Parent Resources



Preschool Handbook

Co-curricular Handbook

Family Handbook


Faith Formation


Franciscan at Home

Teaching the Way of Love:


Volunteer and Chaperone Guidelines

St. Mary School participates in the Diocese of La Crosse Safe Environment Program to insure that our children are safe from all forms of sexual misconduct. All clergy, teachers, staff,, employees, and volunteers of the parish and school are subject to the requirements of this program. All of the aforementioned shall acknowledge in writing that as a condition of service in St. Mary Parish or School, they shall receive, understand, and abide by the policy and procedures contained in the documents below.

Basic Criminal Background Check - Complete every 3 years. (paid and volunteer)

Confidential Questionnaire - Complete every year. (paid and volunteer)

Annual Verification of Safe Environment Training - Complete every year. (paid and volunteer)

FBI Release - Complete 1 time only. (anyone who is finger printed)

• Finger Printing - Complete 1 time only. (paid staff and anyone who works with children).



Sycamore School management system helps St. Mary School to manage student data, streamline processes and enhance our communication and reporting with parents. It is keeps the information flowing between school administrators, teachers, parents, and students.


Financial Assistance

If you are in need of financial assistance for tuition, please reach out to Mrs. Kohlstedt at or 608-647-2422.


Tuition Tax Deduction

Parents with a child in a private school can receive a tax deduction for private school tuition. Under the program, parents statewide will be able to deduct up to $4,000 per student in grades K-8, and up to $10,000 per high school student. The tax deduction began in tax year 2014. Please see the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools for more information.


Parental Choice Program

St. Mary School participates in Wisconsin's statewide Parental Choice Program, a private school voucher program that was enacted and launched in 2013. The program offers school vouchers to students whose families meet certain income qualifications and are not assigned to the Milwaukee Public Schools or Racine Unified school districts. For detailed information, please refer to the Department of Instruction website.

Informational Meeting Dates: November 3, 2021 & February 23, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Fine Arts Room


Education Committee

The Education Committee is a consultative body that advises the pastor and school principal on matters concerning the fostering of Catholic education, curriculum, funding, and the operation of St. Mary of the Assumption School.

Education Committee Constitution and ByLaws

Education Committee Members:

• Monsignor Scheckel

• Deacon Tully

• Stacia Kohlstedt

• Angela Larse

• George (G4) Laubmeier

• Candace McGrath

• Paul Peckham

• Mark Stoltz

• Alisa Weiss

St. Mary School Long Range Plan


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155 W 5th Street

Richland Center, WI. 53581

Phone: 1-608-647-2422