We are continuing to plan for the 2022-23 school year, and we want to share information about our school’s staffing. Please know, though, that this plan is continually evolving as we try to meet the needs of our students best. As we learn more, we will update this page. Thank you for trusting us with your children’s care and educational needs.
April 28, 2022 Update:
We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Verna Mabin has transferred to FLVT from Children of St. Martha School. Mrs. Mabin will be teaching Grade 1 next year.
We want to thank Ms. Pelletier for all she has done this year as our temporary Grade 1 teacher and all the extras she did to support our students. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.
Pleas read the below letter from CCH regarding Summer School 2022 Registration:
We are pleased to open our Summer School 2022 online application process! Please take some time to carefully go through the information provided below, and determine if select summer school offerings are appropriate for your student. If you have further questions about summer school operations, requirements, application process, or courses please contact Mr. Anthony Vercillo directly at 403-327-4596 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All courses require daily attendance, either physical attendance OR via online Google Meet platform (course depending). Please see the CCH Summer School 2022 Course Calendar (below) for projected class schedules and course delivery type. Due to the compressed nature of the courses, mandatory daily attendance is expected. If a student is not able to commit to full attendance, or they miss class sessions during the progression of the course itself, they will not be considered for enrollment and/or will be dropped from the course.
Please complete the following to indicate your interest in summer school for the 2022 session. Please note that summer school may be subject to enrollment limits, and as such admittance is not guaranteed. All applications require a discussion, review, and graduation progress check with administration prior to enrollment.
***Students in Religious Ed courses will require digital accessibility, therefore all students must have a device that has a camera and microphone in good working order (not a phone) capable of accessing meets, digital resources etc.***
Please note that this form is for information gathering only and does not constitute automatic acceptance into summer semester programming. Summer school course offerings are currently pending and not finalized. Therefore, no enrollments or time frames can be guaranteed at this time.
Summer School Semester runs from JULY 4-JULY 29**Course pending THIS FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY MAY 20
Please enter your STUDENT HOLY SPIRIT EMAIL ADDRESS in the linked form below to get started!
On April 13, 2022, our government shared the new Math, English Language Arts, and Physical Education and Wellness curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 3. This new curriculum is to be implemented in September 2022. After the Easter break, our staff will begin some Professional Development activities. Here are some links regarding the new curriculum:
This week, Holy Spirit Catholic School Division and Southland Transportation informed us of our Grade 1 to 9 bell times for the 2022-23 school year. Here they are:
Monday to Thursday start time of 8:55 am (when classes start)
Monday to Thursday end time of 3:40 pm (when classes end)
Friday start time of 8:55 am
Friday end time of 1:23 pm
We plan to have a staggered end of the day for our elementary and junior high students, so the exact end of the days is yet to be determined. We are still working on our daytime bell schedule. Also, we have not determined the start and end times for our Kindergarten and Early Learning Program. We will share all our bell times once they have been set.
Please see this document explaining the need to change bell times:
This school year, 2021-22, FLVT converted our past PD Centre (Room 11) into a First Nations Student Centre. The two reasons to do this were to create a safe place for our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students and assist our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students transitioning from Children of St. Martha’s School. To date, the centre has been thriving. Approximately 15 Jr. High students consistently use the centre. In addition, the centre has attracted both First Nations and non-First Nations students. Also, the centre serves as a workstation for our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Support Worker, Kendrick Fox.
Earlier this year, Mr. Fox and the students who use the centre began to suggest a name for the centre. After a brainstorming session with Mr. Fox and our students, they came up with the following name:
The Blackfoot name ties nicely with our HAWKS Virtues and our school co-curricular team’s name. Also, Mr. Fox translated the words to Blackfoot. Mr. Fox has gone through all the rights of passages and initiations to being a Blackfoot Elder. Mr. Fox has the authority to give Blackfoot names. Mr. Fox came up with Ayinnimaoyiiyis for a few reasons:
1. It fits with our school logo
2. He started the seasonal round – learning from the land for classroom presentations. The biggest lesson was always preparing the Lodge for the next season.
3. The room is being used for student connections to our school, and the most prominent safe place is the lodge.
4. The nest and lodge are very similar linguistically in the Blackfoot language.
After the initial suggestion of Ayinnimaoyiiyis, Mr. Fox sent out an email to our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit parents asking for their thoughts. No parents objected. One guardian, a respected elder in the community, supported the name.
Recently, we surveyed our FLVT parent community and staff with the following question:
Every month, our divisional office provides all our schools with resources based on the various patron saints of our schools. The resources help with the implementation of our divisional faith plan. Special thanks to Mr. Skretting, our Director of Religious Education, for providing us with these valuable resources. This month, April 2022, the resources feature the patron saint of Father Leonard Van Tighem School, St. Kateri. Here are the resources: