FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,


As you may be aware, the Coventry Public School District announced yesterday evening via email that the district will be shifting to distance learning beginning December 15th. The district cites numerous reasons, including staff shortages, noting that they do not have the staff to maintain consistency for students in the week ahead.


At this time, Father Doyle School does not intend to move to distance learning. This decision is based upon current staffing levels, the health and safety measures in place at the school, and the low number of positive cases within our school community.


Administration and staff at Father Doyle continue to closely monitor health data for Coventry and surrounding municipalities. We are also in regular communication with representatives from the Department of Health and the Educational Operational Center (EdOC) to assist in making informed decisions that ensure the health and safety of our school community.


With that being said, as noted in our Reopening Plan drafted in July, we must constantly adjust to new developments and scenarios during this pandemic. We will continue to closely monitor this situation, take all necessary safety precautions, and remain committed to frequent, open communication with our families.


Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.


RIDOH Releases New Quarantine Guidance

Yesterday, December 10, 2020, the Rhode Island Department of Health released new Quarantine Guidance. A detailed summary of this guidance can be found here.

Generally, the guidance allows for:


  • 14 Day Quarantine for Immunocompromised and/or Long-Term Care Staff
  • 10 Day Quarantine for General Public (while continuing to monitor for symptoms)
  • 7 Day Quarantine with Negative Test at least 5 Days After Last Exposure


A reminder that the Department of Health is the only organization that can mandate a person quarantine. The school will continue to address necessary hybrid learning scenarios on a case by case basis in consultation with the Department of Health.


PTO Events This Weekend!

Join us for the Cruisin' Christmas Spectacular this weekend! While the concert portion of the evening is SOLD OUT, all are welcome to enjoy the light display set up by our PTO. Families can drive-thru between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.


In addition, voting has begun for our Virtual Gingerbread Decorating Contest! You can view the entries and place your vote by going to: bit.ly/FJVDGingerBread2020


Join us for a Christmas Food Drive!

The school will be collecting non-perishable food items for a Holiday Food Drive beginning Monday, December 14th. Items will be collected in your child's homeroom each day through December 22nd! See the flyer below for more information!


Please be sure to view additional important information and announcements below, including updates to our Hybrid & Distance Learning Policies!


Have a great weekend everyone!

God bless and Go Saints!


Sincerely,

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.

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Academic Calendar and Important Documents

Updates to Hybrid Learning & Distance Learning Policies

As shared with families via email on Thursday, we have made some adjustments to our Hybrid Learning and Distance Learning Policies and Procedures. You can find those changes outlined in the documents attached below, as well as linked here:

Hybrid Learning Letter to Families

Hybrid Learning Quick Guide

Distance Learning Opt-In Dates


In addition, you can view a brief video summary of the updates here. We hope these changes will help make hybrid and distance learning increasingly manageable and effective for staff, students, and families alike!

Saint Vincent De Paul Next Gen Youth Group

Is your child a naturally caring, compassionate and giving person? Do they have required “Service Hours” for school? Would they like to have fun while they make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate in your own community?


Learn more about joining Next Gen - a youth group sponsored through the Saint Vincent De Paul Society!


You can learn more by viewing the flyer and images below!

Hearing Screenings a Success!

Students in grades PK-3 had a successful hearing screening this week. Father Doyle worked with the Rhode Island School for the Deaf to conduct quick and effective screenings that adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols and precautions.


We are grateful to be able to continue these screenings while following additional safety precautions to ensure the health and well-being of our community.

Change in Academic Calendar - No School Wednesday, December 23rd

There will be no school Wednesday, December 23rd. Many nearby Catholic schools have opted to take this day as part of Christmas break, and others have moved to take the entire week out from school.


We know that the holidays are already going to be a challenge this year and will likely look different for many of our families. During these stressful and difficult times, we hope this additional day off, as well as the day off on Wednesday, November 25th, will be a helpful and appreciated reprieve and an opportunity to spend additional time together as a family.


Please note that our tentative end of school date remains June 16, 2021.

Screening, Travel & Christmas Break

As communicated via email to families, travel to high-spread communities is becoming an increasing concern noted by the Governor and Department of Health. With this in mind, we have adjusted our screening tool questions and ask families to consider the impact travel over the Christmas break may have on their child's ability to return to in-person learning. See below for more information:


If your child has traveled to a state with a high community spread rate according to the list maintained by RIDOH, they must quarantine for fourteen days. The list of states maintained by RIDOH changes regularly, so please check frequently if you are planning to travel.


Please note that these travel procedures set forth by the Department of Health also apply to travel over the Christmas holiday. If your family is planning to travel during this time, please consider how this travel may impact your child's ability to return to school at the conclusion of break.


If you have questions or concerns regarding RIDOH travel procedures and how they may or may not impact your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school.


Thank you for your continued adherence to these and all of our safety guidelines and procedures. Together, we can work to keep our community safe and healthy in the weeks ahead.

Probable Cases & Testing Procedures

The Department of Health has released additional resources for families regarding how to proceed if your child has symptoms at home or becomes ill at school. You can find the RIDOH Resources for Families here. Please note, if your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that indicate a probable case, please call 844-857-1814 from 7:30am-9:30pm seven days a week schedule a test through the K-12 Testing Network. You should also notify the school as soon as possible.


If your child is experiencing symptoms and is being tested, two tests will be conducted at the K-12 testing site - a rapid test with results within 24 hours, and a PCR test with results within 48 hours. Please note, students are not permitted to return to school until both tests are negative and symptoms have resolved. In addition, families must complete the After Illness Return Attestation Form which can also be found on the homepage of our school website under "Important Links."


A reminder that our hybrid learning policies for students absent due to illness or quarantine can be found in our Hybrid Learning Guide for Students and Families as well as in a quick reference guide here.

Stay Connected

Fundraising & Contest Opportunities

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 $75.00 check!


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 Amazon.com, your purchases could be benefiting Fr. John V. Doyle School! Simply go to smile.amazon.com 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.