The GECDSB appreciates the importance and recognizes the
value of a graduation ceremony to celebrate students’ achievements in school.
The act of gathering to acknowledge that success is a significant confirmation
by the community of the milestone.
However, due to the need for maintaining distance from one
another during the COVI-19 emergency, a traditional convocation is not
The Class of 2020 will still be provided the experience, but
in a dramatically different format.
Each school will be producing a video graduation which will
include many of the familiar elements including official remarks, a valedictory
address and the announcement of student awards.
The video will be broadcast on YouTube at the time and the
day previously arranged, prior to the school closures. Students and families
will be receiving notification from their school as a reminder. The
distribution of diplomas and certificates will be determined at a later time at