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Highlights of Graduation Day - Congratulations Class of 2021

Graduation Ceremony - June 28, 2021

2021 Bishop Ryan Graduation Liturgy

Bishop Ryan Virtual Graduation - Monday, June 28th,2021

Bishop Ryan Virtual Graduation - Monday, June 28th,2021

Graduation June 2021 Lawn Signs

Anyone who ordered a graduation lawn sign from Pegasus will have it delivered with the graduation gifts on Monday June 28th.

No early pick-ups available at this time.
Graduation 2021

Graduation 2021

Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School is pleased to provide details about the Graduation Exercises taking place for our Class of 2021! Please note that Public Health has determine that we are not permitted to have an in-person graduation. As such, this year's ceremony will be held virtually. Please see below for the graduation festivities that have been planned:

Graduation Activities, Dates and Information:

Graduation activities have been scheduled for Monday, June 28th, 2021.

Itinerary for the day:

Virtual Graduation Liturgy: At 9:00 am, the video premiere of our Liturgy will commence. We invite
you to enjoy the liturgy with your family.

Graduation gift distribution: From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, teachers will be visiting graduates’ homes
and presenting them with a special graduation gift, which includes their gown, cap, tassel and other
souvenirs. The school cannot make arrangements for early pick up of gowns or gifts before this date.
Please note, teachers will be taking photos of graduates with their gifts to be included in the graduation
ceremony video and yearbook, as such, it is important that graduates are available.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony: At 7:00 pm, the video premiere of Commencement Ceremony which
includes the following; Congratulatory messages from various members of our school community, our
valedictorian address, photo/video compilations and the presentation of graduates and awards.
A link to the Virtual Liturgy and Graduation Commencement Ceremony will be sent to the
graduates’ school email. The link will also be available on our school website, Instagram, LMS
and our Youtube page BR Celtics on the day of graduation, Monday June 28th.

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In order for the above activities to proceed, the following form must be completed, if you haven’t done so
already by Sunday, June 13th.

1. PHOTO PERMISSION: Since our ceremony will take place online, The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic
District School Board is seeking your permission, as a parent or guardian of a graduating student, to
video record our school’s virtual graduation ceremony which may include footage of your child, and to
upload the video and/or photos to our school website and our Instagram page @brgrad2021. Please
complete the form which provides Bishop Ryan permission to post your child’s name and/or photos in our
video and Instagram.

2. UPDATED ADDRESS REQUEST: To ensure successful distribution of graduation gifts on Monday
June 28th, Bishop Ryan will require an updated address. Please complete.
Link to form:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePag ...

Additional Information:

1. Partial Graduation Fee Refunds:

All graduates who paid their $110 fee through schoolcashonline, will automatically receive their
partial refund on June 29th, 2021 in the amount of $75. If you paid in cash, a cheque will be sent to
your home.

If you were not able to pay your grad fee, but would still like to purchase a gown, cap and tassel. Please
use the following link https://www.gaspard.ca/adult-souvenir-pack ... .

Pegasus studios has offered custom lawn signs for graduates to purchase. Please use the following link,
www.teamandspiritwear.com/BR-LawnsSgns. Please order by June 13th to ensure timely delivery.

2. Instagram Tributes:
Beginning Tuesday, June 15th to Monday, June 28th, 50 graduates will be honoured and
celebrated daily on the Graduation Instagram page @brgrad2021. Feel free to visit our page and send
some congratulations to our graduates.

3. Graduation Portraits:
If you have not received your graduation proofs via email, please check your junk/spam folder or
contact Pegasus Studios - https://pegasus-si.com/contact-us/ or 1 (800) 461- 6575.

If you have not taken your graduation portrait, you will have the opportunity, once Pegasus Studios
reopens under Step 2 (previously red zone) according to the Ontario Reopening Plan.

Please visit their website Pegasus Studios - https://pegasus-si.com for more information and
updates.

Graduation 2021

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.

Thank you,

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.

Grad Photos

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
Graduation Brunch
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, callarij@hwcdsb.ca for any questions.


PLEASE NOTE: ALL GRADUATION ACTIVITIES ARE PENDING PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATIONS.

Please see attach PDF for important information information

Bishop Ryan School Letter Award

IF YOU EXCELLED ACADEMICALLY, ATHLETICALLY AND TAKEN PART IN CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT YOUR TIME AT BR, THEN YOU MAY APPLY FOR THE SCHOOL LETTER AWARD DUE MAY 12.
IF YOU FILLED OUT YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE SCAN WITH YOUR PHONE NUMBER ON IT AND SEND TO MRS. MAZZA'S MAILBOX.
IF YOU HAVE NOT PICKED ONE UP, THERE IS ONE AVAILABLE ON THE BR WEBSITE.
ANY QUESTIONS? EMAIL MRS. MAZZA.
see attached PDF file for application

OSAP INFORMATION

Grade 12 students, here are some instructions for the OSAP application.
YOu may apply after your offer is confirmed.
Make sure it is the 2020-21 application !

Ontario Catholic Graduation Expectations

Ontario Catholic Graduation Expectations

 Graduation Awards Information

Graduation Awards Information

Graduation Awards

Contact:
Ms. S. Mazza
mazzas@hwcdsb.ca

Valedictorian

Contact:
Ms. S. Civitareale
civitareales@hwcdsb.ca
Deadline for awards & Valedictorian nomination is Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021. Graduation Award Forms can be found on the Grade 12 LMS page.

Valedictorian Forms can be found on the Grade 12 LMS page.

All Graduation forms must be completed online and submitted to the designated Dropbox on LMS.