News & Announcements

Provincial funding to provide renewal, program improvements

Our vision to innovate tomorrow by educating today received a boost this month. As part of the 2017-18 Pupil Accommodation Grant – School Renewal Allocation, provided by the Ministry of Education, to address the cost of repairing and renovating schools and infrastructure, Waterloo Region District School Board will receive approximately $9.8 million.

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2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available. School will start on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Winter holidays run between December 25, 2017 and January 5, 2018, and March break runs from March 12 to March 16, 2018. The last day of classes will be Thursday, June 28, 2018. The 2017-18 School Year Calendar contains detailed […]

safeTALK training for WRDSB parents & guardians

As part of our system goals to supporting student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer more safeTALK training for parents and guardians of the WRDSB. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals […]

School-Day – Parents please sign up for School-day

Parents/Guardians Information letters, which have a personalized Secure-Match key to enroll, were sent home on March 24, for those parents who have not signed up as yet. For more information registering for School-Day, please contact your school or visit  www.school- day.com. School-Day can be accessed from any web browser and gives parents real-time, secure access […]

Flashing RED LIGHTS & Extended STOP ARM on School Bus Means STOP!

Drivers: know the rules  When driving on a road WITHOUT a median: drivers travelling in both directions must stop for a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing when you approach the bus from the front, stop at a safe distance to let children get on or off the bus and cross the […]

Homework Help – FREE online Math Help!

Homework Help provides: tutorial, chats, and learning sessions live one-to-one tutoring FREE on-line help for Grades 7-10 math-homework-help-info

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 […]

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

Region of Waterloo Public Health sexual health services in WRDSB Secondary Schools

Region of Waterloo Public Health has been providing sexual health services in Waterloo Region District School Board secondary schools for over 25 years. In response to data and research findings related to the sexual health of youth in Waterloo Region, one component of the service provided to students in 14 Waterloo District School Board secondary […]

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