Important News from St. Benedict C.S.S.

November 11, 2020

Dear Parents / Guardians:

A case of COVID-19 has been identified at St. Benedict CSS. Public Health has identified one classroom as high-risk contacts.

All high-risk students and staff are required to self-isolate at home. Public Health will contact all high-risk contacts by end of the business day tomorrow, and will provide individual guidance.

At this point in time, all other students and staff can continue to attend school and are advised to self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop.

Please know that St. Benedict staff – as well as staff at our school board head office – are working with Region of Waterloo Public Health to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in students, staff and the community.

A Note About School Cleaning Processes

Upon confirmation from Public Health that one or more individuals at a school site have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Facility Services will be notified as soon as reasonably possible.  Members from the Facilities team will make arrangements to disinfect school spaces as deemed necessary.  This is typically done after school ends for the day and before school begins the next day.  However, in some cases, depending on the timing of notification and size of the school, disinfection

November 11th, 2020|

WCDSB Secondary School Transition Survey for Quad 2

Dear Parents / Guardians:

When we commenced the school year back in early September, we announced that the first transition point for families of secondary school students to switch their children from virtual learning to face to face learning (or vice versa), would come in November, at the end of the first Quadmester.

Please note that your opportunity to state your preference for a transfer for your child’s learning mode begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020, and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

A special online survey has been created for you to state your choice. The survey is not yet active. It will be activated at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19th.

You only need to complete the survey if you are looking for a transfer.

The form will be available on our main webpage in the spotlight section –

Please ensure you complete the survey during the stated October 19th to October 21st time fame, as there will be no requests for changes granted after the survey closes.  It

October 16th, 2020|

Graduates of 2020 – Grad celebration coming soon!

This message is for the graduating class of 2020 and comes from St. Benedict C.S.S. in partnership with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

We all hoped that our five WCDSB high schools could celebrate our 2020 Graduates with a face-to-face celebration. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change our plans. Based on the current restrictions laid out by the Ministry of Education and Public Health, it has been determined that our Fall Graduation Celebrations for our June 2020 graduates will be a pre-recorded video ceremony.

A date and time for release of the Graduation video and where it can be accessed will be sent out individually from each high school.

Further details about diplomas, awards and yearbooks will also be included.

Please check the school website for further information.

October 14th, 2020|

Special Thanksgiving Message from the Director of Education

Dear Waterloo Catholic Community


It has been exactly one month since we made our first tentative steps back to full learning at Waterloo Catholic.  Today, as we stand on the cusp of the Thanksgiving Weekend, I must reflect that despite some of the obvious challenges, we have much for which we can be grateful.  While it is most certainly …


Read the rest of the letter from the Director of Education

October 8th, 2020|

Parent-teacher interviews next Thursday

Good afternoon parents!
This afternoon we would like to inform you that parent-teacher conferences will be happening on Thursday, October 8 between 2:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon and 5:00 and 7:00 in the evening. This will be an opportunity for you to speak with your son’s or daughter’s teachers about their progress thus far.
Due to COVID restrictions, interviews will be conducted virtually. Parents can request a telephone call, email consultation, or a video meeting using Microsoft Teams.
To book a meeting with teachers please go to the school website and click on Our Staff. All the teachers have an icon in front of their name. If you click on the icon it will take you to their personal page. In the right column you can select a time slot, fill in the important information, and then click the Book button. You will receive email confirmation of your booking.
October 2nd, 2020|
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