October 10, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,

A special thank you is extended to all of our parents who attended “Back to School Night”, Senior Information Night, College Financial Night, and our College Fair. We truly appreciate the time you spent with us and we hope that these evenings were informative and helpful.

Enclosed with this mailing is your scholar’s First Quarter Progress Report. Please review it in conjunction with your PowerSchool and Google Classroom account to evaluate and monitor progress in all subjects. Praise them for their successes and encourage them where more improvement is needed. I cannot stress enough the importance of good study habits and sleep routines to help insure academic success.

The Holy Cross Parent Gmail account will be used to communicate important announcements as well as digital report cards at the end of the quarter. The PowerSchool Parent account is your connection to our student information system which will allow you to follow your child’s progress in their academic course work. If you need assistance with your Gmail or PowerSchool accounts, please contact Ms. Pirovolikos at ​learning@myhchs.org​ or 718-886-7250 ext. 576.

The ​First Quarter ends​ on November 4th. ​Reports cards for the First Quarter​ will be distributed at the Parent/Teacher/Student conferences on Thursday, November 7th, from 1-3:30pm and from 6-8:30pm. We will be using ​TeacherReacher®​ ​to allow parents to schedule appointment times. Please see the enclosed letter for further information. First Quarter Report Cards will not be emailed or mailed until after P-T-S Conferences. Student dismissal is 12:45pm. Report cards can only be pick-up by the parent or guardian.

We have extended the deadline, so it’s not too late to be included in our tuition credit raffle of $4,000. All students who have achieved $250 in walkathon contributions by October 15th will be included in this raffle.

Hope to see you at Parent Teacher Student Conferences on November 7, 2019. Sincerely,

Mr. Edward Burns Principal

Important Dates

October 20
Open House, 12-4pm

October 21
No Classes/School Closed

October 25
– Walkathon,
11:30am Dismissal
– School Wide Dance,
7-10pm (Gym)
– Women’s Guild Halloween Bingo,
7pm (School Cafeteria)

October 26
Halloween Movie Night,

November 1
All Saints Day – School-wide Mass

November 7
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences, 1-3pm & 6-8:30pm

November 8
Professional Day/No Classes

November 11
Veterans Day Observed – No Classes/School Closed

Spirit Week
November 12 through November 15
Themes: Wisdom, Faith, Service, Community

November 21
Thanksgiving Liturgy/School-wide Mass

November 27-29
School Closed – Thanksgiving Recess begins

December 2
Classes Resume – Day 4

October 2019

Dear Holy Cross Parents and Guardians,

In order to facilitate reduced waiting time during Parent-Teacher-Student conferences, Holy Cross will be using TeacherReacher®​ to schedule November’s P-T-S Conferences. The system will allow you to schedule your appointments with your child’s teachers. By clicking on the teacher’s name you will be able to see available time slots. If you have a specific concern about your child, there is a text box available for you to notify the teacher. Upon securing a conference time slot, please print the form(s) for each meeting which will give you the teacher’s name, time, and room number. It is strongly recommended that you set up your parent account on TeacherReacher®​ as soon as possible by following the link on our homepage, www.holycrosshs.org​.

Parents and Guardians can begin to schedule appointments on their own starting ​Thursday, October 24th at 6pm​. Please review your scholar’s progress in Powerschool. If you do not have access to a device to schedule appointments, please contact Ms. Pirovolikos.

TeacherReacher®​ will allow you to make appointments (5 minutes in length) to meet with your scholar’s teachers. ​Please leave 5 minutes of travel time between your appointments​. There should be enough appointment slots to meet most needs.

Parents/guardians will be expected to honor the time limitations of individual sessions. In order for the maximum number of parents/guardians to benefit from these appointments, it is absolutely necessary that everyone abides by their scheduled times. Please be aware that teachers will not be able to honor any unscheduled appointments. In addition, the times for scheduled appointments will be strictly followed. If you are late or miss your appointment, you may schedule a phone conference or in-school meeting for a future date. The system needs to be equitable and fair to everyone.

The scheduler will close on ​Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10pm​. If you have any questions regarding your parent PowerSchool account or TeacherReacher®​ and the scheduling process, please contact Ms. Pirovolikos at ​learning@myhchs.org​ or 718-886-7250 ext. 576.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming conference.

Edward Burns

Benjamin Howell
Assistant Principal for Academics