FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,


April Break is officially here! I always find these breaks to be not only an opportunity for rest and relaxation, but also a time for reflection. Thinking back to April Break 2020, we have certainly come a long way. At this time last year, we had just concluded our fifth week of distance learning.


Today, our classrooms are once again filled with students, our teachers continue to find creative ways to engage our students while maintaining all safety protocols, and we have held numerous virtual and in-person (socially distant) community events. While it is important that we continue to adhere to all RIDOH safety protocols and procedures, including the travel guidelines outlined below, it is remarkable to reflect upon how far we have come over the past twelve months. I am grateful to all the members of our community for their continued support, diligence, and commitment to keeping our community safe for in-person learning. Thank you!


Please be sure to review the information and messages below:


Summer Camps are Back!

We're excited to be offering a wide array of summer camps this year! You can learn more about our camps, and complete an electronic registration, by checking out the Summer Camp Newsletter here. Please note that spots are limited, so register soon!

We look forward to seeing you there!


FJVD Strong Auction Updates!

“Hang on the Worse is Behind Us!"

FJVD Strong 2021 Auction


Tickets on Sale Next Weekend
For Closing Event in the Parish Hall

Saturday May 15, at 7:30pm

This year, while the School Silent Auction Bidding will again be all online, we are able to have people at our Livestreamed May 15 Closing Event, which will feature Fr. Woolley, Judy Burns, and OLC Organist/FJVD Parent Brian Mattias performing the Worst Hit Songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s! We invite those attending to come dressed like its the 60s 70s or 80s if they would like, prizes will be awarded for Worst Men’s and Women’s Costume!

Tickets are $20 a person, and will be on sale after all Masses next weekend, April 24 and 25, as well as at the Rectory and School Office starting Monday April 26. Only 150 tickets will be sold. The parish hall will be set up with chairs like it is for Christmas and Easter Mass; those attending must wear masks, sit socially distant from others attending (or sit next to people who have been vaccinated), and not intermingle with other attendees. Ticket and Auction Proceeds go to benefit the completion of the Outdoor Multi Sport Court Project! Our Online Silent Auction with over $11,000 worth of auction items will run from May 7 to May 15; for more info, visit our auction website at https://www.accelevents.com/e/FJVDAuction2021.


Tickets for the May 15 In Person event will go on sale soon. For more info, check out Fr. Woolley's Auction Video on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ssjpri/videos/178080070705668, or visit the Auction Website https://www.accelevents.com/e/FJVDAuction2021.


Donnelly's Uniform Ordering - 2021-2022 School Year

Donelly's is currently offering some great discounts for uniforms for the 2021-2022 school year. All purchasing can be done online, and uniforms can always be exchanged for correct sizes, as needed. You can find more information about ordering and discounts by checking out the flyer here.


Got Ink?

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.


Clarifications Regarding Travel Guidelines and Department of Health Regulations

With April Break upon us, a few reminders regarding travel policies:


If your child has traveled to a state with a high community spread rate according to the list maintained by RIDOH, they must complete one of the following two options in order to return to school:


  • A 10-day quarantine with a negative PCR test result that was obtained no earlier than five days after returning to Rhode Island. Please note, even with a negative test result, the quarantine length is 10 days.
  • A 14-day quarantine with no negative test required. Testing is still encouraged to safely return to school; however, it is not required if quarantining for the full 14 days.


The list of states maintained by RIDOH changes regularly, so please check frequently if you are planning to travel.


We are aware of the test out option provided on the RIDOH website. The reason for maintaining the quarantine is based upon continued guidance from the Department of Health, which strongly encourages schools to maintain a quarantine requirement in regards to travel.


Please note that individuals who are fully vaccinated and/or who have contracted COVID-19 within the past 90 days are exempt from travel restrictions.


As with everything in this pandemic, guidance and information is constantly shifting. If we receive additional or updated guidance from the Department of Health, we will communicate this to families as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Wishing you all the very best this April break!


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.

Academic Calendar and Important Documents

Stay Connected

Current RIDOH Quarantine Guidance (Non-Travel)

On December 10, 2020, the Rhode Island Department of Health released new Quarantine Guidance for confirmed close contacts of a positive case. 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


The school will continue to address necessary hybrid learning scenarios on a case by case basis in consultation with the Department of Health.

Hybrid Learning & Distance Learning Policies

As shared with families via email we have updated 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!

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 to 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.

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.