Grande Prairie, AB – With the
indefinite cancellation of classes, and in light of the information provided
during the recently televised
announcement by Premier Kenney on April 7, 2020 regarding the projected
peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Alberta, all high school graduation ceremonies
planned for May and June throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD)
have been postponed until late August or early September, pending further public
health announcements, and future consultations with individual school
PWPSD high schools reached out to graduates’ families earlier this afternoon
with the news.
During this unprecedented time in world history, we are having to set aside plans
for the present time, to ensure that we are able to pick them back up again in
the near future. In taking this difficult step to postpone graduation, we are all
doing our part to help ensure that we will be able to come back together again at
a later date.
Pending further public health announcements, high school administration will be
in touch with graduates and their families near the end of June to determine
how best to move forward with celebrating graduation.