News & Announcements

Update: Suspect arrested in the threat against Jacob Hespeler SS

I would like to thank Waterloo Regional Police Service for their quick response to the threat made against our school community. Many thanks to our administration, staff and students for their poise during this stressful incident. Although the investigation is ongoing, a suspect has be apprehended and it is our expectation that Friday will continue […]

Message from the Principal

Dear families of Jacob Hespeler SS, I want to address a serious situation involving our school. As you may have heard in the media, some area schools have reported threatening messages found on school property, and unfortunately this has also impacted our school. On Monday, staff were made aware of some graffiti outside on school […]

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 not […]

There’s still time to provide your feedback

Due to the overwhelming response we have received, we have extended the budget survey closing date to March 16, 2018. Calling all students, parents, staff and community members. We want to hear from you on which funding priorities we should consider for the 2018-19 school year and beyond. Annual Budget Survey Complete this short online […]

Our guide for the winter season

Winter is never-ending and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.

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 […]

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 […]

Trustees form a committee to consider full-year schooling

On Monday evening, trustees voted in favour of establishing a committee to look into the option of full-year schooling. Full-year schooling means students would get the same number of days in school but with more frequent, shorter breaks in the year. The committee will review research, look at examples of boards currently running full-year programs […]

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 […]

JHSS Fast Forward Program INFO

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 JHSS FF Application Profile(2018-19)

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