News & Announcements

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.

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.

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 […]

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