will be available in the counseling office beginning Wednesday, June 1st at lunch.  Signatures from teachers, your counselor, the library, records secretary and budget secretary indicate that you have passed classes, returned books, and paid any outstanding fees.  Your counselor certifies you have met all graduation requirements.  Please do not disrupt classes in order to obtain your signatures; this must be taken care of outside of normal class time. Signatures on the form must be completed by Wednesday, June 8 at 12:50 PM.



    Summer Send Off Yearbook Distribution and Party
    Yearbook will be hosting a Redwood get-together on Friday, June 3 for an end-of-year celebration and yearbook distribution. After finals that day, Yearbook will be distributing yearbooks and offering the following items to help celebrate the end of the year: High Tech burritos (chicken, veggie, carnitas) for everyone (free), snow cones, popcorn, drinks, mini-golf, karaoke and more! All students are welcome!



    Graduation Caps and Gowns 
    All caps and gowns are ordered and paid for by the school. Caps, gowns, and tassels will be distributed on Wednesday, June 8 after the last final exam.  Clearance forms must have all the required signatures and all bills paid before gowns will be issued. Once completed, Senior Clearance Forms should be submitted to the staff in the Quad area by 4:00 p.m. in exchange for their cap and gown packages. Seniors should enter the Quad through the doors located next to Rm 120.

    All graduates must wear the proper cap and gown in order to participate in the commencement.  Place your cap forward on your head with the point almost between your eyebrows.  Wear your tassel over your right eye.  You will be instructed to move the tassel to the left as a class after all the diplomas have been awarded.  If you choose to decorate your cap and gown note these guidelines:

    • The silhouette of the cap and gown must not be altered.
    • Only messages that are appropriate and tasteful may appear on only the top of the cap. 
    • Students whose caps and gowns do not meet these guidelines will be issued new cap/gowns before the ceremony.

     


    Senior Breakfast 
    The Senior Breakfast will be held graduation morning at 9:00 a.m., prior to graduation practice.  There will be a fully catered breakfast served buffet style in the CEA at Redwood.


    Graduation Rehearsal 
    There will be only ONE graduation practice on Thursday, June 9 at 9:45 a.m. in the amphitheater.  Seniors must be prompt and attend the entire practice in order to participate in the ceremony.  If the practice goes well, seniors will be dismissed around 11:00 a.m.  Students who are performing at graduation should plan to stay longer for sound checks. Students will need to return at 3:00 p.m. and report to the Phil Roark Gymnasium to line up for the ceremony.



    2022 Graduation Ceremony 
    The graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Amphitheater on the Redwood campus. Students will need to report to the Phil Roark Gymnasium at 3:00 p.m. to line up for the ceremony that will start at 4:00 p.m.. The ceremony lasts approximately 1½ hours and getting out of the parking lot will take some time so please plan accordingly. There are no tickets necessary and there is plenty of seating for all who attend. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats may not be reserved or saved, except for special guests of the district. Umbrellas for shade must be closed during the ceremony. NO DOGS ALLOWED except service dogs.



    First Aid
    During graduation a first aid station will be located near the main building.



    Appropriate Dress for Graduation 
    Any senior participating in the ceremony must wear a cap and gown. All students are to be dressed in appropriate, comfortable, but nice clothing.  Girls should wear flat or low heeled shoes or sandals since they will be walking through a steep, soft, grassy area.



    Diplomas 
    Empty diploma jackets will be handed out during the ceremony.  Actual diplomas may be picked up outside of Wellness immediately following the graduation ceremony.



    Graduation Parking 
    There are no tickets or limits on the number of guests that may attend graduation, so a large crowd is anticipated.  Parking and traffic congestion are a problem, so we suggest arriving early.  Central Marin Police and volunteers will be directing traffic.  Marked disabled parking is located both in the east and west parking lots.



    Seating for Family Members with Mobility Issues
    If you have a family member with mobility issues and would have questions about the best path of travel to the amphitheater, please email Ms. Serrano (gserrano@tamdistrict.org).



    Transcripts   
    How to order your final transcripts:

    Ms. Fernandez will email a Google form to all seniors on May 31, 2022 to complete this process.
    Non-Common App Schools:  Submit your Google form indicating the name of the college you will be attending and provide the mailing address to the admissions office. Common App Schools:  Submit your Google form indicating the name of the college you will be attending. (We will electronically upload your transcript). Please place your order between May 31 and June 9, 2022.  For any senior currently taking a course outside Redwood, please make sure to have an official transcript mailed in as soon as possible to:

    Redwood High School  
    Attention: Diana Fernandez, Records Secretary  
    395 Doherty Dr.
    Larkspur, CA. 94939



    Senior in Good Standing Information 
    Remember all seniors are expected to maintain appropriate behavior and pass all classes through the end of the semester in order to earn their diploma and participate in the graduation ceremony and senior frolic. Participation in the graduation activities is voluntary and considered a privilege.  In order to maintain your Senior in Good Standing status you must:

    • Earn passing grades in all courses. Grades of “F” or Incomplete in any course may prevent students from participating in the graduation ceremony;
    • Students with five (5) or more unexcused absences in a single class for the spring semester, including SMART, may be restricted from the graduation ceremony.
    • Behave appropriately. Any senior suspended spring semester may be restricted from the graduation ceremony.
    • Pay ALL outstanding bills (for textbooks, library books, athletic uniforms, etc.).


    A student wishing to appeal a decision to deny participation in the graduation ceremony may do so by written letter to their Assistant Principal.  The appeal committee will determine whether or not extenuating circumstances exist and make a recommendation to the Principal.  The Principal’s decision shall be considered final.  All appeal requests must be submitted, in writing, to the Assistant Principal’s office by May 24th.  Please contact your Assistant Principal if you have questions. Any student in violation of the Student in Good Standing policy will place their ability to participate in senior activities in jeopardy.

    PTSA Safe & Sober Grad Night 
    Thursday June 9, 2022 - from 8:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at JCC in San Rafael. Since 1998 there has been a Grad Night party for the Redwood High school graduates organized by the PTSA.  The party is a perfect way to celebrate their graduation together.  The aim is to give the seniors a safe place to be together, participate in fun activities in a sober environment and stay off the roads the night of their graduation. On June 9, 2022 the JCC will host the party beginning at 8:30pm and go until the big finale performance with dismissal immediately following at 2:00 a.m. More information at http://www.redwoodgradnight.org/

                                                                                                                        

    Financial Obligations:

    In addition to celebration and reflection, Senior year brings some additional financial costs. Most of the items for the students will be available on Redwood’s WebStore, which will allow families to use credit cards and ATM cards to make purchases.

    We want all of our seniors to participate in all senior events. To that end, please contact me as needed if you are need of financial aid or if you would like to help defray the costs of a deserving senior.

    We will be staying in touch as we get closer to graduation. The most efficient way for us to communicate with you is by email, so please be sure that your email addresses in are updated with an account that you check on a regular basis. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

     Thank you,

    Tanya Jaspering tjaspering@tamdistrict.org  

    Updated May 17, 2022