To the ATC 2020 Graduates, Parents/Guardians,
Many of you have been wondering about what our convocation might look like this year. While we cannot have a convocation as we have seen in the past, the staff of ATC wants to do something meaningful that recognizes your accomplishments. We want to thank you for being patient as we put our plans in place. We intend to recognize you in a few different ways.
Here are our plans, but keep in mind some details are still being worked out. Another email should be coming within a week.
June 4/5: Delivery of ATC Graduation Lawn Signs. Teachers will be coming to your residence and placing a lawn sign in your front yard to let everyone know what you have accomplished. They will be in touch soon to give you a date and possibly an approximate time. We hope you can be around (with family!) when we try to deliver our first celebration of your achievement. Our teachers will be taking pictures if possible, so be ready! If you are not around, we will be in touch on how to get that sign to you.
June 22: Online Ceremony. We will follow closely our program from past convocations, but it will be virtual. A link will be sent to you prior to June 22 to connect and watch. Student grad pictures will be used in place of actual live presentations. Be sure to watch there will still be speeches from our Superintendent, a School Board Trustee, the principal, our emcee and of course all thirteen of the program valedictorians. Awards and scholarships will be announced also, so tune in!
June 23-26 Certificate Pick Up. Students will be scheduled by program over the 4 days. Each student will get their own set time to come in. The gymnasium and other parts of the school will be set up for the celebration. Graduates will put on a grad gown and cross our gym stage to collect their certificate. Family members will be welcome (the number tbd) to watch and take pictures. We will also have another area for graduates and family members to get more pictures.
There are a number of logistical details still to work out, but the dates and events are set. As we arrange this, keep in mind we will be adhering to all expectations and guidelines surrounding Covid-19 as required by Manitoba Health.
From the results of our survey, almost all of you are planning to attend our certificate pick ceremony. We look forward to seeing all of you prior to you moving on to the next stage of your journey.
Take care, stay safe and healthy.
See you next week for your Lawn Sign Delivery!