Updates to Secondary Community Involvement Hours

The Ontario Ministry of Education has made revisions to the community involvement requirements for the 2020-21 school year so that students will not be adversely impacted by the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19. Updates: Students graduating in 2020-21 school year are required to earn a minimum of 20 community hours (reduced from 40 hours). This […]

Online Safety and Digital Citizenship in Distance Learning

As we continue to support distance learning for all our students, we wanted to take the opportunity to revisit the supports and resources in place to ensure the safety and security of all of those working and learning online in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Digital Citizenship Students in the WRDSB are expected […]

Caring for Self and Caring for Others

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on caring for ourselves as well as for others. Find out how you and others feel appreciated by learning about the five different love languages and take a quiz to discover what your love language is. Sleep is foundational to our overall health and well-being. We have included sleeping […]

Grad Photos – Important Update

Graduating students who have had grad photos taken this year or are hoping to do so in the coming months…read on! If you arranged photos to be taken through studios other than Edge Imaging, please be aware that your photo won’t appear as part of our annual grad composite. This is produced by Edge Imaging […]

First Class/Cohort Change for March and Screening Reminders

Thursday, March 4th  is a Cohort and Class Changeover Day.   Cohort A will attend Period 1 at-school from until Wed. March 10th while Cohort B l(Period 1) learns from home. Please remember to do these 2 steps each morning: Do your daily self screen (Ontario Daily Covid Self-Screen) before coming to school. Note:  The screening questions do change […]

Trade Talk: Conversations with Trades Students & Apprentices

SJAM students are invited to attend the upcoming TRADE TALK event to learn more about the skilled trades and opportunities at Conestoga College.

This is a unique opportunity for those interested in learning more about the trades. This 1-hour showcase will include an introduction and overview to trades, apprenticeships and related programs at Conestoga College. We plan to have 2 Weston Family Scholars attend as guest speakers, sharing their experiences and journeys. At the end, participants will be welcomed to schedule 1-1 informational interviews with the Weston Scholars should they be interested in learning more.

Facilitators: Arlyn Dwyer or Bailey Binns & Abby Brandes
When:  Thursday March 18th from 11:00am-12:00pm

Anyone interested in registering please email: waterloocareercentre@conestogac.on.ca

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Reminder: Supporting our Staff, Students and Families

Dear WRDSB Families, A reminder that tomorrow is your last day to give us feedback on how families and students are doing and if you feel supported as students learn both in-person and online. We are using ThoughtExchange to gather your feedback. You’ll be asked to answer one open-ended question with as many responses as […]

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