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More than 700 8th Graders Make Up Redwood City’s Class of 2022


The excitement for graduation season is building throughout Redwood City School District (RCSD) as more than 700 graduates are scheduled to walk in-person across the stage and receive their diplomas. The 762 Dolphins, Gators, Huskies, Cougars, Bulldogs, Gryphons, Raccoons, and Thunderbolts will complete their PreK-8 academic careers in early June after experiencing extraordinary challenges during their middle school years. 

“Kudos to our graduates for hanging in there and successfully making it to the finish line!” said Superintendent Dr. John Baker speaking about the challenges graduates faced due to COVID-19. “I don’t believe there has been another generation in recent history that has faced the volatility our students have endured. I admire their perseverance and hard-work during the lockdown, distance learning, and coming back to school only to adjust to a number of new protocols as we worked to keep them safe. I applaud them for the many enormous obstacles they overcame and I thank them for allowing us to be their teachers.” 

The graduates will participate in celebratory events scheduled to take place June 8-10. The full schedule of ceremonies is as follows:

8th Grade Graduations:

Date Time School Location Number of Graduates
June 8 3:00 pm North Star Academy Campus Field  82
June 8 5:00 pm Roosevelt School Campus Blacktop  65
June 8 5:00 pm Roy Cloud School Roy Cloud Field   73
June 8 6:00 pm Clifford School Sequoia High School Gym  59
June 8 6:00 pm Garfield School Garfield Field   62
June 8 6:00 pm MIT Campus Field   102
June 9 6:00 pm Kennedy Middle School  Kennedy Field  233
June 10 4:00 pm Hoover School  Hoover Gym  86

5th Grade Promotions:

Date Time School Location Number of Students Promoted
June 8 5:00 pm Orion Alternative School Orion Alternative Field 51
June 9 9:00 am Taft School Outdoor Auditorium 51
June 9 11:00 am Henry Ford School Henry Ford Field 76
June 9 3:00 pm Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion School Adelante Selby Front Area 90

RCSD Board of Trustees members and district leaders will be in attendance at all events as they celebrate with teachers, staff, and parents.