Current Families

Parent Resources

Parental Involvement

We are blessed to have parents who share their time and talents with the Holy Family community.

At Holy Family Catholic School, our primary focus is to graduate students of faith who are ready and willing to make a difference in their communities. Current parents should log in to FACTS Family Portal for forms, lunch menus, and upcoming events and to find answers to frequently asked questions. 

Report An Absence

When you submit this form, a copy of the details will be sent to the office and your child’s teacher, so there is no need to contact the teacher separately. You will still be required to sign in and sign out in the school office if your child leaves or returns to school during the school day.

School Closures & Inclement Weather

Winter Weather Alerts

Dear Families,

If you’re like us, you’ve been checking your weather app and wondering when and if we might get severe weather conditions. Our maintenance team and volunteers are ready and will do their best to clear school lots and walkways early in the morning on days with snow and ice. Always assume we will have school as usual. Any decision to cancel school is based on severe weather and is always a difficult decision to make.

Even when we keep schools open on wintry days, we understand that you may feel it’s not safe to send your students to school from where you live. If you believe road conditions are too risky for you or your students, you may keep them home. Please remember to contact the school office to excuse their absence. You also may want to have alternate childcare plans in the event school is canceled.


Schools may be closed because of weather, road conditions, or other safety issues. When severe weather or road conditions are the issue, the CDA school district will access neighborhoods, roadways and driving conditions before dawn, taking into account current and immediate weather forecasts. The public school superintendent will use that information to make a decision to close or delay the start time for school – in most cases by 5 AM. The safety of all students and staff is the most important consideration in the decision-making process. If the CDA Public Schools decide to close or delay school due to weather – HFCS will also close or delay. However, we reserve the right to close or delay even if CDA does not call a closure.

There are multiple ways we share these announcements (see below). We do not, however, send messages to confirm that schools are open on the regular schedule. So if you hear nothing, that means we are open!

How to learn of a school closure or a 2-hour delayed start:

  • You should receive an email and/or text message from us. We use contact information listed for parents and guardians in the FACTS Portal. Please log in and check to make sure we have your current email address and mobile number to receive emergency text messages.
  • If you’ve downloaded the mobile app for Coeur d’Alene Public Schools, you will find their announcement under Notifications.
  • Check our social media feeds: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Call the CDA Public Schools Closure Hotline at 208-667-0784.
  • Announcements are reported by local news media, including KREM, KXLY and KHQ morning news programs.

If you do not see a closure or delayed start announcement, that means we are open and operating on normal schedules.

What a snow day (emergency closure) means: School is canceled for the day and school offices/before and after care are closed.

All school activities, events and meetings are canceled. This includes athletic practices and competitions as well as other extracurricular activities.

What a two-hour delay means: School will start exactly two hours later than normal.

Before-school extracurricular activities and Before Care are canceled.


Pax et bonum,

Sue Styren, M.Ed.

Principal, HFCS

School Closures & Inclement Weather

HFCS follows the Coeur d’Alene school district for weather-related school closures and a 2-hour delayed start. Information is posted by 5:30 am. You can download the CDA schools app, call their weather hotline at 208-667-0784, check their website, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

As soon as we know there is a school closure, we will share it with you on Facebook, and via our texting service. In case of an emergency early closure, the HFCS office will notify parents by text. We will not permit students to leave the school until arrangements are made to pick them up.

How Are the Decisions Made

The safety of students and employees is the top priority in the decision-making process. When we experience severe weather, such as freezing rain, heavy snowfall, or high winds, the CDA school district will evaluate road conditions and forecasts early in the morning (between 3 and 4 am). CDA school district considers the ability of school buses to operate safely, as well as general driving conditions for students, parents/guardians, and school staff. Other safety considerations include students who may walk to school or wait at bus stops in frigid or hazardous weather.

CDA school district balances these factors with other safety considerations. For example, a school closure may leave some students at home without adult supervision. For others, school may be the warmest and safest place to be. We all understand the impact a school closure or delayed start can have on families. Please know that each potential closure decision is weighed thoughtfully with careful consideration for the safety of the school community and based on the best information available.

When we experience severe weather or hazardous road conditions, a CDA school district team will assess current conditions and immediate weather forecasts early in the morning. Any change in normal operations will be announced before 6 am. CDA school district/HFCS will only announce when we have a closure or a delayed start; you will not receive an announcement that we are open as scheduled.

Holy Family Catholic School reserves the right to call a snow or inclement weather day regardless if the CDA school district calls this event. If HFCS calls a severe weather day, parents will be notified via our alert system – please be sure that your FACTS parent portal information is up to date. If the CDA school district calls a severe weather day, HFCS will follow suit.

Cold Temperatures & Indoor Recess

We will keep students indoors when the weather is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. We check two different weather sites and average the “feels like” temperatures to account for the wind chill. Please ensure that you send cold weather gear with your child(ren) so that when we send them outside, they can play and be safe.

HFCS provides a school parking/traffic flow plan at the beginning of the school year and you can also view or print it HERE.

Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

HFCS expects all parents to observe the plan’s guidelines and amendments. To help ensure the safety of all children and permit an easy traffic flow, HFCS expects everyone picking up or dropping off to observe the following rules when bringing children to and picking them up from school.

Speed Limits

Observe school zone speed limits (5 mph in parking area).

Traffic Flow

Follow traffic flow. DO NOT PARK at the curb to drop off or pick up students and DO NOT leave your vehicle.

Cell Phone

Do not talk on cell phones in or near our parking areas.

Do Not Leave Vehicle

Once children are picked up, please keep them in the cars. For safety reasons, parents should not allow students to leave their vehicles once picked up.

Parental Supervision

Do not leave students in a car in the parking lot with the engine running or with keys in the car.

Escort Younger Students

Younger students who need to walk through the parking lot must be escorted by the hand.

Carpool Policy

Only parents arrange carpools. For convenience only, HFCS keeps a copy of your carpool on file in the school office. It is, however, the parent’s responsibility to let their child(ren) know who will be picking them up on any given afternoon. If there is a change in a child(ren)’s pickup, the classroom teacher should be notified in writing. This will eliminate any confusion for your child and the school staff at the end of the day.

After School Planning

All after school plans should be made prior to and outside of school. Students are not to come to the office to phone home and make after school plans.

FACTS Portal

Safe Environment

Scrip Gift Cards

Lunch Program

Facts is a private and secure parent portal that allows you to see financial, academic, and school information. Holy Family Catholic School uses an integrated version of the FACTS Tuition Management and FACTS SIS systems. You will access your FACTS financial account via the FACTS Family Portal.

Click the link below for directions to create and log in to your FACTS account.

Safe Environment training must be initially completed through a face-to-face class and then annually renewed online. The background check must be renewed every five years. The fee is the responsibility of the volunteer. Thank you for helping us keep our children safe!

Follow the directions (1-6) below to get started.


Register on CMG Connect, and follow this link for directions: CMG Instructions

Attend a face-to-face two hour safe environment training session. Training schedules are posted on CMG Connect, advertised in the Family Bulletin, and in the parish bulletins. If you can’t find a training, please call the HFCS office at 208-765-4327.

Give permission for a background check to be completed by the Diocese. Your information stays confidential. The background check form will be distributed to you at the face-to-face training. You are responsible for fees. The background check needs to be renewed every 5 years.

Submit appropriate driver forms if you are planning to drive on field trips. The driver form is available here.

You will receive a notification from the school when you are cleared to volunteer and drive. Until you receive this notification, you are not cleared.

Annually renew your safe environment training through the Diocesan online platform, CMG Connect. Follow this link for directions: CMG Instructions

Scrip is one of Holy Family’s major fundraisers; we require that every family earns $150 in profit from June 1-May 31 each year. Your participation in this program does not cost you anything extra. You purchase scrip gift cards to use at the places you already shop.

A very easy way for you to purchase scrip is through the RaiseRight mobile app. If you have not taken time to download the app – do so NOW on your Apple or Android device. It only takes a few moments to set up, allows you to purchase scrip instantly on your phone, and tracks your earnings. Email [email protected] for the HFCS RaiseRight enrollment code today!

HFCS is part of the National School Lunch Program. Student lunches are $3.75 and non-student guest lunches are $5.00. Students are welcome to bring a nutritious lunch from home and purchase milk separately for $0.55. The lunch menu is available on the Family Portal calendar.

We offer daily lunch options: hot lunch, chef salad, or bag lunch. Our Monday and Wednesday through Friday bag lunch features a deli sandwich; our Tuesday bag lunch features a fruit smoothie. All lunches include a vegetable, fruit, and milk. School lunches will be automatically billed through FACTS. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Free & Reduced Lunch

Applications for free or reduced-priced school meals are available and can be filled out at any time throughout the school year. Children can receive free or reduced-price school meals if the total household income is within the limits shown in the letter that is with the application for Educational Benefits. Children in households receiving SNAP, MFIP, and FDPIR benefits and foster children can receive free meals regardless of income.


U.S. Department of Agriculture

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442
  3. Email[email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Nutrition Health Forms

Diet Restriction Plan

This form needs to be completed by your child’s physician. It gives Holy Family Catholic School’s cafeteria staff direction on appropriate meal substitutions for a child’s special diet (e.g. food allergies that result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions).

Special Dietary Needs

This document provides Idaho Schools with a nutrition reference guide. If your child will be eating school meals and/or taking a beverage and will be needing substitutions due to a food intolerance or allergy, please contact Holy Family Catholic School’s front office.

Uniform Policy

It is HFCS policy that our students wear uniforms. Our uniforms serve many functions:  to remove the pressures that students face to keep up with the latest and most expensive trends, to promote an environment of academic achievement through the business-like attire students wear, and most importantly, to ensure that we promote our identity as a Catholic school through our outward appearance. Our uniforms unify our children into a student body, striving together to learn and grow closer to Christ.

Uniform Vendors

The majority of our uniform clothing must be purchased through our two vendors:  Dennis Uniforms and Sub Terra.  Although Dennis Uniforms can be bought in Spokane, there is also the option to order online through their website:  Dennis Uniforms.  To order from Sub Terra, please use this order form:  Sub Terra.  At discounted prices, gently used uniform clothing can be purchased at Holy Family Catholic School through Angel Rethreads.   Angel Rethreads is a sponsored by Parents In Education (PIE), our parent volunteer group.  PIE uses these funds to support the many events they sponsor.

Uniform Policy

  • On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, students wear “casual” uniforms.  These consist of blue or green logo polos (or a plain white polo) and navy slacks/shorts/skorts.  Middle school students have the option of wearing khaki slacks.
  • On Wednesdays, students wear “Mass” uniforms.  For the ladies, the Mass uniforms consist of jumpers/skirts, a white blouse, and a vest or sweater (see uniform policy for specific age requirements).  Gentlemen wear navy slacks, a white dress shirt, and a vest or sweater (see uniform policy for specific age requirements).  Starting in 2nd grade, the gentlemen also wear ties.
  • On Fridays, students can wear “Spirit Wear.”  These are t-shirts and sweatshirts designed and sold by Student Council.  Jeans can be worn with Spirit shirts.
  • The last Friday of every month is “Free Dress Day!”  This is the day students can wear jeans, dresses, and other clothing that meets our Free Dress guidelines.
  • Middle school students have a PE uniform requirement in addition to the daily uniform requirements.

For more specific guidance on the uniform policy, please see below for a detailed pdf file of the expectations.

Detailed Printable Uniform Guide

Class Supply Lists

Below are the classroom supply lists for the current school year. Lists for the upcoming school year are posted by July 1st. Please click on your child’s grade level to view or download their school supply list. If you have questions, please get in touch with your student(s) homeroom teacher.