June 01, 2020

Day 4

Daily Attendance

Students are required to submit attendance using the above link, once a day, each day of the cycle of distance learning. Students need to take attendance only once per cycle day. Student username and password are recorded when attendance is submitted.


The Lance 5-19-2020 Final Update


Your mind will always believe everything you tell it.
Remember to feed it LOVE and kindness.


Due to the school building being open only to faculty and staff, we ask that you email or mail in your transcript request to blondon@myhchs.org


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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

Guidance Connection

May Message from Guidance

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

Now is the time to take a close look at your academics. Please review your classes to see if you are missing any assignments. Create a plan to complete and submit all of your missing work in a timely manner. All of your teachers offer office hours where you can interact face-to-face and receive their assistance with assigned work. It is always a good idea to reach out to your teacher to let them know you will be joining the meeting and explain what you are having difficulty understanding.

The Guidance Department would like to share a resource with you to help you unwind from the current climate. The PositivePulse tab on the Guidance homepage will give you access to live cameras across the globe for animal watching, virtual tours of museums, zoos, national parks, concerts and roller coaster rides. In addition, you can choose from relaxing music, guided meditation or visual relaxation. We hope these tools give you easy access for ways to relax without leaving your home.

Check out our ​Wellness Wednesday​ message in the Blue Box on the Distance Learning Page.

Be safe and well,

Mrs. Kelleher Mr. Manta
Mrs. Prete
Mrs. Schillinger


The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Celebrating Pentecost

Students in Ms. Burchik’s class chose one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit to celebrate Pentecost.


Daily Prayer – Friday, May 29th

We begin this week with Memorial Day, a holiday in the United States when we take the time to honor and mourn the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. For the remainder of the week, we celebrate our graduating seniors, who will be moving on; soon to begin their college education in the Fall. We wish them God Speed.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Loving Father, though our seniors are leaving our campus, we know that they will always be with us as part of the Holy Cross family, and we ask that the bonds that have been created here remain strong despite any distance. Bless them with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that they will work for justice, equality, and peace. Bless them with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that they will reach out their hands to comfort them. Bless them with the foolishness to think that they can make a difference in the world, so that they will do the things which others tell them cannot be done. May their integrity be a gift to the world, and may Your Spirit be with them always.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Together, the Holy Cross Community has shown that even in the most difficult of times, we are able to serve others.  A special thank you to all those who participated in the various remote service opportunities!  Those galleries can be seen below:
Support Local
Thank You Medical Professionals
Asian Culture Club- 1,000 Paper Cranes

Be sure to log in the appropriate hours using x2vol.com. Below is the guide for how to log in hours.

X2Vol Step by Step Guide
X2Vol Screenshot Guide

Read more for new Service Learning opportunities.


At Home Workout

This workout plan can be done all at home without equipment! The exercises will help you maintain and advance your physical education/athletic goals!

We also have two new videos to go along with the At-Home Workout Plan.


Due to the school building being open only to faculty and staff, we ask that you email or mail in your transcript request to blondon@myhchs.org


The Lance 5-19-2020 Final Update