Return to Learn

We are happy to share our Return to Learn plan for the 2020-2021 school year:

As our understanding of the COVID-19 virus and best practices surrounding health and safety are constantly evolving, all guidance in this plan is subject to change.

Updated Guidance

The following document represents only new or revised guidance since the plan was originally published on July 15, 2020.

Considering Holy Family for the 20-21 school year?

If you're not already enrolled, you can request to receive updates on our Return-to-Learn planning.

Or contact Rebecca Mueller, Director of Enrollment, for more information: 563-582-5456 or

Three Learning Models

On-Site Learning

Students and staff are back on campus with the necessary health and safety precautions in place.

Hybrid Learning

Services are offered both virtually and on-site, simultaneously, to address the individual health needs and concerns of families and to support necessary physical distancing. Holy Family's two hybrid formats include:

  • In Holy Family's K–12 Hybrid Learning model, classes will be offered both virtually and at on-site, simultaneously. This option is available to all K-12 families, starting August 24.
  • K–3 continues on-site while grades 4–12 transition to virtual learning

Virtual Learning

If health conditions require buildings to close – Holy Family will leverage its experience from spring 2020; K-12 one-to-one technology access; robust personalized learning program; and consistent learning management tools system-wide to deliver education in a fully virtual format.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Mark your calendar! Holy Family will host three virtual Q&A sessions to help answer your questions about the return to learn plan. Video conferencing links will be provided by email.

Hybrid Learning

Health Screening

Face Masks

Want to help? If you would like to donate reusable masks to your school for students who do not have access to a mask or forget to wear one, please drop them off at the Holy Family Central Office, 2005 Kane St. Dubuque. Thank you!

A letter from the Holy Family Medical Advisory Task Force

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