Holy Redeemer Catholic School

September 13, 2020

Weekly Communication Brought to you by Smore !!

** Keep those suggestions coming ** We're super excited to bring you our weekly newsletter in a new format !! Starting this week, every Sunday evening, you will be receiving your Weekly Smore in your emails. We haven't come up with a catchy title yet, so please email your suggestions to Ms Johnson at zenaj@eics.ab.ca by September 15 and we will choose the best one that shows our school Spirit and Raider Pride. I look forward to your suggestions !

School (Parent) Council Virtual Meeting!

All parents are welcome!

The annual general meeting for the School-Parent Council will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:30 p.m. All meetings will be held virtually this year!

Our new Principal Mr. Kucy as well as our Nature Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Spilchak will be sharing their reports with us!

Please join us for the meeting with the following link: meet.google.com/hub-ufef-pmu

New Procedures for Late Arrival and Early Dismissals

Due to our new policies and procedures all doors to the school will remain locked.

Teachers will be at the designated student doors from 8:00 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. All designated student doors will be locked at 8:10 a.m.

The Main Entrance door will be locked at 8:15 a.m.

If your child(ren) will be arriving late, do not go to your designated door as staff will not be available to let them in once they've gone into their classrooms with the other students. Please drop your child(ren) off at the main entrance doors. You can either call the office for entry or ring the doorbell that is located on the wall to the left of the main doors.

If for any reason you need to pick up your child from school during regular school hours, you must remain in your vehicle, call the school office to let us know you've arrived to pick up your child(ren). You will no longer be required to sign your child (ren) in or out as was the previous practice.

As a friendly reminder, to limit potential exposure to COVID-19 and traceability only students and staff are permitted in our school until further notice.

We appreciated your patience and understanding.

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

We recommend you print a copy of the Alberta Health Services screening tool to use every morning before you send your child(ren) to school.

Daily Screening Questionnaire

Medical Forms

Medical forms are available on your PowerSchool account. Please login to your account PowerSchool, select Student Engage, Student FormsAfter selecting your child, look for Medical Status Update/Request for Medical Treatment to complete the forms. Please complete these forms by September 11, 2020. These forms need to be filled out annually. Due to COVID, we require the most accurate information available to establish a baseline for those students with allergies.

Attendance Reporting Procedures

Your child's safety is of paramount importance to use - If your child is absence for any reason, please use the safe arrival website, Safe Arrival Mobile APP, call 1-877-246-9970, or leave a message on our voicemail.

Attendance Reporting Procedures - School Messenger

Please refrain from emailing your child's teacher if your student is going to be away or late. Teacher's do not have access to all possible attendance codes, may not have time to check their emails and/or may be away themselves, therefore the office does not receive your message.

Transportation Information

Please note that parents of students using EICS transportation need to create and account with Bus Planner This website will give you information on all bus cancellations and route changes. Please make sure you download the app. You can find Bus Planner with both Apple and Android devices through your store.

The majority of the bus passes were handed out to your home room teachers this week, however we were short passes and are waiting for more to arrive from Transportation Department. You student should receive one this week if they are eligible for bussing.

If you have any questions with regards to any busing concerns you have, please call them directly at 780-449-6480.

Coming soon ..... Country Nuts Photogrpahy

Individual students photos will take place on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

More information to follow soon

Nature Kindergarten

We have spots available in our Nature Kindergarten program. For more information please call 780-922-4522.

Wellness Corner

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Faith Corner

Our focus this week is on forgiveness. Jesus expects his followers to forgive others, because he first gave us mercy. God grants us mercy no matter what we do, but out of gratitude to Him we want to live lives that offer forgiveness to those around us. The parable of the Unmerciful Servant from Matthew 18:21-35 reminds us that God is a master of justice, but His mercy outweighs that every time. He loves us and will wipe away our sins, no matter what.

Mrs. Willis Dengler

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