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 […]

Accessing Mental Health Resources: For Students and Families

As we return to our schools, it’s important that we remain focused on supporting our mental health and well-being. We know that these are stressful times for our students and their families and we want to highlight the resources available to help. If you are worried about your child’s or your own well-being or mental […]

Commencement Update – Graduates will be celebrated at a later date

Dear 2020 HAWK Graduates We want you to know that we have not forgotten you! The WRDSB, and we at JHSS, recognize that commencement celebrations are crucial milestones in our students’ learning journeys. It is a time to acknowledge the accomplishments and hard work our students put forward in earning their diplomas. We still plan […]

Secondary Distance Learning Update #3

The process of building the Secondary Distance Learning Program for 2600 students has been one of both excitement and challenges. We are proud to announce that the complex task of assigning and hiring staff and ensuring students are in their courses is almost complete. We want to thank the community of families, students and home […]

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