Education Partnership

Welcome to St. Benedict School. We are happy you have chosen St. Benedict for the education of your children. Naturally, we hope you will be happy, too, with that decision. So let us assure you that the faculty, staff, and administration will work very hard to provide the best education possible, by using as a foundation the curriculum created by the Diocese of Toledo and approved by the Department of Education and the state of Ohio.

Parents (that’s you) are a very important part of that education process. We look to you as the primary educators of your children who will partner with us to do the best for your child.  We also have a very dedicated PTO that is always looking for more great parents!

We look forward to nurturing that partnership through academic, religious, cultural, and extra-curricular offerings at St. Benedict Catholic School.

IMPORTANT DATES 2023-2024

August 15        Supply Night
August 17        First Day of School Grades 1-8
August 17        Kindergarten Phase-In (A-L)
August 18        Kindergarten Phase-In (M-Z)
August 21        PreK Phase -in 4 year olds
August 21        PreK Phase -in 3 year olds

2023-2024 St. Benedict School Calendar

2023-2024 St. Benedict Family Handbook

2023 – 2024 St. Benedict Dress Code

2023-2024 St. Benedict Preschool Handbook

Preschool Medical, Dental and Vaccination Forms

K-8 Medical Forms

Authorization to Administer Medication Form

Family Portal

The Family Portal allows families to order lunch, check grades, read newsletters and more!

To access the Family Portal, please go to:

www.factsmgt.com

Select Parent Log In from the menu bar and FACTS Family Portal from the drop-down menu.

Type in your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password, please click on the link provided.

Dress Code

Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are expected to follow the dress code (Preschool students are not required to wear uniforms). Parents/guardians are encouraged to help enforce this dress code. School uniforms can be purchased through our preferred vendor, Schoolbelles, which is located on Monroe St. in the Hobby Lobby Plaza. Our code is s2415.

For our complete dress code, please click here.

Schoolbelles is now carrying two spirit wear shirts for sale featuring our new raven logo! They can be found under Athletic Wear.

For a wider selection, spirit wear can also be purchased from our PTO spirit wear fundraisers held twice a year.

Athletics

Sponsored by Little Flower and Our Lady of Lourdes Parishes, St. Benedict Catholic School fields teams are in all sports including: football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, soccer, track and field, and cross-country. Boys and girls teams are formed in those sports, by grades, and compete in traditional Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) programs.

We are now using FinalForms for all athletics. If parents are interested in having their child participate they will need to register online at:

https://toledodiocese-oh.finalforms.com/

Please contact our athletic director, Maureen Bishop at 419-531-1907 with any questions.

After School Activities

Scholarship Oppportunity

July 7, 2023

Dear Families,
We are very excited to announce significant changes to the Ed Choice Scholarship program! With the passage of the new budget on June 30, 2023, the Ed Choice Expansion program has expanded its eligibility to include every student in the State of Ohio! The expanded eligibility guidelines provide all families in Ohio with an income up to 450% of the federal poverty level to
qualify for a full Ed Choice Scholarship to be applied toward your St. Benedict School tuition. In addition, families that earn over the 450% of the federal poverty level will qualify for a reduced scholarship amount. As income increases, the scholarship amount decreases. In other words, there is no longer a cut off of household income for the Ed Choice Expansion scholarship and the scholarship is not dependent on your local public school district of residence. Please see the income chart below to gauge your eligibility level.

For the application process we will need

1. The completed application form (enclosed) One per child
2. Proof of address which is a utility statement (electric, gas, water, sewer, cable/internet,
NO CELL PHONE BILLS), all pages, with your name and billing and mailing address on it.
3. An OH/ID account that you create on the Ohio Department of Education website in order to download proof of income to the ODE website. We can help you with this process!
4. Income Verification form (coming soon, when ODE updates the form)
5. Proof of income which would be:
• your 1040 pg. 1-2 OR
• 4 most recent pay stubs.
• (If you are self-employed, you need to submit your entire tax form)
• You only need to provide income verification once. This is no longer a yearly
requirement.

It is expected that the Ohio Department of Education will receive many applications and they will be reviewed in the order that they are received. The Ed Choice offices are closed until the end of July. We are hoping that we can get your paperwork ready so that when they open, you will be able to apply for your scholarship. Our business office has stopped payments through our FACTS system for tuition for our families with students in grades K-8. If you do not want to apply for Ed Choice, please let the office know and Missy will reinstate your payments. Payments will be reinstated if families
do not apply for Ed Choice by August 18th.

Please consider taking advantage of this great opportunity! Once your child has the scholarship, you will always have it if they attend a Catholic/Private school- even high school. If you have any questions or need any help, please call the office or email Lwillinger@stbenedicttoledo.org or ptscherne@stbenedicttoledo.org.

Mrs. Tscherne

At or below 450% FPL is 100% tuition scholarship.