FJVD Weekly Info

We Live the Word!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Father Doyle Families,


We have made it to Christmas Break! Looking back on the past four months, it has been an incredible journey as we worked to successfully navigate the challenges of educating in a pandemic. Our success is due to the collective spirit, determination, and dedication of our parents, students, faculty, and staff. Together, we have remained open for in-person learning five days a week!


This Christmas, I am filled with a profound sense of gratitude for the Father Doyle School community. While the past four months have certainly been challenging, the darkness of this pandemic recedes ever so slightly when we are able to recognize the light of Christ in one another. And I do see Christ in the members of our community every day - in our teachers, our staff, our children and our parents who have the challenges of this pandemic with tremendous grace and fortitude. For this I am forever grateful. Fr. Timoner, O.P. remarks "when we see in our brothers and sisters the very presence of Jesus, this is the true celebration of Christmas." If this is the case, my heart is certainly full this Christmas.


The students in my 8th grade literature class have just concluded their reading of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. While Christmas will undoubtedly look different this year, with travel plans rescheduled, gatherings smaller than usual, and many an empty seat at our tables, I pray that we may nonetheless heed Scrooge's call to "honor Christmas in our hearts, and try to keep it all the year."


A Merry Christmas to all of you, and best wishes for many blessings in the New Year!


Have a wonderful Christmas recess, and I look forward to seeing everyone on January 4th!

God bless and Go Saints!


Sincerely,

Mr. Peloquin


P.S. See below for more important updates and information!


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

Gingerbread Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our Gingerbread Contest Winners!

NAILED IT: Robert Short

SCHOOL SPIRIT: The Sosa Family

MOST CREATIVE: Dominic Teoli

MOST FESTIVE: Gavin McCoy

Return from Christmas Break

Please be sure to review the email sent to families detailing our return from Christmas break on Monday, January 4th. The email includes important reminders regarding travel and gatherings over the holidays.

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.

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!

RIDOH Releases New Quarantine Guidance

On 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.

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.