Raider's Weekly

Holy Redeemer Catholic School September 3, 2021

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Leadership Message

A warm welcome back to all of our Holy Redeemer families. We are also very excited to meet the new families joining our school community for the first time. Our names are Mr. Kucy (Principal) and Mrs. Willis Dengler (Assistant Principal) and we are excited to be back at Holy Redeemer as your administrative team.

We are off to a terrific start and our students are very content in their learning spaces. The staggered entry was very successful and our students are settling in nicely to their school routines.

Your children are in excellent hands and we are so blessed to have such a strong, dedicated school community here. Thank you for entrusting your child in our care here at Holy Redeemer.

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Mark Your Calendars:

This coming week:

  • Monday, September 6 - No School - As per AHS, masks are now mandatory K to 12!
  • Wednesday, September 8 - Early Dismissal - Wear school colours

Down the road:


  • Truth and Reconciliation Day - Thursday, September 30th (School in-session)
  • Orange Shirt Day in recognition of Residential School Awareness - Thursday, September 30th
  • Truth and Reconciliation Awareness week - September 27th - October 1
  • School Photos - Tuesday, October 5th
  • School Photo- RE-Takes - Tuesday, October 26th

Covid 19 Update - Masking Requirements

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Learning Disruption Grant

Welcome back! We are very excited to invite students into their new Holy Redeemer classes. In addition to building our classroom communities, our Grades 1-3 teachers will work with students to assess and address any potential setbacks in literacy and math learning. Each year, we use the EICS Literacy and Numeracy Frameworks to determine areas which require focused support and set learning goals. However, the disruption to in-class learning during the Covid-19 pandemic may have resulted in some of our students not attaining the skills they would have in a regular year. As a result, targeted literacy and math assessments designed and supported by the division will be used with all students in Grades 1-3 as an extension to the classroom processes already in place to identify students who require additional intervention to develop their skills and close gaps.


Alberta Education has provided funding to support schools with staffing and resources for these supplementary interventions. Students in Grades 2-3 will complete specialized assessments in September and students in Grade 1 will be assessed later in the school year. Interventions in both groupings will begin shortly afterward the assessments are complete. Students identified as requiring additional support will receive 30 hours of supplementary programming in literacy and between 20-30 hours of support in math in small group formats from specialized intervention teachers. During and after the intervention period, student progress will be monitored and communicated with classroom teachers and parents. A final communication of gains will also be provided to Alberta Education.

Meet our new Mental Health Capacity Builder

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Parent to Parent: Easing into the School Year

Are you or your child feeling anxious about the return to school this fall? Join us to learn all about our natural responses to change, easing into the school year, and great tips for you and your child to cope!


FOR: Parents and caregivers of school ages children

WHEN: Wednesday, September 15th, 6pm-8pm

WHERE: Family and Community Services

To register, visit www.strathcona.ca/parentsupport


Please Contact Jenna Bracken (Our Mental Heal at jenna.bracken@eics.ab.ca if you have any questions.

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Raiders' Weekly Spotlight

Meet The Staff - Weekly Spot-light

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OLPH Parish

https://www.olph.ca/


Please take a minute to watch Father Jim's welcome back message.