Class of 2020 Grad Awards

Even though plans for our fall commencement ceremony have yet to be finalized, SJAM is moving ahead with applications for graduation awards. Students interested in being considered for one of our many awards, please complete the online application – click the graphic below!  Students should login to the form using your school Gmail account.

DEADLINE – Wed. June 10th, 2020 (by 3:00pm)

We will present a number of awards that recognize school/community involvement, leadership, academics and more! Many awards have a financial component as well (helps cover some of those hefty post-secondary costs).

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Grad Class of 2020 – A Message from Ms. Collis

Your 2020 Grad signs are here! We want to celebrate with you and recognize your amazing accomplishment. These signs are FREE for all 2020 graduating students. All you have to do is reserve a time to pick them up at the school. They are 16″ x 24″ double-sided coro-plast signs that can be put in your lawn, window, or up on your wall.

Pick up dates are Tuesday, May 26th, Thursday, May 28th or Tuesday, June 2nd.

Please sign up HERE to reserve a pick-up time. YOU MUST RESERVE A TIME. Further instructions will be emailed to you once you have signed up regarding safe and contactless pickup procedures. If you have any questions please send Mr. Steckley an email at


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Physically Distant, Socially Connected: Week Eight

Connecting from a Distance This video series showcases Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) educators who have adjusted their typical in-person classes to a distance learning setting. Over the past few months, we have seen our students and staff adjust from face-to-face classroom learning environments to the current reality of distance learning. With so many […]

WRDSB hosts Backyard Bug Blitz

Looking for a fun way to explore the outdoors, enjoy the spring weather and connect with nature, all while practicing physical distancing? From Monday, May 25 to Friday, May 29, our outdoor education department is hosting a Backyard Bug Blitz for all WRDSB students and families. Yes, bugs! Counting bugs may not be as familiar […]

An Update from the Chair and Director

Dear WRDSB Family, Spring is always a time for renewal. This year it is even more significant as we learn to live and work in new ways in order to manage the risk posed by COVID-19 in our schools, our homes and throughout our community. Yesterday, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced that distance learning […]

WRDSB schools remain closed for the rest of the school-year

This afternoon, the Premier announced that schools would not reopen for students in June and that the school-year would continue with distance learning. This decision came from the advice of Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the COVID-19 command table. At this time, we can confirm the following: […]

Distance Learning Continues: Weeks Seven and Eight

With the Victoria Day long weekend around the corner, we want to take this opportunity to thank our students and their families for their efforts to support distance learning. We know this has been an adjustment and challenge for all – thank you for your ongoing patience, feedback and contribution. We know that our educators […]

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