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Students who fail to meet the Senior Contract requirements lose the right to participate in graduation ceremonies. Academics, behavior, and attendance all figure into the agreement. See the Senior Contract for details.


The Senior Trip will take place on May 31, 2019.  To be eligible to attend, senior students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be on track for graduation (on track to completing 220 credits, completed Service Learning requirements
  • 90% attendance average for the school year.  95% on time percentage to all classes all year.
  • No severe disciplinary incidents including habitual truancy, repeated suspensions or other major violations of school rules.
  • All debts paid in full to RCHS bookkeeper.

Students who have paid for the Senior Trip, but have lost the privilege to attend the trip as a result of poor behavior or attendance may not be entitled to a refund of the cost of the trip.  We will work with individuals who find themselves in this situation.

Students who do not attend the Senior Trip on May 31, 2019 are expected to attend school.  Failure to attend school may result in a loss of graduation privileges. 

Class of 2019 Graduation Information

Looking Your Best at Graduation

High school graduation is a momentous occasion that marks both the end of students' preparatory education and the beginning of each graduating student's path toward their own future.  The ceremony is an event that families and students will remember for many years to come.  We encourage students to look their best and dress the part for this occasion; to honor their own and their classmates' accomplishments and to present themselves to their families and community as young adults prepared to take on the next chapters of their lives.


Guidelines for Dress and Grooming at River City High School Graduation:


  • All graduates will wear and cap and gown during the ceremony.  Caps and gowns may be purchased or borrowed from the high school.  See the menu bar in the upper left of this page for more information.
  • Caps may be tastefully and appropriately decorated according to directions posted on this site and given to students.
  • Suggested dress for men:  dress slacks, collared shirt and tie, dress shoes.
  • Suggested dress for women:  dress, skirt or dress pants and blouse, dress shoes. 
  • High heels are not recommended as graduates will be walking on grass, dirt and concrete and up and down stairs.

If you have questions about the dress and grooming guidelines for graduation or would like assistance obtaining appropriate attire, please see your students' counselor or vice principal.


Change in Graduation Ticket Procedure - Please Read

December 13, 2017

Change in Procedure for Graduation Tickets


River City High School’s graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 will take place on June 5, 2019 at

7 pm at Raley Field.  Gates open at 5 pm and parking is free. All attendees will need a ticket to enter Raley Field except for children under the age of three; sitting on a lap. 


In the past, all graduates received ten tickets for family to attend RCHS’ graduation ceremony.  We recognize that some larger families have had to ask for or buy extra graduation tickets to accommodate the number of people in their family.  Others have sold unneeded extra tickets for a personal profit.  Beginning with the Class of 2018, River City High School will change the procedure for obtaining tickets to the River City High School graduation ceremony to a request system so that all families may have an opportunity to share in their graduate’s celebration.


All graduates (early, mid-term or spring graduates) will receive a Graduation Ticket Request form.  Mid-term graduates will receive the form in December 2018.  All other graduates will receive the form in January 2019.


Graduates should fill out the Graduation Ticket Request Form with their name, student ID number, parent name, signature and contact number and the number of tickets being requested.  Parent/guardians need to sign the form acknowledging the number of tickets requested.  Graduates need to turn the form into the Assistant Principals’ office at River City High School. 


Graduates should request the exact number of tickets that they need for the members of their family to attend the graduation ceremony.  We ask that you only invite immediate family/close friends whose attendance would be meaningful to your graduate.  There are enough tickets for everyone, but there is a limited number.  By only requesting the number of tickets absolutely necessary, all graduates’ families will be able to participate in this momentous occasion.  We appreciate your cooperation in making sure everyone who needs a ticket can have one.


The school may contact the parent or guardian regarding the ticket request if questions arise.


All ticket requests must be turned in by April 11, 2019.  Any graduate who does not turn in a ticket request form will receive ten tickets.  All graduates will receive the tickets they have requested for the ceremony AFTER the graduation rehearsal on June 4, 2019. 

Senior Forms

Upcoming Dates

Senior Portraits must be taken by Prestige Portraits by October 31st, 2019 to be included in the yearbook! Call (916) 393-9950 to make an appointment.  Portrait sittings are free.

Decorating your Cap for the Graduation Ceremony

1. Graduates may decorate the TOP of their cap only.

2. Decorations may not contain crude or offensive language, gestures, pictures or illustrations.

3.Cap decorations are not to be disruptive or take focus away from the solemnity of the graduation ceremony.

4. Cap decorations may not extend beyond the edge of the cap or rise more than a half inch off the top of the cap.

5. No 3D decorations that stick up from the top of the cap or hang over the side of the cap.

6. Electric or battery operated lights or sounds are not allowed as part of cap decorations.

7. Decorations need to be able to withstand outdoor sun,wind and temperature.

8. 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: an actual mini basketball hot glued to the cap with jersey numbers standing up off the cap.