Post-Secondary Transitions Info Night – Tues. Dec. 3

SJAM’s guidance department, in collaboration with representatives from the University of Waterloo, WLU and Conestoga College, is pleased to host a special information night for students and families.


The focus of this evening is to share valuable information to help students more effectively research, plan and prepare for the transition to post-secondary education. It will include general discussions on a number of key topics to assist you with planning for life after high school:

  • Where to find post-secondary info (admissions, how to apply, etc)
  • How to search out financial aid/scholarships
  • What life is REALLY like after high school
  • Opportunity for Q & A with SJAM guidance and post-secondary reps

If you would like to attend, please RSVP using the link below.  We look forward to seeing you on December 3rd!

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Updated Student Handbook for 2019-2020

SJAM has updated our student handbook, including new information regarding recent changes to the provincial cell phone policy.  You can view the handbook via the link below.  The revised SJAM cell phone/electronic devices policy is also posted here for your review!


Cell phones and other personal communication devices must never disrupt the learning environment. When in class, your cell phones should be turned off and out of sight.  Exceptions to this expectation are limited to the following circumstances; for instructional purposes as directed by your teacher, for health and medical purposes (ex: diabetes app), and/or to support special education needs (ex: assistive technology).

Cell phones must never be used to take photos or videos in class or at school without a person’s knowledge and consent. This is a violation of privacy. Inappropriate use of your cell phone may result in it being confiscated by a vice-principal and progress discipline. The use of external speakers in hallways is prohibited.

SJAMSS is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged cell phones or electronic devices.  Please keep expensive technology at home.

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Wilfrid Laurier Presentation/Prepare for Post-Secondary – Nov. 22

Members of WLU recruitment will visit SJAM on Friday, November 22nd (period E after lunch) in the SJAM library.  The presentation will focus on Laurier programs and helpful information to prepare students for first-year university life.  This is ideal for students considering WLU or any Ontario university as a potential destination in the future.

To attend this special session, please sign up on the GOOGLE FORM!  Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Nov. 19th.  For more info, please visit the SJAM guidance office.


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November 11: All evening rental permits are cancelled

Due to the current weather information and anticipated forecast, all evening rental permits have been cancelled. Please check with your event organizer or coach to see if your event, meeting, or game will be rescheduled at a later date.

Welcome Ms. Parsons – New SJAM VP

SJAM extends a warm Highlander welcome to the newest member of our admin team – Ms. Carli Parsons – who takes over responsibilities for surnames O-Z.  Ms. Parsons made the leap from Cameron Heights to join our crew and we wish her the best as she settles into her VP role with us!

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November 11: WCSSAA games cancelled

Due to the latest weather conditions and forecasted weather for this afternoon and evening in the Waterloo region, all Waterloo County Secondary School Athletics Association (WCSSAA) competitions scheduled for today are cancelled. This includes playoff and championship events. Information regarding rescheduling will be provided as soon as possible. Please contact your coach if you have […]

Friday, November 15, 2019 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 15, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but all board operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for staff on the PD Day will be on School Improvement […]

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