Hello Holy Cross Families, September 4, 2019
The school year has officially started! Students are in classrooms engaged and learning and the lunchroom is full of laughter and conversations! We are thrilled to have our students back and we are working hard to make this an amazing year at Holy Cross. Below are some reminders, as always please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
School opens at 7:15am and staff is here ready to greet your child and serve them breakfast. Please ensure they are here in time to be in their classroom by 8:00am.
Please ensure that you are communicating to the school, in writing, any changes to your child’s after school routine. For example, if they normally take a bus, but today, you are picking them up and they need to be in the car line you need send a written note into school. Also, any student who is not picked up by 3:05pm will be sent to after care and the family will be charged the daily rate. If you are interested in enrolling your child in after care, please email Michelle Gillespie at email@example.com.
In rare instances you may need to take your child out of school early, please note that early dismissals are not permitted after 2pm. Please send your child with a note in the morning as well to let the staff know that you are taking your child out of school early.
School safety is our number one priority, because of this, we ask for your help in understanding that parents and visitors are not permitted to enter the school from 2:30 – 3:05pm each day. If you want to speak with Ms. Van Thuyne, Dr. Lemon-Tate, or your child’s teacher, we will be happy to arrange that through email or a phone call to the office.
Have a great rest of the week!
Dr. Courtney Lemon-Tate, Ed.D.
Holy Cross Independence Mission School
Hello Families of Holy Cross,
Please review the information and announcements below.
📣 The handbook for the 2019-2020 school year can be found here. It is also on the HC website.
📣 After School Care – If your child is enrolled in aftercare here at Holy Cross, please remember that this program runs until 6pm. There is a $1/min fee after 6pm.
📣 School start time is 8:00am for the 2019-2020 school year. Students who arrive after that time and are not in their homeroom will be marked late. Doors open at 7:15am to accommodate parents with early drop off. Breakfast is provided for your child. Being on time and ready for school is imperative to your child’s success. The school day ends at 2:52pm and children will be dismissed according to their Family Transportation Routine.
📣 Be sure your child is ready for their first day! The supply lists for all grades can be found here.
📣 Just a reminder, the first day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 3rd for all students with the exception of kindergarten which has a staggered start. Kindergarten reports to their first day on the following schedule. This is based off your child’s first initial of their last name. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Tuesday 3rd, Last Name A-K
Wednesday 4th, Last Name L-R
Thursday 5th, Last Name S-Z
Friday – All kindergarten report
📣 Holy Cross will host our annual Ice Cream Social🍦 on Tuesday, August 20th from 4-6pm! Come join the Holy Cross staff and other families in kicking off the start of the new school year. We will have tables and chairs on the front lawn and ice cream snacks for everyone.