Graduation Information 🎓

2023 Kaiser Graduation 
May 19th at 6:30PM
Kaiser Stadium 
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Graduation:
On Live Stream

 The Commencement ceremony will not be live streamed, but it will be made available on the Kaiser High TV YouTube Channel following the conclusion of the ceremony. Please allow time for uploading.


On Handicap Parking:
Can I request 3+ handicap passes for my family? Because we don't want to limit families' ability to get parking passes, there will be no parking passes distributed like what was done during COVID. Instead, there will be a designated handicap ONLY parking area with well over 100 parking stalls. It will be the entire top parking tier with several available spots at the very top driveway, which are first come first serve. We will move handicap overflow, should there be any, down to the middle tiers if that top handicap tier fills up. There will also be a designated handicap drop-off spot at the top of the driveway with support staff on-site to help move cars along but to also assist families in drop-offs if needed. We suggest arriving early. We hope this helps families prepare for what's sure to be a spectacular event for our young graduates! 
On bathroom availability:
Bathrooms will be available in G Building (where the Black Box Theatre, Band and Ukulele & Guitar classes are held) for those who need to access them before and after getting into the stadium for graduation.
For Graduates On Attire: 
What if I show up without the right attire? Graduates are expected to come, dressed appropriately and prepared to walk together, as one, into adulthood. Students will be sent home to change if they arrive with inappropriate attire. Staff will be asked to call parents to have them run home and return with the right attire. If this cannot be done in time or for whatever reason, the senior will not be allowed to walk. There are two options that students may choose from: Black slacks, white collared shirt, black tie, black shoes. No patterns. OR Black dress, black flats or wedges. No high heels. No patterns. Please e-mail a photo to [email protected] if you have any questions regarding attire. This is a very special occasion -- one that you've earned. Please dress the part.
On the Lei Ceremony:
Is it after the lei ceremony that the parents come down to the field for pictures or is it during the lei ceremony when parents come down to take pictures? 
Right after the ceremony, and a brief moment when student volunteers clear the field, our staff will open all field gates. There will be a map given out to students with the official grad program at their last rehearsal to share with families. The map will also show where you can find your graduate, by last name. Please also remember that the field is a point of pride for our school, our community and especially our athletes all year long. Remember that no high heels or stilettos will be allowed in the stadium, or open food/beverages or candy. Thank you!
On Recording the event:
Are parents allowed to record during the graduation ceremony? 
Parents are allowed to record for family-use from their seat if they like, without blocking others' view, of course.
On Stadium Seating:
Is seating assigned in the stadium or how does that work? 
There is no assigned seating in the stadium. Sit wherever works best for your family. 
If there are other questions, about graduation responsibilities and ceremony, please email Paul Balazs at [email protected]
If there are questions regarding attire, please send to Kristie Yamamoto, at [email protected]
April 20, 2023
Aloha Cougar ʻOhana Class of 2023,
Please watch this important video to prepare for Graduation: Graduation Information 
2023 Kaiser Graduation 
May 19th at 6:30PM
Cap & Gown and Accessories Information

The “Cap & Gown Unit” is what’s required for every family to order, to participate on graduation day. 

The unit includes 5 items: royal blue cap, gown, all-gold grad tassel (the different souvenir tassels are royal blue & gold, 2-color), a gold double class cord, and the blue padded diploma cover.  


*Here’s the direct link for your Kaiser High web store: DIRECT CAP & GOWN order



 Click to view the Graduation E-CATALOG :Grad eCatelog

KHS graduation Jewelry: Kaiser High Jewelry Order


Patrick McNichols


1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367)





The Senior Agreement must be uploaded no later than November 30th in order to be in good standing for graduation.
See below for Senior Agreement & Contract
November 29, 2022 Meeting Notes

Kaiser Senior Families Night

See Slide Deck Below



> Career & College Counselors

> Senior Agreement

> Graduation Information

> Project Graduation

> Graduation Team Requests

> PTSA / Project Grad

Graduation, May 19, 2023, 6:30 pm @ Kaiser Stadium

Grad Fees $55, Deadline: January 27, 2023 at Main Office.

If making a payment at the office, you will receive a receipt. Cash or check. If sending a check in the mail, make payable to Kaiser High School, memo “Graduation - Child’s Name”,  no receipt will be sent unless requested, and sent with a pre-paid envelope.

Senior Agreement, Due Nov. 30, Forms available tonight 

Grad Attire:

Option 1: black slacks, white dress shirt, black tie, black dress shoes

Option 2: black dress, black flats or black wedges (no cork or wood heel)

Cap & Gown includes everything. $46.75 + tax and service and delivery fee = $58.72. Order by Dec. 15 for best prices. DIRECT CAP & GOWN order

Grad Team Requests. Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to help with floral arrangement, and breakdown of backdrop following the lei ceremony.

OR if there’s something else you’d like to donate or volunteer for. We thank you!

Mahalo for being here tonight!

If you have any questions, please stay behind tonight or email one of the following:

Senior Vice President, Andy Szkotak: [email protected]

Senior Class Advisor, Ms. Jasmine Mathew: [email protected]

Senior Counselor, Ms. Steph Takashima: [email protected]

Student Activities Coordinator/Graduation Coordinator, Paul Balazs: [email protected]

Other Dates:

Senior Lū‘au, 3/3/23 @ Waimānalo Community Center

Senior Prom, 4/29/23 @ Ko‘olau Ballroom