MAY 15, 2022

TWO WEEKS until graduation! There is A LOT going on during these two weeks so please read on and let us know if you have any questions!

This Monday, May 16 is the deadline for Car Rally registration. It is required here. See below for more information on the Car Rally.

This Monday, May 16 Senior Week begins with lots of fun activities, including donuts during break on Tuesday, May 17. We are looking for donations here if you’re able to help. Make sure your Senior keeps an eye on social media for information on what’s happening each day.

Tuesday, May 17 Recruited Athletes/Performers Celebration on the track during lunch. We’d love for students to come out and support our wonderful athletes/performers and to share in their excitement around their “next steps”.

Wednesday, May 18 Memory frames are due in the front office. Also, a reminder to please grab your frame after graduation and take it with you. We will not be returning these to families so this is your only chance of retrieving it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our memory frame guru, Lisa Palma.

Wednesday, May 18 Senior Award Night in the PAC at 6pm. Your Senior should already have been notified if they are receiving an award and should plan to attend if so. Friends and parents of award recipients are also welcome.

Wednesday, May 18 Senior Sunset will follow the award ceremony at 7:30pm. Please encourage your Senior to enjoy some food and fun on the middle field. We will also be handing out car paint during this event for Car Rally decorating.

Friday, May 20 Senior Symposium in the PAC at 10:15am. Your Senior should plan to attend for some helpful year end information. The Senior Picnic will follow right after this at 12:30pm on the middle field. Again, please encourage your Senior to attend this very fun, final gathering during school.

Friday, May 20 Car Rally starting at the Oakwood parking lot. The last day to register for this is tomorrow (see above for link). Additional information on the event can be found here and anyone participating should plan to arrive by no later than 4:30pm. The caravan will start promptly at 5pm.

Sunday, May 22 Time of Reflection at 4pm at the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church. This is an intimate, reflective event for students and their parents only. Dress is nice casual- for example, sundresses or khakis with a button down or polo.

Monday, May 23 Grad Caps are due (if decorated) in room 314. These will be returned at the graduation rehearsal the morning of Friday, May 27. More information/ideas on grad cap decorating can be found here. In addition, Seniors are welcome to spend the lunch hour on Wednesday, May 18 (during Senior Week) decorating in room 314.


  • There is a mandatory rehearsal at 9 am that morning and attendance will be taken.
  • Gates to the stadium will open at 4 pm and the ceremony will start promptly at 6 pm. Leis and decorated grad caps can be picked up in the quad starting at 4 pm.
  • We are asking any students who plan to attend Grad Night to try and arrive by 4:15pm so that they can also check in for this in the quad prior to the ceremony. See below for more information.
  • Please refer to this document for more details about graduation, including information related to handicap parking, seating, etc.

Grad Night follows right after graduation! If your student is planning to attend Grad Night, we are asking that they check in prior to the graduation ceremony in the front quad. This will include:

  • Getting bus assignment
  • Getting wrist band
  • Handing in any medication that may be needed during the event (in a labeled zip lock bag- the chaperones will keep track of this)

After the graduation ceremony, attendees should plan to return to the quad for a snack and to board the buses. Please note that no bags are allowed at Grad Night…only phones and keys.

Buses will return to Acalanes at 2:30am and it is highly encouraged that you pick your student up (versus them driving themselves home) given how tired they will likely be after a long and eventful day!

As always, thanks for your support and please reach out with any questions!

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Class of 2022 Liaisons: Jen Fish, Angela Ketcham, Kristin McPhail, Jill Milnes

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Class Liaisons

Jen Fish
Angela Ketcham
Kristin McPhail
Jill Milnes