NewsWire2020-05-05T09:19:45-04:00

School Cash Online and Aspen Portals Now Available

Good afternoon Saints,

Mandatory school start up forms are now available on School Cash Online.

The ASPEN portal is now available for students and parents to access and view their student timetable. Locker information will be updated shortly. We strongly encourage you to view your schedule again on Monday (September 6th) in case there were any changes made to classrooms or locker information.

Aspen Instruction Manuals

As a reminder it is a staggered start next week. Please click here for further details.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!

September 1st, 2021|

September 2021 – Opening Week Schedule

Hello Saints,

We are looking forward to seeing you again – or meeting you for the first time if you are new to the school. Before then, you will receive a welcome back letter but we want to share some important information to prepare for next week.

Our school year will begin with a staggered start!

  • Sept 7th – grade & 10Community & Active Living students – Dress Down day for students – NO UNIFORM REQUIRED ON DAY ONE
  • Sept 8th – grade 11 & 12Community & Active Living students – Dress Down day for students – NO UNIFORM REQUIRED ON DAY ONE
  • Sept 9th & 10th – ALL Students in attendance, in uniform
  • HYBRID Students – you will be contacted by your teacher(s) with further details to connect to the class

We endeavor to focus our attention on a smaller group of students each day to review safety protocols and allow for new students to familiarize themselves with the campus.

All students will attend school on September 9th and onward in full uniform.

Uniforms

St. Benedict has a limited supply of used uniform for distribution. Click here for more information. Otherwise, new uniforms can be purchased through McCarthy’s.

More Highlights

  • Properly fitted masks are to be worn in the building
  • Hand hygiene is more important than ever
August 30th, 2021|

Welcome Back Letter

August 26th, 2021

 

On behalf of the SBCSS community, we hope you have had a safe, restful, and enjoyable summer.  Below you will find a letter from the Director of Education with some important updates about our return, and it provides a link to a much more detailed overview of the Operational Guidelines.

 

As we continue to prepare for our return to school, more communications will come your way.  Please know that as always – health and safety will remain our priority.  We look forward with hope and anticipation to a joy-filled and more normal school year ahead.  Please do enjoy these last days of summer and continue to visit the school website for updates.

Dear WCDSB Community,

 

The last days of summer are winding down and we know that everyone’s thoughts have turned to the return to school.  We cannot wait to welcome all our staff and students back!  We hope you have had a safe, restful and enjoyable summer.  This letter brings a few important updates about our return and provides a link to a much more detailed overview of our Operational Guidelines.

 

Return to In Person Learning

All schools will be open this September and St Isidore (our virtual school, for those who

August 26th, 2021|

Preparing for the Return-To-School: Reflections and Resources for Families

As we move through these summer months we want to ensure that families have information at their fingertips about how to support the mental health and wellbeing of their children/teens.  We have created a new Mentally Healthy Return-to-school page https://www.wcdsb.ca/return-to-school/ which features resources that might be helpful to promote wellbeing for the entire family in the coming months. You will find:

  • Tipsheets for teens on recognizing if they need help, how to ask for help with they need it, how to help a friend, etc.
  • Self-care 101
  • Summer wellbeing activity ideas
  • Info about getting sleeping patterns back on track
  • Tip sheets on noticing if your child/teen is struggling
  • A sample Coping Plan and suicide prevention tips (Prepare/Prevention/Respond)

Umbrella Project: Reframing Challenges as a Vehicle to Developing Coping Skills 

Presented by: Dr. Jen Forristal

  • In this presentation, we will learn how to support our children through challenges and allow these inevitable difficulties to become powerful well-being tools instead of missed opportunities.

Parent/Caregiver Podcast: Finding our Way Back: Understanding and Responding to Post-Pandemic “Back-to-School” Worries:

Presented by: Antonietta Leonardo, Mary Goerzen-Sheard, Caylie Bogdan, Marlene Maddocks, Sharon Porty.

  • How can we start now to proactively build coping skills that will help our kids feel
August 12th, 2021|

Back to School Plan for September

Hello St. Benedict Community,

We hope you are all enjoying a safe and rest filled summer! While we know the start of school is still a few weeks a way, we wanted to touch base with you to share a few details:

  1. Ministry of Education Back to School Plan for September 2021

The plan will be reviewed and as soon as we have more information, we will share further details for how this will impact our school community.

What we do know:

  • Students will return to daily in-person learning for the full day (except for students registered in the hybrid learning program)
  • Students and staff will be required to complete daily screening for symptoms of COVID-19
  • Students will be required to properly wear a fitted non-medical or cloth mask while indoors at school
  • Staff will be provided the required PPE, including medical masks, eye protection and other PPE based on their specific role

2. School Start-Up – School Cash Online

  • School Cash Online will be available to complete the 2021-2022 Start-Up Forms, and pay the student fee on August 31st. If you do not have a School Cash Online account, please visit www.schoolcashonline.com and click Register. There will be no paper copies
August 10th, 2021|
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