Dear Walkerville Parents/Guardians, Families
I hope you are all staying well during this unique and uncertain time.
I just wanted to reach out to let you know a couple of things as we proceed toward the end of this school year:
A graduation committee was assembled by The Greater Essex County District School Board to discuss possible ceremony options for the 2019-2020 Grade 8 and Grade 12 graduating classes. It was decided that each school will be responsible for creating a graduation video that will be broadcasted through YouTube on the date and time of the original commencement (June 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm for Walkerville). The graduation broadcast will include most of the traditional ceremony elements but will also be modified to suit the nature of a virtual/distance celebration. We recognize that a virtual graduation ceremony is not the most ideal way to celebrate, however our priority remains to ensure that our students and families are safe and well.
Additional information will be forthcoming regarding Walkerville wear for our graduating class, hats and tassels, a Grade 12 graduation survey and photo release form, and plans for the distribution/pickup of diplomas and composites.
Retrieval of student belongings has started and will continue for the remainder of this week. Further information will follow in the coming days with regards to dropping off school materials/textbooks, musical instruments, technology, etc.
We appreciate your ongoing patience as we coordinate these events accordingly, and thank you for your understanding. The staff at Walkerville really miss the students and look forward to seeing them again soon.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or Mr. Adjetey via EDSBY, email, or phone.
Take care and stay well!
Theresa Williams, Principal