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Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Silver Creek High School Stadium
[Campus Map | Graduation Map]

Address: 3434 Silver Creek Road, San Jose, CA 95121

Admission: Free (no tickets required)


Important Information

Updated 04.11.17


There will be graduation practice on Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30 am for about an hour starting at the baseball field. A mandatory full run-through of the graduation commencement exercises will happen on Thursday, May 25 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm starting at the baseball field. Bring water and a hat! Seniors must be at Thursday's practice in order to walk the stage. There are several things to consider in order for graduation to run smoothly.


All graduates must report to the baseball field no later than 5:15 pm on Thursday, May 25 to prepare for the march to the stadium. If graduates are late, they might not be able to cross the stage. The graduation commencement exercises begin at 6:00 pm.

Dress Code

Graduates must dress appropriately. The school dress code applies to what graduates wear underneath their gowns.

No decorations are allowed on graduate caps. Since it is often windy at graduation, consider using lots of bobby pins to secure caps. For those with little or no hair, double-stick tape seems to do the trick!

Spiked, pointed, or pencil heels will sink into the field and are also not allowed. Graduates, please be sure to iron your graduation gown with a cool iron before the commencement.

Tassel Sales

In case of lost tassels, extra tassels will be sold for $15. Ms. Cargill will be at the entry to the baseball field with tassels available for purchase the evening of graduation.

Parking and Seating

[Campus Map | Graduation Map]

Map of Graduation Setup: Silver Creek High School StadiumParking and seating are limited so please plan to arrive early.

The staff and student lots are available for parking, with handicap parking in the student lot. Handicap seating is available on the track. If you or your guest(s) need handicap seating, please let Mr. Marr (marrk@esuhsd.org) know as soon as possible.

Watching the Event

Parents, family members, loved ones, and spectators, please stay off the football field for the duration of the graduation commencement exercises. Meet graduates on the practice field outside the stadium at the end of the fencing.

Graduate Gifts and Cheering

Please do not bring balloons into Silver Creek Stadium as they block everyone's view. We all appreciate it if you give balloons, flowers, and other gifts to the graduates on the practice field after graduation is over.

As you hear a name read, feel free to cheer! Leave the air horns at home, however, because each name is read quickly and air horns drown out the next name to be read.

As the graduation commencement exercises come to a close, do not block the exits, jump over barriers, or tear down fencing. Allow the graduates to leave the stadium and meet them on the practice field for photos, tears, and smiles!

Diplomas, Fines, and Transcripts

Diplomas will be distributed outside the D building (between D4 and D5) immediately after graduation, from roughly 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Only graduates will be able to pick up their diplomas, not friends or family members. Read the signs to find out which line to stand in. If you are not able to pick up your diploma the night of graduation, you may pick it up beginning Tuesday, May 30 at the Registrar's Office. Be sure to bring a picture ID.

In order to pick up your diploma, all debts to Silver Creek High School must be cleared. Students who have missing books or outstanding fees, even books and fees from previous years, will not be able to pick up their diplomas until all books are returned and/or fees are cleared.

The senior fine list will be posted outside the library and outside the front office, with Monday, May 22 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm set aside as time for all seniors to clear those fines. Visit the school bank for amounts owed and the bookroom and library to be sure there are no missing books in your name.

Graduates who are going to college next year need to be have final transcripts sent to the college. Be sure to complete a "Final Transcript Request" at the Registrar's Office.


We have contracted GradImages to professionally photograph all graduates this year. Please look at the camera and smile when you cross the stage! Complete the pre-event registration for a discount on your order. If you'd rather order after graduation, visit GradImages to search for your photos or call 1 (800) 261-2576 to speak with someone. Please note that you are under no obligation to purchase photos.

All attendees are welcome to take pictures, but only graduates, staff, and other participants will be allowed on the football field before, during, and after the graduation commencement exercises.


If you do take pictures, please use #schsgrad17 to tag your photos and share your memories of the evening. We look forward to seeing how all Raiders honor this spectacular event!

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.