Textbook/ instrument dropoff and school locker cleanout

The textbook/ instrument dropoff and school locker cleanout will take place on the following days:

Juniors- Thursday, June 25, 2020
Sophomores- Friday, June 26, 2020
Freshmen- Monday, June 29, 2020

Please choose an appointment time in the form you received in your email. You will report, at your appointment time, to the entrance on 170th Street and wait to be called in to drop off textbooks and equipment in the Auditorium. Once you have dropped off your textbooks and equipment in the auditorium, you may proceed to your locker to pick up your belongings. Please be aware that the schedule is meant to ensure proper social distancing. You are required to wear a mask. Gloves are recommended, but not required. In order to keep things moving, you are asked to retrieve your belongings from your locker quickly and exit the building the same way you entered. You will not have access to any other floors. Thank you and stay healthy!!

A Message from our President and Principal

On behalf of the Holy Cross Community, we pray for the families of George Floyd in Minnesota, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breona Taylor in Kentucky, Steven Taylor in California, Dreasjon Reed in Indianapolis, Tony McDade in Florida, and Adrian Medearis in Houston as they continue to grapple with their tragic and horrible loss. Current events signify that there is still much needed to be done for our nation to come together and unite in the face of racism, and embody the values of justice and equality.

One of the many values steeped in the charism of the Congregation of Holy Cross, founded by Blessed Fr. Basil Moreau, C.S.C. nearly 200 years ago, stems from our Catholic faith and the firm belief in the sanctity of human life. At this time of unrest following the unfathomable death of George Floyd and so many others, we stand united with all those who peacefully protest and demand change. As a community, we condemn the looting and acts of violence performed by a select few which detracts from the call of justice and equality for all. We also gratefully acknowledge the sacrifice made by those dedicated law enforcement members, and their families, who commit themselves to serve our communities while placing themselves in harm’s way.

We all can learn something of great significance from Jesus’ sacrifice for humanity. Mr. Jon Meacham in his recent book, ​The Hope of Glory​, explains how the outstretched arms of Christ on the Cross represent an embrace of all humanity. We remain dedicated to the Mission of educating the hearts and minds of young men and women, regardless of race or creed. It is oftentimes the most difficult conversations are the most necessary to have, and our school’s leadership is committed to continuing the conversation with our students, and urging our families to do the same at home.

Black lives matter, and we stand with all the schools sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross around the world in prayer and support for the needed changes in our society to respect and care for all people.

Ave Crux, Spes Unica



Michael R. Truesdell
718-886-7250 ext 516




Edward P. Burns ’84
718-886-7250 ext 526

September 2020

The world we live in today looks drastically different than the one we knew just a few weeks ago.

This transition has not been easy, and some members of our community have been more impacted than others. First responders find themselves on the frontline every day and communities realize which workers are truly essential. Graduates at all levels are deprived of the ceremonies their academic achievements deserve, while other families find themselves confronted with unexpected loss.
These challenges can make it difficult to remain hopeful, but it is more important than ever that we look to the future!

Holy Cross High School intends to open our campus in September to the members of the Class of 2024, and welcome back the current students that we have all missed so much. Our school has prepared several strategic plans to provide in-person instruction as we anticipate what health challenges our community may face next year. Through sound leadership and guidance, our administration remains prepared for the future.

The benefits of a Holy Cross education extend beyond the brick and mortar of our building. Our talented faculty, through exceptional pedagogical practices and technological mastery, was instrumental in our successful and smooth transition to distance learning this spring. If a brief and temporary pivot to remote learning is required in the future, Holy Cross is committed to providing asynchronous lessons supported with live instruction for all students. The quality of a Holy Cross education remains as sound and exceptional as it has since we opened our doors over 70 years ago.
While we must follow the guidance issued by New York State, we remain confident that the qualities that make Holy Cross so special, from our personalized approach to learning and our intimate class sizes, place us in an exclusive position to continue the mission of educating the hearts and minds of young men and women regardless of what the future holds.

Ave Crux, Spes Unica

Michael R. Truesdell

Edward Burns

Ascension Thursday Mass

Today being Ascension Thursday, By a gracious invitation to the Holy Cross community from Father Robert Mema, Pastor of St. Kevin’s Church, feel free to click on the below link between the hours of 8:55 and 9:45 in the morning, and attend Mass with the parishioners of St. Kevin’s Church today and each day through the remainder of the school year.
Instructions for viewing:When you visit St. Kevin Flushing Church homepage, scroll to the bottom to the “Join Us For Mass Online” section, and live stream! 

Senior Event Robocall Message 5-15-2020

Voiced by Assistant Principal Tarpey.

Good evening/morning Holy Cross Seniors and families! The faculty and administration of Holy Cross certainly hope that this call finds everyone safe and healthy!

We would like to notify you today of some exciting senior events that will be happening over the next few weeks. But before we get to that, we would be remiss if we didn’t remind you to properly prepare for your final exams and senior projects that are due next week.

On Wednesday, May 27th and Thursday, May 28th, we will be having our senior textbook collection days here at Holy Cross. All seniors have received an email with an assigned window of time to visit Holy Cross High School, drop off their textbooks and collect personal effects from their lockers.

In order to maintain appropriate social distancing, we will be using the entrance on 170th street.
Please note that all students will be required to wear masks, in accordance with health recommendations. Appointment times have been spread out to avoid crowding. For this reason, all seniors must arrive within their assigned time slot.

In addition, during the following week of June 2nd through June 5th, Holy Cross Administrators, accompanied by faculty members, will be doing a personalized ‘GRAD GREET’ to all of the homes of our Seniors. Each Senior will personally receive a Class of 2020 bag filled with items such as -their cap and gown -a commencement program -their yearbook -a graduation lawn sign -varsity letter(s) for our athletes -as well as various awards, commendations, and other senior deserved items! We are planning routes to visit each senior home over the course of these four days.

A member of Holy Cross will be calling your home to notify you of the date and time-window of this special visit. Our goal is to allow our families time to plan ways in which to celebrate their graduation.

We congratulate the Class of 2020 -stay safe -and stay healthy!