Dear Families,

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board continually strives to find new and improved ways to become more Eco-Friendly; the goal of WCDSB and St. Benedict’s is to be 100% cashless and paperless wherever possible. Please follow the links below to complete your child’s start up requirements and to review important information pertaining to the 2023-2024 school year. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 519-621-4050.

Consent Forms & Fees

All MANDATORY School Start Up consent forms, fees, and informational resources are to be completed though School Cash Online before the end of September. When School Cash Online is open for completion, all families will be notified via School Messenger/Newswire.  If you already have an account on School Cash Online, click on this link to proceed. Click here for instructions on how to register.

When you log into School Cash Online:

  1. Add the following to your cart: Student Activity Fee $50
  2. Review the following documents:
    • Student Personal Information Collection/Use/Disclosure Notice
    • Violence Threat Risk Assessment: Fair Notice & Process Pamphlet
      (Note: These documents are not to be added to your cart)
  3. Add your completed forms to your cart
  4. Once you are done, proceed to checkout
  5. Print/save a copy of the receipt for your records
  6. If a form asks for a teacher’s name, please type N/A

Complete and sign the following

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Experiential Learning Excursions Form      
Intramurals Consent / Permission Form For Intramurals        
Concussion Code of Conduct – Parent/Guardian        
Concussion Code of Conduct – Student / Athlete        
Critical Medical Form        
Responsible Use of Technology & Electronic Data Access –Students Grade 9 to 12 Consent        
Student Personal Information, Collection/Use/Disclosure Notice        
Student Image, Video or Voice Recording Including Media Use Consent        
Walks Around the Neighbourhood – Education Excursion Consent Form        
Fair Notice & Process – Violence Threat Risk Assessmen        
Post-Secondary Institutions Disclosure of Information Consent*  

* If this form is not completed, Grade 12 students will not have their marks shared with colleges/universities or receive their P.I.N. to apply to Ontario Universities

Student Information Verification Form

  • The Student Information Verification form will be given to students in their homeroom on the first day of school. Parents/Guardians are asked to verify the personal information for their child and return the paperwork before Friday, September 8, 2023.
  • Address information can be reviewed on the ASPEN Parent Portal at any time. Parents/Guardians are asked to register for Aspen Family/Parent Portal and notify the school of any changes to your home address or primary number during the summer. To create an account and how to complete the verification process, see instructions on the bottom left of this page.

Timetable Distribution and First Day of School

  • Student schedules will be visible in the Aspen Student Portal starting August 28th. Click here for instructions.
  • The first day of school is September 5, 2023. This will be a full day of school with full uniform required.
  • Our school day is from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Scroll down for bell times.

For Bus Students Only

School Uniform

  • Uniform Policy
  • Available for purchase at McCarthy’s Uniforms
  • Previously owned uniform sale on August 31, 2023
    • Grade 9s from 9AM to 11AM
    • Grades 10-12 from 12PM to 2PM
    • Taking place in the school cafeteria – parking at the back of the school
    • The shop will also run the first few weeks of school for students that cannot make the August sale.

Calendar of Events

Click here to view our school calendar.

2023-2024 Bell Times

7:55 AM Warning Bell

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Period 1

9:20 AM – 10:35 AM Period 2

10:40 AM – 11:20 AM Lunch

11:25 AM – 12:40 PM Period 3

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Period 4

How to create an account

Parent involvement

  • Catholic School Advisory Council

    All parents/guardians of our students are welcome to attend Catholic School Advisory Council meetings. Our first meeting is Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 6:00p.m in room 111.