Raiders Weekly

November 1, 2020

** IMPORTANT ** Alberta Health Services NEW Update October 30, 2020

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


Upcoming events ...

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Daily Savings, clocks go back one hour

Tuesday, November 3 - 16 - Scholastics Online Book Fair (see below for details)

Wednesday, November 4 - Early Dismissal

Wednesday, November 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences (virtually) 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Thursday, November 5 - Parent Teacher Conferences (virtually) 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Sunday, November 8 - Catholic Education Week

Monday, November 9 through Friday, November 13 - Fall Break (no school for staff or students)

Faith Corner

Matthew 5:1-12

The Beatitudes are part of the Sermon on the Mount. These are short, but powerful descriptions of what it looks like to live life God's way. In this weekend’s Gospel reading Jesus turns our definition of success upside down. He says blessings belong to those who put others first. People who are humble will receive an inheritance. And people who suffer for the name of Jesus are eternally blessed.

The Beatitudes are a new attitude. They are a new way of looking at the world. If we live by the Beatitudes, we will be blessed!

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

3 Way Conferences


Parent-teacher-student Google Meet virtual conferences will take place on Wednesday November 4, 2020 from 2:30 - 5:30 pm and Thursday, November 5 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Please note the following IMPORTANT information.

Conference times are set at 15 minutes. HOWEVER, the interview time is ONLY 10 minutes in length. This extra 5 minutes in between meetings allow for teachers to log in from one meeting to another barring any possible technical issues that may occur. Each teacher with whom you have scheduled an interview with, will reach out to you with the appropriate Google Meet link.

Your child(ren)s teacher will also inform you if you are required to also book an ISP/BSP meeting with them. If needed, please book back to back time slots. This will allow you to go through the regular interview process, then your ISP/BSP meeting.

Interviews will be on a first come, first serve basis. If none of the set times work for you or your family, please reach out to your teacher(s) directly for an alternate date and time.

To book your child’s interviews online:

  • Go to

  • Under “School event code” enter: gsnk6

  • You will be asked to enter parent’s name, email address, the number of children you are booking for, as well as their names.

  • Proceed to book the teachers you wish to see.

  • You will receive a confirmation email with your booking times.

Booking will open on Tuesday October 27, 2020 at 10:00 am and close on Tuesday November 3, 2020 at 10:00 am.

If you have any questions, or trouble booking a time, please contact the school office at 780-922-4522.

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Holy Redeemer ONLINE Scholastic Book Fair

Dear families,

Mark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! To adapt to our changing needs, Scholastic has developed a Virtual Book Fair to provide an opportunity for our students and families to experience the joy of reading together.

Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair will take place on November 2nd - November 13th

When it’s time to shop, visit our school’s Virtual Book Fair

site using this link:

Shipping will be free for orders over $35 before taxes, and items will be shipped to your homes.


There is a Family Event day on Wednesday, November 4th where shopping between 6pm-8pm will be free shipping, no minimum purchase required! Happy Shopping and Thank You for supporting our Library !!!!

Mrs Scoggins

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Remembrance Day Service 2020

Due to COVID regulations, we will not be hosting an in school Remembrance Day Service. Later this week, we will send out a link to our virtual event. Poppies will be distributed to the students as usual, however we will not be accepting cash donations.

If you would like to submit a donation for this years poppy campaign, please go to the following link:

Purdys Chocolate Fundraiser

Holy Redeemer is fundraising with Purdys, just in time for Christmas treats!

Please use this link for your on-line order, and feel free to share this link with your family, friends and coworkers.

All prices are the exact same as in store, and 25% of the total will go to the school.

Order Deadline - 3PM on Nov 20th

Delivery - December 10th

Thank you for your support!

*Purdys adheres to strict covid safety protocols, with online ordering and individually wrapped products.

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, November 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 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:

Final Total for Terry Fox

Our final total collected was $475.00 !!! Way to go Raiders !

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:

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 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! This will be an activity, challenge, spirit day, fundraiser etc. At Holy Redeemer we want to build connections. Student 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.


NOV 4: MO-vember, mustache day

NOV 18: Can you earn a dance party?

NOV 25: Twin Day

Stay up to date on:

Holy Redeemer Facebook

Wellness Corner

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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 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

Catholic Education Sunday November 8, 2020

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The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories

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