Duluth Catholic School

Commissioned by the Catholic Church, the Duluth Catholic School community prepares lifelong learners who lead, love, and serve as Jesus taught - 
transforming our world one student at a time.

Weekly Update: March 16, 2017
Registration Opens Today
Registration is now open for current and new families at Duluth Catholic School.  The on-line process is simple.  Current families register through their school's current student information system.  New families and new students of current families submit the  New Student Application form.
Tuition Policy Announced
The Duluth Catholic School Board has approved the Tuition Policy for all campuses for the 2017-2018 school year.   View the Tuition Policy here
Open House Events Happening Tonight and Next Thursday
This week and next the Duluth Catholic School hosts open house events at the St. John's and Holy Rosary Campuses.  Parents and students are encouraged to attend to learn more about plans for the 2017-2018 school year.  The casual event is structured to include facility tours, meeting staff and small group questions and answer sessions to learn more about each campus and its programming.  Please plan on attending!
Open House (for current and new students and parents): 
TONIGHT March 16th, 6:00-7:30 pm at St. John's Campus (gr 5-8)
Thursday, March 23rd, 5:00-6:30 pm at Holy Rosary Campus (prek-gr 4)
**the Holy Rosary Band & Choir will be performing their spring concert at 7 pm on this evening.  All are invited to sample fine arts offered in our Duluth Catholic School

Welcome Wednesdays (for all interested families): All campuses will offer tours and visits during the school day each Wedne sday morning beginning this month. This is a casual, easy way to see our schools. Drop-in during the hours listed below:

Holy Rosary 8:00 - 9:00 am
St. James 9:30 - 10:30 am
St. John's 9:30 - 10:30 am 
Transportation Update
The boundaries for students eligible for bussing to and from east and west campuses next year will be fairly consistent with current structure.  

The district has clarified for planning purposes that the middle school distance requirements for walkers/bussers will be applied to students in grades 6-8.  5th grade students will follow the elementary guidelines. In addition, the inter-campus shuttle is still being explored.

The current ISD709 bussing guidelines are:

How are bus stops determined and established? 
Bus stops are established at suitable places based on guidelines developed by the School Board. Transportation services are provided based on distance guidelines established by the School Board. The district provides transportation to:
  • Elementary students who live seven-tenths of a mile or more from school
  • Middle School students who live one and one-half miles or more from school
  • High school students who live two or more miles from school.
We suggest that parents with a student first entering middle school or high school check with their school or the Transportation Office to see how their transportation eligibility has changes.  Transportation is also provided in certain areas recognized as hazardous by the School Board.  Concerns regarding eligibility and the location of bus stops should be put in writing to the Transportation Office, 3200 W. Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55806.

Schools will be submitting bus lists to the district in April.  Routes will then be worked out based on ridership.  The bus list including scheduled pickup and dropoff locations along with times will be available to parents at back to  school events in August.
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