Our school division sent out an announcement on September 16 sharing the new restrictions concerning our divisional COVID-19 Protocols. We want to take this opportunity to share how the new restrictions affect our FLVT students:
Masking – There is no change in the masking policy. All staff, visitors, and K to 9 students are required to wear non-medical masks. The only exceptions are for students who have a medical exemption, for students while doing physical activities or while students are outside.
Elementary Cohorts – There will not be a significant change for our elementary students. Previously to the new restrictions, we were only allowing grade-level gatherings. So, for example, our 1P and 1T students could gather together. Now, all elementary homeroom classes will not be able to interact with other classes. However, cohorts will be able to interact with different cohorts outside.
Spectators – As per our divisional policy, spectators will not be allowed. However, we are currently hoping to live stream our events soon.
September 16, 2021
As you are aware, our province has announced new restrictions. Our school division will be sending out a notice sharing some specifics soon. One further restriction that we want to share with our community right away is the decision that all indoor sporting events will be closed to all spectators effective immediate. So, for example, today’s after-school volleyball game, and all other games, is closed to the public.
We appreciate your patience as Southland Transportation looks to improve its services. Southland Transportation is in the process of adding routes and drivers, so we hope our buses will be on time for drop off and pick up in a few weeks.
Also, just another friendly reminder that you must register by the end of the month if you are a fee-paying student (living less than 2.4 km away and are eligible to access bussing). Southland Transportation will be finalizing routes based on the end-of-month registrations. For example, if you plan to access bussing once it is cold and register after the end-of-month, Southland Transportation will not change the established bus routes. Users will be required to follow the regular bus routes. Please register for bussing if you plan to access bussing at any point in this school year. Here is the link to register fee-paying students: https://www.holyspirit.ab.ca/schools/transportation/lethbridge_schools_transportation
FLVT Bussing Information (Fee-Paying Students)
Please read this important information regarding transportation registration for fee-paying students. It is essential for families that are paying for bussing to register as soon as possible. Southland Transportation is currently building bus routes based on the students that have registered for bussing.
This is just a reminder to let us know if your child will be accessing transportation under the “Eligible -Fee-Paying” category for the 2021/2022 school year. All eligible riders must register, and only registered riders will be permitted to ride the school bus. In September, schools will be assigning transportation fees to approved riders using our SchoolCash Online program after finalized registrations and routes.
Click on the School Engage link on the bottom left corner of the screen.
Select the Student tab on the top left-hand side of the screen. Then select the name of the student you are registering for transportation services.
The Transportation Form should appear under the “Forms” section on the right hand of the screen. Select the “Open” button next to the appropriate form.
Complete and submit the form.
Thank you in advance for your prompt completion of this form. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please contact your child’s school for more information, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a meeting with divisional personnel and school-based leaders on August 25, 2021, to discuss the guidelines. In addition, school staff will be meeting on August 27, 2021, to discuss the implementation of the 2021-22 Guidelines for Maintaining Safe & Healthy Schools in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic at Father Leonard Van Tighem School. Once we have finalized our site protocols, we will share them with our school community.