Graduation Information


Baccalaureate and Graduation Information
Celebrating the Class of 2023!

We will update this page with Class of 2023 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 26 at 11:15am
Following the End of Year Rally
Location: St. Francis Gym

Senior Family Reception Graduates & Family
Thursday, April 27 at 5:00pm
Love Locks Ceremony: 6:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Serra Court

Art Recognition Ceremony Recognized Graduates & Invited Guests
Friday, April 28 at 1:15pm
Location: SFHS Theatre

Senior Ball Seniors Only
Saturday, April 29 at 7:00pm
Location: The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks

Awards Ceremony Student Body & Senior Families
Tuesday, May 2 at 10:35am
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 16, 2023 at 1:00pm
Location: St. Francis Gym

Senior Sunset Graduates Only
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 7:00pm
Location: St. Francis Soccer Field

Baccalaureate Mass Graduates & Invited Guests
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Location: St. Francis Gym
Doors Open 4:30PM
Preludes to the Mass: Seniors performing musical pieces beginning at 4:45pm
Mass will begin 5:30pm
(Up to 4 guests per Graduate to accommodate Gym capacity)
*Graduation Tickets to be passed out at the end of mass. ONLY Students can pick up tickets.

Graduation Practice Graduates Only
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Location: Memorial Auditorium
Arrive by 10:30am to check-in
Practice will begin at 11:00am

Graduation Ceremony Graduates & Invited Guests
Thursday, May 18, 2023 (3:00-5:00pm)
Location: Memorial Auditorium
Doors open at 1:30pm and front entrance doors will close at 3:00pm for Procession. (Alternative entrance will be available at that time.)

Disneyland Safe and Sober Grad Night 2023 Graduates Only
Details Below

News Sarah Mumper '14

Pre-Ordering Photos
for Baccalaureate and Graduation Event

Bill Smith Photography has provided a link for both the Baccalaureate and Graduation to pre-order the photos documenting the special days!

Baccalaureate: Link for pre-ordering the Baccalaureate Senior Pano taken after the Baccalaureate Mass on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023. For any ordering questions, please call (916)749-1026 and select Option 1 or email

Graduation: The Graduation ceremony is on Thursday, May 18th, 2023!


Senior Chromebooks and School Email Accounts

Graduating seniors are able to keep their school-issued Chromebooks. Instructions on how to move school files to a personal Gmail account and remove the school’s management will be emailed to seniors on May 15. 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

News Nicolle Harrity

Yearbook Pick Up for Seniors

Yearbooks are almost here!!! Yearbook distribution for SENIORS ONLY will begin on Wednesday, May 10th (in front of the school). After that, distribution will take place in Serra Court and will continue through the end of finals. You must be present to pick up your yearbook (as in, you cannot send a friend to do so for you). Make sure to be on the lookout for an email reminder sometime this week.

News Sunny Rivera

Message from Counseling

St. Francis High School would like to share your good news with our community, we are collecting scholarship information for the Class of 2023. Your daughters were emailed the Scholarships Class of 2023 Form allowing them to report all of their college, university and outside scholarships and grants from the schools to which they applied. Your daughter’s name and scholarships will be confidential; only a total amount of scholarship dollars offered to the Class  of 2023 will be shared publicly.

News Cynthia Cost

Message from the Dean
Seniors' Last Day

While Friday 5/5/23 is the last day of classes for many of you, it is still a regular day for all the other students to prepare for their finals.  Please be respectful of the students and teachers who still have to finish the school year strong and stay out of the hallways/classrooms when classes are in session. 

In addition please do not bring these items to campus:

  • Any type of weapon (swords, lightsabers, Nerf/Water guns, water balloons) etc…
  • No wheeled items (bikes, scooters, roller/inline skates) etc…
  • No barbecues, fire pits or other forms of fire type items…

We have had injuries in past years and we really want you all to have a safe last day of school.   We look forward to celebrating all of you at graduation.

News MaryAnne Kelly

Cafeteria Balance

Students will be notified by May 5th
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 Sarah Mumper '14

ADA Seating Request
For 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. 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. All you have to do is fill out this form and be sure to state your needs of one or both events.

News Cynthia Cost

Special Event Dress Code

  • 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 pertaining to hair style, color and dress code.
  • As a reminder, clothing containing objectionable references, symbols, words, advertising, political or propaganda that is against the philosophy of St.
News Sarah Mumper '14

Memorial Auditorium Guidelines
Know Before You Go

  • Bags: All bags must be smaller than 8”x6”x1”; or clear. Clear bags, including diaper bags, must be smaller than 12”x12”x6”.
  • Balloons: Will NOT be allowed in the building as they cannot go through the metal detectors.
  • COVID: There has been an update to the CDPH COVID-19 policy. As of April 1, 2022, they are no longer requiring a negative COVID test or vaccination card to enter mega events.

Senior Free Dress Privileges
Used Uniform Collection

Starting April 17th: Daily college shirts and flip-flops can be worn.
Starting April 24th: Full free dress begins.

  • Used uniform collection begins April 24 thru May 15th. Please drop off your donations to the bin outside the front office no later than May 15.
News Cynthia Cost

Senior Final Exams

Seniors who are not waived from finals due attendance/discipline eligibility will be notified April 28. As you can imagine with over 250 seniors and a constant fluctuation in daily absences it is impossible to respond to all the attendance record requests. We do look at each student individually and understand illnesses, COVID, doctors notes, personal or mental health crises etc… Seniors can check their attendance in Power school (seniors have been sent additional email information). We do try to be as generous as possible. 

News Kristie (Figone) Ishoo '05

Troubie for Life Survey

This survey, which will be sent out in April and due April 28,  will only take a few minutes for seniors to complete and needs to be submitted before graduation. There is an opportunity to give a shout out to a faculty or staff member that made a difference and provide contact information (email and cell phone) for future school communications.