Dear Graduates,

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

The WRDSB, and we at W-O, 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 situation however, it will not be possible to move ahead with W-O’s traditional Commencement celebration at Bingeman’s.  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 16th as originally planned.  Instead, a November date is likely.

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