FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

It has certainly been an eventful and challenging seven days. At this time last week, we had just received new guidance from the Department of Health. As you now know, these protocols were a significant departure from previous guidance, and we were asked to fully implement them in our schools beginning Monday, January 10th. Not only that, but the new guidance came amidst the most significant surge of cases both in Rhode Island and nationwide since the start of the pandemic.

I want to thank you for your patience as we worked through the details and determined how to best apply these guidelines to our school community. We know it has been difficult to keep track of all of the changes, and we're grateful for families' continued graciousness and support.

Considering the significant changes in COVID-19 guidance, I would highly encourage every family to review this Frequently Asked Questions document that helps clarify guidance as well as provide additional rationale for the decisions we have made over the past week. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding these new guidelines, please do not hesitate to reach out to the school. I am happy to discuss further with you at your convenience.

In addition, I would like to say a special word of thanks to our substitute nurse, Mrs. Mansour, who has put in a heroic effort in ensuring our students and staff who need a COVID test receive one. In the past two weeks, Nurse Mansour has conducted over 200 PCR tests, as well as over 50 rapid tests. It is important to note that, with over 250 total tests conducted, our positivity rate is about 10%, which is well under the positivity rates for both the state of Rhode Island this past week (21.4%) as well as the positivity rate for Coventry this past week (27.5%).

Finally, I want to reassure all of our families that we remain committed to monitoring school data and adjusting our guidelines based on the impact these new protocols have on the health and safety of our community. While, at just five days into implementation, it is too early to determine the impact of the Monitor to Stay Program and other new guidance, we will continue to monitor cases within our school community to help make informed decisions in the weeks ahead.

And alas, despite all of this, we can never lose sight of the fact that there is also tremendous learning and growth happening at Father Doyle School! Prior to composing today's Newsletter, I took a walk through our classrooms as I often do to start my day. Here are just a few of the things that I witnessed:

  • 8th grade students reviewing proper MLA citations as they prepare for an upcoming research paper in Language Arts
  • 6th grade students reading a play about the life of Helen Keller, learning not just about literary genres and literary devices, but also about what it means to overcome the challenges that life throws our way.
  • 1st grade students working on STAR tests to provide Ms. Cunningham with actionable data to inform reading instruction in the classroom.
  • Kindergarten students using their magnet letters to develop and hone their letter sounds and tapping skills with Mrs. Coderre.
  • And much, much more!

Lastly, please continue reading below for several important announcements regarding:

  1. Scheduling a Test for Your Symptomatic Student
  2. Lunch Ordering Processes
  3. Coventry Vaccine Clinic
  4. And more!

Thank you again, to all of our families, for your continued support. I wish you all a wonderful long weekend.

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.

Academic Calendar and Other Documents

Scheduling a Test for Your Symptomatic Student

If your child develops symptoms and is need of a PCR test to return to school, we recommend scheduling a drive-up test at the school. We usually receive results within 24-48 hours, which is must faster than the current turnaround time at state sites.

You can schedule that test here:

Please note, the link will be updated each week with the days that PCR testing is available. You do not need a new link each week.

We are only able to offer drive-up PCR testing on certain days based on the availability of our nurses. Thank you for your understanding!

Coventry Vaccination Clinic

Coventry Public Schools will be hodling a vaccination clinic open to all Coventry residents on Thursday January 27th at Coventry High School. Booster vaccinations for those eligible (12 and older Pfizer) and Moderna will be available from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

5 to 11 year olds will be able to receive 1st or second vaccination (Pfizer) from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Registration for both clinics is below:

Ordering Lunch through the FACTS Family Portal

We have heard feedback from families that it is difficult to know when the lunch menu for each month has been posted and will be closed for ordering.

With this in mind, we have contacted the provider and developed the following schedule:

  • The lunch menu will open for ordering on the 7th of the month prior (i.e. the March lunch menu will be available February 7th)
  • Ordering will close on the 14th of each month (i.e. the March lunch menu will close on February 14th)

We hope this new schedule will assist families is submitting their lunch orders. If you have difficulty ordering lunch through the FACTS Family Portal, please contact Mrs. Boiardi at

Thank you!

Ice Cream Orders- January

As you may have seen, we have piloted ice cream ordering through our FACTS Lunch Menu ordering system for the month of January.

Many families have ordered through this new system. If you have ordered ice cream through FACTS for this upcoming month, there is no need to place another order.

If your child does not order lunch through FACTS, or you were unable to order ice cream through the FACTS Lunch Menu, you can still order as you have done in the past through the Google Form found here: January Ice Cream Orders.

Thank you!

Stay Connected

Fundraising & Contest Opportunities

Got Ink?

Reduce Waste and Help our School!

Do you have used ink cartridges at home? Father Doyle School is partnering with Planet Green Recycling to recycle use ink cartridges. The best part? It's entirely hassle free - all you have to do is drop your ink used ink cartridges off in the main office. We'll package and ship them to Planet Green, who ensures cartridges are properly recycled. Ultimately, the program helps save the environment and supports the school! Find out more here.

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 $50.00 check or $75.00 tuition reduction.

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.