De-streaming Grade 9 Math

As of September 2021, mathematics courses in Ontario are no longer offered at both the Applied and Academic levels in Grade 9. This change is the result of strong evidence across Waterloo Region and Ontario that supports not having Grade 8 students choose between applied and academic courses. The goal is to provide more equitable […]

WRDSB Celebrates World Teachers’ Day

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day. The theme for World Teachers Day 2021, as selected by UNESCO, is: “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”. This year, we celebrate the teachers who have demonstrated incredible adaptability and commitment to supporting student learning as they have worked through the shifting realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, […]

Stuff the Bus Food Drive!!!

Stuff the Bus Food Drive is underway at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School in Support of the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank Starting October 4th, Jacob Hespeler Secondary School will be collecting non-perishable food items for our Stuff the Bus Thanksgiving Food Drive.  The collection will be taking place each morning and community donations will be accepted on […]

October Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

Parent/Teacher Communication

Due to Public Health guidelines, we are unable to host Parent-Teacher interviews at this time.  Teachers will be communicating a progress update beginning Monday, October 4th until Friday, October 15th.   If you have not been contacted by this date, please call the main office.  

Senior Football game – Thurs, Oct 7th!

Hello Hawk families, Exciting news… our first Senior Football game of 2021-2022 will take place this Thursday, October 7th. The game starts at 3:00 pm.  Spectators must wear a mask and follow physical distancing rules where possible.  Parking is available at the front of the school in the student parking area.  Please park your car […]

Preparing to Welcome Volunteers Back to Schools

We appreciate and celebrate volunteers in our schools. We know the value they add to a student’s experience and that volunteer contributions are meaningful and impactful. We also know that students, staff and community members are eager to get back to the activities they enjoy. COVID-19 has presented many challenges to typical school operations and […]

Making a Commitment for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

Today, students, staff and families across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and participate in Orange Shirt Day. Crissa Hill, Superintendent of Student Achievement & Well-Being, took a few minutes to share her thoughts and hopes for this important day, and the commitment and work […]

Student Vaccination Information

As the 2021-22 school year begins, we remain committed to the health, well-being and safety of students, educators, school staff and the broader community. Keeping our schools open this year is our collective priority. Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect everyone from COVID-19. Vaccines help to stop the spread so we can […]

WRDSB flags remain at half-mast

To recognize the importance of Truth and Reconciliation Week and Orange Shirt Day, flags at all Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools and worksites will be flown at half-mast until the end of day on Monday, October 4, which is the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. On […]

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