Welcome Back!

Our road to re-open has been made possible by the tireless efforts of our faculty and staff. This plan addresses the following: logistics & planning, creating & maintaining community, curriculum & instruction, maintaining Catholic identity, and technology support. We will adhere to NYSDOH and NYCDOH guidelines, and in the absence of such, we will follow CDC guidelines so as to provide the safest possible learning environment. The information that follows is based on what we know at the time of publication and is subject to change.

Sacrament Classes for First Communion and Confirmation

Sacrament Classes for First Communion and Confirmation will begin soon!

If your child is a baptized Catholic and did not receive their First Holy Communion or Confirmation, sacramental preparation classes for these sacraments are beginning the week of April 12. The program consists of 4 to 5 classes that will take place after school both in-school and virtually. Then on Sunday, May 16 your child will receive these sacraments at a special Mass with other local high school students at American Martyrs Church. Please contact Ms. Burchik at rburchik@myhchs.org if you would like your child to participate in this program.

TeacherReacher information

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1. Set up your parent account on TeacherReacher® as soon as possible.
2. Regularly review your scholar’s progress in PowerSchool.
3. Schedule appointments window opens on Thursday, March 4th at 7 pm.
4. Scheduling window closes on Wednesday, March 10th at 10 am.
5. Please see this tutorial or reach out to Ms. Pirovolikos at learning@myhchs.org or 718-886-7250 ext. 576 for further assistance.

Patsy’s Night Fundraiser

Holy Cross High School Women’s Guild Presents: Pizza Day/Night

Patsy’s Pizzeria
21-64 Utopia Parkway
Whitestone, NY 11357

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
12 – 10 PM

When ordering please let them know that you are there to support Holy Cross and Patsy’s will donate a portion of your purchase back to the school.

Winter Recess Travel

As we look forward to the Winter Recess many of us are making plans for the Winter Recess. Whether you’re visiting family members one state over or across the globe, travel makes up a huge part of the Winter Recess. There’s always a risk of getting sick while traveling because of the inherent stress of traveling, interacting with frequently touched surfaces in public places, and changes in climate and environment. But this year brings different considerations because of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the New York State Travel Advisory.

Things to consider as we enjoy this time with Family.

NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory

The NYS COVID-19 travel advisory requires individuals who have traveled out of New York State to noncontiguous states for more than 24 hours to either quarantine for 10 days upon return to New York State or “Test to Exit” quarantine.

For travelers who were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:

  • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
  • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
  • On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.

The Office of the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn has expanded the International Travel Advisory to include all International Travel.

Full Information on the NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory can be found at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

CDC Recommendations for Travel

Full Information on the CDC Recommendations for Holiday Celebrations and Travel can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Please Note: As per the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) schools can implement safety and health protocols that go above the NYS DOHMH and NYC DOHMH required safety and health protocols.