June 6, 2021 - Graduation Update
Dear parents, guardians, and Grade 12 graduating students.
Yesterday the province announced that staff and students will not be returning to in-person learning this school year. It was also suggested that boards make special considerations for in-person graduation celebrations.
As of now, we are waiting for clarification from the Board and our local Public Health Unit before finalizing our plans for our 2021 Graduation Ceremony and Celebration. Please stay tuned for more information.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
May 14, 2021 - Graduation Update
As a result of the uncertainties that lay ahead as we continue to support student learning and school activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bishop Ryan CSS graduation for 2020-21 has been postponed until Monday, June 28th, 2021 and will now take place virtually and remotely.
Health and safety measures will be established by the school under the direction of the HWCDSB and Hamilton Public Health. Please stay tuned for a more detailed plan of the graduation activities that will take place on Monday, June 28th, 2021. Information regarding dates and times for the virtual liturgy and ceremony, details about the remote graduation activities, and details about the partial refund of the graduation fees will be provided soon.
Jan 21, 2021 - Graduation Update
In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Graduation Committee continues to explore alternative options to celebrate the Class of 2021. Graduates and their families will continue to be updated as plans change. Graduation fees will not be refunded until final decisions are made with regards to our graduation plans. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay tuned for further information.
Graduation Fees of $110 will be collected through cash online at https://hwcdsb.schoolcashonline.com
. These fees are due by FEBRUARY 14th, 2021.
*Note: A $10 late fee will be charged after February 14th, 2021. No fees will be accepted after February 26th, 2021. If by May 7th, 2021, you do not qualify for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, a refund will be issued.
By paying the graduation activity fee, you and your parents/guardians acknowledge that you have read and understood the information provided to you in this letter.
Upon paying your graduation fee online, you will be required to submit your height for gown measurements. Please make sure you complete this information correctly as the gowns are custom made for each student. If you have any questions regarding gowns, please first visit the Grade 12 information page on LMS or our instagram page @brgrad2021. You can also email your Grad Committee Teacher Advisors - Ms. Civitareale and Ms. Bogovic.
Your appointments have been pre-booked according to cohorts and alphabetically. Please check the schedule and arrive 5 minutes before your photo session!
ALL students will have pictures taken in the School Auditorium.
Students have the option to book their own appointments at the Pegasus Studio in Stoney Creek.
Students must come dressed in a white-collar shirt. Tie is preferable for gentlemen. No sitting fee required at appointment time - as it is already included in your grad fee.
EVENT DATE/TIME OTHER IMPORTANT INFO
Graduation Mass Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 8:30 am
Friends and family may attend mass. Location: Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School Auditorium
1824 Rymal Road E., Hamilton
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 10:00 am
For graduates only.
Immediately following Mass. Location: Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre
1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton
Graduation Rehearsal Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 11:30 am
For graduates only.
Immediately following Brunch. Location: FirstOntario Concert Hall
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton
Graduation Ceremony Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Graduates are expected to be in the Studio no later than 6pm for preparation. Location: FirstOntario Concert Hall
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton
Students should arrive in their graduation gowns.
Doors to Hamilton Place will open at 6pm for family and friends. Entry allowed only to
those with tickets!
Graduation Dinner & Dance - [TENTATIVE] Friday, June 4th, 2021 at 6:00 - 10:30 pm
Doors open at 5:30pm
Dinner at 6pm. Location: Liuna Station
360 James St. N, Hamilton
Academic requirements and Christian service hours must be completed to be eligible to participate in the Graduation Ceremony and activities. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure you have completed all of the ministry expectations.
Contact: Mr. J. Callari, firstname.lastname@example.org
for any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL GRADUATION ACTIVITIES ARE PENDING PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATIONS.
Please see attach PDF for important information information