The Quebec Ministry of Education has decided to give graduating high school and elementary students a memorable end to the school year. Following public requests, Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced that Quebec schools have been given the "green light" to host some graduation activities in accordance with public health rules. Graduating sixth-grade elementary schoolers and Secondary Five pupils will be able to participate in photo sessions and schedule a time to sign each others' yearbooks.\n"Since the start of the pandemic, I have received several very touching testimonies from graduates who wanted to have the chance to highlight this special moment in their lives," said Roberge.\n"We have worked very hard and I am happy to respond positively to this call. COVID-19 has certainly changed our habits and traditions, but that is not a reason not to salute graduating students as they deserve."\nThe Minister also announced an exclusive contest for high school graduates.\nGraduates are invited to share their best moments in high school life on a Facebook page. 25 winners will be selected and will win iPads. One of these lucky students will also get to attend the Mammouth Ball, a virtual graduation ceremony aired on Télé-Québec.\nThe contest is open between June 1 and June 10 at 4 p.m.\nAll events such as outdoor picnics and grad book signings will be highly regulated to ensure social distancing rules and health protocols are respected.\nMessage important pour les finissantes et les finissants de 6ème année du primaire et de secondaire 5: malgré la pandémie, vous aurez droit à une fin d’année mémorable! #Assnat #CAQ #ÉduQc pic.twitter.com/JiHfGntucA— Jean-F. Roberge (@jfrobergeQc) June 1, 2020\nThe precise details of these activities will be communicated to participating institutions in the coming weeks.\nREAD ALSO: Quebec Is Investing An Additional $110 Million To Revive Music Festivals & Help Artists\nLa réouverture de nos écoles se fera de manière progressive, prudente, et non-obligatoire. Notre plan, avalisé par la Santé publique, permettra à nos élèves, particulièrement les plus vulnérables, de compléter leurs apprentissages tout en minimisant les risques. #Assnat pic.twitter.com/4ijBawUqZC— Jean-F. Roberge (@jfrobergeQc) April 27, 2020\n"I hope that many of them will participate in the special days to be held by the schools. Congratulations to all graduates and good luck in continuing your studies!" said Roberge.\nElementary schools outside of Montreal reopened in early May. But the government announced that schools in the city wouldn't reopen until the fall semester.\nGrand Montréal: les conditions ne sont pas réunies pour permettre une réouverture des établissements préscolaires et primaires ce printemps. Ils demeureront fermés jusqu’à la fin août. La santé et la sécurité des élèves et du personnel doivent primer sur tout le reste. #Assnat pic.twitter.com/XCPT9PCxKf— Jean-F. Roberge (@jfrobergeQc) May 14, 2020\nHigh schools, cégeps, and universities across the province won't reopen until the fall semester.\nAnd even then, some campuses won't go back to normal.