News & Announcements

February 2 is a P.D. Day for Secondary school staff

Friday, February 2, 2018 is a professional development day for all Secondary school staff. Secondary students will not attend school. The P.D. Day will be dedicated to school improvement planning and advancing student achievement. Staff will participate in a full-day activity reflecting our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for student achievement and well-being. Visit our School Information […]

Exams & Feb. 2nd PD Day – Severe Weather Info

The purpose of this message is to clarify expectations and the impact that a severe weather day would have on the Semester I exam schedule and the February 2, 2018 PD day. 

When any WRDSB buses are cancelled in any geographic area of the Waterloo Region (Kitchener, Waterloo, Baden, Elmira, Cambridge), the exam schedule in all secondary schools will be postponed.

The February 2, 2018 PD day will not be moved if a severe weather day occurs leading up to this date (moving the PD day has a significant impact system-wide).

When a severe weather day occurs during the formal exam schedule (January 26 to February 1, 2018), all exams will be shifted forward one day (i.e. the exam schedule for Friday, January 26 would be shifted to Monday, January 29). 

The first day of semester 1 is scheduled for Monday, February 5th.

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Grade 10 Family Night at University of Waterloo

Grade 10 students and parents interested in learning about post-secondary are invited to the University of Waterloo Grade 10 Family Night!

Thursday, February 22nd
6:30-8:30pm – U of W Campus

To learn more and to register, CLICK HERE!

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Help us improve communication: focus group registration

At Waterloo Region District School Board we know that success for our students depends on effective communication between schools, students and their parents. To help us understand how we can continue to improve communication with you, we are running a series of focus groups to hear from parents across Waterloo region about your experience with […]

EA and CYW Appreciation Day

We are a public school district for everyone – no matter their background or ability. To help every child in our district achieve their potential, we rely on the support of parents and caregivers and, of course, the hard work of every member of staff. Today we recognize some of the staff who support some […]

Join us on January 25 for a Public Meeting Open House

Waterloo Region District School Board is developing a Long-Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) that will show how well used our schools are now and are expected to be over the next ten years. It also reveals how well kept our schools are in terms of school condition. Your feedback on the proposed solutions is important to us. We invite […]

Legacy Scholarship 2018

Important announcement for SJAM grads – the annual Legacy Scholarship program is open once again!  There are a range of scholarships available for Waterloo Region high school students, valued from $5,000 to $12,000 each.

To find out about the specific scholarships available, please view/download the Legacy brochure.  You can also visit the KW Legacy website for additional information.

Applications are available NOW in the SJAM guidance office.  Students will need to complete the sample application and submit to guidance no later than 3pm on Thursday, Feb. 15th.

Application Criteria:

  • Have a minimum 70% average in required courses for post-secondary program
  • Demonstrate financial need – must provide OSAP eligibility (access OSAP estimator tool HERE) – print out report/screen showing your OSAP loan/grant info
  • Be involved in the school and/or community – to be completed on application form

Please see your guidance counsellor for more information!  Successful candidates will be notified early the following week.  Deadline to apply on the Legacy site for successful nominees is Friday, Feb. 23rd (access code provided by SJAM guidance).

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