WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 30

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. We invite students, staff and families to wear orange, whether it is a […]

Accessing Mental Health Resources: For Students and Families

As we return to our schools, it’s important that we remain focused on supporting our mental health and well-being. We know that these are stressful times for our students and their families and we want to highlight the resources available to help. If you are worried about your child’s or your own well-being or mental […]

Commencement Update – Graduates will be celebrated at a later date

Dear 2020 HAWK Graduates We want you to know that we have not forgotten you! The WRDSB, and we at JHSS, recognize that commencement celebrations are crucial milestones in our students’ learning journeys. It is a time to acknowledge the accomplishments and hard work our students put forward in earning their diplomas. We still plan […]

Student drop off and pick up is in Student Parking only

The two driveways at the front of JHSS are designated BUS ZONES. Parking is not allowed at any time on the upper and lower driveways at the front entrance of the school. These lanes are also ONE WAY driveways! Please do not enter these driveways during the morning and afternoon while the yellow school buses […]

Secondary Distance Learning Update #3

The process of building the Secondary Distance Learning Program for 2600 students has been one of both excitement and challenges. We are proud to announce that the complex task of assigning and hiring staff and ensuring students are in their courses is almost complete. We want to thank the community of families, students and home […]

Our Outdoor Education Department presents Monarch Madness Live

Ontario monarchs are on the move, beginning their 3,000 kilometre migration to Mexico. This Wednesday, our outdoor education staff will tag and release monarch butterflies live as part of Monarch Watch’s migration monitoring and population assessment program. This livestream event will wrap up the Monarch Madness citizen science initiative where students and families reported sightings […]

Tracking Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in the WRDSB

Communicating with WRDSB families, students and staff is a guiding principle of our Return to School plans, and this includes keeping you informed about any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools. In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, our Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page will be updated on an ongoing basis with […]

Register for International and Indigenous Language Programs

Registration for the WRDSB International and Indigenous Language Program (IILP) is now open.  Both the Elementary IILP and Secondary Credit Language Program will be offered virtually.  Registration closes on September 29 with a tentative start date of October 31. Elementary IILP Registration Form Secondary Credit Language Program Parents/Guardians will be contacted if additional registration information […]

JHSS Quadmester 1 Student Schedule Revised

Thank you for your patience students, parents and guardians as we readjust to our new quad-mestered timetable, cohorts and health and safety measures as mandated by the Ministry of Education and Public Health. On August 31, the WRDSB adjusted the first day of school to start on Friday, September 11.  Please find the updated JHSS […]

Update on International and Indigenous Language Program

The WRDSB International and Indigenous Language Program (IILP) has been a valued program for many years.  In March, we made the difficult decision to close the ILLP for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to Covid-19.   Given the current status of COVID-19 and following advice from our partners at Region of Waterloo Public […]

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