FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear FJVD Families,

As Rhode Island and the nation report an increase in COVID-19 cases, Fr. Doyle School continues to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff while keeping our community safe, together, and open for in-person learning. Many of you know that, over the past week and a half, we have had our first positive cases within our community. During this time, we have committed to frequent, transparent, and clear communication with families. This includes a family Town Hall Meeting held this past Monday evening during which we discussed our response to these cases. If you were not able to join us for this meeting, you can view the full recording here.

Books & Burritos!

Join us this weekend for Books & Burritos - two great fundraisers in support of our school community! Chipotle Night is this Saturday (11/21) from 4pm-8pm, and our Barrington Books sale runs from Friday through Sunday! You can even order online! See the flyers below for additional details!

End of Trimester 1 - Report Cards

The last academic day of trimester 1 is Tuesday, November 24th. Please note that Trimester 1 Report Cards for students in grades K-8 will be sent home on Friday, December 4, 2020.

8th Grade High School Placement Test - December 2, 2020

8th grade parents were notified via email that our 8th grade students will be taking the High School Placement Test on Wednesday, December 2nd.

The test will begin at 8:30am. The test takes approximately three hours from start to finish including breaks and directions. The test will conclude by 12:00pm and 8th graders will then resume their regular school day. The test will be proctored by Mr. Godin.

If you have any questions, or you would like to request that your child not take the HSPT on December 2nd, please contact the school at your earliest convenience so that alternate arrangements can be made. Please note that there is no fee to take the test.

New Squadlocker Apparel - Great Christmas Gifts!

The PTO has updated the apparel options in our Spirit Wear collection! There are some great new items available for the Christmas season. See the flyer below for more details!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

God bless and Go Saints!


Mr. Peloquin

The Mission of Father John V. Doyle School is to provide students with a solid, well-rounded education based on Roman Catholic Tradition.

We live the Word of God in a caring, safe, and nurturing environment.

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Forms and Important Documents

Change in Academic Calendar - No School Wednesday, December 23rd

There will be no school Wednesday, December 23rd. Many nearby Catholic schools have opted to take this day as part of Christmas break, and others have moved to take the entire week out from school.

We know that the holidays are already going to be a challenge this year and will likely look different for many of our families. During these stressful and difficult times, we hope this additional day off, as well as the day off on Wednesday, November 25th, will be a helpful and appreciated reprieve and an opportunity to spend additional time together as a family.

Please note that our tentative end of school date remains June 16, 2021.

Screening, Travel & Thanksgiving Break

As communicated via email to families, travel to high-spread communities is becoming an increasing concern noted by the Governor and Department of Health. With this in mind, we have adjusted our screening tool questions and ask families to consider the impact travel over the Thanksgiving break may have on their child's ability to return to in-person learning. See below for more information:

If your child has traveled to a state with a high community spread rate according to the list maintained by RIDOH, they must follow RIDOH travel guidance found here The list of states maintained by RIDOH changes regularly, so please check frequently if you are planning to travel.

Please note that these travel procedures set forth by the Department of Health also apply to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday. If your family is planning to travel during this time, please consider how this travel may impact your child's ability to return to school at the conclusion of Thanksgiving break.

If you have questions or concerns regarding RIDOH travel procedures and how they may or may not impact your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you for your continued adherence to these and all of our safety guidelines and procedures. Together, we can work to keep our community safe and healthy in the weeks ahead.

Probable Cases & Testing Procedures

The Department of Health has released additional resources for families regarding how to proceed if your child has symptoms at home or becomes ill at school. You can find the RIDOH Resources for Families here. Please note, if your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that indicate a probable case, please call 844-857-1814 from 7:30am-9:30pm seven days a week schedule a test through the K-12 Testing Network. You should also notify the school as soon as possible.

If your child is experiencing symptoms and is being tested, two tests will be conducted at the K-12 testing site - a rapid test with results within 24 hours, and a PCR test with results within 48 hours. Please note, students are not permitted to return to school until both tests are negative and symptoms have resolved. In addition, families must complete the After Illness Return Attestation Form which can also be found on the homepage of our school website under "Important Links."

A reminder that our hybrid learning policies for students absent due to illness or quarantine can be found in our Hybrid Learning Guide for Students and Families as well as in a quick reference guide here.

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Fundraising & Contest Opportunities

Box Tops for Education

Keep Saving Those Box Tops!

See the newsletter attached below for information on how to upload your box tops using the new Box Top App!

Participate in the FJVD Certificate Program!

This program is a great way to reduce the cost of your tuition while supporting FJVDl!

The Process:

  • The school purchases shopping cards from all of your favorite stores
  • You purchase the cards from the school, paying face value and spending the same dollars you would have paid to the stores directly
  • The school earns a percentage discount offered by participating stores.

For each $50.00 you spend, you get a stamp on your Tuition Discount Card. Fill the entire card and redeem it for a $75.00 check!

Cards currently available include:

Stop & Shop, Applebee's, Barnes & Noble, Dave's, Dunkin Donuts, Panera, Wal-Mart and more!

Stop by the school Monday-Friday 7:45am-8:15am, the Rectory Monday-Friday 1:45-2:15pm, or in the Parish Center after the 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30am Sunday Masses to purchase your gift cards!

Shop with Amazon Smile!

If you shop on, your purchases could be benefiting Fr. John V. Doyle School! Simply go to and utilize your normal Amazon login information, select Fr. John V. Doyle from the list of organizations, and shop away!

For more information, see the PDF attached below. Happy shopping!

Aluminum Can Tab Collection

What: Aluminum can tabs are being collected

Why: To support the Ronald McDonald House in Providence

How can you help? Save can tabs and send them in to Mr. Godin’s room.

Bottle Cap Drive

We’re excited to share that our school is part of the Coca-Cola Give program. This provides new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students. The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket. When you make Coca-Cola purchases, you simply send in bottle caps or product codes from boxes of beverages and our school receives a donation.

All caps and codes should be sent to Mr. Godin. Codes will be entered on one account to gain larger and quicker donations.

Thank you!

About Us

The Mission of Father John V. Doyle School is to provide students with a solid, well-rounded education based on Roman Catholic Tradition.

We live the Word of God in a caring, safe, and nurturing environment.