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Graduation Tickets

Each graduate is allowed six guest tickets. Guests must have their tickets with them at the ceremony to be allowed into the stadium.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Graduates will not be required to wear a face mask due to the extreme temperatures outdoors. 
  • Families who need/want social distancing can still request it. We will have a specific section reserved for groups of four that will be seated 6’ from other families. 
  • Students will receive their guest tickets with assigned seating at the graduation rehearsal on the morning of  Tuesday, June 9.

Graduation

Details

  • The 2021 Graduation Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, on the Richfield High School football field.
  • Each graduating senior is allowed up to six guest tickets. There is no charge for graduation tickets.
  • Guests who prefer social distancing can request a group of up to four chairs in a special area with socially-distanced seating.

Livestream

  • For guests who are unable to attend the graduation ceremony in person, we will be live streaming commencement on our YouTube channel

Graduation - Information for Seniors

Graduation Rehearsal

  • Rehearsal for graduation will take place on June 9 promptly at 10:30 a.m. Attendance at rehearsal is required to participate in the graduation ceremony. 

June 9 Schedule for Seniors

  • 10:30 a.m. - Graduation rehearsal, attendance required 
  • Noon (approximately) - Senior picnic, optional 
  • 6 p.m. - All seniors arrive at RHS for the ceremony dressed for graduation
  • 7 p.m. - Ceremony begins

Cap & Gown Distribution

  • Students will need to be cleared prior to picking up their cap and gown. All offices will work with students on payment plans, reduced fees or scholarships as needed. The focus is to collect textbooks, uniforms, athletic equipment and library books.  
  • In-person students will receive their caps and gowns the week of May 24 during AIR Pods.
  • Distance learning students will receive their caps and gowns on May 26 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Students should use the main entrance (door #4) and check in at the RHS welcome desk.

Device and Materials Collection & Unmets

  • Students should turn in all school-issued devices and materials.
  • Chromebooks should be charged the night before turning them in.
  • Seniors attending school in person who have completed their coursework for graduation as of Friday, June 4, will turn in their Chromebooks and materials to their AIR Pod teachers at a specially scheduled end-of-day advisory period.
  • Seniors who have kept Chromebooks, textbooks and other school supplies for completing coursework must turn in these items at the media center during school hours no later than Tuesday, June 8 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Seniors attending school as distance learners should turn in their Chromebooks, textbooks and other school supplies at the media center on Tuesday, June 8, between the hours of 12:30-3:30 p.m. 
  • Students who have not returned their school-issued materials will be added to the unmet list. Any student on this list will not be mailed their diploma until school-issued materials are returned to the office. 

Senior Exit Survey

  • Seniors should complete their Senior Exit Survey through Naviance prior to picking up their cap and gown. Students can find the link to the Senior Exit Survey on their Naviance account under the “about me > my surveys” or under “important to-dos and tasks” on your Naviance home page. 

Graduation Swag

  • We partner with Herff Jones to provide Class of 2021 merchandise, class rings, etc. You can download their catalog with RHS items here.

Senior Class Party

The 2021 Senior Class Party will be a night of fun and games, food and prizes (everyone gets a prize!!!), hypnotists and inflatable activities, arts and crafts. Every senior class student is invited to come celebrate in a safe and controlled environment. It is an outdoor event and masks/face covering will be required at all times. A symptom screening and temperature check will be administered prior to entering the party area. 

Two-Step Registration

  1. Complete this form.
  2. Online payment via PayPal or Venmo (@RichfieldSeniorClassParty). Cash and Checks will be accepted at Paying and Receiving at RHS.

Details

  • Where: Spartan Stadium (the football field)
  • When: Thursday, June 10 (rain date: June 14)
  • Time: 6-11 p.m.

Cost

  • $40 Early Bird Rate—Get a ticket at a reduced fee if purchased by April 5.         
  • $50 Full Price—Tickets must be purchased by June 9.                        
  • $25 if the student qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch.*                         

*We have some need-based scholarships available to cover the ticket cost for students who can not afford the fee. For more information, please contact Carrie Vala at carrie.vala@rpsmn.org.

Please contact the volunteer group of organizers at richfieldseniorparty@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Senior Stories

Senior Stories: Natalie Hanson

Natalie is looking forward to attending the University of Colorado Boulder’s Engineering Honors Program to study Environmental Engineering. She hopes to become an environmental engineer and travel the world working on engineering projects. “Each country has its own unique problems for environmental engineers to solve, so I hope to learn more about different problems around the world."

Senior Stories: Helen Nguyen

One of our star senior athletes at RHS, Helen walked into every practice with a positive mindset and the intent to get better. In fact, that’s what she is most proud of. “I know I put a lot of dedication into becoming a better athlete despite how hard practice gets.” During her career at RHS, she has been involved with tennis, cross country, nordic skiing and track, as well as gymnastics.

Senior Stories: Jillian Turner

The future is wide open for Jillian! Her “realistic” goal is to become a high school English teacher. However, she dreams of becoming a writer or an actor, preferably in musical theater. “I’ve had a dream to become an author since elementary school and it has stuck with me ever since.” Even though her dreams of becoming an actor are more recent, she says she would still “drop everything to be on Broadway.”

Senior Stories: Joe Carr

Joe Carr has been a bright spot in our Richfield community for years.  As he graduates this year, he is looking forward to attending Transition Plus at the South Education Center, where he will explore career and other post-secondary options. His dream job is to be a sports play-by-play announcer and if he could meet anyone, it would be Jason Benetti, a Chicago White Sox play-by-play announcer who also has cerebral palsy.

Senior Stories: Riley Herling

Riley comes from a family of Richfield graduates, including her brother and both parents. “They all had great experiences here and loved it.” Her favorite thing about RHS is the wide range of opportunities, as well as the diversity at the school.

Senior Stories: Amara Ramirez

Amara Ramirez is looking forward to attending St. Catherine University this fall and majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics. "My dream job is to become a diabetes care and education specialist," she said.

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