The school is hopeful that it will be able to offer the following graduation-related events during the 2021-22 school year in accordance with updated health and safety guidelines. The information below remains TENTATIVE at this time and is intended to assist graduating students and their parents/guardians prepare for upcoming events.
Who is Eligible to Participate?
Grade 12 students who are in good standing and in a position to graduate at the conclusion of the 2021-22 school year are eligible to participate in graduation-related events. Prior to participating in events, each student and a parent/guardian will be required to sign a Grad Events Expectations Form to acknowledge that they are aware of student expectations during the different gradation events. A standard grad fee will be assessed to all students and costs will be associated with certain events.
Each Grade 12 student will be assessed a grad fee on Student/Parent Connect. The fee includes the cost of the grad cap and gown, and other miscellaneous costs incurred through the hosting of gradation-related events. The graduation fee is yet to be determined but students/parents/guardians should anticipate the grad fee to be approximately $40.
Grad Boat Cruise
The Grad Boat Cruise is tentatively scheduled for April 12, 2022. This semi-formal event includes transportation to/from downtown Vancouver and dinner on board the cruise. Students will meet at the school and be transported to Vancouver, where the boat will depart from Vancouver Harbour. Students should expect to be screened by Delta Police prior to leaving the school and by boat security prior to boarding. This is an optional event and the cost to participate will be announced closer to the date.
All Grade 11 and 12 students will be invited to participate in the Snowball Dance that takes place at the school in January/February. This is an optional event and the cost to participate will be announced closer to the date.
Red Carpet & Grad Banquet
The Red Carpet and Grad Banquet are tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 27. The Red Carpet event takes place at the front of the school. Family and friends are invited to watch their graduating student walk the red carpet wearing their formal wear. This is an optional event and there is no cost for students to participate in this event.
The Grad Banquet follows the Red Carpet Event. The Grad Banquet will take place at the Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. Transportation to and from the grad banquet is under review. At this time, students should refrain from arranging their own transportation to and from the banquet. This is an optional event and the cost to participate will be announced closer to the date.
Dry Grad takes place at North Delta Recreation Centre on May 27 following the Grad Banquet. Dry Grad is a parent-organized event and will include graduating students from Burnsview, Sands and Delview Secondary Schools. This is an optional event and the cost to participate will be announced closer to the date.
Valedictory is tentatively scheduled to take place on June 29. This is a formal event where graduating students cross the stage in the school gymnasium. Graduating students will wear a cap and gown that they will receive from the school in the weeks leading up to the event. A limited number of tickets will be available to family and friends to attend this event. This is an optional event. There is no cost for students to participate and no cost for family and friends to attend.