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“Students Say No” Protests – April 4th

Principal Message: Students Say No Protest

In recent days, we have had students approach us about conversations they are having on social media regarding a student walkout planned for the afternoon of April 4th. Across the province, students are talking about walking out to demonstrate their feelings about the recent changes announced regarding our public education system and their upcoming high school experience.

As educators, we respect the right of students to express their voice in a positive and respectful way, where such actions are peaceful and safe, and do not hinder the safe passage of people in our schools or the opportunity for learning and academic success.

We would ask that students organizing the event inform the office of their plans, so that we can ensure teachers are aware, and that we provide adequate supervision in the area

We will be making our expectations clear, should students decide to peacefully protest on that day. We would ask that, as a family, you discuss them with your child(ren) as well. They are as follows:

  • Protests must be peaceful and respectful (adhere to the school code of conduct).
  • Students choosing to participate should become informed on why they are protesting.
  • Students should remain on school grounds at all times.  School staff are unable to supervise students who choose to leave school property.
  • Students choosing not to participate must be allowed to do so, without pressure.
  • Students choosing to participate will be marked absent from their class(es) and may be missing previously scheduled assessments.

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Register for our free family engagement series

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) together with Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) and Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) are hosting a series of free events for parents and caregivers. The theme for this year’s event is PARENT ENGAGEMENT: Lets Build Our Toolkit for Success. Registration for these events is required. Date: Wednesday, March […]

OSSLT – Wed. Mar. 27th

A reminder to all students that the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test is being written on Wednesday, March 27th.  All grade 10 students and those who have not yet written the OSSLT are required to complete this test as part of your OSSD graduation requirements.  Please see the schedule below for details regarding the day’s schedule.  Classroom teachers will be available for tutorial time/assistance in the afternoon.  Alpha lists will be posted Wednesday morning for test-writing rooms.

8:30-10:10am – OSSLT Session 1
10:10-10:25am – Break
10:30-12:10 – OSSLT Session 2
12:15-1:00pm – Lunch

1:00-1:50pm – Tutorial Session 1 (periods A and B)
1:50-2:40pm – Tutorial Session 2 (periods D and E)

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Explore Your Future Event – April 10th at Bingemans

Struggling to make decisions about your future pathway? Consider attending the Explore Your Future event at Bingemans Conference Centre on April 10th (5:30-8:30pm). Learn about careers, community resources, education/training options and more! Registration and parking are free! Open to students in grades 7 to 12 and their parents/guardians. To learn more and/or to register, CLICK HERE!

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Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members – apply today

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members. They invite parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of our schools to apply. The fundamental fact is that parents + engagement = student success. Your involvement with PIC can help us optimize this equation. The mandate for this committee is to: Provide information and advice on parent […]

Sem 2 Grad Photos – March 18 to 22

Class of 2019 Grad Photos

Edge Imaging returns to SJAM for semester 2 grad photos – Mon. March 18 to Fri. March 22

Book your appointment online – BOOKMYGRAD.CA
Use school code – SIR

For more information and/or questions, please visit the student activities office

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Parent Engagement Workshop Series

The WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC), in collaboration with the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) and Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), are pleased to present:

Wed. Mar. 27 (6:00-8:30pm, Bluevale Collegiate)
Sat. Mar. 30 (9:00-11:00am, EDSS)
Wed. Apr. 3 (6:00-8:30pm, Galt Collegiate)

CLICK HERE to view the event flyer and registration info.

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