News & Announcements

Gr. 9 Welcome/Orientation Party – Wed. Aug. 30 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

HELLO FUTURE HAWK  All future Gr. 9 students are invited to an  Orientation Party on August 3o at JHSS.  Meet our Leadership Crew, tour the school, and enjoy a pizza lunch. Letters will be mailed to every Gr. 9 student on July 31 and will also include: Chromebook information letter and instructions, please fill out […]

JHSS Offices closed until Monday, August 28

The main & guidance offices will re-open on August 28, 2017. Offices are open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Semester 2 Final Report Cards will be available in the Main Office from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm starting August 28. Report cards are not mailed. Parents/Guardians may pick up their child’s report card if the […]

WRDSB email addresses to change August 21

We are excited to announce that the Waterloo Region District School Board is moving its email and calendar platform to Google. Many staff and students are already using G Suite tools on a daily basis. In fact, WRDSB has more than 40,000 users of G Suite in our district today.

As part of this change on Aug. 21, 2017, we will also make our email addresses a lot easier and more intuitive for people. When the switch to Gmail happens, all WRDSB email addresses will switch to end with, just like our website.

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Transcript Requests during the Summer

  Transcripts may be obtained through the Records Dept. at the Education Centre for those students who cannot access transcripts from the school during office closures. Former students wishing copies of their transcript should review the information and complete the form available on the Board’s website:

Commencement will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

Commencement 2017 will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the JHSS West Gym.  You may pay the grad fees in the Main Office from July 4 – 13 and July 17 – 20 and starting Sept. 6 – 29. Grad letter 2017 May 2 The commencement fee includes two (2) admission tickets, […]

Thank you for a wonderful school year

It is hard to believe that another academic school year has come and gone. As our students prepare to move on to their next chapter, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the past school year. This year we asked you to help us define what public education in Waterloo region means, by […]

Important information for families regarding opioid-related drug overdoses and deaths

This information is shared in cooperation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, Waterloo Regional Police Service, and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Dear Parents and Caregivers, Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Parenting your child/children is the most important job you will ever experience. As parents and caregivers, it is […]


 With the school year quickly coming to an end, the JHSS Breakfast Club would like to thank all the staff and students who have made food, raised funds, donated food items, applied for grant applications, picked up food donations, and graciously given up their time to open and supervise the Breakfast Club. Without your generosity […]

Parent resources for summer reading

The Ontario Library Association has put together a fun summer reading toolkit for all ages to help students combat academic “summer slide.” The toolkit provides lists of reading programs and engaging reading lists to inspire student summer reading. There is also a quiz for parents to help them determine which summer reading program is most […]

Parent resources for Pride conversations

For the month of June, all WRDSB schools and the education centre are flying the Pride flag. Below are some frequently asked questions and resources to help guide conversations for parents and caregivers. Why is my child’s school flying the Pride flag? The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, staff, parents/guardians […]

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