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Students have a right to 

  • Receive an education
  • Go to school in a safe environment
  • Receive respect
  • Know grading policies/procedures
  • Know rules and regulations

Students are responsible for

  • Attending school daily and on time
  • Caring for all property
  • Showing respect for others  
  • Following all school rules & regulations
  • Following staff directions without question

For more detailed school policies, please refer to the Student Handbook or the Parent Center located in the Resources section of our webpage.

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Today: 5/29/17
12:00 AM Sacramento Music Festival
12:00 AM Fieldtrip Blackout Dates
All Day: Memorial Day No School

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All sets are in Old Sacramento, free and 45 minutes long.
5:00 - Pony Express Statue 
11:15 - Delta King Theater
3:00 - Delta King Dock 
5:30 - Delta King Theater
3:15 - Pony Express Statue
5:45 - Round Table (Alumni Set)
11:30 - Delta King Dock


River City High School Graduation Update

Date:                    June 1, 2017

Time:                    7 pm (gates open at 5:30 pm)

Location:               Raley Field

After the Ceremony

Please make arrangements to meet your graduate outside the stadium after graduation. Audience must exit through the main gate and graduates will be exiting the right field gate. We must leave the stadium in a timely manner at the end of the ceremony. 


Arrival Time 

Graduates should meet at the right field gate at 6:00 pm on June 1, 2017 to begin lining up for the processional into the graduation ceremony.  Graduates arriving after 6:30 pm risk not being a part of the processional. Once Graduates enter the right field gate, they may not leave and come back in later. 


Before the Ceremony

Graduates need to meet at the right field gate at 6:00 pm to line up and be ready to process into the graduation ceremony.  The light for taking pictures with your graduates is best before the ceremony.  You may take pictures outside of Raley Field before the ceremony.  Graduates and families will not be able to access the field for pictures before or after the ceremony.


Caps and Gowns

Caps and Gowns are still available through jostens.com.  If you prefer not to purchase your own cap and gown, River City High School has caps and gowns that students may borrow.  These caps and gowns are clean, but gently used.  Students borrowing a cap and gown must return the cap and gown before they can pick up their diploma.  See your student’s counselor to request to borrow a cap and gown.


Commemorative Programs

Commemorative programs will be available for audience members at the entrance of Raley Field.  We also give each graduate a commemorative program when they pick up their diploma on Friday, June 2, 2017.



Concessions will be open at Raley Field at 5:30 pm.  Outside food or beverages are not permitted.



Diplomas will be picked up at RCHS on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 9 am to 12 noon. 


Dress Code for Graduates 

Women – dress, skirt or dress pants and blouse, and dress shoes.  Men – dress slacks, dress shirts, tie and dress shoes. 

For All – The following items are NOT acceptable regardless of color, style, newness or cost:  Jeans, shorts, bathing suits, tshirts.  Any senior who has a question about or needs help obtaining appropriate dress should contact an administrator.  Proper dress will be checked as students line up for the ceremony. All school rules with regard to “flashing” colors will be enforced.


Cap Decoration Instructions 

Students MAY decorate their caps for the graduation ceremony.  Graduates may decorate the TOP of their cap only.  Decorations may not contain crude or offensive language, gestures, pictures or illustrations. Cap decorations are not to be disruptive or take focus away from the solemnity of the graduation ceremony.  Cap decorations may be 2 dimensional only and may not extend beyond the edge of the cap or rise more than a half inch off the top of the cap.  No 3D decorations that stick up from the top of the cap or hang over the side of the cap.  Electric or battery operated lights or sounds are not allowed as part of cap decorations.  Decorations need to be able to withstand outdoor sun, wind and temperature.  Cap decorations will be reviewed by administration during check-in at Raley Field. Inappropriate decorations will have to be removed from the cap or the cap may not be worn. Replacement caps will not be available at Raley Field. 

Example of acceptable decoration: picture of a basketball and jersey number attached flat against the cap.  Example of unacceptable decoration: a mini basketball hot glued to the cap with jersey numbers attached vertically.


Flowers and leis may not be given to the graduates until after the ceremony.  Graduates are not allowed to carry anything while walking in the ceremony as their hands need to be free to shake hands and receive their diplomas. 


Extra Tickets

Extra tickets for additional audience members beyond the ten tickets that each graduate receives may or may not be available depending on how many graduates choose not to walk in the ceremony.  We will not know if or how many extra tickets will be available until after graduation practice on May 31, 2017.  Graduates should not plan on receiving more than the allotted ten tickets.  If extra tickets are available, they will be dispersed equitably to students in need after graduation practice on May 31, 2017.


Fees and Fines Cleared

Seniors may pick up a clearance form from the Counseling Office in May and clear outstanding debts.  In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, seniors must have all cafeteria, library and bookkeeper fees and fines paid, finals taken & textbooks turned in by May 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm.  


Graduation Practice

Graduation practice will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1 pm at RCHS.  All graduates must attend practice in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Tickets for audience members will be distributed to graduates after practice is over.  Graduates should plan on practice taking about 2 hours.


Items Not to Bring

The River City High School Graduation ceremony is a momentous occasion in all of our graduates’ lives. We ask that the graduates and the audience respect the seriousness of the occasion by not bringing the following items:  air horns, noise makers, balloons or large items that obstruct others’ view of the ceremony.  You may bring flowers or leis for your graduates for after the ceremony, but they may not carry or wear these items during the ceremony.  Leis or other items taken from the graduates before the ceremony are not stored in a secure area and it is not the school’s responsibility to return items.



Parking is available at Raley Field and is free.  Handicap parking is available as well. 



Families and graduates may take pictures outside of Raley Field before the gates open at 5:30 pm.  Families may not enter the field to take pictures of their graduates at any point while at Raley Field.  Professional photographers will be on hand during the ceremony to take pictures of the graduates as they walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.  Please contact Colleen at colleen@gradfotonetwork.com or call 1-800-453-0335 for information.


Senior Attendance Contracts

Senior Attendance Contracts were signed at the beginning of the school year and seniors committed to being present in school at least 90% of the time and on time at least 95% of the time.  Students who did not meet the attendance contract requirements will need to meet with the Attendance Review Board before they can be cleared to walk in the graduation ceremony.  Students in danger of not meeting these requirements are notified in person and by mail.  The attendance Review Board meets in May.



All guests will need to present their ticket to pass through security before they enter Raley Field.  Security will ask to see inside items brought to Raley Field.  Outside food and drink is not permitted.  



Each graduate will receive 10 tickets to the graduation ceremony at Raley Field on June 1, 2017 at 7 pm after they attend the mandatory graduation practice at 1 pm on May 31, 2017 in the RCHS Gym.  All tickets for audience members for graduation are for general seating.  Handicap seating is available.


All guests need to have a ticket to enter Raley Field with the exception of infants and small children under three years of age.  These small guests must sit on a lap.  The main gates will open for general seating at 5:30 pm.  Graduates will enter the right field gate between 5:30-6:30 pm.



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