Graduating class of 2020, congratulations! I am sure this is not how you envisioned finishing this milestone year. This is an important moment in your lives, and it has been interrupted. While graduation ceremonies have been delayed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we can still celebrate your achievements and perseverance. This moment is still yours, and we want to make it special for you.
Tim Oxford of Arkells is a YRDSB alumni and the band was happy to help us send a very special musical message to all of our elementary and secondary school graduates, with some help from our school staff.
We are inviting our community to show their support for the graduating class of 2020 through the Grad Cap project by posting an image of a grad cap in their window or participating on social media. We have also put up banners on each of our secondary schools.
Graduates, you each have so much to offer the world, and I hope that you bring your fullest selves into whatever lies ahead of you. We cannot wait to see what you do next and we look forward to celebrating your graduation with you when we can reschedule ceremonies in the fall.
Director of Education