Monday May 31st, 2021 at 3:47 pm
As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to share information regarding our graduation ceremony. Let me begin by congratulating our potential graduates on this significant milestone! I am proud to report that there are approximately 290 potential graduates at Dartmouth High this year. Unfortunately, high schools across Nova Scotia will not be holding a traditional graduation ceremony for the second consecutive year due to the ongoing threat of Covid-19.
Time and location
Our closing ceremony will take place at the school in the John Regan Gymnasium on Wednesday, June 24 and on Thursday, June 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon on both days. Athletic awards, Academic awards and other special awards will be presented to recipients along with their high school diploma at this time. Graduates not attending may pick up their diploma and awards at the school on Monday, June 28 from 9-1 p.m. We are hoping to make this event as special as possible. To this effect, our decoration committee is working with the Glow Pop-up Grad Company to create an ambiance for the occasion for our graduates.
Graduates will be assigned an appointment time alphabetically. We are currently working through the details and will publish the appointment times in Google Classroom by June 8. Graduates may access their appointment time in the Admin Google Class no later than Tues, June 15. All graduates must RSVP. It is important that we know whether or not each graduate plan to attend in order to get the necessary preparatory work done ahead of time. We are hoping that our graduates will be able to invite a number of guests to celebrate the occasion with them. The number of guests will be determined by the public health protocols and will be communicated to the graduates and their families as the date of the ceremony approaches. To allow for an efficient and safe flow of the Graduation Closing Day, it is extremely important that graduates and their guests arrive on time.
We have received several inquiries regarding traditional graduation attire and while this is optional, graduates may choose to purchase a Graduation gown, V-stole, Cap with the black and gold Tassel and the 2021 Insignia for the cost price of $25 that they can wear to the ceremony and hold onto as a keepsake. These items will be available for pick up on Friday, June 18 and on Monday, June 21 from 9-1 p.m. We will confirm the date for purchase by appointment on the Admin Google Classroom. If you do not plan to wear this traditional attire, we ask that you dress appropriately for this special occasion.
The school has hired Calnen Photography to capture special moments of the Grads with their guests. We will make these photos available at no cost to the graduates. However, if you are interested in purchasing the 2021 Grad Class Composite, please check with Calnen Photography 902-423-8840 or email at email@example.com. As well, additional pics may be taken with personal cell phones or digital cameras.
Good-Bye Grad video
Student Council is in the process of preparing the 2021 Good-Bye Grad video which will be uploaded on the YouTube channel for viewing. It is scheduled to be release on June 23. This special video edition includes messages to our graduates from local politicians and staff members. We are hoping that the graduates will enjoy viewing some of the memories they created as a class for years to come. Last year’s video, the first of its kind is still being viewed frequently.
Stay tuned for information sometime this week on yearbook purchase and when they will be available for pick up from Mr. Sullivan.
Cleve’s has offered to provide 2021 Grad Swag to Dartmouth High School graduates. Interested students can check the Admin Google Classroom to place their order directly with Cleve’s. Graduate can also check the Spartan Store on the DHS website for Grad Swag.
Outdoor Lawn Sign
I was asked by a parent of one of the graduates to share the following information with other parents. Lawn Signs can be purchased for display with a picture of your child to celebrate your child’s accomplishments. There are 3 sizes available: 24x18; 18x32; and 24x42 and range in price from $40-85. The company will design, print and deliver the Lawn Sign. If you are interested in purchasing a Lawn Sign to celebrate and mark this momentous occasion, please contact Barry at (902) 877-6004 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is all for now! Looking forward to brighter days as vaccine rates continue to rise. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.
Eartha Monard, Principal