New Deadline for Secondary Students and Families to Change Mode of Learning – Friday, Oct. 16

We are asking families of secondary students who want to make a change in their child’s mode of learning, to do so by Friday, October 16 at 4 pm. This is one week earlier than the previous deadline of October 23.   The new, earlier deadline of October 16 will help students feel settled in their […]

WRDSB presents the Monster Tree Challenge

Trees throughout our region are showing off their autumn colours, and what better way to celebrate the fall season than a little leaf-learning! From now until Friday, October 30, our Outdoor Education department invites all WRDSB students and their families to participate in Monster Trees, a hunt for Waterloo region’s largest trees. This free, fun […]

World Mental Health Day 2020

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day, a day begun by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) to raise awareness in the global community about the importance of supporting mental health, to take action and create lasting change. “It is nearly 30 years since the first World Mental Health Day was launched by the […]

Resources to Help Those Experiencing Family Violence

Supporting our students and their families goes beyond their learning – we want all those in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) community to know there are resources available to help them cope with the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, 1 in 3 Canadians is […]

JHSS School Council 2020-21

JHSS School Council 2020-21 will be hosting virtual meetings until further notice. Our first meeting will be Wed. Oct. 21st at 7 pm. If you are interested in joining our School Council and attending the Google Meet on Oct. 21st, please contact me at JHSS (Ms. B. Cathcart, Principal – 519-658-4910) for access information. Education […]

JHSS Spiritwear on sale now!

  https://jhss2020.itemorder.com/ – The logos will have “HAWKS” –  no specific clubs or teams this time – Custom personalization available for extra charge – Orders may be picked up at the store or have it shipped directly to the customer at the address they provide GO HAWKS!

Student Progress – Quad 1

As we approach the midpoint of the first Quadmester, please expect a communication from your student’s teachers regarding their progress to this midpoint in the course by Oct 13th. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your student’s guidance counsellor. JHSS GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS: Mrs. Skowron:  G, H, J, O, P, Q, R & […]

WRDSB Celebrates World Teachers’ Day

Today, October 5, is World Teachers’ Day. A day we acknowledge our educators’ dedication and passion, show our appreciation and recognize the unprecedented journey our teachers and educators have been on since March. This morning, our 64,000 students across Waterloo Region started their school day excited and ready to learn, but it looks and feels […]

Do Your Part: Daily Screening for Students and Families

We’ve all got a role to play in keeping our students and school communities safe from COVID-19. Here in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), parents and caregivers have a responsibility to complete the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 school screening before sending their children to school – each and every day. Accessing this tool […]

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 30

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. We invite students, staff and families to wear orange, whether it is a […]

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