FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

Wishing you all a very blessed and peaceful Triduum! To mark Holy Thursday today, students participated in a unique "Living Stations of the Cross" presented by our middle schoolers. You can see photos from this moving presentation below.

Throughout Lent, our school community has been blessed with frequent opportunities for prayer, Holy Mass, and confession. We pray that, with these opportunities, our students and families may, in the words of Pope Benedict XVI "truly become bearers of Christ's light" and ultimately ensure "Christ’s radiant face enters our world this Easter." May we join St. Augustine in proclaiming "We are an Easter people, and Alleluia is our song," and may we celebrate all the more fervently the Good News of Christ risen!

After the celebration of Easter this Sunday, the school will enter April Break, with no school April 18th - April 22nd. With this in mind, and considering that many families will be traveling over the break, please note the school's current COVID-19 travel policies detailed below. In addition, the school will be providing free rapid test kits for students today for use by their families. These may be used at your discretion; however, a reminder that to return safely from travel, students who are not vaccinated must have a negative PCR test.

To that end, the school will be running a PCR testing event in the school gym on Saturday, April 23rd from 9am-11am. Please note that you must pre-register by Thursday, April 21st to to be tested at this event. Registrations will not be accepted after this deadline, and only those registered may attend. If you would like your student to be tested, please REGISTER HERE.

Thank you for reading this week's newsletter. May you have a blessed Easter and a restful April break. See you in a week!

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.

Living Stations of the Cross

Academic Calendar and Other Documents

COVID-19 Travel Policies

Current RIDOH guidance states “if you’re traveling to Rhode Island from a location within the United States... you’re not currently required to quarantine or get tested after arrival whether or not you’re vaccinated.” However, to lower the chances of spreading COVID-19 and help mitigate risk within the school community, Father Doyle is requiring students who are not vaccinated who have traveled from a location for vacation or similar extended stay within the United States to submit a negative PCR test taken upon their arrival back in Rhode Island prior to returning to school.

Unvaccinated students choosing not to get tested will be required to quarantine for seven days while monitoring for symptoms before returning to school. Vaccinated individuals do not need to test or quarantine prior to returning to school.

Weekly COVID-19 Data and Information

Last Week:**

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 4/3-4/9: 49

Student Positive Cases - Week of 4/3-4/9: 5

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 4/3-4/9: 3

This Week:

Tests Completed On-Site* - Week of 4/10-4/14: 47

Student Positive Cases - Week of 4/10-4/14: 2

Staff Positive Cases - Week of 4/10-4/14: 1

*Tests completed on-site does not represent the total number of tests performed on all members of the school population, as some testing, including identification of some positive cases, is conducted at state sites.

**Please note, these numbers may be adjusted from last week's Newsletter to reflect test results returned after the sending of the Newsletter.

In addition, rapid tests used to end isolation early are not included in the testing numbers, as these individuals had previously tested positive.

Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt at SSJP Easter Sunday Morning!

Ss. John and Paul Parish invites FJVD Families to its annual Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt for children ages toddler to 12, immediately following the 9:30am Church and Parish Hall Masses Easter Sunday Morning, on the lawns in front of the Church. Children should bring their own basket or bag to collect the candy filled plastic eggs. There will be 3 age groupings: toddler to 4 years, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12 years, with a special egg hidden in each age group area that wins a special big Easter prize! Parents, please note every effort has been made to exclude any nut or nut contaminated products, but please inspect all candies if you have a child with allergies.

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!

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.