Dear Holy Family Community,
We hope this letter finds you filled with the joy of the Lord! As the calendar turns to August we look forward to a new school year with excitement and zeal as we embrace the things that make Holy Family Catholic High School so very special.
We realize that many of you are anxious about our COVID protocols for the upcoming school year. Minnesota has made positive strides in combating this global pandemic. We also know that things continue to constantly change. With the vast majority of our students eligible for vaccinations we can turn our focus to providing as near normal a school experience as possible. Know and trust that, just as we did last year, we will continue to closely monitor and appropriately respond to the ever-changing status of the pandemic and face each challenge with our “if we can, we will” attitude. Please visit our 2021-22 COVID-19 Protocol Page HERE for more detailed information. We appreciate your continued vigilance in this matter as we usher in a fresh start to a new school year. Thank you!
We trust that you received our summer mailer which includes much of the basic information needed for a successful start of the school year. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be sure to get you the answers you need. And while we have your attention, we also want to thank you for your patience as we continue to implement and integrate our new student information system (SIS), Blackbaud®. While no major software system transition is without its hiccups, on the whole, the project has gone very smoothly. We are excited to continue to reveal what a powerful and robust SIS we now have and the many ways it will serve our parents, students, staff, and even our alumni!
With our eyes set on the future, there are so many things we are looking forward to this year – most notably, being able to see the faces of our students, their families, and our colleagues! It has been far too long since our hearts have been warmed and our cups have been filled by the joyful smiles found so abundantly among our incredible Holy Family community. The deep sense of connection and family is truly unique to our school and perhaps a quality and experience missed more than anything last year.
With this in mind we simply cannot wait to rekindle the fire of family that resides amongst us all. We have several in-person gatherings planned for this fall, so please watch your email for specific invites to these special events aimed at celebrating our students and our community. One occasion that we would like to draw special attention to is our annual Spirit of Fire fundraising gala being held on Saturday, September 18th at the Winery at Sovereign Estate in Waconia. Parents and friends, be sure to mark your calendars, reserve your tickets, and come join the festivities in support of Holy Family. It will be an evening of reunion and celebration for the record books!
As our building starts to get busier with the return of students and staff, we ask that you hold us all in your prayers and join us in giving thanks for the blessing that is our Holy Family community. Please enjoy the last few weeks of summer and we’ll see each of you very soon.
Until then…Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever!
Mike Brennan, President
John Dols, Principal