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St. Patrick School encourages all parents to become actively involved in our school community through volunteerism, attending school events and programs, and spending time discussing school experiences with their child. The St. Patrick School Parent Group (PTO), nationally recognized by PTO Today magazine, supports and enhances our school community. Our parent group organizes Family Nights, provides financial resources to our school through fundraising events, and share their time and talents through numerous volunteer experiences. Visit our sign up genius here.

ACS Elementary Dress Code

(Grades 4K-6th)

3 year old Preschool children are encouraged to wear appropriate, washable play clothes to school.

General Guidelines:

  1. Each student's appearance must be appropriate to a Catholic school setting. Walking shorts and Capri pants are NOT to be worn on Mass days. The administration reserves the right to judge what is appropriate and to act on that judgment. The administration also reserves the right to amend the dress code as needed. 

  2. Clothing, jewelry and/or grooming must not be distracting, potentially dangerous and/or disruptive to the learning environment.

    • Hairstyles must be clean, of reasonable style and a natural color.

    • Boys' hair must be above the collar line.

    • Ear piercing only. No more than two earrings per ear.

    • No body piercing, other than ear piercing.

    • No visible tattoos, real or artificial.

  3. Worn, faded, frayed, baggy or form fitting clothing may not be worn.

  4. Headwear may not be worn indoors, e.g. sweatbands, scarves, hats, helmets, etc.

  5. No jackets, coats, or other items intended to be worn outdoors are to be worn indoors.

  6. Official scouting uniforms may be worn on meeting days.

  7. Fifth grade students may wear D.A.R.E. shirts when the D.A.R.E. officer is in the building.

  8. Each student needs tennis shoes with non-marking soles for use in Physical Education class.

Specific Clothing  *Solid Colors is defined as all one color, including collars and trim.

A. Shirts - *Solid colored navy blue, white, red or hunter green.

  1. Button polo shirt with collar.

  2. Long or short sleeves.

  3. No logos, writing or graphics except for ACS logo and school name

  4. Shirts must be buttoned except for the top button.

  5. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

B. Sweaters - *Solid colored navy blue or red

  1. Cardigan, V-neck, crew neck, long sleeved sweaters only.

  2. No logos, writing or graphics.

  3. A polo shirt must be worn under all sweaters.

  4. Sweaters do not need to be tucked in.

C. Sweatshirts - *Solid colored navy blue or red

  1. Long sleeved ACS sweatshirts or ACS fleece only

  2. A polo shirt must be worn under all sweatshirts.

  3. Sweatshirts do not need to be tucked in.

D. Pants - *Solid colored navy blue, black, or khaki tan color only

  1. Tailored cotton, cotton-polyester, or corduroy.

  2. No bib overalls, jeans, athletic pants, or carpenter pants.

  3. Pants must be worn at the natural waist.

  4. Pant hems may not touch the floor.

  5. Elastic or adjustable waistband is acceptable.

E. Shorts - *Solid colored navy blue, black or khaki tan color only

  1. Tailored cotton, cotton-polyester, or corduroy walking shorts at the knee or no more than 3" above knee.

  2. May be worn during first and fourth academic quarters only.

  3. No athletic shorts.

  4. Elastic or adjustable waistband is acceptable.

  5. Capri pants at mid-calf.

F. Footwear - *Tights must be solid colors only

  1. Socks, solid color tights must be worn.

  2. Enclosed shoes or sandals with back strap.

  3. Shoe strings must be tied at all times.

  4. No clogs, crocs, or cowboy boots.

  5. No heels beyond 1".

G. Skirts/Jumpers - *Solid colored navy blue, khaki tan color only, or black

  1. Cotton, cotton-polyester, or corduroy.

  2. No more than 3" above the knee.

  3. No split skirts or skorts.

  4. In the interest of modesty, tights, leggings, or shorts are recommended to be worn under skirts and jumpers. Tights, leggings, or shorts must be solid colored.

*Solid Colors is defined as all one color, including collars and trim.

All clothing, excluding ACS sweatshirts and school labeled polo shirts, can be purchased in local stores such as Macy's, Herbergers, K-Mart, Kohl's, Penneys, Shopko, Target, and Walmart. Land's End catalogs are available in the school office.

SPE 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.


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

Safe Environment

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.

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).


Kwik Trip Car Wash Cards

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
SPE Report Card
Safe Environment
Supply Lists
Winter Weather
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