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Congratulations Class of 2020!

In the spring, you finished high school in a year that none of us expected. You earned the pride of your family, friends, teachers and principals. And now, it's time to celebrate that achievement.

Despite our hopes to offer in-person commencement ceremonies this fall, it is clear that this will not be possible due to the continued COVID-19 risk in Ottawa-Carleton and the health and safety guidelines still in place. 

To ensure a safe celebration for our graduates of 2020, we will be providing a virtual commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7:00pm.  

Schools will stream pre-recorded ceremonies featuring messages for graduates, presentation of diplomas and awards, and valedictorian speeches. Graduates and their families can watch the ceremony through a private, unlisted video link. More information will be emailed to graduates (at their OCDSB email address) and their parents/guardians. 

If you have commencement messages that you want the school and district to re-post/share on school and district social media accounts, use the hashtags #CappingOff2020 and #ocdsb and tag your school. We look forward to celebrating with you!

June 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020 – we are so proud of your incredible accomplishments! It’s a different kind of year, but we're excited to celebrate your success. Share your photos, messages, memories, and hopes for the future to be featured on this page! Send your submissions to

As part of "Capping Off 2020," every graduating student will receive a graduation cap/mortarboard and grad swag. In addition, a “Congratulations Class of 2020” sign has been installed at our school. The sign is a great place to get a photo of you in your cap – but please remember to stay safe and ensure appropriate physical distancing rules. If you have grad messages that you want the school and district to re-post/share on social media, use the hashtags #cappingoff2020 and #ocdsb and tag your school. We will re-post and share these on school and district accounts.

Exit Outcomes: Reflecting on Your Accomplishments
As you celebrate everything you've accomplished and look ahead to your plans for future success, we want to hear about your time as a student! Remember our Exit Outcomes? Share your stories about the characteristics and skills that you've developed over the past 12 years. Choose one of the Exit Outcomes below and send a story, memory, or reflection about it to [school email address]


  • Collaborative
  • Globally Aware
  • Goal-oriented
  • Innovative/Creative
  • Resilient


  • Academically Diverse
  • Critical Thinkers
  • Digitally Fluent
  • Effective Communicators
  • Ethical Decision-makers
Learn more about each of our Exit Outcomes in this poster.
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