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 the Guidance department for registration to begin the process and to choose courses.
  • If you are a student who has never attended a WRDSB school:
 
Thanks and we look forward to meeting you,
JHSS Guidance Department

Course Changes

Students, please note that there will be no further course changes to next year’s selections until all timetables and conflicts are completed.  If you require a course change, please send an email to your guidance counsellor when we are back in the office beginning August 30th, 2021.
 
Stay healthy and stay safe.
We miss you,
JHSS Guidance Department

Guidance Appointments

To make a Guidance appointment, please click on this  link

JHSS Supports 

Guidance Counsellors

Mrs. Skowron, Head of Guidance

(F, G, H, I, P, Q, R & S)

X 5525

kirsten_skowron@wrdsb.ca

Mrs. Ruppenthal (A, B, E, T, U, V, W, X, Y & Z)

X 5526

lisa_ruppenthal@wrdsb.ca

Mrs. Macallam (J, K, L, M, N & O) Semester 1

X 5530

jill_macallum@wrdsb.ca

Mr. Salema (J, K, L, M, N & O) Semester 2

X 5509

joseph_salema@wrdsb.ca

Guidance Secretary

Mrs. Hobson

X 5520

shannon_hobson@wrdsb.ca

Child and Youth Workers (CYW) 

Mrs. Pitts  (A-G)

X 5661

tracy_pitts@wrdsb.ca

Mrs. Leblanc (H-Z)

X 5659

shelley_leblanc@wrdsb.ca

Social Worker

Cheryl Cotten

X 5515

cheryl_cotten@wrdsb.ca

HOW CAN YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR HELP YOU?

  • Post-secondary planning & school information:
    • career research and planning
    • interest inventories
    • university/college/apprenticeship/job application process
  • Course selections
  • Class concerns – class work/teacher concerns/student concerns
  • Study skills/work habits
  • Student exchange programs
  • Summer school, E-learning & night school
  • Personal support
  • Volunteering:
  • Job search:

Appointments with your Guidance Counsellor

Please note that timetables are ONLY finalized for the second quadmester at this time. The remaining quadmesters are not finalized and likely will not be until right before the start of each quadmester. Although you may be able to see your timetable on MyWay.  There may be more changes made throughout the school year. Course changes will be considered in the order they are received.

Students are strongly encouraged to visit the MyBlueprint site regularly to complete recommended tasks and work on your high school planner/post-secondary research.  This website provides many helpful resources for students to plan high school courses, research potential post-secondary pathways and discover personal skills, interests and more!  It includes direct links to post-secondary programs, financial literacy resources, resume/cover letter tools and employment information!  CHECK IT OUT!

To access the site, use your WRDSB school account login/password.