News & Announcements

Cannabis legalization and our schools

On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal to use, buy, possess and cultivate in Canada for persons over 19 years of age. For our students, the possession and use of cannabis is illegal. We know that this change in legislation has raised many questions and possible concerns regarding how the change will affect schools. […]

Student Accident Insurance Information

Every September, Ontario school boards remind families about the option of acquiring student accident insurance. Student accident insurance can help cover unforeseen expenses due to injury that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. Waterloo Region District School Board recommends “insuremykids®” Protection Plan. For more details on this option you can view […]

Questions about the Health and Physical Education curriculum changes

We recognize that there may be a number of questions about the changes relating to the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum. We are providing Frequently Asked Questions as a way to inform our staff, families and community members about the changes. We will continue to update this section as information becomes available.

2018-19 School Year Information Package is now online

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and Instagram, and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay. Our online parent information package is now updated for the 2018-19 school year. Please take a few moments to review this […]

Two driveways at the front of JHSS are designated BUS ZONES

Parking is not allowed at any time on the upper and lower driveways at the front entrance of the school. These lanes are also ONE WAY driveways! Please do not enter these driveways during the morning and afternoon while the yellow school buses are parked as it is dangerous for students who are getting on/off […]

Student Vehicle Registration is Mandatory 2018/2019

Attention Students – please pick up a yellow vehicle registration form ASAP. Once you have filled out the form, you will receive a parking permit for your vehicle’s windshield. Student Parking is in the Far West lot closest to Groh Ave. and in designated spots at the back of the school. Please do NOT park […]

FYI about lost items on Lions Field, Soccer and Track Fields

Please call the City of Cambridge @ 519-740-4581 for items you might have lost at the Lions Field off Bechtel Ave.  The fields are maintained by City of Cambridge and Jacob Hespeler SS does not maintain a Lost & Found for these locations.    

Student Information System (Trillium): School to parent email communication

Update and Unsubscribe Processes Student Information System (Trillium): School to parent email communication Parents/guardians who would like to communicate with their child’s teacher by email can provide or update their email address at the school. To remove your email address from our Student Information System, please advise the school office staff. As the board-approved student […]

Talking to your child about opioids

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Once again, we are sending families important information about opioid-related drug overdoses and urging you to speak with your children about staying safe. On December 2, 2017, Waterloo Regional Police Services reported that 65 people in our region died as a result of a suspected overdose. This is a 71 per […]

Updated Reporting Attendance by email – jhs-attendance@wrdsb.ca

jhs-attendance@wrdsb.ca Please email student absences and lates  by using the above email or by calling the JHSS 24 hour Attendance Line – 519-658-4910 Press 1, then 1 for A – K and 2 for L – Z. ATTENDANCE HANDOUT AUG 30 2017

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