Marian 101: Things You Need to Know

Below is a list of topics that are often asked about from incoming and current parents.


School Hours

  • Monday – Thursday, school starts at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. The current schedule can be found here.
  • On most Wednesdays, school is from 8:50 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Many students arrive around 7:30 a.m. in order to get organized for the day.
  • Please see the online calendar for the most up-to-date information on all activities.

How early/late can students arrive/stay each day?

  • Students may arrive at school beginning at 6:30 a.m. and should be off campus by 5:00 p.m.
  • The main entrance doors will be open for students between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Additional Building Information

  • Marian has security monitoring the building and parking lot between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Teachers are available for outside class help between 7:30-7:50 a.m. and 3-3:25 p.m. and during their individual plan periods.
  • Drop off and pick up at the main entrance, Entrance 1.


  • You can find the full uniform dress code in the student/parent handbook here. You can find the shortened version here.
  • On Fridays, students may wear their Marian skirt/skort with a Marian t-shirt (from clubs, dances, etc.)

Uniform Basics

  • Skirt or skort
  • Marian branded short or long sleeve polo shirts
  • Black, white or gray socks
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Optional sweater, cardigan, quarter-zip, etc.

Where to Buy

  • Marian uniform items can be purchased at Di Giorgio’s Sportswear (11411 Q St., 402-894-5627)
  • Uniform quarter zips and grey plaid M crew neck sweatshirts, as well as other uniform-approved items, are only available at Marian’s spirit store, the BLUEtique.

Parking & Carpool Information

  • Students with a parking tag may park in the upper lot, lower lot and the Performing Arts Center lot.
  • You may purchase a new parking tag, or reregister through PowerSchool.
  • Students must re-register their parking hang tag each year. There is no cost for re-registration. Re-registration can be completed on PowerSchool.
  • If you are looking for a carpool for your daughter, contact Donna Smith at 402.571.2618 x1127 or

Start of the School Year

  • Students are assigned to read a book over the summer. Each class will read a different book. Click here for more information.
  • Athletic tryouts usually begin a few days prior to the first day of school. Check the tryouts page for all information.

Freshman Information & Orientation

  • Freshman Orientation is the first day of school for all incoming students. August 18th from 7:55 am–noon. Uniforms required. Freshmen will have a half day and go through their schedule. 
  • Transfer students have their own orientation. 9 am – noon will be the time frame. 
  • Freshmen receive their iPad at Freshman Orientation. Each student must have her own Apple ID. It is recommended that she set one up prior to Freshman Orientation.
  • Generally, teachers will issue a list of necessary supplies on the first day or two of classes. Most students will bring a few notebooks, folders and pens/pencils on the first day.
  • Students can carry their backpacks throughout the day. Most students bring books for a few classes at a time. Generally, students change books at their locker before school, lunch or homeroom.
  • Padlocks for personal lockers are not mandatory.
  • Events and programs that support the orientation of new students:
    • Big Sister program
    • Freshman Orientation
    • Freshman Retreat
    • Freshman Seminar
    • Digital Citizenship Program
    • Students have the same counselor for all four years

Curriculum Night

  • This evening gives parents the chance to attend their daughter’s classes and meet her teachers by following her schedule. This year Curriculum night will be held on Wednesday, 8-24-22. Watch the PNL for more information.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Parent/Teacher conferences are held twice each academic year, after the first quarter of that semester. Check the online calendar for the date of this year’s conferences. Parents may always contact their daughter’s teachers at any time throughout the year if they have questions or concerns.

Email Communication

Below is a list of communication parents will receive by email:

  • Reminders
  • Non-Emergency Information
  • Designated Events
  • Monthly Parent Newsletter (PNL)
    • On the first of each month, parents will receive a newsletter via email with information on school functions, counseling, college and other relevant activities.
    • If you are not receiving the parent newsletter, first check your spam folder in your email. If you need to be added to our email list, click here.
    • The parent newsletter can also be accessed on our website here.


  • The Marian PowerSchool portal can be accessed here.
  • Parents will receive PowerSchool login information by early July each year.
  • Each year, forms will need to be completed in PowerSchool prior to the first day of school. The mailing in July will further outline these details.
  • Academic schedule, grades, discipline points, parking and lunch fee balances are in PowerSchool.
  • Sign up to receive email notifications.
  • To change your information, click on e-registration at the bottom left-hand corner. Contact Donna Smith at or 402.571.2618×1127 if you have questions.


  • The NSAA requires an annual physical dated after May 1 to participate in any sanctioned athletics.
  • The physician must complete a Marian form. Forms are available here. Make sure to fill out both forms completely.
  • Forms may be handed in at any time during the school year for spring sports.
  • Forms must be submitted to Melissa Brusnahan before a student is allowed to participate in any tryouts or practices. You can contact her at or 402.934.1204.


  • A complete listing of books and procedures is mailed to each family in mid-July.
  • See all of Marian’s textbook information here.


  • Marian students have the option to bring their own lunch from home or buy hot lunch in the cafeteria.
  • Marian will be working with a new lunch vendor for the 2022-2023 school year. More information will be coming out in the PNL August 1st .
  • There are several vending machines that have snacks and drinks.
  • Lunch time changes daily depending on your schedule.
  • Rules: Clean up and be respectful

Work Study

  • Many students who receive tuition assistance participate in the work-study program. Please contact Tina Sample ( or ext. 1148) with questions about work-study. Answers may vary from student to student, so it is best to address her directly.

Other Information

  • Parents are welcome to attend school Masses.
  • Each student will be assigned a counselor at the beginning of her freshman year. This will be her counselor throughout her four years at Marian.