The Buzz: St. Benedict Preparatory School Online Weekly Newsletter
In This Section:
- Save the Dates
- Juniors: Intent to return (information needed for tax credit scholarships)
- ATTENTIONS JUNIORS: TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS
- PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES- JANUARY 25th & JANUARY 26th (SIGN UP LINKS)
- Senior Retreat Information
- ACT dates! Mark your calendars to register for the ACT!
SAVE THE DATES!
- January 25th and 26th Parent Teacher Conferences
JUNIORS ONLY: INTENT TO RETURN & TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS
As in the past, registration for next school year will begin during Catholic Schools Week, which starts at the end of January 2018. However, because of Illinois’ new tax credit scholarship program, there will be a few changes to the process. Since families who wish to apply for tax credit scholarships will need to indicate their school choice when submitting a scholarship application (that process is expected to start in January), we are asking you to complete the Intent to Return Form below. We will use this form to confirm your school choice with the Scholarship Granting Organization that will administer the tax credit scholarships.
Please click below to complete the form:
All families are asked to complete the Intent to Return Form and return it to the school ASAP. If you plan to apply for a tax credit scholarship, it is important that you return this form no later than January 20th.
Please keep in mind that we will conduct the formal re-registration process during Catholic Schools Week. At that time, you will be asked to complete the official registration form and other required paperwork, as well as submit your registration fee for the 2018/19 school year.
As always, please contact the school office if you have any questions.
Information from the Office of Catholic Schools: Applying for a Tax Credit Scholarship:
The links below will have the latest up to date information regarding the tax credit scholarships.
To learn more about the applying for a tax credit scholarship, including frequently asked questions and scholarship eligibility, click here.
For additional information, please see the Donating to a Tax Credit Scholarship, Applying for a Tax Credit Scholarship, Frequently Asked Questions, Tax Credit Scholarship Eligibility, and More Information pages.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES: JANUARY 25th and 26th
Dear SBPS Secondary School Families,
Parent-Teacher-Student conferences will be held on Thursday, January 25th (after school) and Friday, January 26th (during the morning) There is no school on Friday, January 26th.
We are offering a convenient way for parents to sign up for conferences this year. Parents will select a conference time with their child(ren)'s teacher(s) using 'Sign-Up Genius.' Please take note of the following:
Families with students in grades 6-12 can access 'Sign-up Genius' schedules for Secondary School teachers using the links below.
You may sign up for 1 time slot for each of your child’s teachers.
When signing up for conferences please make sure to note the time and room number of your appointment as we will not have schedules available to you when you arrive for conferences.
Parents of middle school students may need to see more than one teacher. If your child is having a special difficulty with one subject, you might want to have a conference with that particular teacher first. Unfortunately there is not enough time for every parent to meet with every teacher!
On Thursday and Friday when you arrive for conferences please enter for Secondary Conferences through 3911 N. Bell. Please do not enter through the 3900 N. Leavitt door as that door will be locked.
This information will also be included in the BUZZ. If you have any questions about conferences or have difficulty signing up for one, please email your child(ren)'s teacher(s).
We look forward to seeing you at conferences!
SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT
DR. KAREN HEATON-WALSH
DR. MATTHEW MARTINO
FINE ARTS/PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ TECHNOLOGY
MARY JO KENT
MARY JO KENT
COLLEGE PLANNING TIMELINES:
College is right around the corner! Please review these timelines to ensure that your student is on track for the road to college!
IMPORTANT ACT Dates!
Please click here for important dates related to the ACT Exam.
Teacher Time - Fridays Mornings
New this year is Teacher Time Fridays for teachers in Middle School and High School. This means that teachers will not be seeing any students before school for tutoring, reassessments or tutoring Friday Mornings this year. This does not alter the normal arrival times. This is only for students that plan to come in "early" to see the teacher. This time is dedicated to teacher collaboration and innovation. Thanks for your support!
After School Building Access Changes for Grades 11-12
In an effort to strengthen our school safety and ensure all students are supervised after school please follow the guidelines regarding where students may go after school. Please make arrangements to pick your student up in a timely manner when the building closes. Should students not follow these guidelines or not be picked up in a timely manner the Administration may request a meeting with the family to discuss disciplinary action.
3:45pm- All students must be out of the foyers (front HS and gym lobby). Students may be in Study Center, Library.
· Study Center (Library)- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday3:20-4:30
Students should exit through 3911 N. Bell Ave.
3:45pm- The Leavitt Street Byron and Bell buildings. No student may be in these buildings after this time unless they are participating in a school-sanctioned event or working with individual teachers. If you cannot pick up your child by this time you must make arrangements or they must go to the study center. Students must be picked up from 3911 N. Bell.
Please click here for the 2017-2018 High School student handbook. The handbook will not be printed in the student agenda this year.
GRADE 11-12 BOOKLIST
In order to prepare for the school year please click here for the 17-18 High School Booklist. All books must be brought to the 1st day of school.