New to Canada? Register your child now for the 2019-20 school year

Are you in Canada on a work permit or study permit? Do you have a refugee claimant document? Are you waiting for confirmation of permanent residence or citizenship? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, your child might need a Letter of Admission to register at a Waterloo Region District School Board school. […]

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 […]

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.

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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