Return to School and Work: Preliminary Plans for September 2020

As we near the halfway point of the summer break, we are pleased to be able to share some of our preliminary plans for what student learning may look like in September 2020. Since May, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) staff have been hard at work, developing plans for the upcoming year, with the […]

Transcript/Diploma Requests 2020

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic the WRDSB Records Centre is closed. We are not able to produce any official paper transcripts or diploma requests at this time. We will honour your request when we reopen. If you are a former student and are applying online to an Ontario university or college, the fastest way […]

Choosing to opt-out of busing for WRDSB families

Dear parents and guardians of transported students, Student Transportation Services Waterloo Region (STSWR) is busy preparing for the upcoming school year and is asking families in bus zones to communicate their transportation needs. As you may know, the Ministry of Education has directed school boards across the province to prepare for three possible return to […]

Reopening our school playgrounds

Following the guidelines of Phase 3 of reopening the province, our schoolyards and playgrounds will be open and available for families to use starting Friday, July 17. Our staff will be removing signs from our playgrounds over the next few days. Families and community members should use our playgrounds safely and continue to follow public […]

Social Work support for students & families during the summer

The 2019-20 school year has had many changes and challenges for students, parents and caregivers. In recognition of the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education has made it possible to provide short term Social Work support for July and August 2020. These services are available to any students and their parents/ […]

Improving child care for families in Ontario survey

The Ministry of Education invites families to participate in its early years and child care act review. In August 2015, the Ministry introduced Ontario’s Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 which was created to strengthen compliance, health and safety in child care settings across the province. As part of the Act, the Ministry is […]

Support the development of WRDSB 2020-2021 budget

Every year, the Board of Trustees invites the community to contribute to the Board’s budget by making submissions and/or delegations. As meetings are currently being held virtually, the Board of Trustees requests that anyone interested in participating in this process, make a written submission to the Treasurer of the Board no later than noon on […]

REMINDER: Returning to school family and student survey

The survey is available to families and students until July 10, 2020. Last month we asked you for feedback on how we could support you and your child through distance learning. Now, we are continuing with our commitment to listening to our families with our next installment of Exchanging Ideas. Over the coming weeks, we […]

JHSS New Registrations 2020/2021

This message is for NEW registrations only (students who are moving to the Jacob Hespeler SS area) and does not pertain to grade 9 students who have already chosen their courses for the 2020/2021 school year. Please contact JHSS starting September 8 to book registration appointments to choose courses. If you are new to the […]

Report Cards Mailed Monday, June 29

Jacob Hespeler SS will be using Canada Post to mail the Semester 2 Final report cards directly to your home address starting on Monday, June 29. Parents/Guardian, please note: Report cards are addressed to students. The midterm marks will not show on the Sem. 2 Final report card as directed by the Ministry of Education. […]

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