Back to School Walk-In Vaccine Clinics

The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is hosting school vaccine clinics across Waterloo Region between August 4 – 14, 2021 so all youth have the opportunity to be fully vaccinated before school starts. School Vaccine Clinics Youth aged 12-17 and their family members are welcome at these walk-in vaccine clinics to get their first or […]

WRDSB Apologizes for Harms Caused by the SRO Program

On June 28, 2021, the Board of Trustees of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) ratified recommendations, from the School Resource Officer (SRO) Review Committee, to end the SRO program. The SRO program had been suspended since June 2020, and the move to end the program aligns with our commitment to ensuring that our […]

Summer hours – Main Office and Guidance Office

The 2021-2022 school year begins on Tuesday, September 7, 2021! Please check the school website and social media for updates.  We will update as information becomes available. The Main Office will be closed from Thursday, July 8th, and will re-open on Monday, August 16th, 2021. The Guidance Office will be open beginning Monday, August 30th.  If […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-Being of Teens

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-Being of Teens and What Teens Need to do Well webinar, led by Susan Gross, will share the impacts of the pandemic on teen mental health, what we are hearing in the news and what the surveys are telling us. Susan will use a developmental lens to view […]

Act of Hate Against Cambridge Mosque

Today, we learned of an act of hate and vandalism against the Baitul Kareem Mosque in Cambridge. We are saddened by this act of hate and know this act of Islamophobia may lead to Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students, staff and their families feeling unsafe and vulnerable. The WRDSB is committed to confronting […]

Teen Mental Health Virtual Event Recording

Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-being of Teens What Do They Need To Do Well? The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) are proud to present this recording from a virtual event hosted in May. The virtual event focused on how we can support our teenage children […]

Congratulations to the 2020-21 Linda Fabi Bursary recipients

At the June 28 Board Meeting, eight secondary school students were awarded the 2020-21 Linda Fabi Bursary. Asha Adderley of Grand River Collegiate Institute Cody Bacher of Southwood Secondary School Tyler Benninger of Eastwood Collegiate Institute Thomas Borta of Grand River Collegiate Institute Maxim Clayton of Preston High School Joshua Dardarian of Jacob Hespeler Secondary […]

Welcome to Summer School for Secondary Students

Hello, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Secondary Students! If you are registered to take a summer school class this year, we are excited to continue our learning together. The information below will help you have a strong start with your summer school class. Secondary Summer School Classes If your summer school class is with […]

Process for NEW registrations

This message is for NEW registrations only (students who are moving to the Jacob Hespeler SS area) and does not pertain to grade 9 students who have already chosen their courses for the 2021/2022 school year. Beginning Wednesday, September 8th, 2021… If you have been registered in a WRDSB school at any time, please contact […]

Principal’s Message

Hello Hawks, It has been another extraordinary year.  Who knew when we left on March 13th, 2020 that we would return in September 2020 to Quadmesters, cohorts, Health & Safety protocols, Distance Learning, Learn at Home, and further school closures.  During this time, you have exercised resiliency, flexibility, and a commitment to keeping your community […]

1 2 49