General ACS Dress Code Guidelines:
BSE Report Card
The Department of Public Instruction releases public reports for all public and choice schools and requests that all schools display these report cards on their websites. Below is an example of the 2021-2022 information that the report cards provide. Please note that Aquinas Catholic Schools and all private schools are currently NOT rated. The student achievement scores listed below are actually the average state scores for 2021-2022. Feel free to go to the site listed below to see the standings of all public and choice schools throughout Wisconsin. https://apps2.dpi.wi.gov/reportcards/
Notice of Educational Options
Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 115.28 (54m), notice must be provided regarding the educational options available to all students who are at least three years old, but not yet 18 years old
Every threat to human dignity and life is felt in the Church’s very heart. It affects us at the core of our faith and requires strong preventive steps and responsive actions.
Aquinas Catholic Schools strives to provide a safe, secure and respectful learning environment. We will consistently and vigorously address bullying, including cyberbullying, to maintain the standards of a Christian community. Policies and procedures are described in our student/parent handbook.
The presence and use of drugs and alcohol present a clear and present danger to the health, safety, and welfare of all pupils and we take action to protect students from the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Our drug policy is described in detail in our student/parent handbook.
Safe Environment Training - Diocese of La Crosse
The school supply list is divided by individual grade and also has a section of items we would ask that you provide as a family (not for each student). Also indicated are the requirements for footwear in PE class.
Lunch & Breakfast Menu
Breakfast and lunch are provided on a daily basis. Listed on the left are the lunch menus and the fees for lunch, breakfast and snack. Please contact the school office with any questions.
There are many opportunities at Blessed Sacrament for parents to help out our teachers, classrooms and school office. During the 2020-2021 school year we will be using Sign Up Genius to assist us in organizing all of these opportunities. For each opportunity below, click the link. The link will redirect you to Sign Up Genius and then you will be able to choose which activities you can help with at school. Sign Up Genius will also email you reminders prior to the event to help you.
Snow & Inclement Weather Procedures
Should weather conditions require the cancellation of school or bus routes, information will be relayed to parents and staff through the following media:
Channel 8 WKBT (CBS)
Channel 13 WEAU (NBC)
Channel 19 WXOW (ABC)
Channel 25 WLAX (FOX)
www.aquinascatholicschools.org – a special announcement will be posted on the ACS homepage and all school homepages
93.3 FM Z-93
94.7 FM KCLH
95.7 FM WRQT
98.3 FM KQYB
100.1 FM Classic Rock
102.7 FM Eagle 102.7
104.9 FM Magic 105
106.3 FM CC 106.3
580 AM WKTY
1410 AM WIZM
1490 AM WLFN
School Bus Routes
Local Routes: Public school bus routes for residents of the School Districts of La Crosse, Onalaska, and Holmen will continue to operate when ACS and the public school districts remain open.
Routes 90 (Ridge Route), 42 (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton) and 76 (Genoa) with direct service to Aquinas: These routes are chartered by ACS and will continue to operate when ACS is in session. Route 42 is an ACS route, even though some riders transfer at Luther High School, and will run when ACS is in session.
Bus routes that transfer at Luther High School (Routes 37 to Sparta/Tomah, 76 to La Crescent, 9 to Centerville/Galesville, 20 to Dakota/Nodine): Even if ACS is in session, there may be times when weather conditions do not allow the operation of these outlying bus routes. In those events, media will be asked to list ACS as open, but a school status of “Snow Routes” or “Buses on Main Roads Only” means that chartered routes that transfer through Luther High School will NOT operate that day. Parents should examine road conditions and determine if and when it is safe to consid-er alternative transportation. Absences and tardies due to the cancellation of bus routes will be considered excused. In the unlikely event that severe weather forces these chartered afternoon bus routes to begin early, students will be excused from classes in order to ride the bus. The school will contact parents, or the emergency contact provided by parents, to notify them if afternoon buses are running early.
Please keep this information handy for snowy mornings!
FACTS Financial Aid Application
Application and income documentation is required for the Aquinas Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance Scholarship. FACTS Management works with schools to create a custom application and collect financial data so schools can make accurate award decisions based on financial need. You may log into your FACTS user account to review the status of your application. Please allow at least two weeks for processing.