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Opening Day/Startup 2019

Special Schedule in Effect

For more information on startup/back to school (including school year calendar and opening day schedule), click the graphic below!

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Course Change Request Day – Thursday, Aug. 29th

Thursday, August 29th (8:30-2:00)

Students wishing to request a course change prior to opening day may come to SJAM on Thursday, August 29th (8:30-2:00) to meet with any available guidance counsellor.  Meetings are first-come, first-served – students will be assigned a number upon arrival and will wait to be called.  Please use the course change request form (posted below).  Carefully follow instructions on the form before bringing this to the school on the 29th.


Before making any course change requests, please make sure you review the lists posted below.  Any courses that appear on these lists are not available for any course changes at this time (additions or moves to other sections).  Course change forms may also not be used to request switches into pre-AP or AP classes.  Guidance will not process change requests for any courses listed as full/closed.



IMPORTANT – guidance counsellors will not be processing any course change requests prior to this date as they are busy completing new student registrations, etc.  Students who can’t come to SJAM on this date may still submit change requests during the first week of school (deadline Thursday, Sept. 5th at 3:00pm).

No regular online appointment bookings will be available until after the first week of school.

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Early Timetable Pickup – August 27 & 28

Tuesday, August 27th & Wednesday, August 28th (8:30-2:30)

Students wishing to pickup their timetable before opening day can drop into SJAM on Tuesday, Aug. 27th or Wednesday, Aug. 28th (8:30-2:30).  Staff will be on hand to distribute timetables in the first floor foyer.

NOTE – guidance staff will not be available on these days to review and/or change any timetables.  Students wishing to make any changes can come to SJAM on Thursday, Aug. 29th (see post for details).

To receive your timetable, you MUST bring your completed/signed data verification forms and/or back to school information forms.  Timetables will not be given out without these forms.

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2019-2020 School Year Information Package is now online

We’re excited to welcome all our students, from kindergarten to secondary school, back to school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay. Our online parent information package is now updated for the 2019-2020 school year. Please take […]

Transportation details for 2019-20 school year available on August 19, 2019

Kindergarten Students Since Junior Kindergarten students will not have an Ontario Education Number prior to September, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) Inc. will be sending a direct mail out to families of Junior Kindergarten students detailing busing information for September 2019. Senior Kindergarten students will receive a mailed postcard with student login instructions […]

New to Canada? Register your child now for the 2019-20 school year

Are you in Canada on a work permit or study permit? Do you have a refugee claimant document? Are you waiting for confirmation of permanent residence or citizenship? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, your child might need a Letter of Admission to register at a Waterloo Region District School Board school. […]

Student Transportation for 2019-2020

Transportation details for the 2019 – 2020 school year will be available on Monday, August 26, 2019.

Parents can login and view your child’s transportation details by going to and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
    • This can be found on your child’s report card
    • Numbers only, no space, no dash
  • Enter your child’s birth date
  • Enter your child’s street number
    • House number only
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu

Please note: any address changes need to be done through your school. If you are moving this summer or change caregiver arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child’s school before the end of the 2018-2019 school year. 

You can also visit to see bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive e-mail notifications for late buses and closures and follow us on Twitter.

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