Sept 17 Message to 2020 Graduates

posted Sep 21, 2020, 10:19 AM by Kelly Nixon

Sept 17th, 2020

Dear Class of 2020 Graduates, 

We are reaching out to provide some information about our October 9th, 2020 graduation plans.  We had hoped that we would be in a position to host an event similar to a traditional commencement ceremony.  Unfortunately, restrictions on gathering sizes continue to be such that we cannot proceed as planned.  

While we cannot hold the ceremony we wish we could, we do want to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of each of our graduates.  You are invited to participate in the October 9th recognition event that we are able to provide for our Class of 2020 graduates.  Participating students will be given an individual appointment time between 9 am and 2 pm where you will receive your graduation folder containing your diploma, a program and any earned certifications, designations and awards. All Ottawa Catholic schools will be hosting similar events.   Our recognition ceremony will take place in the school theatre where you will be photographed on stage with your diploma.  Each graduate will receive a graduation gown and cap upon arrival that are yours to keep.  

Participants can be accompanied onsite by two family members.  We will also have a location outside the theatre where you will be able to take pictures with the family members who will be joining you.  

We realize that some may not be available to join us on October 9th.  If that is the case we will make arrangements to deliver your cap, gown and vinyl graduation folder (contains your diploma, certificates and a Class of 2020 composite) to you.  

Please know that we sincerely wish a traditional graduation celebration was possible.  You have been an important part of our school community.  The Class of 2020 has been an important part of Sacred Heart’s history.  We know that you are already experiencing the next phase of your journey.  October the 9th will serve as an opportunity to reflect on all that you achieved in getting to this point.  We hope that you can join us.

Any students who would like to take part in our October 9th graduation event are asked to RSVP by completing the following form by Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020:  October 9th RSVP.  Responses must be submitted through your ocsbstudent account.  

We will share additional information, including appointment times, at a later date.

Brent Hopkins