make outdoor graduation ceremonies for YRDSB schools happen!

make outdoor graduation ceremonies for YRDSB schools happen!

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Romi S. + Yonatan E​.​E. started this petition to YRDSB (York Region District School Board) and

MAKE OUTDOOR GRADUATION CEREMONIES FOR YRDSB SCHOOLS HAPPEN!

This petition aims to put pressure on the yrdsb staff and leaders to whole heartedly consider their part in making these graduation ceremonies a reality for the graduating class of 2021 in light of premier Doug Ford’s green light on outdoor graduation ceremonies.

The past 15 months have been frustrating, unsure, and far from ideal for the school community. However, unlike the situation last year which was completely uncertain and unpredictable, the opportunity to give the graduating class of 2021 a proper graduation in these unprecedented times has arose and it is essential that we take action. With acknowledgement that we are moving closer and closer to the light at the end of the tunnel that covid has presented, it is fortunate that we have been given the green light at this time, a bit more than two weeks before many of our proposed online graduation.

We are confident that with the correct committees brought to life and the support of parents and students from the yrdsb community, an in-person graduation can be the way that we part ways from the past 4 unpredictable, yet incredible years. Students of all grades have endured quite a lot this year, both personally and academically, and the seniors have lost their entire senior year to this pandemic. Now is their chance to finally walk the stage, receive their diplomas, and get the closure and appreciation they deserve for their hard work throughout high school and their perseverance these past 15 months.

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