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Terry Fox Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Grad Ceremony -June 17th

May 14, 2020

​We now have the opportunity  for  Grads to walk across a stage with their Grad Folders, just as all Grads typically do.      

While we can’t replace the traditional celebrations, we are doing our very best within the guidelines received to provide you with as close an experience as we can, along with a virtual element you can enjoy now and in the future.

The General Plan: (physical distancing and sanitizing will be ensured at all stations)

JUNE 11th: Cap & Gown Pick-up (details to follow)

JUNE 17th:  Crossing the Stage at Terry Fox

  • Grads come to school in small groups in 30-minute time frames (times will be assigned and will not be alphabetical)
  • Entry into the parking lot will be controlled . One car per graduating family, no cars without graduates, no cars with more than one grad unless they live in the same household. No grads without caps and gowns.
  • Cars will line up then on at a time,  drive towards the platform and pull up to a designated spot
  • Student will leave the car, follow  the red carpet to the  stage set up by the Terry Fox statue. They will then cross the stage and have their photo taken by  a professional photographer. Parents will  have opportunity to  watch and take  photos from their car  
  • After the picture has been taken, students and family will leave school to take further photos, or celebrate as a family. Then the next grad will take their place
  • If your family does not have a car and you want to participate, please contact Mr. Starr directly and we will make an accommodation

**Please plan to attend!

We will be sending out a  survey link to confirm attendance and assign times. Students must sign up to participate.

  Some other important information to know:

  • The School will be refunding the $55 grad fee and will be providing students with a complementary gown, V stole, cap and tassel
  • The After Grad committee is working on their plan to honour grads. Details TBD
  • We are working on a virtual plan to celebrate our award winners, though no awards ceremony will occur this year
  • Grad council is working on a photo presentation. Grads will receive a link on their CLC 12 Microsoft Teams page.
  • A grad program will be produced and distributed to students like it would in a regular year
  • The school is working on a video to supplement this commencement experience. Release dates will be announced in June

Thank you very much for your understanding and support as we do our very best to provide our students the best experience we can.

Terry Fox Secondary School

1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam British Columbia
Canada V3B 7Z5
604-941-5401 604-937-8059
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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