Rapid Tests and Masks

Last week, our government shared their plans of supplying all students and staff with rapid tests and masks.  Tomorrow, our supply of rapid tests and masks will be arriving.

We will receive the following:

  • One five-pack of rapid tests (a 2 ½ week supply, testing twice per week on a Monday and a Thursday) for every student and staff member;
  • Twenty masks (a 10-day supply – 2 per day) for each student and staff member, ECS to grade 6 will receive pediatric masks; grade 7 – 9 and all staff will receive adult masks. 

ECS to grade 6 will receive two bundles of 10 pediatric masks.  The school will need to repackage the adult masks for our junior high students and staff.

Tomorrow, we plan on distributing the rapid tests and masks to students.

IMPORTANT – if you do not want your child to receive a rapid test kit to take home, please get in touch with Mrs. Swanson by email at swansonc@holyspirit.ab.ca  by January 13, 2022, 9 am.  Also, if you do not want your child to receive the masks, please inform your child to tell us, and we will use them in our office.

Please contact the school if your child is absent and you want to arrange a pick-up time for either the rapid tests or masks.

The rapid tests are meant for home use; there will be no testing of students at school.  Here is a video from the government about administering a rapid test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4q7EuAbgE8

Finally, if you complete the rapid test and it’s negative, please continue to do the Alberta Health Daily Checklists.

If you complete the rapid test and it’s positive, please follow the required isolation policy:

Thank you,

FLVT School

Snow Removal: City Survey

Please do this important city survey regarding possible changes to their snow removal policy:

https://getinvolvedlethbridge.ca/snow-control-and-street-sweeping?tool=survey_tool#tool_tab

If the city changes the current policy, it could create unsafe student pick-up and drop-off on Red Crow Blvd. and Stoney Cres.

Thank you,

FLVT School

2022-2023 School Year Registration

Re-Registration

Families who already have students in our school should expect an email during the week of January 17-21, 2022, asking that the online “Registration Update Form” be completed.

This pre-populated update lets us ensure that the information we have on file is accurate and that any legal declarations, preferences, and consents are renewed. It also allows our schools to plan for the upcoming school year.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Parents/guardians who are hoping to register younger siblings new to the division will have the opportunity to submit a “New Student Registration Form” at the same time that they are re-registering older students.
  • Students transitioning from elementary to junior high, or junior high to high school, will have their designated school assigned to them in the “Registration Update Form.”
  • Ensure that you are filling in the correct form. Please complete the assigned “2022-2023 K-12 Registration Update Form” OR “2022-2023 Early Learning Program Registration Update Form.” If you believe you have been assigned an incorrect form, please contact your current school.

New Student Registration

All Early Learning to Grade 12 students new to the division and who wish to enroll for the 2022/2023 school year are invited to register online starting on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

For information about our programs and age-related guidelines:

To learn more about our Early Learning and Kindergarten Programs or discuss your child’s specialized programming requirements, contact the Early Learning Coordinator at 403-381-8495 or earlylearning@holyspirit.ab.ca.

https://www.holyspirit.ab.ca/schools/registration/new_family_registration

For More Information

If you need assistance with the online registration process or have any questions, contact Father Leonard Van Tighem School or the school division’s main office.

Support Needed for Aladdin Jr.

This spring, our junior high students will perform Aladdin Jr.  Special thanks to all the students and staff involved, especially to Miss Loman for Directing the production.  We need your support.  Please see the below letter on how you can support our Fine Arts Spring Production:

Thank you for considering supporting our production.

Update: COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklists

As we welcome students and staff back to school on Monday, January 10, 2022, we want to do our best to ensure every one is as safe as possible. Two essential measures to protect against the highly contagious Omicron variant are properly wearing masks and completing the Covid-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist.

We are asking everyone to be diligent in properly wearing their masks. The only people exempt from this are those individuals with a medical exemption.

Please review the updated Covid-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklists. Depending on your vaccination status, there are different outcomes. There is a checklist for adults (over 18) and children (under 18). Here is a copy of each checklist:

Children Checklist

Adult Checklist

Thank you for your support of these two important measures.

Extra-Curricular Activities: January 2022

January 7, 2022

As we prepare to welcome students back on Monday, we have an update regarding extracurricular activities. Today, our Superintendent provided the following information:

As you know, our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.  Secondarily, we want to provide opportunities for our students to be involved in some of the extras that schools have to offer in terms of supporting and promoting that sense of holistic wellness and wellbeing. Keeping this in mind, here is an update regarding Extra-Curricular Activities:

  1. For the week of Jan 10 – 14, 2022
    • athletics/sports – 
      • limited to practices within the school; 
      • no scheduled games with other schools are permitted; 
      • no tournaments up to and including Jan. 16th
      • no field-trips
    • other activities/clubs at the school level only
    • as before, there is to be no inter-school play or activities for our elementary aged students
  2. For the week of Jan 17 – 21, 2022
    • scheduled league games only, but spectators are not permitted 
    • schools are encouraged to livestream games so that interested individuals can at least watch the activity. We will be looking into setting this up at FLVT, although livestreaming an end-to-end basketball game provides some challenges.
    • other activities/clubs at the school level 
    • field-trips are not recommended
    • no tournaments to take place up to and including Jan. 23rd

Thank you for your support as we continue to make our school as safe as possible.

Also, just another reminder of our new muster points starting on Monday.

New Muster Points

Due to the construction of our new portables, we are revising our outdoor muster points. The construction does not allow us to use the east field and the east exit.

Once students return to school, we will be using the following muster points (please check out the map carefully as the change affects many classes):

Please contact the school if you have any questions.