Allow a COVID-safe outdoor graduation for Brebeuf College School

Allow a COVID-safe outdoor graduation for Brebeuf College School

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Brebeuf Class of 2021 started this petition to Brebeuf College School Admin

For most of the 2020-21 school year, our school, like many others, have experienced a difficult and confusing way of learning from switching between online and in-person, to a quadmester that has taken away much from us.

With the recent number of COVID cases decreasing and COVID vaccines rising in Ontario, Doug Ford has announced on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, that his government would like to see schools host outdoor graduation ceremonies “for all students in all grades” and will be working with school boards and health officials to make it happen. 

Although this is such a short notice, we know you have the power to make it happen. Take all the time you need to prepare this ceremony.

An online ceremony is okay, but an in-person ceremony is where the memories last forever. This is our last opportunity to potentially see the amazing teachers that have helped us nourish through our 4 years at Brebeuf, not to mention seeing students for the last time at school as well. For parents, this might be their only chance to see their son receive their diploma in-person.

Doug Ford has announced the closure of schools for the remainder of the year. We sat through a high school lesson in a classroom without realizing it would be our last.

Of course, being under a pandemic still, this ceremony may not be like a normal ceremony. Please make sure this ceremony follows the proper COVID protocols implied by the government.

We may not have much influence over the admin to make this happen but we can al tell you this: Do not take away this once in a lifetime moment we have been longing for.

You hold our graduation ceremony in your hands, admin. This is a valuable memory, believe us. Do not throw it away, make it happen in any way you can. Even if you fall short, we will not forget that you tried. It will make you proud, we promise you.

Thank you.

- Brebeuf Graduating Class of 2021

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