Ontario Announces School Reopening Delayed until January 5, 2022

Today, the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore announced the reopening of schools will be delayed until Wednesday, January 5, to provide schools with more time to prepare for the public health measures announced today. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is looking forward to welcoming students back to in-person learning […]

Junior Journalists and jeewan

Country Hills Public School’s Newspaper Club members Sona and Kayna used their opportunity to interview Director of Education jeewan chanicka on Monday, December 6 to grill him about his goals for education within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Writing for their online publication, The Cardinal Collaboration, the two students were guided by Dana […]

COVID Outbreak Notification

Region of Waterloo Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School in a class cohort at the school. Public Health’s investigation has determined that a student case previously reported, is linked to an earlier case in the same student cohort. The identity of the individuals is protected by privacy legislation and […]

COVID Case Notification (Isolation Past)

Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that a student, last in the Jacob Hespeler Secondary School building on December 15, is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. The student last attended school ten (10) or more days ago. Public […]

COVID Case Notification

Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that two students, last in the Jacob Hespeler Secondary School building on December 15 and December 17 respectively, are confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The identity of the individuals is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. Public Health has identified all close contacts of the […]

COVID-19: Case Notification

COVID-19: CASE NOTIFICATION Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that a student, last in the Jacob Hespeler Secondary School building on December 8, is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. Public Health has identified all close contacts of the […]

Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

Winter Break Wellbeing Passport

To help support families during the Winter Break, the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council has created a Winter Break Wellbeing Passport. This digital booklet takes families on an adventure within their own homes and communities to learn about and practice different mental wellbeing and mental health activities. Follow the wellbeing map in any order you […]

COVID 19: Case Notification

COVID-19: CASE NOTIFICATION Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that a student, last in the Jacob Hespeler Secondary School building on December 6, is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. Public Health has identified all close contacts of the […]

Award-Winning Innovation in Physics Education at WCI

A passion for innovation and providing real-world learning opportunities in a gradeless classroom has made a Waterloo educator an award winner, and will likely take her to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Europe. Ashley McCarl Palmer, a physics teacher at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) has won the 2021 CAP Award for Excellence […]

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