Raiders Weekly

December 6, 2020

Alberta Health Services - COVID Guidelines

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


Updated Re-Entry Handbooks - November 19, 2020

Please review the updated Parent Re-Entry Handbook for EICS.

Parent Re-Entry Handbook

Upcoming events ...

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

Everyone is welcome to join us! (The online link will be shared next week - stay tuned)

Friday, December 18 - Enchanted Antlers - virtual presentation

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

Wednesday, January 6 - Return to virtual Classes for all grades and Early Dismissal

Monday, January 11 - All in school classes resume

Second Week of Advent

On this the Second Sunday of Advent, we are invited to reflect upon the role of John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Jesus and the salvation that he would bring to us.

John the Baptist was the messenger that God chose to bring this good news to His people. John traveled around in the desert preaching that people should repent of their sins and turn to God. When people listening to John the Baptist confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.

John the Baptist was very popular and had a great following, but he always told the people about Jesus. "Someone is coming soon who is greater than I am," he said. "He is so much greater that I am not even worthy to stoop down and untie the straps on His sandals."

It’s been 2,000 years since God sent His Son, but God still needs messengers to spread the news. This year, as we celebrate our Savior's birth, will you be God's messenger to share the good news with others?

Advent Celebrations

Lighting of the first and second candles of Advent with Father Jim of OLPH Parish.

First Candle Lighting of Advent

Second Candle Lighting of Advent

Online learning for Grades 7 & 8

As per Alberta Health Services recommendations, effective Monday, November 30, 2020 all grade 7 - 12 students will be moving to online learning. Expected date of return to in class instruction is January 11, 2021.

ECS - Grade 6 will move to online learning for the returning week of January 6, 2021. More information to follow.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Strathcona County

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Library Corner

As some of our students move online for a few weeks, remember to find some time to read a good book! The 7 & 8’s had an opportunity to take out extra books this week so they will have lots of reading material. Can’t wait to see all your faces in person again in January! Stay safe!!

Mrs Scoggins

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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

No meeting in December

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:

2019-2020 Yearbook Update

Great News!

Your Parent Council is in the process of finishing up the 2019-2020 yearbook and they will be available for purchase in January.

What a great keepsake to look back on the wonderful and unusual year that it was!

Stay tuned for more information in the new year.

Wellness Corner

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Christmas Movie Madness !!!

Christmas Movie Madness!

How does this work?
It’s basically March Madness, but for Christmas movies. 8 movies, competing head to head, 1 champion. Talk about #competitivechristmas!!

How do I participate?
Voting starts NOW! Click on the link here to vote for the first round movies!!

Christmas Movie Madness Round TWO

  • Round One: November 30 – December 4
  • Round Two: December 7 – December 11
  • Championship: December 14 – December 18
Each match up will be a head to head vote – the winning movie after each round of voting moves on to the next.

I encourage your participation, particularly if you feel strongly about which is the best Christmas movie ever created!

Have Fun!!

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Earth Rangers in School Field Trip highlights

On Friday November 27, our students had the opportunity to participate in a virtual in school field trip with Earth Rangers. Here are a few pictures with Grade 1 class.

Nutrition Program Menu for December

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Indigenous Student Learning Support

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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

GrACE November Newsletter

Please find below the link to our newsletter

GrACE November Newsletter

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.

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