TAB Drive Through Graduation Celebration Details
We are now ready to begin booking time slots for our drive through graduation at Blakelock!
First, a reminder that we must follow all Public Health protocols set out by the provincial “Roadmap to Reopen”. Halton schools have been directed to adhere to their original plans, providing the safest possible sendoff for the Class of 2021. All the details regarding our event and how to sign up are available below.
Our celebration will be held in the front parking lot of the school. As you approach, you will see a tent, a red carpet, and members of the Blakelock staff who are joining our celebration.
Dates and Times
We have provided you with a number of options in order to provide as much flexibility as possible:
Monday, 21 June: Drive Through Graduation, 3:00 – 7:00 PM (weather permitting)
Tuesday, 22 June: Drive Through Graduation, 3:00 – 7:00 PM (weather permitting)
From 3:00 – 6:00 PM each day, there will be four (4) time slots each hour. We will allow six (6) bookings in each 15 minute time slot. Bookings will be first come, first served. Please book only for yourself, not on behalf of your friends and their families. Instructions with respect to booking a timeslot are provided below.
While we strongly encourage students and their families to book an actual timeslot, we understand there may be circumstances that require additional flexibility. From 6:00 – 7:00 PM on both days, there will be an “open” hour for students and their families that either cannot make an earlier time or need some additional flexibility in scheduling.
Our “rain day” is Wednesday, 23 June – if it’s raining on Monday or Tuesday, we will use Wednesday to make up for the lost day. There will be no bookings on this day – it will be an “open” day and students and their families can show up at any time. We will provide more details about this rain date if we need to use it.
Booking Your Time Slot
Drive Through Grad appointments are made using the “Parent Interview” scheduling program.
1. Go to the scheduling webpage at https://tabhs-grad.parentinterview.com
2. Enter the access code that you received in the email we sent you on June 14th and click "Sign In"
(Do not share this code with anyone outside your school community)
3. Please make a note of your Confirmation #
4. Fill in your contact information and click "Continue to Make Appointments"
5. Click on "Drive Through Graduation Appointments"
6. Click on an Available Time that you wish to attend the drive through ceremony.
7. Click on "My Schedule" (top left of the page)
8. Print out, email or copy down your appointment time
You will see up to six (6) available booking times for each 15 minute time slot. Available times will disappear once they’re booked. If you don’t see any booking availability in a given time slot, it means they’ve all been booked and you will need to choose another time. Once you’ve booked a time, you will receive a confirmation email.
In order to keep things flowing and abide by provincial and Public Health restrictions, please come to the school only at your designated time.
Drive Through Grad Details
Grads – dress appropriately! Don’t forget your gown and cap!
Come to school and enter the parking lot at the front of the school at your designated time
Grads are welcome to exit the car as they approach to “walk the red carpet”!
Grads will be handed their “diploma” (photo op!)
Grads will move on to receive their “grad package” consisting of the Class of 2021 photo composite and a window sign identifying and congratulating them as a graduate of T.A. Blakelock – all in a very stylish T.A. Blakelock string knapsack.
Grads will then receive their gift, a TAB 2021 Teddy Bear or TAB 2021 Coffee Mug, the top two items selected as favourites by our grad survey.
After photos, grads will rejoin their family in the vehicle and exit the school parking lot.
We encourage family members to take photos commemorating your achievement! Once you have taken a few photos, we ask that you exit the school parking lot in order to ensure the next family can safely approach and enjoy their child’s graduation, too! Unfortunately we are not permitted to allow large groups of people to congregate on school property so we ask you to be respectful of those waiting in the queue.
Class of 2021 Memory books will be available for pick up with the official diplomas in early July. Check our social media and school website regularly for more information.
Virtual Commencement Ceremony
A reminder that our virtual Commencement ceremony will be held on Monday, 28 June at 7:30 PM. Our special guest speaker for the event will be Mark Critch of This Hour Has 22 Minutes.