Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation Ceremonies
Posted on 05/28/2021
Graduation Ceremonies

The Government of Alberta document Guidance for Schools (K-12) and School Buses - Scenario 1 includes a section specific to ceremonies and celebratory events, including graduation ceremonies. It states that:

"A school may host a graduation ceremony on school property, during regular school hours, following the measures below:

  • The graduation ceremony must occur on school property during normal school hours.
  • All graduating students must be from the same school.
  • All graduating students must stay with their classroom cohorts with a minimum 2-metre distance from all individuals who are not part of their classroom cohort.
  • Attendance at in-school graduation ceremonies must be limited to graduating students and school staff (e.g., no in-person audience allowed).
  • The graduation event does not include performance activities.

Virtual graduation ceremony options should be considered".


High schools in the Division are planning their ceremonies to adhere to this direction from the government. Should gathering restrictions change to allow for more traditional graduations, planned ceremonies may be able to reflect those changes. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to follow direction from the government.

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