Homework Requests

Good morning FLVT parents/guardians,

On behalf of everyone at school, we want to thank you for your support and patience as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Currently, we are finding it a challenge to juggle our commitment to in-person instruction with the increased requests for homework for absent students.  Simply put, our teachers cannot provide in-person learning for present students and an at-home learning program for absent students.  For students absent for a short period (1-2 days), our teachers will work with them on missed work when they return.

When students are absent for more extended periods (3+ days), we will be following these guidelines when a request comes in for homework:

  • Elementary grades
    • If requested, teachers will provide some homework for a couple of days;
    • Teachers will try to provide the homework the day following the request;
    • Teachers will not be updating their Google Classroom for homework purposes.
  • Junior High grades
    • If requested, teachers will provide some homework for a couple of days;
    • Teachers will try to provide the homework the day following the request;
    • Teachers that consistently use Google Classroom will update their Google Classroom once a week.

Also, our school division has created lists of learning activities for students that need to stay home for an extended period.  Here is the link to the lists:

We are always aware there are exceptional circumstances; please contact the school and talk to one of the administrators if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for being so understanding regarding this issue.  Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions.

We Are All Treaty People

Recently, we completed our annual We Are All Treaty People poster contest. Thank you to all the students that entered it and thank you to our School Council for providing the prize money. We had 297 student entries!

Here are our 2021 winners:

Division I

  • First Place: Isabelle L. 2J
  • Second Place: Kinley U. 3K
  • Third Place: Asheli S. 2J and Piers L. 3K
We Are All Treaty People – Grades 1 – 3

Division II

  • First Place: Paisley C. 5G
  • Second Place: Ethan B. 6W
  • Third Place: Aniston W. 5R
We Are All Treaty People – Grades 4 – 6

Division III

  • First Place: Emily C. 9C
  • Second Place: Brynlee B. 7J
  • Third Place: Annelise H. 8G and Dorothy K. 9H
We Are All Treaty People – Grades 7 – 9

Thank you again to everyone that supported this project.

School Council Winter Fundraiser

October 20, 2021

Please consider supporting our School Council Winter Fundraiser. All funds raised will support our HAWKS Virtue Program and School Community Meal events. Also, any unspent money will be carried over to the next school year.

All orders are placed online at:

https://fatherleonard.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home

Orders are due by Wednesday, November 17, 2021 and the Plant Pick-up will be December 1, 2021 between 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Specific details about pick-up will be shared closer to the date.

The products from deVry are excellent. Here is what we are selling:

Thank you to our School Council for organizing this fundraiser and thank you to everyone for supporting it.

COVID-19: Case Notification

November 25, 2021 Update:

Please read the below letter as per Alberta Health Services and our divisional procedures. Also, please note if a positive case is in your child’s homeroom, the school will send a separate letter specific to the cohort using School Messenger.

November 24, 2021 Update:

Please read the below letter as per Alberta Health Services and our divisional procedures. Also, please note if a positive case is in your child’s homeroom, the school will send a separate letter specific to the cohort using School Messenger.

November 22, 2021 Update (9 pm):

Please read the below letter as per Alberta Health Services and our divisional procedures. Also, please note if a positive case is in your child’s homeroom, the school will send a separate letter specific to the cohort using School Messenger.

November 21, 2021 Update:

Please read the below letter as per Alberta Health Services and our divisional procedures. Also, please note if a positive case is in your child’s homeroom, the school will send a separate letter specific to the cohort using School Messenger. 

November 16, 2021 Update:

Please read the below letter as per Alberta Health Services and our divisional procedures. Also, please note if a positive case is in your child’s homeroom, the school will send a separate letter specific to the cohort using School Messenger. 

November 14, 2021 Update:

Please read the below letter as per Alberta Health Services and our divisional procedures. Also, please note if a positive case is in your child’s homeroom, the school will send a separate letter specific to the cohort using School Messenger. 

November 9, 2021 Update:

Please read the attached letter as per Alberta Health Services and our divisional procedures:

October 18, 2021

Please read the attached letter as per Alberta Health Services and our divisional procedures:

Also, please see the below email outlining our divisional procedures:

October 15, 2021

Dear staff and families of Holy Spirit Catholic School Division,

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021 the Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hinshaw, the Minister of Health, Jason Copping, and the Minister of Education, Adriana LaGrange, announced further public health measures for schools. The measures are to protect students, staff, and school communities so that in-person learning can safely continue.

1. Case Notification 

Process for Grades K-6

If a student in grades K-6 has a “confirmed case of COVID-19” as communicated to the school division by Alberta Health Services, the school will send a “case notification” to the parents/caregivers of students in the “class cohort.” A notice is not sent to all the parents/caregivers of students in the school. If parents would like to keep track of total number of cases in a school, they can access this information being tracked by Alberta Health Services at this link:  COVID-19 school status | Alberta.ca

No further action beyond notification is taken if the number of cases remain 1-2 in a class over the course of a five-day period. If there are 3 or more cases over the course of 5 days, a notice of a “Period of Exclusion” will apply (see below for details).

Process for Grades 7-12

If a student in grades 7-12 has a “confirmed case of COVID-19” as communicated to the school division by Alberta Health Services, the school will send a “case notification” e-mail to all the parents/caregivers of students in the school. Parents can track the total number of cases at a school by accessing the information tracked by Alberta Health Services a this link: COVID-19 school status | Alberta.ca

As per the Health Order, there is no Period of Exclusion process in place for grades 7-12. With that in mind, a class cohort notification system is not in place for grade 7-12.

2.  Period of Exclusion from In-person Learning  – For Grades K-6 ONLY

During any five-day period, if there are three or more members of a class cohort who are found to be a confirmed case of COVID-19 who attended school during the members’ infectious period within that five-day period, the class will be “excluded” from in-person learning. The period of exclusion will be “10 consecutive calendar days” counted forward from the last day a member of the class cohort who tests positive attended in person at the school during the member’s infectious period. Recognizing this sounds complicated, not to worry. The “Exclusion Letter” will identify the date of return of your child to in-person learning. When a class cohort moves to at-home learning because they fall under a period of exclusion, instruction will be delivered via Google Class. Schools and teachers will provide specific instructions regarding access to at-home learning during a period of exclusion. 

3.  Public Reporting – ALL GRADES

As noted in #1, Alberta Health has started the process of posting the number of COVID cases in all schools throughout Alberta. Any school with two or more COVID-19 cases will appear on the COVID-19 School Status List located here: COVID-19 school status | Alberta.ca

This list will include any COVID-19 cases at the school that were infectious while attending school over the last 14 days.

A school is classified as being in “Outbreak” if there are 10 or more COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period that were infectious while at school. Parents/caregivers will receive an Outbreak Notification letter if this occurs in their school. Alberta Health Services will work with the school division to review outbreak control measures at the school and additional measures to limit further spread may be implemented.

4.  Rapid Testing

Alberta Education has informed us that rapid testing may be available by late-October for Kindergarten to Grade 6 schools experiencing outbreaks. If implemented, the rapid testing program will be voluntary.

If you are unclear as to the measures as outlined in this letter, please contact your school principal.

God Bless,
Ken Sampson, Superintendent of Schools