FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,

We did it! The 2020-2021 school year has come to a close.

To be honest, I'm not sure we have fully come to terms with how challenging and harrowing this past year has been. As I said at yesterday's 6th-8th grade awards ceremony, I can imagine students reminiscing twenty or thirty years from now about the 2020-2021 school year - the year when terms like symptom screening, PPE, and quarantine became part of our common vocabulary. The year when we had to stay "socially distanced" from our friends, when teachers taught students both in the classroom and at home (at the same time!), and when we could only guess at what someone looked like beneath their mask.

But it is also the year that Father John V. Doyle School came together as a community of teachers, staff, parents, and students, and made a commitment to carry on a tradition over fifty years in the making - providing in-person Catholic education for families in the greater Coventry area. It wasn't easy, and it took the dedication of every member of the community to make it work - but we did it, sustaining in-person learning from September through June.

But more than just weathering the pandemic, we are continuing to grow our school. Our students our growing not only in knowledge, but also in faith and virtue, and our student population is also growing - from 143 students at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year, to now over 180 students enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year.

As we look ahead to the 2021-2022 school year, our focus is on continuing to improve and enhance our school so that we can continue to provide all of our families with a solid, well-rounded Catholic education based on Roman Catholic Tradition.

With this in mind, we would greatly appreciate it if you would share your thoughts on the past year by completing this brief survey: FJVD End of Year Survey

In addition, Mr. Joe Hart, former FJVD parent and current School Board member is looking to speak with a few families to hear more feedback about this year. Please do not be surprised if you hear from Mr. Hart in the next two weeks. If you have time to chat and provide a bit of feedback, both he and the school community would greatly appreciate it!

With that, I want to wish you all the very best in the summer months. May God continue to bless you, your family, and Father John V. Doyle School.

Be kind to one another. We'll see you out there.


Mr. Peloquin

P.S. Interested in being an Altar Server? Check out the information below!

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 Other Documents

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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 the quick reference guide here.

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 $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, 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.