Raiders Weekly

November 22, 2020

** IMPORTANT ** Alberta Health Services NEW Update

These new Guidelines come into effect on Monday, November 2, 2020.


Alberta Health Services has updated their Daily Checklist and stay at home requirements when your child falls ill. Please refer to these documents for daily screening or should your child become ill, particular to the highlighted areas.


We recommend you print off the above list to use daily before your child leaves for school.


AHS Changed Guidelines Effective November 2, 2020


Daily Checklist for Children Under 18


PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE DIRECTLY WITH ABSENCES AND INDICATE THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE IF LEAVING A MESSAGE. THANK YOU

November COVID Update from Paul Corrigan

Please review the video from Paul Corrigan Assistant Superintendent and COVID lead for EICS.


https://youtu.be/U0qxjpH40G8

Upcoming events ...

Friday, November 27 - Earth Rangers Virtual Presentation

Monday, November 30 - First week of Advent celebration led by grade 1 's

Wednesday, December 2 - Early Dismissal

Friday, December 18 - Advent Mass (virtual) 1:00

Tuesday, December 22 - Last day of classes before Christmas Break

Wednesday, January 6 - Return to Classes and Early Dismissal

Faith Corner

Nutrition Program is Back ....

Hello Holy Redeemer families,


I’m very excited to be back coordinating the nutrition program again this year. It will look a little different than last year as the kids will be eating in their classrooms and not in the cafeteria with compostable containers. Also at this time, we will not be offering a hot breakfast program during the week due to COVID guidelines and no parent volunteers. I’m confident we can get creative and the kids will still have great options to choose from. Due to COVID restrictions, all items are individually packaged for students. There will be a monthly menu plan in the Raiders Weekly for all to see.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at aimee.fontaine@eics.ab.ca

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Colder Weather

As the days get shorter, the snow begins to fall and the temperatures drop, here's a friendly reminder to make sure your child has the appropriate clothing for outdoors. Students will be required to go outside for recess until the temperature reaches an outside temperature of -25C (this includes the wind chill). Students should have a warm coat and boots, as well as gloves/mitts, toques and snow pants.


Please take a look at our Administrative Procedure 134 - Inclement Weather


Inclement Weather

Library Corner

Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Please feel free to join our Holy Redeemer Parent/Student Council Facebook group. This is a private group for our school community only.


Holy Redeemer Parent/School Council Facebook Group

Holy Redeemer Parent/School Council website page


Virtual meeting dates are:


Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 20 , 2021 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, May 18 , 2021 at 6:30 pm


Please use the following Google Meet link for all of our meetings this school year:

meet.google.com/hub-ufef-pmu

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

-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.

Wellness Corner

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

Where It's at Country Daycare - Parking

Please be aware there is NO parking in the daycare parking lot at any time during the school day and please do not block their driveway . This is private property that requires the parking spaces for their staff and parents.


If you are picking up your child from school, please use the north end of the school parking lot or wait for the school buses to pull out before you pick up your child.


Thank you

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