"Jesus said to His disciples, "Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me."

(Matthew 16:24)

Office Hours

School year office hours:

  • 8:30AM-3:30PM

Summer office hours:

  • Jun M->Thurs: 9AM - Noon
  • July T/TH - 9AM - Noon
  • Aug M->Thurs: 9AM - 2PM

School Phone:

  • 630-593-5290
  • 630-593-5289 (fax)

Parish Office Hours:

  • 8:30AM-4:30PM

Parish Phone:

  • 630-879-4750

Mission Statement

Holy Cross Catholic School is a Christ-centered Parish ministry dedicated to providing an extraordinary Catholic faith foundation with standards of academic excellence in a loving, hospitable environment.

School Hours

Full Day Students

7:40-7:52AM ~ Students arrive and go directly to their classrooms to drop off their backpacks and coats.  Attendance will be taken at this time.

(At 7:52AM, the front doors to the school will be locked and students should proceed directly to Mass through the front church doors.  Students will then be considered tardy.)

 

K & 1st Grade arrival ~ Kindergarten and First Grade students are expected to follow this arrival procedure every Wednesday morning and on Holy Days of Obligation in order to attend our 8AM Mass with the rest of the student body.   On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday they are invited to attend Mass as well in the same manner. If your child does not attend Mass on optional days, he/she should arrive at the main entrance of the school at 8:30AM and will be guided to their classroom. 

 

8:00-8:30AM ~ Daily Mass (Second through Eighth Graders on Monday through Friday; Kindergarten and First Graders on Wednesdays and Holy Days of Obligation with other school days optional.)

8:35-11:00AM ~ K-5 Morning instruction 

8:35-11:45AM ~ Grades 6-8 Morning Instruction

 

11:00 ~ 11:20 K-2nd grade lunch   11:25 ~ 11:45 K-2nd grade recess

11:00 ~ 11:20 3rd-5th grade recess   11:25 ~ 11:45 3rd-5th grade lunch

11:45 ~ 12:05 6th-8th grade lunch  12:05 ~ 12:25 6th-8th grade recess

 

11:45AM ~ 3:00PM ~ K-5 Afternoon Instruction

12:25 ~ 3:00PM ~ Grades 6-8 Afternoon Instruction

3:00PM ~ Dismissal         

  

Half Day Kindergarten Students

7:40-7:50AM ~ (See note below for days when this applies.)  Students arrive and go directly to their classrooms to drop off their backpacks and coats.  Attendance will be taken at this time.

(At 7:52AM, the front doors to the school will be locked and students should proceed directly to Mass through the front church doors.  Students will then be considered tardy.)

 

Our Half Day Kindergarten students are expected to follow the Full Day Student arrival procedure every Wednesday morning and on Holy Days of Obligation in order to attend our 8AM Mass with the rest of the student body.  They are invited, along with our Full Day Kindergarten and First Grade students, to attend Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday as well in the same manner. If your Half Day student does not attend Mass on optional days, he/she should arrive at the main entrance of the school at 8:30AM and will be guided to their classroom. 

 

8:30AM ~ Arrive at school and proceed directly to the classroom entering through the main doors of the school

8:35-11:25AM ~ Morning Instruction

11:30AM ~ Dismissal

  

Preschool Students

3-year-old

Tuesdays & Thursdays ~ AM Session - 8:40-11:15 / PM Session - 12:20-2:50

4-year-old

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays ~ AM Session - 8:40-11:15/PM Session - 12:20-2:50

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School Calendar

Please refer back to this calendar often as there may be updates throughout the year

 

 

Monday, Aug. 18:   Meet and Greet 6-6:45 PM followed by HSA Ice Cream Social from 6:45-7:30 PM

Wednesday, Aug. 20:  First Day of School K-8 (Dismissal 1PM)

Wednesday, Aug. 27:  4 year old Preschool Orientation at 10 AM or 1 PM

Thursday, Aug. 28:  3 year old Preschool Orientation at 10 AM or 1 PM

Monday, Sept. 1:  LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Sept. 2:  First Day of 3 year old preschool

Wednesday, Sept. 3:   First Day of 4 year old preschool

Tuesday, Sept. 9:  Curriculum Night K-5th 6-7:15PM; Junior High 6:45-8:30 PM

Friday, Sept.12: Early Dismissal at 11:40 AM; Teacher In-Service

Monday, Sept. 22:    Teacher Deanery Institute Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Sept. 23-Friday, Sept. 26:  ITBS Testing

Monday, Sept. 29-Friday, Oct. 3:  Cog AT Testing grades 3, 5, and 7

Monday, Oct. 13:  Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Oct. 14:  Teacher Diocesan Institute Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, Oct. 17:  End of First Quarter

Friday, Oct. 24:  Grandparent's Day; Early Dismissal at 11:40 AM; Teacher In-Service Meeting follow

Friday, Oct. 31:  All Saints Day Celebration

Thursday, Nov. 6:  Parent/Teacher Conferences; Early Dismissal at 11:40 PM

Friday, Nov. 7:  Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, Nov. 26 - Friday, Nov. 28:  Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Dec. 15:  Christmas Program - 6:30 PM

Friday, Dec. 19:  End of Second Quarter

Dec. 22 - January 2:  Christmas Vacation

Monday, Jan. 5:  Classes Resume

Friday, Jan. 16:  Teacher Institute Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Jan. 19:  Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

Sunday, Jan. 25:  Catholic Schools Week begins; Open House 12:15-1:30 PM

Thursday, Jan. 25:  Night of Wonders 6- PM

Friday, Jan. 30:  Late Arrival 8:30 AM; Early Dismissal 11:40 PM; Teacher In-Service Meetings Follow

Monday, Feb. 16:  President's Day - NO SCHOOL

Wed., Feb. 18:  Ash Wednesday

Friday, March 13:  End of Third Quarter; Teacher Diocesan Institute Day - Early Dismissal at 11:40 AM

Thursday, April 2:  Holy Thursday; 1 PM Dismissal

Friday, Aprill 3:  Good Friday - NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 6-Fri., April 10:  EASTER BREAK

Monday, May 4:  May Crowning 8 AM All School Mass

Monday, May 4:  Friday, May :  Teacher Appreciation Mass/Reception

Wed., May 13:  Volunteer Appreciation Mass/Reception

Monday, May 25:  Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, May 29:  Last Day of School (w/out Emergency Days); Dismissal 1 PM

Staff Rosary

Tuesdays, 7 AM

Know that we pray for our families and their special intentions weekly at every Staff Rosary.

 

Also, at the school entrance each morning at 7:35 AM, we also pray a decade of the Rosary as students arrive for a new day.  Come join us as we entrust our community's prayer intentions to the loving, immaculate heart of Our Blessed Mother.

 

Special Community Prayer Intention:

 

Novena Prayer

 

O gentle, loving God, You chose Saint Joseph to watch over the Divine Child and our Blessed Mother, knowing that his care would be loving and sure, constant and wise.  We seek his care and protection, entrusting our spiritual and temporal needs to his fatherly intercession.

 

cornerstone"The path we have walked (in building and opening Holy Cross Catholic School)...has been in the footprints of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Supreme Architect whose plan we have followed. All that we have tried to do has been for Him. There is a joy in this new ministry for our parish and the exciting work we have been able to accomplish under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

On behalf of the administration, faculty, parents and students, I wish to express gratitude and praise to God for all the good work that He has begun and prayerful hope for all that we have yet to accomplish...From daily Mass, confessions, adoration, prayer, classes, sports, friendships, challenges and joyful expectation for all that is to come, Holy Cross School is a place of love diffusing far and wide the goodness of Christ. Only in openness to the Holy Spirit can we continue to grow in body, mind and soul and give glory to Christ by becoming all that He calls us to be in His Holy Name.

 

Yours in Jesus through Mary,

 

Msgr. Daniel J. Deutsch    August, 2008