SJAM Dress Code

As the weather warms up near the end of the school year, it’s worth reminding SJAM students of our dress code.  Check out the graphic below for a simple overview of our policy.

Students who are dressed inappropriately may be instructed to change or may be sent home from school.

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EXTENDED: Safe, Caring & Inclusive School Surveys for parents/guardians

We are committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for everyone to help our students learn and succeed. One way for us to find out how best to do this is to ask students in Grades 3-11, staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and interactions with teachers and other students. […]

Students play, teachers learn during May 5 PD Day

While students were away from the classroom on Friday, May 5, more than 1,000 secondary teachers hit local movie theatres—to learn. District 24-Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) members participated in a TED talk-inspired session, delivered by their colleagues and community members as part of a day of learning on a range of topics.

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Safe, Caring, Inclusive Schools Survey 2017

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive places for everyone in order to help students learn and succeed. One way to find out how best to do this is to ask students (Grades 3-11), staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and their interactions with teachers and other students.

WRDSB conducts a Safe, Caring and Inclusive School Survey for students, staff and parents/guardians to complete each year. This year, the survey will be open until May 12, 2017. The survey, which has been conducted on-line for the past 4 years, includes questions about Teaching and Learning, Relationships, Safety, and School Environment.

The purpose of the Safe, Caring and Inclusive School Survey is to:

  • provide information to the Board about the experiences of our students, staff and families,
  • provide information to the Board to assist with decisions to expand programs and/or provide resources
  • to help students from all cultures, faith groups and learning exceptionalities, and
  • ensure that the Board continues to support learning in safe, caring and inclusive environments.

Student Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017SCIS7_9_11Survey

Parent/Guardian Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017SCISParent_GuardianSurvey

SURVEY DEADLINE – MAY 12th

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Semester 2 Exam Schedule – June 2017

Click the graphic above to view the June 2017 exam schedule. If you have an exam conflict, please see your VP as soon as possible to make alternate arrangements.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SEM. 2 DOUBLE DAY SCHEDULE (JUNE 19-21)

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Summer School Registration Info Now Available in Guidance

Students planning to take courses at summer school this coming July – registration forms and info brochures are now available in guidance.  Please drop by the guidance office to pick up packages! 2017 SUMMER SCHOOL LOCATIONS: Grade 9 and 10 new credit – CHCI Grade 11 and 12 new credit – SJAM Credit Recovery (all […]

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why – Guidance for Parents

Frequently Asked Questions – 13 Reasons Why, provided by School Mental Health ASSIST – May 4, 2017

Netflix recently released the series 13 Reasons Why based on the popular young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The series depicts the story of a high school student who dies by suicide, leaving behind 13 cassette recordings that share the events that she perceives led to her death. Series like this one can lead to misconceptions and misinformation about suicide, and possibly to the glorification of suicide.

For these reasons, mental health professionals, including the Waterloo Region District School Board’s mental health team, feel it is necessary to make you aware of this series. The WRDSB is providing the following tips, distributed by School Mental Health (SMH) ASSIST and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), to help with conversations you may have with your child:

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