Dear 2020 HAWK Graduates

We want you to know that we have not forgotten you!

The WRDSB, and we at JHSS, recognize that commencement celebrations are crucial milestones in our students’ learning journeys. It is a time to acknowledge the accomplishments and hard work our students put forward in earning their diplomas.

We still plan to celebrate you.

Given the current COVID-19 situation, it will not be possible to move ahead with the JHSS traditional Commencement celebration on October 9, 2020.  Planning is currently underway at the Board level to develop a concept for Commencement for all of the WRDSB Secondary Schools, that will honour our graduates while still meeting current health and safety requirements.

Here is what we know so far:

Commencement will be virtual this year

Commencement will NOT take place on October 9th as originally planned.  Instead, a November date is likely. Stay tuned…

We will keep you informed as to the specifics as plans are confirmed.  Until then, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: