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.
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 9 & 10, Community & Active Living students – Dress Down day for students – NO UNIFORM REQUIRED ON DAY ONE
Sept 8th – grade 11 & 12, Community & 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.
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.
Properly fitted masks are to be worn in the building
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
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.
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:
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:
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