News & Announcements

EQAO Literacy Test – Wednesday, March 27

On Wednesday, March 27th, all grade 10 students and other eligible students will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, a graduation requirement.  The test is approximately 3 and a half hours in length and will be administered from 8:15 a.m. until 11:55 a.m. Due to the test, JHSS will be following a modified […]

Information for Parents

During the spring months, many groups of senior students, as a means to celebrate graduation, organize events on their own accord  (e.g. dances, “proms’, camping, beach trips, etc.).   Please note that these independent events are not officially recognized or organized by, at or through Jacob Hespeler Secondary school.  As private events, school staff does […]

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members – apply today

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members. They invite parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of our schools to apply. The fundamental fact is that parents + engagement = student success. Your involvement with PIC can help us optimize this equation. The mandate for this committee is to: Provide information and advice on parent […]

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Attention all members of both the Video Game Club and the Dungeons and Dragons Club! This Friday, March 22nd will be the day we will be taking our club photos for the yearbook. If you have been participating in either of these clubs this year, please make a strong effort to come out to your […]

A Message Regarding the Attacks in New Zealand

This morning, we awoke to the news of yet another terrorist attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, that has left 49 people dead and several others wounded. We stand together in grieving this tragedy with our community. This senseless act will impact the thousands of students, staff, families and community members we welcome […]

Important Dates to Remember – Sem. 2

Wednesday, March 27 – EQAO Literacy Test Friday, March 29 – Girls’ Powerfit Day Friday, May 3 – Nocturnal Hawks Community Involvement 40 hours may be submitted on MyWay. Click on the Community Involvement tab at the top and start entering your required 40 hours. Other Important Information: Attention Hawks, please keep ALL valuable items […]

Our guide for the winter season

Winter is here and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.

Important Attendance Procedures – Students/Parents…please review

Parents/Guardians Regular school attendance is an important contributor to school success and is also a legal requirement.  Students are expected to attend all assigned classes punctually. All absences for students under the age of 18 must be approved by a parent or guardian. Students 18 years of age and older may validate their own absences. […]

Announcing the Caregivers’ Guide to Accessing Support for Students with Anxiety

For students, anxiety can range from nervousness before a test, to significant struggles in academic, social, emotional, or day-to-day functioning. When families and schools work together to address the physical symptoms, worrying thoughts and avoidance associated with anxiety, we can teach students to face challenging and sometimes fearful situations with success and confidence. The Caregivers’ […]

JHSS Fast Forward Program INFO 2019/2020

Fast Forward students are able to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma while preparing for employment through work-related learning experiences. WRDSB+JHSS+Fast+Forward+Program+Overview(Nov+2015) 2 WRDSB Fast Forward Info.

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