Mazzuchelli News

November 20, 2020

From the Principal: 

The challenges of this school year have given us good reason to acknowledge and thank many individuals and groups of people. I would like to give a special shout-out today to the parents of our students. A shining example of their trusting support of Mazzuchelli is in the way they have dealt with contact tracing. It's a very unfortunate situation when we have to inform a family that their child, through no fault of their own, needs to quarantine at home for two weeks (God bless Beth Broderick!). These calls have been received with cooperation, understanding, and genuine support for the inconvenience that is being created. Thank you to those who have been so gracious in helping us navigate this unfortunate but necessary practice. Let us all count our blessings and continue to stay safe! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
Doug Varley

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, November 24     Progress Reports are being mailed home today

Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27     No School-Thanksgiving Break

Sunday, November 29     Last day for Holiday Shopping on our Holy Family Spirit Apparel Site

Friday, December 4     Eagle Pride Friday


Change in Progress Reports Distribution
Progress Reports will be sent to all families via US Mail on Tues., Nov. 24. Originally, these reports were going to be given directly to students, but with our daily attendance being in such flux right now it will be more efficient to mail them to everyone.

Respect Life Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to all of our participants in the Dubuque County Right to Life Respect Life Essay Contest. Lucy Ward was selected as the 2nd place overall winner and will receive $100! Erin King was chosen as the Middle School Division winner for Mazzuchelli so she will receive a t-shirt. Thank you for representing Mazzuchelli so well on this vitally important issue!


Service Project

The 8th Grade is planning a service project involving making, hats, masks, and blankets. They are in need of extra materials such as yarn, looms, etc. If you have any materials to donate or need clarification on what materials might be useful for this project, please contact Mrs. Catherine Decker (


Eagle Pride Fridays

Students may wear Wahlert/ Mazzuchelli/ Eagle t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other cover garments on Fridays.  All other dress code regulations apply.  Apparel may be purchased through our Holy Family Website.

Virtual Learning:

Cameras ON During Virtual Learning

Students who are learning virtually from home or other locations are expected to have their cameras ON at all times unless allowed otherwise by the teacher. Teachers cannot monitor student engagement and maintain class flow when virtual students are not visible and/or do not respond. If students are experiencing connectivity issues because of multiple devices in the home, etc., they should at least have their cameras on to begin each class, then communicate with the teacher about the best time to turn off their camera. All cameras should be in working order by now; if not, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Tech Dept. to get it fixed as soon as possible.

Virtual Attendance Reminder

If a student is going to be participating in virtual learning, please be sure to let the office know each day that this will occur.



If a student will be absent, late or leaving early, parents or guardians must call or email the school office at 563-582-1198 before 8:00 am. When sending an email please include Dawn Savary at and Kelly McDermott at the absence is planned in advance, the office should be notified with a telephone call, email or parent note with dates and reason for absence.


Yearbook Help

Your help would be greatly appreciated. With sports and other activities beginning soon. I could use your help with taking pictures of the different activities. When you do take some photos please email them to me for possible use in the yearbook.