Recognizing a Milestone - Celebrating our Grade 8 class

Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2020,

While no one could have imagined how this year would have gone, we still want to take time this June to recognize the milestone our Class of 2020 has reached and celebrate their successes.

In the absence of a way to gather for a traditional ceremony, Staff have been busy planning for a virtual way to send our graduating class off to high school. To make this happen, we need your help. Privacy requirements dictate that we must receive permission from parents/guardians in order to share student images in the celebratory videos/slideshow we have planned. Please download the attached file, complete, and send a photo or scan of it to your child's teacher as soon as possible. If you are unable to print the document, an email from your personal account clearly indicating that you have read and agree to participation is acceptable.

We are targeting to have the send off celebration video available (via secure web site accessible only via HMMS student accounts) on June 22nd. Thank you in advance for your prompt return of the consent form - we must have the forms back by Wednesday June 10th in order to prepare the videos/slideshow. 
Virtual Send-Off- Permission Form.pdf

Other end of year items:

  • virtual visits from area high school staff/students have been arranged to help answer any questions your students may have about being ready for high school
  • each homeroom will continue with their online learning material and occasional "live" session (as viable with available technology) until the end of June. We encourage all students to participate right till the end
  • The Board is currently working on a plan to allow for families to pick up belongings from the school - more information will follow soon. There are a number of other items to distribute to students as well (yearbooks for those that ordered, photos, Grad T-Shirts, refunds from milk/pizza)
  • we are also working on a plan for the recovery of school materials that students may have to return (instruments, mouthpieces, books, computers, etc)
  • report cards will be issued in the last week and are expected to be sent electronically to parents
  • there are OCDSB virtual summer school options are available (
    If interested, please email your child's teacher and HMMS staff will register them.

Thanks in advance for your understanding as we try to navigate the challenging times we find ourselves in.

The HMMS Team
(Staff email addresses can be found at

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