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IMPORTANT: Graduation Information

by Matthew Vandervoet | Jun 25, 2018
As final preparations are being made for our June 28 th Graduation, we realise that you may have many questions regarding upcoming plans and the ceremony. This letter serves to help answer any concerns that you may have for this very special evening.

Graduates have received an invitation and four guest tickets for floor seating. There will be overflow seating available for additional guests in the stands. Seating is not assigned and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Graduation gowns will be yours to keep and will be available for collection from June 25 th to June 27 th in the learning commons from 10:30 am to noon. Additionally, students will need to fill out a graduation card when they pick up their gown. Information collected will be presented at the grad ceremony as you cross the stage.

There will be a brief graduation rehearsal at 12:00 pm at the Fort Erie Leisureplex located at 3 Municipal Drive. Graduates will be walked through the order of service, as well as where they will be standing and sitting, as well as the process of crossing the stage.

Graduates need to arrive at 5:00 pm to provide ample time to properly plan for the ceremony. At 5:30 pm graduates will be assembled and given final instructions on proceedings. The ceremony begins at 6:00 pm.

As with any formal ceremony, a dress code will be in accordance with the occasion. Sandals, shorts or similar casual attire would not be appropriate. All of us would like to give the achievement of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma the significance and stature that it deserves, and would like it reflected in the appearance and behaviour of our graduates.

We are all excited to celebrate your graduation from GFESS, our inaugural graduation. On behalf of all of us at GFESS, congratulations on your achievement! We look forward to the formal recognition of this milestone on June 28, 2018.