Hello Jack James community,
hope this communication finds you well as we end June. We did not get the chance
to do a proper farewell into summer, however we will work to make up for it
when students are back at school!
The staff at Jack James is certainly looking forward to meeting
you if you are a new student or welcoming you back home if you are returning. If
you are an incoming grade 10 student, don’t be nervous. We are planning
activities to help get you settled in, including connecting you with a Jag Time
teacher to help you navigate high school and to build strategies for
success. Our grade 11s and 12s will be there to support you along with
the teachers, support staff and administration.
school is a time of change and transition; you will meet new people and have
opportunities for new experiences. My advice to all of you is to get
involved! Join a team, be involved in community building, and take
advantage of the many off-campus opportunities and/or career exploration
opportunities you can. You will get out of high school what you put into
you are a returning student, welcome back! A new year is a fresh
start. Take what you learned last year and build on it – your strengths,
areas of growth and goals. Take positive risks. Get more involved
in your school. Push yourself to succeed. If you are part of the
Grad Class of 2021, congratulations! This will be a year filled with
Please keep an eye on your email and the CBE/Jack James websites
for important return to school information. We continue to work on preparing
for the return to classes, and are hopeful to see our students in our building
on September 1, however are also preparing for other teaching and learning
scenarios as the need arises. I will email parents/guardians and update our
Instagram @jackjameshs as information is received.
As of today, a September 1 return to school date is planned so
that grade 10 students attend from 8:30-12:00pm and Grade 11/12 students attend
Wednesday, September 2 will be a regular school day for all
students with an 8:30am start. This is subject to change, please watch for an
update from the CBE and Jack James High School in August. New information will
also be posted on our website and Instagram.
Please keep us updated if your contact information changes over
the summer. The main office will be checking email and phone messages periodically
over the break, and will officially reopen on August 17.
Enjoy your summer, stay safe, and I very much look forward to
seeing you in the fall!
Principal, Jack James High School