Raiders Weekly

October 4, 2020

Our apologies ....

Due to technical issues with out School Messenger service, our Raiders Weekly did not get sent out Sunday evening. Please accept our sincere apologies.

Thank you !

HR Admin Team

Upcoming events ...

Wednesday, October 7 - Early Dismissal- Wellness Wednesday- Wear Tie Dye

Friday, October 9 - PD for Staff (no school for students)

Monday, October 12 - Thanksgiving (no school for staff and students)

Tuesday, October 27 - Picture Re-take day

Please Welcome

Dear HR Parents,

Holy Redeemer is pleased to welcome Joeanne Mcrobert, Educational Assistant, and Aaron Holba, Junior High Teacher, to our HR family this week!

These positions were made possible with federal funding that was received by EICS to support our school's class size. We are thankful to EICS for granting this funding to our school to support our students!

As a result, nature kindergarten and our regular kindergarten program will have a full day Educational Assistant in order to support the classroom teacher and the students she serves. Mrs. Twohey is moving from our junior high teaching position to grade three. As well as, our grade three students will be moving to have their own classroom for most of their core courses.

We are extremely excited and pleased for Mrs. Mcrobert and Mr. Holba to join our HR family and team!


Holy Redeemer Administration

Highlights from Terry Fox Run

The Terry Fox Run was amazing and the weather was great! The kids had Terry’s fabulous attitude of determination and strength. Holy Redeemer has raised $295.00 so far! There is still time to donate to the 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope. Due to COVID protocols, we are not accepting cash donations at the school. Online donations will be accepted until October 31, 2020. Please help show your support by donating to:

Orange Shirt Day 2020 Highlights

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New Procedures for Late Arrival and Early Dismissals

Due to our new policies and procedures all doors to the school will remain locked.

Teachers will be at the designated student doors from 8:00 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. All designated student doors will be locked at 8:10 a.m.

The Main Entrance door will be locked at 8:15 a.m.

If your child(ren) will be arriving late, do not go to your designated door as staff will not be available to let them in once they've gone into their classrooms with the other students. Please drop your child(ren) off at the main entrance doors. You can either call the office for entry or ring the doorbell that is located on the wall to the left of the main doors.

If for any reason you need to pick up your child from school during regular school hours, you must remain in your vehicle, call the school office to let us know you've arrived to pick up your child(ren). You will no longer be required to sign your child (ren) in or out as was the previous practice.

As a friendly reminder, to limit potential exposure to COVID-19 and traceability only students and staff are permitted in our school until further notice.

We appreciated your patience and understanding.

Holy Redeemer 2020-21 School Re-Entry Communication

For information with regards to Holy Redeemer's re-entry protocols specific to our school, please go to the following link:

Holy Redeemer School Re-Entry Information

For any information with regards to EICS's re-entry protocols and questions you may have, please go to the following link:

EICS School Re-Entry Information

For any information with regards to Alberta Health Services re-entry protocols and answers to questions you may have, please go to the following link:

AHS K-12 School Re-Entry

We recommend you print a copy of the Alberta Health Services screening tool to use every morning before you send your child(ren) to school.

Daily Screening Questionnaire

Alberta Health Services Student Illness Protocol

Student Illness Protocol

Attendance Reporting Procedures

Your child's safety is of paramount importance to use - If your child is absence for any reason, please use the safe arrival website, Safe Arrival Mobile APP, call 1-877-246-9970, or leave a message on our voicemail.

Attendance Reporting Procedures - School Messenger

Please refrain from emailing or messaging your child's teacher if your child(ren) will be away or late. Teacher's do not have access to all possible attendance codes, may not have time to check their emails and/or may be away themselves, therefore the office does not receive your message.

Annual Consent Forms and Student Demographic Data **ACTION ITEM**

Please fill out the annual consent forms and Demographic update if you have not already done so. Annual consent forms include Annual Field Trip, One to One Technology, Technology Use Agreement as well as Locker Use Agreement. Without consent, your child(ren) will not be able to participate in activities or use technology.

To complete these forms, log into your Parent Portal account in PowerSchool. If these forms require attention you will see red highlighted boxes at the top of your page. Follow these steps to complete your forms:

Grade 7 - Do You Have .... ?

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Library Corner

It has been a smooth couple of weeks in the library so far!

Students are doing awesome following new protocols, and keeping our library

clean and safe. Books are being quarantined every week, and safely returned to shelves. Thanks to everyone for doing their part!! It's going to be a great year!!

Mrs Scoggins

If anyone has any books from last year at their home, please bring them in ASAP. We need to check them in and get them back to the library

Thank you!

Gods Master Paws

It's time to update our Gods Master Paws wall! Would you like to see your pet every day at school ? Please send your photos to Miss Macmillan and she will add your pets picture to our *Master Paws* wall. What a great way to see your furry family member while you're at school. Please email your photos too:
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Wellness Wednesdays

Academics are a key component of school, but the student experience isn’t solely defined by their education. The wellness team at Holy Redeemer believes that school is about the friends you’ll make, the moments you’ll experience, and the passions you’ll discover.

This year we will be hosting Wellness Wednesdays! These days could an activity, challenge, spirit day, or fundraiser. At Holy Redeemer we want students to build connections with their peers, teachers, school, and community. Wellness Wednesdays will also be a support for mental health and will be designed to promote a balanced lifestyle beyond the academic.

Sometimes the activities will include friendly competitions between the classes. The class that participates the most will be given the School Spirit Trophy to display in their classrooms for the week and will be mentioned on the announcements! We will be keeping score of participation on a bulletin board at the school for students to see.


OCT 7: Early Dismissal Bingo- Wear Tie Dye

OCT 14: Neon Day

OCT 21: Lunch Hour Trivia

OCT 28: Jack-O-Lantern Day (wear black and orange)

Stay up to date on:

Holy Redeemer Facebook

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Wellness Corner

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Faith Corner

In this weekend’s Gospel reading, Jesus tells us the parable of the vineyard that was leased out to tenants. When the owners' servants came to collect the pay, the tenants beat them. When the owner sent his son, they killed the son because they thought they would be able to take the vineyard if the son was dead.

This is a story about God's people. For hundreds of years God cared for his people, leaving leaders in charge. But when He sent His son Jesus, the leaders did not respect him. In fact they killed him on the cross! God’s people were like the vineyard and the leaders were like the tenants who killed the son.

In a way, your life is like a vineyard too. God has given it to you and cared for you all of your life. When God wants you to do something for Him, you have the choice of doing what he asks or refusing like the bad tenants. You don’t want to be like those bad tenants. Make sure everything you do is for God.

Fee Waiver Program 2020-21

Under the principle that finances should not be a barrier to a child's education, Elk Catholic Schools will waive fees for independent students or parents/guardians if they meet certain income guidelines, are on social services or are facing exceptional circumstances, If you qualify, you may apply using the attached application for a waiver for the following fees:

-Eligible Transportation Fees

-Instructional Material Fees

-Basic Course Fees

-Noon-Hour Supervision Fees

-Instructional Activity Fees

EICS 2020-2021 School Fees Information

Fee Waiver Program Application 2020-2021

When you have completed the forms required, please submit them directly to the school.

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