Jul 082014

Dear Parents and Students,

The summer is flying by and before you know it our first day of school will be here. We would like to share some important information with you.

  • Tuition: Thank you for taking care of your first month’s tuition which was due on July 1st. We are aware that some families are still waiting to hear from Hope for the Future and we greatly appreciate your patience.  We have been told that the next round of tuition assistance disbursements will take place on July 14, 2014 or within a few days of that date. Please remember to check FACTS (the website where you submitted your application) to verify the status of your application. Parents will be notified before Holy Cross regarding your award. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hope for the Future directly at 210-734-2620 or Ms. Helen Morales in the Holy Cross Business Office. You may reach Ms. Morales at 210-436-4257 (direct line); 210-433-1666 (fax); or via email at Helen.Morales@holycross-sa.org
  • The Academic Calendar: You may download the full calendar by clicking the link at the bottom of this message.  The first important dates to note include:
    • August 7th:      Student Orientation, 10th-12th grades (Time is TBA)
    • August 8th:      Student Orientation, 6th – 9th grades (Time is TBA)
    • August 8th:      9th Grade Fish Camp & 6th Grade Guppy Camp (8:00AM-1:00PM)
    • August 11th:    First Day of School
    • August 12th:    Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m. in the HC Convocation Center
    • August 13th:    High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m. in the HC Convocation Center
  • The Campus Ministry Calendar: The ministry calendar will be sent out at the beginning of the academic year. Please feel free to join us for community liturgies and prayer services.
  • The School Supply List: Each teacher will require supplies from their students. Most of the supplies are traditional school items such as pens, pencils, paper, spirals, binders, etc. Anything that a student needs for class beyond the traditional items will be requested by the teacher during the first week of school. Families will be provided ample time to purchase these items.
  • Dress Code: Our dress code has remained the same as the 2013-2014 year. Please click the picture below which contains pictures of acceptable shoes for students to wear. Please avoid purchasing Sperry’s or any type of shoe that does not directly fit the description of a “dress shoe” as listed in the handbook.  For more information, please refer to the Student Handbook (found on the website – pages 17-18, http://www.holycross-sa.org/PDF/parent_student_handbook_2013-2014.pdf) or call Mr. Angel Cedillo or Ms. Molly Calderon.
    • Most of the uniform items that are needed can be purchased in the Holy Cross Business Office. The HC Business Office hours are from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday during the summer. Any items not sold in the HC Business Office can be purchased at Dennis Uniform. Their address is 431 Isom Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216. A map of their location is attached to this email. Their regular hours of operation are from Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Their phone number is (210) 366-2003. You may also shop for uniforms online with Dennis at:
    • http://www.dennisuniform.com/onlstore/ShowSchoolCatalog.asp?sc=VHC&dis=15775072
    • Spirit items are also available for sale in the Business Office. The Booster Club will sell additional items at the beginning of the school year.
  • Athletic Physicals: Any student who wishes to participate in athletics must have a physical on file before they can be declared eligible. Please contact the Holy Cross Athletic Department if you have any questions.
  • Refer-A-Friend: It is not too late to Refer-A-Friend and receive a $100 certificate which may be redeemed in the Holy Cross Business Office and applied to your tuition account (60 days from the day the referred student begins school).  Additional details can be found by downloading the attached Refer-A-Friend document or by contacting Daniel Martinez, Director of Admissions and Marketing at 210-433-2178 or daniel.martinez@holycross-sa.org.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or the school office at 210-433-9395.

Pax Christi,
Daniel P. Martinez
Director of Admissions & Marketing
(210) 433-2178 Office (210) 433-2117 Fax

CLICK HERE: To download the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar

CLICK HERE: To download directions to Dennis Uniform

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