CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATION


To the Parents and Students of the Class of 2021:

In a short time, your son or daughter will graduate as a member of the 76th class of San Joaquin Memorial. The purpose of this email is to inform you about academic and social functions pertinent to graduates and their families. Thank you for your patience, as we have been making strategic moves to ensure we could give the Class of 2021 the very best experience possible, in the most normal of contexts available to us in this current setting. Below you will find many of the details for each of the activities that are Senior driven. These are the most up to date details we can provide each family to date. 

*Finals, Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation are MANDATORY ATTENDED EVENTS FOR ALL SENIORS

May 3rd – Senior Parent Graduation Meeting - 6:00p.m. via Zoom
  • A meeting invite with the Zoom link will be sent to those who wish to attend the meeting on May 3rd. 
  • Please reserve your spot via the link provided - https://forms.gle/VwmpfepCUEjvYHtR7

May 18thBaccalaureate Mass held at Holy Spirit Church, Fresno - 7:00pm
  • Students will need to report by 6:15p.m. to the church. Mass attire & Graduation gowns only.
  • Each student will be allowed 2 family members to attend the Baccalaureate Mass. The ceremony will also be live streamed to the community via a link provided prior to the event.

May 20th – Senior Farewell Drive – Thru event - 7:00p.m.
  • Seniors with their parents will have the opportunity to celebrate one last time on campus with their teachers and staff during a drive thru event. Students can wear their cap & gown, decorate their cars, etc. and enjoy the festive atmosphere & celebratory “send off”!
  • More info to come

May 21st Senior Luau & Sober Grad celebration
  • 6:00p.m - 9:00p.m – TBA (waiting for final Diocesan approval)
  • Interested parents who would like to help with this event in any way, please contact Shirley Boujikian at sboujikian@sjmhs.org as soon as possible.

May 22nd – Graduation Ceremony - 9:00a.m. in the SJM Stadium
  • Formal attire, cap & gown
  • Students will need to report by 8:00am
  • A full graduation ceremony will take place in the stadium for the entire class of 2021 and 6 ticketed family members.
  • The event will also be live streamed for community viewing via a link that will be provided prior to the event. 
  • Seating will be “first come - first serve” in pods of 6 with seating being socially distanced. Reserving seats will NOT be allowed.
  • A “Handicap seating process” will be explained at the Zoom meeting and information will go out to those that request a “handicap accessible” seat in the stadium with an additional seat for a family member to accompany this person. 
  • Handicap Request click here - https://forms.gle/qjPwP5fyU29tEuWK9
  • Parking Information to come

Singing Practice Schedule - All students (attendance is very important)
  • Major items handed out, ceremonial processes reviewed/practiced, learning the class song, etc.
May 7: Red Day
May 11: Red Day 
May 14: Red Day 
May 17: Senior Finals P.2 & P.1    
May 19: Senior Finals P.4 & P.3    
May 20: Grad Prac.           
May 21: Mandatory Grad Prac 
1:15-2:15p.m.
1:15-2:15p.m.
1:15-2:15p.m.
12:00-2:00p.m. (Baccalaureate Practice on campus)
12:00-2:00p.m.
10:00-11:30a.m.
9:30-11:30a.m. (in the stadium)

IMPORTANT Additional Information

Class of 2021 Naviance End-of-Year Tasks:
Seniors were assigned 2 tasks in Naviance - update the college list and complete the 2021 College Scholarships and Admissions Awards Survey. To meet our graduation booklet publishing deadline, the scholarship survey was due April 28. However, we are still collecting this information! If your senior receives a scholarship offer after the deadline, please let us know by emailing the Director of Guidance & Counseling, Mrs. Lisa Cameron, at lcameron@sjmhs.org.

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