Grad Information

Grad Information


Grad Photo’s

If you were unable to get an appointment for this January there will be more spots for signing up during retakes in late February.  Grad Photo sign up, will again be in the main lobby of the school. Take a photo of the QR code and make your portrait appointment. If you have issues with the QR code please call (604) 294-1005. https://prestigeportraits.ca/

Post Secondary Tour – NIC UVic VIU and Camosun College Nov 17, 2021

The (virtual) post secondary tour is an opportunity to explore post secondary options on Vancouver Island. The event format will include a joint presentation and an opportunity to connect with each institutions’ representatives.

For more information and to register, please visit https://www.nic.bc.ca/about-us/nic-news/news/2021-vancouver-post-secondary-tour/

Unlock your Future: The Key to Scholarships –Scholarship Presentation – December 7, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.

For the first time, the Comox Valley School District is offering a virtual scholarship session with Brittany Palmer from Unlock your Future. The approximately 70 minute session will outline a step by step process for navigating the scholarship process. For more information about Brittany, visit http://www.keytoscholarships.com/home.html. Information with the presentation link will be sent closer to the event date.

Lastly, if you are interested in taking a more active role to assist with grad activities this year, I invite you to attend our first grad parent meeting which will be held on zoom at 6:30 p.m., Thursday November 25th. The zoom invite is below:

Topic: Isfeld Grad Parent Meeting

Time: Nov 25, 2021 06:30 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting

https://comoxvalleyschools-ca.zoom.us/j/61900977556

Meeting ID: 619 0097 7556

This year we are planning two major grad activities in the New Year, Dessert Night and Tailgate, dates to be confirmed. The student grad committee is currently solidifying these plans and details will be out in the new year.

There will be no Grad fees for our 2022 Graduates. To support grad activities during the year in addition to the graduation ceremony, grad fees will be $120.00 per student which will be collected by the end of May. You will receive an email from our bookkeeper, Brittany Thibeault with instructions for payment in the new year.

To be announced at a later date.

We will be asking you to vote on a Grad song later this year.

Later this year, around May, we will ask you to connect with your TA teacher about your questionnaire and Bio speech.

Your formal attire photo is due to Tina Fagan in the office by May 27th.  We will have more information on the Grad webpage later in the year.

We will be providing Grad gowns again this year, so we need student height measurements to our office by 3pm on April 22th You can email your height to tina.fagan@sd71.bc.ca or fill it out on the form on the main office. Our plan is to provide the gowns to students so they can take them off the school site for additional photos with family and friends. PHO large group gathering restrictions might limit the opportunity to take larger group/family photos on site here at Isfeld on Grad day.


Grad Cap and Gown: All Grads will have the opportunity to collect their Grad cap and gown several days prior to the 18th. This will allow for photos earlier in on grad day for those who wish to have this option and being ready for the ceremony. The cap, complete with date tassel have been ordered for each graduate to keep and do not need to be returned.

Grad ‘car route’: If PHO might dictate a “Drive thru” grad this is the procedure. Once grads have collected their packages and left the stage, then Grad and families are encouraged to drive along a “Grad Route” around the Isfeld area. This route will be attached and provide another opportunity for friends and community members to line the route and join in on our Grad’s celebration. After completing the driving route, cars can then return home so that families can enjoy the Grad ceremony video at their convenience. The video will be available as a video download link on our website, on the day of Grad.

Additional reminder, immediate attention may be required.

Grad dress/formal attire photos: The deadline for your Grad Dress/ Formal attire photos will be extended to Monday, June 3th, (3pm) and those go to Tina Fagan . If you have not already done so, please submit a formal attire photo of yourself taken before the cut-off Monday. Where possible, we would like every Grad to have two pictures to display on the ceremony video.

The Graduation Ceremony 

The Isfeld Class of 2022 graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 1:00 p.m. here at École Mark R. Isfeld school. The current plan is for our ceremony to be held on the field between our school and Valley View, weather permitting. As we need to be prepared to move to the gym in the event of inclement weather, we are bound by the current Island Health occupancy limits due to COVID. Because of this, each student is only able to receive two tickets for their guests.

The type of ceremony as well as the number of tickets we can provide will be dependent on the protocols from the Provincial Health Office at the time of the ceremony.

Our 2022 Graduates will be participating in a ‘drive thru’ graduation event on Saturday June 18th starting at 1:00 p.m.

For the ‘drive thru’ ceremony, we are requesting that our Grads be a passenger in a car driven by their parent/guardian and drive up in the main entrance at their predetermined time slot (next section). The reception/stage area will be setup outside the school, under a large tent. Grads will step out of their car just past the first crosswalk, move down the sidewalk to collect their “swag bag” at a designated area, and then line up social distancing waiting to cross a stage. In addition to their Grad booklet, the ‘’swag bag” will have some gifts and may also contain any bursary letters or school award certificates. While lined up, there will be an opportunity for photos at the ‘red carpet’, just prior to having their photo taken while crossing the stage/reception area.

While the Grads move through the above steps, all guests stay in their car as it moves up in up the ‘drive thru’ order, finally stopping right next to the stage/reception area at same time their graduate arrives. Once next to the stage, guests can take pictures while staying in their car and wait to pick up their graduate once they have crossed the stage. In respect of our ‘drive thru’ event protocols, we are requesting that guests do not park in the parking lot and gather near the stage.

‘Drive-Thru’ Arrival Times: We will be using 10-minute slots, accommodating 10 graduates in each time slot, but allowing students to signup for available times so they can coordinate arrival with other grads. The signup sheets will be available next Monday in the Isfeld front foyer starting at 2:20pm. Monday. We need to structure arrival times in this manner to best accommodate or 160 graduates and their families during our ‘drive thru’ event.

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