Graduation Information


Baccalaureate and Graduation Information
Celebrating the Class of 2024!

We will update this page with Class of 2024 Graduation Information as we know more. We ask that families check their email regularly, as that will be our first method of communicating updates with you. Parents, If you need to update your information, please do so here.

Baccalaureate & Graduation Events Timeline

Senior Sequester Graduates Only
Wednesday, April 24 at 11:15 am
Following the End of Year Rally
Location: St. Francis Gym

Senior Family Reception Graduates & Family
Thursday, April 25 at 5:00 pm
Love Locks Ceremony: 6:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Serra Court

Art Recognition Ceremony Recognized Graduates & Invited Guests
Date TBD
Location: SFHS Theatre

Senior Ball Seniors Only
Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
Location: The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks

Awards Ceremony Student Body & Senior Families
Friday, May 3 at 10:00 am
Location: SFHS Gym
Please note we will send a direct notification to those parents/guardians whose Senior will be receiving an award at the ceremony in the coming days.

Baccalaureate Mass & Graduation Practice Graduates Only
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 1:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Gym

Senior Sunset Graduates Only
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 
Location: St. Francis Soccer Field

Baccalaureate Mass Graduates & Invited Guests (5 per family, not including the graduate)
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Location: St. Francis Gym
Doors Open 4:30 pm
Preludes to the Mass: Seniors performing musical pieces beginning at 4:45 pm
Mass will begin 5:30 pm
*Graduation Tickets to be passed out at the end of mass. ONLY Students can pick up tickets.

Graduation Practice Graduates Only
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Location: Memorial Auditorium
Arrive by TBD to check-in
Practice will begin at TBD

Graduation Ceremony Graduates & Invited Guests
Thursday, May 23, 2024 (3:00-5:00 pm)
Location: Memorial Auditorium
Doors open at 1:30 pm and front entrance doors will close at 3:00 pm for Procession. (Alternative entrance will be available at that time.)

Safe and Sober Grad Night 2024 Graduates Only
May 23, 2024
10:00 pm  Check in at SFHS Rec Room
10:30 pm  Party begins!!! Load your Ziplock bags with water and snacks for the bus (all provided)
11:00 pm  Load buses for Disneyland
May 24, 2024
8:00 am  Arrive at Downtown Disney; unload buses
9:00 am  Enter Disneyland Park -Attendees will have a Park Hopper Pass to go between Disneyland and California Adventure
11:00 pm  Load buses; leave Disneyland
May 25, 2024
6:00 am  Buses return to SFHS; DAD’s Club providing “DADS and GRADS” grab and go breakfast upon return; Attendees met by parents/family

Attire for Baccalaureate and Graduation

The same rules apply for “Dress Code/Open Dances.” However, light-colored garments should be worn under the white graduation gown. 

Students must adhere to standard school policy on hairstyle and color, and dress code.


Graduation Day Schedule
Timeline of arrivals + events

  • Orchestra Arrival: 10:00 am
  • Choir Arrival: 10:45 am
  • Speeches Arrival: 11:00 am
  • Grad Arrival: 11:30 am (Please note: You will not be able to leave the auditorium. Please bring all your belongings, including lunch, as we will not allow drop-off of any kind.)
  • Practice: 12:00 -1:00 pm
  • Doors Open: 1:30 pm
  • Graduation Ceremony: 3:00 -5:00 pm

Textbook Buyback
in the Rec Room

If you have any questions about the book buyback process, please reach out to Mrs. Avalos Nelson in the front office.

Post Tech Office

Chromebooks & Email Instructions

Upon graduation, seniors can keep their school-issued Chromebook. If they do not wish to keep the device, they may return it to Technology beginning on May 14. Instructions on how to move school files to a personal Gmail account and remove the school’s management will be sent out on May 22. School email addresses will remain active until August 31. After that date, student email and Drive data will no longer be accessible. If your daughter has questions, she should reach out to


Graduates Seating Chart

A detailed seating chart will be provided to each senior in homeroom on Thursday, May 9. We hope this information will help families decide where to sit when arriving at Memorial Auditorium for the graduation ceremony.


Final Transcript & College Plan Form

Seniors will receive a Final Transcript & College Plan Form in homeroom on Thursday, May 9. This form asks seniors to share the admission decision for each college to which they applied, and asks them to indicate their college of attendance. Information from these forms will dictate where final transcripts are sent in July. The form is due to the Counseling & College Center by May 15.


ADA Seating Request
Baccalaureate Mass & Graduation Ceremony

We are happy to provide special accommodations for our families who may need ADA seating during the Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremony. Please note that at the graduation ceremony, one adult will be invited to accompany the individual requesting seating accommodations. (If one person needs special seating, they will be invited to have a family member sit with them.) This option is available for our Senior families who can’t walk up and down stairs, utilize a mobility device, or any other mobility assistance.


Senior Sequester VIDEO

Senior Sequester VIDEO

We officially welcomed our Tinkerbells into our beloved community of more than 12,000 alumnae! We loved taking a look back at some of our favorite memories from the Class of 2024!  If you missed the video, or just want to see it again, you can watch it here.

Post Cynthia Cost

Graduation Regalia
Must be pre-approved by the Dean

In an effort to better acknowledge and honor the diverse backgrounds of our students, graduates may wear one (1) item of personal significance related to their ethnicity, culture, religion, nationality, race, color, and/or ancestry during Graduation only, as long as the item is consistent with Catholic church teachings and the mission of our school. 

Students may also wear a CSF/NHS honor society cord.  Caps cannot be decorated.  No other decorations or symbols are allowed. 

News MaryAnne Kelly

Cafeteria Balance
Students will be notified by May 3rd

Seniors are notified if they have a balance in their “mySchoolBucks” cafeteria account greater than $10. If there is a younger sibling that will be attending St. Francis in the fall, the balance will automatically transfer to the younger sibling. If there is no younger sibling, students will be given the option to donate the funds to the St. Francis Fund to provide tuition assistance for incoming students or receive a refund check sent to their home. 

News Cynthia Cost

Senior Final Exams

Attendance/Discipline will be automatically reviewed per each senior when we return from Easter break.  Seniors will be notified on April 26, if she needs to take finals for attendance or discipline issues (not before).  Teachers will notify individual students if she needs to take a final in the class due to grades (those dates may vary). Seniors may be required to take a final, regardless of grade, in elective and P.E. courses.