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Locker Clear out – all students must clear their lockers out by June 26

Students have until their last day of school (Wednesday, June 19) or exams, to empty their lockers. JHSS is not responsible for any items that are left in lockers after June 26. Textbooks for students without exams must be handed in by Wednesday, June 19. 

Lost items @ Lions Field, Soccer and Track Fields are not held at JHSS

Please call the City of Cambridge @ 519-623-1340 for items you have lost at the Lions Field off Bechtel Ave.  The fields are maintained by the City of Cambridge; Jacob Hespeler SS does not hold lost items from Lions Field.  

Budget & Staffing: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In order to communicate our current budget outlook for 2019-2020, we are providing the following Frequently Asked Questions to create an understanding of current timelines, resources, and priorities. As we move forward, we will continue to focus on student and staff well-being, work to minimize the impact of budget shortfalls in the classroom, and will […]

Information for Parents

During the spring months, many groups of senior students, as a means to celebrate graduation, organize events on their own accord  (e.g. dances, “proms’, camping, beach trips, etc.).   Please note that these independent events are not officially recognized or organized by, at or through Jacob Hespeler Secondary school.  As private events, school staff does […]

2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: First day of school – Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Winter holidays – December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020 March break – March 16 to 20, 2020 Last day of school for elementary students – Thursday, June 25, 2020 Our Calendars and Important Dates webpage […]

Secondary Credit Summer School INFO

Dates: July 2 – July 26, 2019 New Credit Students will complete 110 hours of teacher-delivered in-class instruction.  Courses run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Students can take 1 credit per summer session. Credit Recovery Students complete 55 hours of teacher-delivered in-class instruction but achieve the equivalent of a full course […]

Tell us about your experience with our French Immersion program

We are seeking public input on how we deliver our French Language Instruction programs in elementary and secondary schools. In June 2017, our Board of Trustees passed a motion for staff to review the French Immersion program in the WRDSB. This review will look at equitable access to French programs for each student, staffing challenges, […]

Important Attendance Procedures – Students/Parents…please review

Parents/Guardians Regular school attendance is an important contributor to school success and is also a legal requirement.  Students are expected to attend all assigned classes punctually. All absences for students under the age of 18 must be approved by a parent or guardian. Students 18 years of age and older may validate their own absences. […]

Announcing the Caregivers’ Guide to Accessing Support for Students with Anxiety

For students, anxiety can range from nervousness before a test, to significant struggles in academic, social, emotional, or day-to-day functioning. When families and schools work together to address the physical symptoms, worrying thoughts and avoidance associated with anxiety, we can teach students to face challenging and sometimes fearful situations with success and confidence. The Caregivers’ […]

JHSS Fast Forward Program INFO 2019/2020

Fast Forward students are able to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma while preparing for employment through work-related learning experiences. WRDSB+JHSS+Fast+Forward+Program+Overview(Nov+2015) 2 WRDSB Fast Forward Info.

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