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Dress Code (Grades 4K-2nd)

Cathedral, Blessed Sacrament and St. Patrick Elementary Schools grades 4K to 6th follw the same dress code.  

General Safety 

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. 


Bullying policy

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.


Drug policy

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.

Internet Safety - Acceptable Use

Parent Safe Environment Forms

Any parent volunteering in our school must have the safe environment online training. Then the parent must submit a basic criminal background check and confidential questionnaire to the school office before volunteering with children and/or chaperoning field trips.

Please begin the process by CLICKING HERE to fill out watch two videos and fill out a survey for the Diocese of La Crosse on safe environment training. 

Next, you will need to fill out a  basic criminal background check and confidential questionnaire - click here.

Please submit the completed forms to the school office.

***If you have completed the Diocesan Safe Environment Training last school year, please click on the link below "Annual Verification of Safe Environment Training" and fill out the form.  This is the only form you will need to fill out. (Annual Verification of Safe Environment Training)

If you have any questions on Safe Environment please contact the office at

More information on safe environment can be found on the Diocese of La Crosse website.
Click here to go to the Diocese of La Crosse website.

Supply Lists

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).

Food Service (Lunch) and Snack 

The Cathedral Lunch Program is combined with Blessed Sacrament and St. Patrick’s to form a united ACS elementary school lunch program.  Elementary students have two lunch entrées to choose from everyday.  Homeroom teachers will ask students which entrée they prefer in the beginning of the day.  Students must stick with the entrée they choose.

Food Service balances due are to be paid via E-Funds. Payment can be made electronically to your credit/debit card or checking account.  Below is a link to create an account or login to your E-Funds account:


Help with E-Funds can be found by clicking on the link below and scrolling down to "How to Pay Online: E-Funds."

Free and reduced application forms are available online (via Skyward) or can be found below.  Please contact the school office if you would like a hard copy.

Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Snack Calendar

5K to 2nd Grade:
Please find the date below which your family is to bring in a snack for the class.


Please note, in certain months you may be on twice.  All snacks must be prepared and ready to serve with proper utensils if needed.

SNACK IDEAS:  Apples, Grapes, Pineapple, Applesauce, Pretzels, Crackers, Cheese, Yogurt, Bananas, Oranges, Carrots, Popcorn, Cereal, Raisins, Cheesesticks, Jello

Please have all snacks dropped off in the morning.  Thank you.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities at Cathedral for parents to help out our teachers, classrooms and school office. At Cathedral Elementary School we use 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!

***Search for sign ups under:

If you are planning to volunteer at Cathedral School (field trip, classroom, lunchroom, etc), please remember to complete the "Parent Safe Environment" forms.  These forms cover volunteering at all Aquinas Catholic Schools.

CES Report Card

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


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)​



  • 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.

Dress Code
Safe Environment
Supply Lists
Lunch Menu & Snack Calendar
Volunteer Opportunities
Winter Weather
Field Trip Parent Form
Snack Calendar
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