March 25, 2020
Dear Seniors and Parents/ Guardians,
I hope that you are all safe and healthy as we all make the transition to distance learning.
I want to touch base with you on a few items. First, the Guidance Department is available to you through Holy Cross gmail. Please reach out to your counselor with any questions or concerns.
Also, the College Process is ongoing as we are here to assist you and will be preparing to send out your final transcript, after the fourth quarter, to your college choice. We have sent and verified college receipt of all requested initial transcripts as well as forwarded your teacher letter(s) of recommendation and school profile. If necessary, please verify that the colleges have received your standardized test scores (www.collegeboard.org and/or www.act.org).
Many of you have shared the news of your college acceptances and we have all enjoyed being a part of celebrating your successes. It is important to update your Naviance account to reflect your acceptances. We understand that current circumstances present obstacles in making your college decision. Colleges are trying to help you with your decisions by providing virtual tours and website resources such as fact sheets. You can contact the College Admissions Office to get the answers to all your questions. You are advised to check the individual college website for additional information and to verify whether the deposit deadline has been extended. Please continue to check your emails daily for important college updates.
As a service to students and families, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) developed an online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. https://www.nacacnet.org/news–publications/newsroom/college-admission-status-coronavirus/
I know that your senior year has taken a very unexpected turn and that learning from home may not be what you envisioned. I would like for all of you to look at distance learning as an opportunity to grow as an independent learner. The college environment is very different from high school and much of your education will be supplemented with online instruction. This is the right time for you to practice your time-management skills in order to complete quality assignments and submit on time. Ironically, this process may help you to meet the challenges of the future as a college student.
I believe that all of you can succeed with distance learning. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your counselor through Holy Cross gmail.
Be safe and healthy,
Mrs. Mary Anne Kelleher
Director of Guidance
Holy Cross High School