Holy Cross Catholic School

From the Desk of Mrs. Wagner

February 26, 2021

This was a BIG week for the Holy Cross staff! We just completed our 5 year Accreditation cycle. The original date for our Cognia Engagement Review was last April, but due to Covid, it was rescheduled. The staff has been working very hard to gather all the evidence and organizing for this special week.

During this time a trained team evaluates our educational practices to ensure we are meeting the needs of all our learners. Our review team consisted of five Archdiocesan administrators that spoke with selected students, teachers, and parents while also reviewing all the policies and procedures in place at our school.

We received our preliminary results on Thursday. They found our strengths to be the support of the School Business Team and the Brown's Charitable Family Foundation, updated Vision and Mission statements, and STREAM program including our new broadcasting center.

The suggested areas of improvement are the multi-tiered support system, daily scheduling, and upgrading technology devices, and integrating into our instructional practices. We are already working on improving these areas and have ideas in place for continuous growth for next year.

Overall, the review went very well. We will have our official results in a couple months and we cannot wait to share the good news. The review team walked away with a great sense of what our community is all about. They said the common theme they heard from all stakeholders was "family". We are so blessed to have each other. Thank you everyone for making this such a special place.

Please do not forget to fill out the 4th Quarter Forms and Learning Contracts! Links are below!

Have a great weekend!

4th Quarter Learning Model Selection Link

Please fill out by Friday, March 5.

Selección del modelo de aprendizaje cuarto trimestre

Los formularios deben entregarse antes del 5 de marzo

Be the Light

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Emmett Waner was nominated for being a good role model for his peers!

Lenten Symbol Hallway Tour

CDC Travel Guidelines

With spring break approaching us soon, please read the following information if you are considering travel.

  • If you are traveling internationally, you are required to get a viral test before returning to the US. Then, the CDC recommends you quarantine for 7 days (if you get a viral test between days 3-5 after returning) OR a full 10 days if you choose not to get tested
  • These graphics might make it easier –

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St. James Scholar Celebration

Erin Chuma was recognized on Tuesday, February 23 for achieving great success on her placement test, and was the recipient of a Freshman Scholarship which is a highly competitive selection process. Congrats, Erin! We are so proud of you!
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