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Important Updates regarding Graduation

Please check your school email for some very important information and reminders!!


Hello Graduates!

Below is some important information regarding your virtual grad ceremony and the drive-thru pick up of materials.

  • Our Virtual Ceremony is scheduled for June 29th @ 3pm A YouTube link will be emailed to you before the ceremony (hopefully a day in advance).  We are optimistic that editing and uploading will be done in time for the 3pm launch.  If we have technical issues, we will let you know by email.  The video will remain live for at least a week. Feel free to share the link with family & friends.
  • Drive-thru Celebration - June 30th 10:00 - 12:00
  • On June 30th OSS will be hosting a drive-thru “celebration” and grad package pick up.  Please adhere to the following times when scheduling your drive-thru.  All staff and students are also reminded that all COVID-19 public health restrictions are still in effect and must be adhered to. 
    • Students with last names starting with A-L 10:00am - 11:00am. 
    • Students with last names starting with M-Z 11:00am - 12:00pm. 
    • Enter the school parking lot off of Park Street, you can be dropped off in front of the building and your ride can park in the student lot to wait for you. Or you can park in the student lot and walk over.
    • During the drive thru you will be asked to exit your car to sign the graduation mural that will be permanently installed in the school and you will pick up your grad package (diploma, transcript, any awards received, pennant & cap - if not already received, etc).


This year has posed its challenges and your graduation is not what is considered the “norm”.  Thank you for your resilience.  We would like as many graduates as possible to participate in the drive-thru hours, however if you are unable to make the timing work, please reach out to the school to arrange an alternate pick-up time.


Good luck and we hope to see you on the 30th.

June 30, 2021:  Drive Up and Pick Up Diplomas and Awards - details to follow!

Composite grad photos will be available in the fall.


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Prior to 2019/2020 (Pre-Covid-19)

Commencement / Graduation

What will you wear?

This is easy!  All graduates wear black gowns and caps.  They have a great appearance and save the expense of a new outfit.

We will be ordering "Souvenir Packages" this year, which means that students will keep both the cap and gown. 

No jeans please!  This is a formal occasion and we expect our grads to be dressed appropriately.

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Seating is plentiful but parking is limited at Rotary Place.  Please consider transportation options and be sure to park in designated areas.

If you will require assistance being seated, please contact the guidance office at (705) 329-4537, ext. 42262.

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What to do on Commencement day:

Arrive at Rotary Place by 2:00 p.m. to pick up your cap and gown and be grouped for processional purposes.

What to do after Commencement:

Commencement usually lasts two hours.  A reception will be held at Rotary Place with refreshments for you and your guests!

Please remember to send thanks for any awards or scholarships that you have received.

Ontario Scholars

If the average of six of your final grade 12 marks is 80% or higher, then you are an Ontario Scholar.  Although there is no monetary reward attached to being an Ontario Scholar, it is a very impressive achievement.

A reminder to Potential Graduates:
In order to graduate you need the following:

* To have achieved 30 credits (18 compulsories and 12 optional)
* To have completed 40 community service hours
* To have passed the OSSLT (Literacy Test) or the OLC course.

Check to make sure that you are on track to achieve all of the Diploma requirements.