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New Family FAQ

We're glad you're considering joining Our Lady of Victory School.

Below are some commonly asked questions, but please feel free to contact us for more information. We would be happy to help.


I emailed my child's teacher, why haven't I received a response yet?

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If you have emailed your teacher during the school day, please wait for a response until the end of the day or the beginning of the next school day. Otherwise, please contact the school office if you have concerns with communication.

My child has a doctor appointment, can they come back when it's done?


As long as your child is not ill, they definitely can return to school. If the appointment is near the end of the day, please use your best judgment on whether or not it is worth your child returning.

Remember that students arriving after 9:30 am or leaving before 2:00 pm will be marked a half-day absence.

What if my child forgets their instrument? Homework? Lunch?

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We strongly believe that students should take responsibility for what they need at school each day. Encourage your child to prepare what they need for school the night before, and give them reminders if needed. If they forget something and need to go without that day, they will quickly learn to prepare in advance and be responsible. Of course, we realize exceptions can occur – in that case, call the office and we will figure something out.

I need to pick up my child early, what should I do?

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If you need to pick up your child early or change their normal method for getting home on a specific day, please call the school office or send an email to our

Parents will need to come into the school and pick up their child at the office.

Please make any changes to the normal method for getting home no later than 2:00 pm.

Remember that students arriving after 9:30 am or leaving before 2:00 pm will be marked a half-day absence.


Lunch & Snacks

Can I come to lunch or breakfast with my child?

Parents are always welcome to attend breakfast or lunch with their children. There is a fee, which is typically double your child’s breakfast or lunch rate. This can be paid at the office or be added to the family lunch account.

We do have designated Parent Lunch days once per month that we encourage parents to attend if possible. Our wonderful cook, Wendy, prepares a special treat for these occasions, and the children look forward to sitting with their parents/grandparents.

School Policies

Special Activities

Does OLV hold a Christmas Program?

Yes, students in grades K-6 participate in our school Christmas program. We normally have two programs, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Students attend both programs.

What is Catholic School Week?

Catholic Schools Week is a nationwide celebration of Catholic education. We participate in different activities throughout the week each year.

Are parents expected to attend weekly mass?

Parents are not required or expected to attend weekly Mass, though we love to see you and so do your kids! Each week, Mass is prepared by a different grade, and many parents choose to attend the weeks that their child’s class is preparing Mass.

What is the Gala?

This is the largest fundraiser for our school that takes place in April. The Gala includes a meal, an auction, and raffles. Families are asked to either attend or volunteer their time to make this event happen. Learn more on our Gala page.

What is the Marathon?

The marathon is our fall fundraiser, where students in grades K-6 collect pledges – either for how many laps they complete the day of the marathon, or just a set amount regardless of how many laps they complete. Check out our Marathon page for more information and pictures from previous years.

What is the AR Reading Program?

This program starts in the 2nd grade. It is a nationally recognized reading program that uses the ATOS formula to measure the complexity of the context of the book that the child is reading. This allows children to have more choice over the books they read for testing vs the old standard of the teacher assigning the same book to everyone. Books are rated on a scale system that tells you the grade level of the book. An example is a 3.6-level book is what the average 3rd grader in their 6th month of school should be expected to read. The students earn points after reading a book and taking a test on the book. The points they earn are based on how well they score on the test and the complexity of the book.

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