IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR HRCS FAMILIES:
As we have had confirmed COVID cases at our school, we have made the decision to start school-wide distance learning for the remainder of the week (11/17-11/20). Please be aware of the following information:
1) materials (such as Chromebooks/iPads, workbooks, etc.) were sent home with your child. If you are missing something, please email their teacher.
2) Tuesday through Friday will be distance learning. Your child's teacher will send emails outlining their plan for distance learning this week. You should reach out to them directly with any questions or clarification. All teachers will have a 30 minute office hour zoom time each day, as well.
3) After Thanksgiving, all students who are completely symptom free, who have not been exposed to anyone with Covid, and have nobody sick in their house are welcome to come back to school on Monday, November 30th.
Please continue to follow EIPH department and CDC guidelines during this time. We are praying for all of our families to remain healthy and safe!
Just a reminder for all parent's to check their email inbox (and Spam Folder) for important Back to School messages from Holy Rosary School! This email included videos from Fr. Ron, Mrs. Van Pelt and your child's teacher. If you have not received these yet, please email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Having correct emails on hand will be of the utmost importance this year since so much communication home to families will be sent out this way.
Have you taken a moment to set up your family's Kinsa thermometer yet? It takes just a few minutes to do so and is easy as can be. Everyone should have received a step-by-step instruction sheet at the Back to School drive-thru, personalized for HRCS families, to get going on this. I you need a copy of the instructions, click the link below. Remember, parents will be responsible for taking your student's temperature before school each day.
Thank you for working together to keep Holy Rosary safe and healthy this year!
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We are so blessed to be able to offer our students at Holy Rosary a truckload of "extras" that go above and beyond what is taught in the classroom. And despite COVID putting a damper on some things, we think you will all be pleasantly surprised to see what we can still make happen. Some of these programs, events, etc. may look a bit different than normal, but we are so proud to still be offering them in one capacity or another.
Programs/Events Put On Hold:
***keep in mind, we will continue to revisit and evaluate if, and when, we can make these happen for our school community throughout the school year
- Robotics Club
- After School Art Club
- Fishing Club
- Family Groups
- Hero's Lunch
- Restaurant Fundraisers
Programs/ Events That Are Still Planned:
***remember, revisions and accommodations have been made to these services and programs in order to keep in line with our reopening plan, but we are so glad we have found a way to safely offer them in some capacity!
- Daily Mass
- Monthly Rosary
- Computer Lab
- 6th Grade Retreat
- monthly Corporal Works for Mercy community service projects
- Morning Care
We are working hard to make every day a G.R.E.A.T day at Holy Rosary for our students!
So, what's the plan for Spirit Wear Days this year? Don't worry...they are still happening! Students will be able to wear their HRCS spirit shirts or sweatshirts on Monday's during this school year. The first spirit wear day of the year will take place on Monday, September 14.
If families are interested in purchasing spirit wear (available in both youth and adult sizes), please visit this link to look at all options: https://www.frenchtoast.com/schoolbox/schools/Holy-Rosary-School-QS46GNY/Spiritwear/QS46GNY-30
In addition, the PTO is excited to announce that the first dress down day of 2020 will be Monday, September 21st! This is a prize for all Holy Rosary students as they met their $300 goal of boxtops as a school last year! This is a FREE dress down day (on other dress down days, students pay $1 to participate). Any future dress down days for the student's will happen on Monday's this year. Those dates will be announced soon!
A Dress-Down Day policy reminder
-Clothes should be appropriate, clean, modest, and in good taste for a Catholic School
-Shorts, pants, jeans, and shirts must be without holes, frays, or patches
-Leggings are not acceptable as pants
-Shorts and jeans must be worn at the waist
-Shirts must have appropriate logos
#HolyRosaryCatholicSchool #PantherPride #GREAT
Kinsa Thermometers Are Here!
We are excited to talk to families more about the Kinsa Thermometer you will be receiving at your Back to School Night this week. Again, we want to send a big THANK YOU to Teton Toyota for their generous donation of these to the school!
#holyrosarycatholicschool #pantherpride #community #tetontoyota #FLUency #KinsaHealth
As promised, we wanted to keep everyone updated after our meeting last week with Eastern Idaho Public Health officials. We are proud to say that they have, for a second time, reviewed our reopening plan and give it full approval. Both EIPH, our school board, and the HRCS staff feel confident in our plan to open the school to students on Sept. 8. Our administration has gone above and beyond to get total input from EIPH twice now and has been open to their recommendations to ensure the safety of all while at HRCS. We take the safety and well being of our students, staff and families extremely important here!
There were minimal changes made to the reopening plan, which you can review below.
Changes to the previous plan include information re: daily washing/sanitization of student masks, as well as protocol for each student having their own set of masks (labeled appropriately by the school) that will stay at school. Also updated was EIPH clarification on group gatherings.
We will continue to post frequently asked questions that we have received and will do our best to provide answers and additional information so that our families can be well prepared to begin the school year. We cannot WAIT to have our students back!
We thought it would be helpful to clarify what the new daily mass classroom schedule is, as it was changed from what was originally laid out in the first reopening plan.
Tuesdays - 2nd grade
Wednesdays - 3rd grade
Thursdays - 5th and 6th grade
Fridays - 4th grade
Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade will be watching mass live streamed on
Wednesday mornings in their classroom.
Our monthly school wide Friday Rosary's will also be taking place this year, but as we are still in the process of determining logistics on what this will look like, plan for more information to follow in the future.
Back to School Night is happening a bit differently this year, so we wanted to be sure to fill everyone in:
Holy Rosary Catholic School
161 9th St
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: (208) 522-7781
Fax: (208) 522-7782
Email: To reach a specific person, by email, click here
School Year Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Mon-Fri 7:00 AM -6:00 PM
Closed Sat-Sun and on no-school days
National Catholic Educational Association
Western Catholic Educational Association
Reading & Language Resources
St. John Paul II Parish
Diocese of Boise
Catholic Charities of Idaho
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Holy See
Enrollment is now open for the 2020-2021 school year. Call (208) 522-7781, or click here, for more information.
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