Dear Notre Dame Grade 12 Parents and Students,
Graduation is not only a celebration of the hard work and dedication of our students but the start of the next chapter in their lives. With the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and keeping within Alberta Health guidelines, École Secondaire Notre Dame High School regrets to inform you that we have had to postpone our Graduation ceremony that was scheduled for June 29, 2020. However, if health regulations permit, Notre Dame has rescheduled our Commencement Ceremony for September 12, 2020. All Grade 12 students will have the opportunity to join in our Commencement Ceremony if they have met the graduation requirements of Notre Dame, including Religious Studies.
We understand that this postponement is frustrating, confusing, and very disappointing. This is not what the last three months of high school were supposed to look like. Though the official ceremony has been postponed, we feel that it is still very important to recognize the milestone and accomplishment of completing high school, during the month of June. We have a number of exciting things planned for our students so that they will still have some great memories of their graduating year.
Starting June 2, our administration and counsellors will be delivering a special package to each of our graduates, which will include their grad cap. A delivery schedule will be shared next week. Following the deliveries, Notre Dame grad gowns will be available to be signed out for 24 hours so that family pictures can be taken. You can sign up beginning today, to reserve your time, through this link ND Grad Gown Sign Out.
During the week of June 22-26, we will be celebrating our graduates with a variety of virtual activities, concluding with our annual year-end assembly video. Be sure to check out Notre Dame’s Instagram for upcoming dates and activities.
There are no words to express how sad we are for the Graduating Class of 2020. It is our hope that through these activities in the coming weeks, our Grade 12 students will feel the love and pride we have for each and every one. We are hopeful we can all be together again on September 12 to celebrate.
God bless and stay healthy,