Welcome to John Barsby Community School!

Try Your Best – Do the Right Thing – Get Better Each Day.  It’s the Barsby Way!

Whether you are returning or are new to the school, we would like to welcome you to John Barsby Community School!

We are committed to working with our families, and providing a learning environment where each individual will make great strides in their intellectual, social, moral and physical development for citizenship, lifelong learning and entry into the workplace or post-secondary studies.

At JBCS, our staff has high expectations for themselves and the students within our building and are committed to ensure each student is successful. However, this can only be achieved when the learning and desire comes from within:  we encourage our students to try their best, do the right thing, and get better each day…

Staff, students and parents have created a wonderful school community that values academics, athletics and the fine arts programs. At JBCS we offer a wide variety of extra-curricular and co-curricular programs, using positive attitude and commitment as a basis for success. At JBCS we offer a wide variety of extra-curricular and co-curricular programs.

We know that only the individual can make their high school career a positive experience, therefore, by encouraging participation and enjoyment of school life will enable our students in the direction of responsible involvement in their communities and our society as a whole. So please, as a family make the most of your time at JBCS and get involved by showing your BULLDAWG pride. Parents, this means you as well…the school has an open-door policy – we always encourage your support and involvement within.

As in all communities, guidelines are necessary to ensure our school functions effectively. As communication between teachers, parents and students is vital, this handbook has been carefully prepared and is designed to support our families in understanding the expectations for behavior and conduct in the John Barsby community and outlines the procedures to be followed when these expectations are not met. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with its contents so that you understand the information and expectations provided.

We strive to maintain a safe and caring environment that allows everyone to feel like they are a viable and important member of our family. This goal requires all of us to work together as a team to make that environment a reality! To be a responsible citizen we must watch out for one another.

Our faculty and staff look forward to working closely with you and your family, and to creating another productive and rewarding school year at JBCS. Please call upon us at any time.

Kind Regards,