Elementary School Transition Plan for 2020-2021

On October 15, 2019, after thoughtful discussion and careful consideration of the in-depth community feedback, the Board of Education elected to transition Holy Ghost and St. Anthony English K-5 students to Resurrection and St. Columbkille effective for the 2020-2021 school year.

Holy Family Catholic Schools understands all of our families will be impacted in some way by these changes, and many have questions regarding topics like student transportation, staff retention, and community building. We want every child to continue experiencing the love of Christ each and every day in our schools.

Together, our faculty and staff are committed to continuing our work with the board to make the transition process as seamless as possible. With your help and feedback in the coming months, we will continue to discuss the transition details and update this webpage with additional questions and answers. 

Transition Feedback Surveys

Holy Ghost and St. Anthony families are encouraged to complete the below transition surveys to assist Holy Family in planning for various transition opportunities, events, and support for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Upcoming Dates

Throughout the year, Holy Family will organize a variety of open house and school visit opportunities for families considering their school options. Please stay tuned. As events, activities and other important dates are scheduled, they will be posted here:

  • Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Holy Ghost community meeting
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5,  2019,  6:00-7:00 p.m. – St. Anthony community meeting
  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Come and See: Resurrection
  • Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Come and See: St. Columbkille
  • Jan. 1, 2020 – STO application opens

Transition FAQs

With any change, there will always be questions, and we want to help answer yours. Here are a few to start with. If you have a question that is not listed here, please submit the form below. Thank you!

Please note, we will continue adding to and updating this Q&A section as developments occur and as new information becomes available.

Questions regarding tuition and fees:

Questions regarding transportation:

Questions regarding staff:

Questions regarding Early Childhood:

Questions regarding the 2020-2021 Resurrection construction:

Other questions:

Still have questions about the transition?

Submit your question here and we'll be in touch. If your question is one others might also have, we'll post it here on the website.


For more information and background on the 2020-2021 transition decision, please visit our Elementary Facilities Planning page.

Contact Us

Holy Family Catholic Schools
2005 Kane St., Dubuque IA 52001
(563) 582-5456