Weather-Related Delays and Cancellations

Holy Family Catholic Schools works together with the Dubuque Community School District to adjust schedules and transportation in the event of severe weather or an unforeseen emergency. When an unexpected change to the school schedule occurs, we will communicate the event via:

  • ParentSquare Alert (email, text/phone, app notification)
  • The Holy Family website
  • Holy Family Facebook and Twitter pages



ParentSquare, Holy Family's communication system, is used to notify parents and guardians of delays, cancellations, early dismissals and other emergency situations. The notifications you receive (email, text/phone call) are delivered to contacts you provide Holy Family in PowerSchool e-registration. Please remember to update your PowerSchool account if your contact information changes. If you need assistance updating your PowerSchool contact information, please contact Tessa Petsche at

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Media Alerts

All weather-related or emergency schedule changes will also be announced via the Local Media.

Unless there is a difference in our schedules, the Dubuque Community School District will notify area media outlets of any weather-related school schedule changes for "Dubuque Public and Parochial Schools"

In the event of a Friday morning delay, Dubuque Community Schools would commonly be delayed for one hour, while Holy Family Catholic Schools would be delayed for two hours. Under this circumstance, Holy Family Catholic Schools will announce the schedule difference via local media (TV/Radio/