Grad recognition ceremonies to be held at high schools: N.S. Education

FALL RIVER: The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education said progress is being made on what graduation ceremonies will look like this June at N.S. high schools.

Violet MacLeod, spokeswoman with the department, confirmed there will be grad recognition ceremonies taking place. What those look like is still in the finalization process.

The Laker News asked for a progress update on discussions after having asked Dr. Robert Strang about graduations and proms in late March.

MacLeod said the department’s focus is on academic achievement and recognition of Bluenose student’s province wide.

“We know graduation and transition celebrations are important milestones for our students and their families,” MacLeod said.

“Our schools will hold grad recognition ceremonies to recognize academic achievements.”

However, COVID19 will play a role in the makeup of those ceremonies.

“It is still too early to say what that will look like because of COVID, but we are discussing with Public Health officials, principals and administrators,” said MacLeod.

She also answered a query from a parent of a graduate in the Beaver Bank area sent to The Laker News on proms, and limits around that and whether an exemption will be made.

“Public Health officials will establish the conditions and guidance for any events that may take place outside of school,” said MacLeod.

“We will share more information with our school communities as soon as we can.”