We are excited to provide you with information related to Senior activities, Final Exams, and our Graduation plan. Please note that although it is our intention to follow this plan, as with all situations this year, circumstances may require us to modify it as we get closer to the actual date.


Senior Gala

Portola High School is extremely excited and hopeful that we will be able to have an outdoor Semi-Formal Senior Gala on the evening of Saturday, May 22, on the PHS campus.  We are working now to determine allowable activities, safety precautions, and the total cost.  Once these details are finalized we will provide information to students on how to purchase tickets. 


Seniors - Textbooks and Chromebook Return

Seniors will receive a PHS check-out card on 5/20 or 5/21 depending on their cohort through their 4th-period course. This card will be completed by 6/2 to receive the cap, gown, and graduation tickets during graduation rehearsal. Completion will include final grades, senior survey, textbooks, Chromebooks, athletics, and any outstanding fines accumulated. Seniors can begin returning any textbooks and Chromebooks to the Learning Commons on Monday, May 24 from 8 am – 1 pm. To allow for proper safety precautions, please follow this schedule which is organized by the last name:

Book Return Shcedule


Seniors - Final Exams

Senior Final Exams will take place during their class periods the week of 5/24 - 5/28.


Seniors - Final Week of School

Seniors who need to make-up a Final Exam will individually schedule them with their instructor during the final week of school. All graduation requirements must be completed prior to the graduation ceremony in order to participate. Students who have questions about their ability to satisfy the graduation requirements should contact their academic counselor. Below is the final week schedule for seniors who complete all of their exams and requirements.  

The graduation ceremonies will take place at the Portola High School Stadium at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm on June 3.  Due to the detailed spacing requirements and spectator limitations it is highly likely we will graduate students by alpha cohort, however, we are still exploring other possible configurations.

Seniors Finals Week Of School


PHS Graduation Speeches Requirements

If you would like to submit a speech to be reviewed for commencement please follow these guidelines:

  • 3-5 minutes spoken
  • All seniors are able to participate 
  • Typed on a Google Doc. 
  • Share with by May 4th, 2020 with the title “Graduation Speech <your name>” 
  • All entries will have the opportunity to deliver their speech via Zoom to the deciding committee on May 6th 2021 via an appointment process. 

If you have any further questions please see Mr. Hernandez or email him at  


cap, gown & tassel ordering

The ordering deadline for caps, gowns, and tassels has already passed.