Semester 1 Modified School Calendar and Daily Schedule

To help students/families track which classes to attend during alternating weeks during semester 1, please review the SEM 1 MODIFIED CALENDAR.  Students will alternate weeks attending periods A/B and C/D as posted.

DAILY MODIFIED SCHEDULE:

MORNING CLASS (A or C):  8:30 to 11:00am
NUTRITION BREAK:  11:00 to 11:40am
AFTERNOON CLASS (B or D):  11:40am to 2:10pm

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School Immunization Program Restarting for Grade 7, 8, and 9 Students

Since the Spring of 2020, the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) school vaccination program has been suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health will be restarting the program on November 1, 2021 for students in Grade 7, 8, and 9. Vaccination Clinics Clinics will be offered at Public Health offices at […]

Highlander Spirit Wear Webstore NOW OPEN!

The Online Spirit Wear Store Is OPEN!! 
https://purplesharkembroidery.com/collections/highlanders
The store will be accepting orders from Monday October 18th to Friday October 29th
Orders will be delivered to your homeroom class in November.  

*Please select the ‘PICK UP’ option at checkout for free delivery to your homeroom class at school. 
(you will NOT need to pick it up at the Shelby Drive location)

Please email Mr. Steckley (daniel_steckley@wrdsb.ca) or Ms. Zurbrigg (sarah_zurbrigg@wrdsb.ca) if you have any questions.

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COVID-19 Case Notification

COVID-19: CASE NOTIFICATION   Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that a student, last in the Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School building on October 7, is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.   Public Health has identified all […]

Province Announces Free Menstrual Products in Schools

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) was pleased with the announcement by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, that the Ontario Government will distribute six million free menstrual products per year to school boards. Supporting Menstrual Equity in the WRDSB Since 2019, the WRDSB has addressed period poverty in every school in our system, beginning […]

WCSSAA Protocol for Indoor Spectators

To students, staff, families and community: To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) and WRDSB will not be allowing any non-essential spectators into indoor sporting events. This includes non-coaching school staff, students, family members, media, sports enthusiasts, and community members. Access to our schools is currently only provided […]

OSSLT for Secondary Students in 2021-2022

As a reminder, over the past two years, our Grade 10 students have not been able to write the literacy test due to the pandemic. The Ministry of Education is restarting the literacy test again this year, for Grade 10, 11 and non-graduating Grade 12 students. Literacy Graduation Requirement in the 2021-2022 School Year Graduating […]

Covid-19 Outbreak Notification

COVID-19: OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION   Region of Waterloo Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School.    Public Health’s investigation has determined another case, a student, is in the same cohort as a case reported earlier this week. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will […]

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