1. How do I pay my tuition?
Tuition is based upon a 12-month calendar and is due on the 1st of each month beginning in June and ending in May. There is a $20 late fee assessed if tuition is received after the 10th of the month. Payment options:
- Mail your tuition payment to the lockbox (preaddressed white envelopes can be obtained through the school office)
Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary School
P.O. Box 34124
Lexington, KY 40588-4124
- Place your tuition payment in the collection basket at church
- Direct debit from your account with any bank (ACH Debit Form)
*Families who pay tuition in full by June 10th will receive a 2% discount off of their tuition.
2. What are the school hours?
School hours are 8:00am through 3:00pm Monday through Friday. Half Day for Preschool students only is 8:00am through 11:00am. Students are considered to be tardy when the bell rings at 8:00am . Drop-off for Pre-K 4-yr and Grades K through 8 begins at 7:30am. Drop-off for Pre-K 3-yr begins at 7:45am. All Pre-K 3-yr students must be signed in and out on a daily basis. Early drop-off is available beginning at 7:00am for a daily charge.
During the summer, the school office is open from 9:00am through 1:00pm.
3. Where do I drop off and pick up my child?
4. How do I find out if school is closed when it snows?
In the event that school is closed due to inclement weather, a message will be sent out through the One Call system. Please make sure that your contact information is up to date for the One Call system, by completing the linked form
. School closings are posted on our website and are also posted on:
The uniform policy is outlined in the MQHR School Handbook
. Uniforms are required for grades K through 8. Pre-K students are not required to wear uniforms. Please see the Uniform link under the Current Families dropdown menu for more information.
- Uniform shorts, pants, plaid skorts and jumpers (Elementary) can be purchased through Educational Outfitters
- White uniform polo shirts (Elementary) can be purchased through Educational Outfitters or Lands End
- Uniform shorts, pants, khaki skorts (Middle School) can be purchased through Lands End or Educational Outfitters
- Hunter Green uniform polo shirts (Middle School) can be purchased through Lands End or Educational Outfitters
- PE uniforms (shorts, sweatpants and t-shirts) must be purchased through Kashar Ventures
- School sweatshirts must be purchased through the PTO
7. How do I know if my child is too sick to attend school?
It is not always easy to decide if your child is sick enough to stay home or well enough to be in school. Children who come to school are expected, with few exceptions, to participate fully in school activities.
Here are some guidelines that might help in a parent's decision-making:
- Fever: A fever of 100 or more signals an illness that is probably going to make a student uncomfortable and unable to function well in class. Your child should stay home for 24 hours once the temperature returns to normal.
- Vomiting, Diarrhea or Severe Nausea: These are symptoms that require a student to remain at home until a normal diet is tolerated the night before and the morning of school and no symptoms are present for 24 hours.
- Infectious Diseases: Diseases such as impetigo, pink eye with thick drainage, and strep throat require a doctor's examination and prescription for medication. Contacting the doctor and using the medicine as directed for the full recommended length of time are necessary. Once medication has been started and the child is feeling well, he/she may return to school 24 hours after medication has been administered. Students with chicken pox may return to school when all the scabs are completely dried and no new lesions are developing (usually 5-7 days).
- Rashes: Rashes or patches of broken, itchy skin needs to be examined by a doctor if they appear to be spreading or not improving.
Encourage your child to wash their hands frequently especially, before each meal and after using the restroom. Please keep items, pens, pencils, fingers, etc out of the mouth.
Illness and Receiving Communion
Please remind your children not to drink from the Communion Cup if they are not feeling well or are on medication. We want to be considerate, especially during the flu season, by not spreading germs to others if we are ill. Thank you.
8. Who do I notify if my child will not be at school?
Please call the school attendance line (277-3030 ext 100) to report an absence. The message you leave should include your child’s name, Homeroom or Homeroom teacher, and the reason he/she will be absent from school that day.
When your child returns to school, please send a note regarding the absence to the school office.
9. What should I do if my child is required to take a type of medication daily, weekly, etc. during the school day?
In order to administer any type(s) of medication to a student, the student’s parent/guardian must complete an Authorization to Dispense Medicine Form
. Medications that must be taken regularly will be dispensed in the Health Room.
10. What do I do if my child forgot their lunch, homework, book, etc.?
You can drop any forgotten items off in the school office and the students can come to the office to pick them up. Please make sure the item is labeled with your child's name.
11. What is the cafeteria is serving for lunch?
A cafeteria calendar is included in the school-wide email each month. The calendar can also be accessed under the calendar link
on our school website.
12. How does my child pay for lunch?
There are two options for cafeteria payments:
13. What if my child has a peanut allergy or another food allergy?
Our cafeteria is a peanut free cafeteria. All food allergies that your child may have should be reported to the school so that we can make every effort to ensure that your child is safe. An allergy form is provided for parents and guardians to complete at the beginning of each school year.
14. Can I volunteer at school?
For the safety of our children, all volunteers are required to be in compliance with our Safe Environment Policy. This includes completing a Virtus training, a Background check and agreeing to abide by the Diocesan Code of Conduct. Once all these are completed, then we will put you in touch with our volunteer coordinator to find the best fit for you to be an active participant in your child’s school. Any adults not in compliance with our Safe Environment Policy will not be able to volunteer in the school, including participating on field trips.
15. How do I register for a VIRTUS training session in order to volunteer for the school?
16. If I need to e-mail the parents of the other children in my child’s Homeroom class, who do I contact?
To register for a VIRTUS session, go to: http://virtus.org/virtus/
can be found on the left of the screen. Select Begin the registration process.
, and choose Lexington, KY (Diocese)
on the following screen. Create a User ID and Password in order to continue. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
, Mary Queen’s Directory of Religious Formation/Education. After attending a training session, be sure to bring your certificate of completion to Mrs. Sealand in the school’s front office.
Please contact Mrs. Sealand (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the information that you need to send. Most school/classroom communications are sent through her.
17. Where do I look for my child's lost coat, sweathshirt, etc.?
There is a lost and found on the first floor of the school. Please make sure that all items are properly labeled, so that they can be easily returned.