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McCarthy Uniform Shopping for 2020

July 07, 2020
​Please see attached for an update from the McCarthy Uniform Company

Student Timetables for 2020/21

June 19, 2020
​Please see attached for information about accessing Student Timetables.

Remote Learning Survey

June 17, 2020

The last three months have been a time of learning for all of us at ALCDSB. We had to quickly change how we connect with our students and families  as a result of the province's Emergency Closure Order. 
We are looking for your feedback on how we did and how we...

Wellness Huddle

June 16, 2020
Youth2KL&A has organized an open online space for black Kingstonians to address mental health, coping strategies, and where we see our community and schools going forward in light of recent events via zoom. It will be from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Thursday 18th. It is open to all ages, all genders and all underrepresented black...

Dual Credit Opportunities at SLC!

June 16, 2020
​See the attached pdf for full details.

Student Access to Holy Cross June 2020

June 10, 2020
​Please see the attached pdf for the schedule and protocol for students to retrieve personal items from their lockers and to return textbooks, musical instruments and technology (if not returning in September 2020).
StudentSchoolAccessHCJune2020.pdf​​


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June 2020 Newsletter!

June 08, 2020
Please see attached pdf for the June 2020 Newsletter!​

COMPASS Survey

May 13, 2020
Hello HC.  We hope you are all safe and healthy.  This is a friendly reminder that HC will complete the yearly COMPASS survey next Tuesday, May 19th.  Your parent/guardian received an email last week and you should have received an email yesterday with details.  Please check that you received the email in...

Secondary Summer Programming

May 12, 2020
Please find below the Secondary Summer Course offerings running this July.  ​
Students must email their home school guidance counsellors to register for these programs.  eLearning:  June 29 – July 24, 2020 PLEASE NOTE:   This program is not part of the ALCDSB Academic and Well Being: Emergency Remote Learning.  ...

Summer School!

May 11, 2020
​Secondary Summer Programming at ALCDSB At this time, the 2020 Secondary Summer School program will consist of eLearning courses.  However adjustments may be made if Ministry direction changes. As new programs are added information will be distributed. Students must email their home school guidance counsellors to register for this program.  eLearning: ...

Catholic Education Week & Mental Health Week

April 28, 2020
​Please see the following attachment for daily resources for Catholic Education Week and Mental Health Week.  ​
CEW-MHW 2020 Placemat
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Accessing ALCDSB Learning Platforms

April 06, 2020
​ Please see attached document, which supports students and families in accessing FreshGrade and D2L from home. 
Accessing alcdsb learning platforms
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Holy Week

April 05, 2020

​As we enter into Holy Week, check out the following resources for families and educators on daily Gospel readings, infographics/video reflections,  music and actions:  Holy Week 2020

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Access to Technology Questionnaire

April 01, 2020
On March 31, 2020, the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced that schools would remain closed until at least May 4, 2020

As a result, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will continue to work to create a plan to best support our students academically. 
With this...

Learning Resources for Students

March 24, 2020
PHASE TWO On March 31, 2020 the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education announced the launch of the second phase of  Learn at Home . The second phase establishes clarity for parents/guardians, enhances education supports and creates opportunities for teachers and educators to connect with students. ​Letter from the Minister of...

COVID-19 and ALCDSB School Closures

March 13, 2020
​Click Read more for link to  full details. 

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COVID-19 Updates from KFL&A Public Health and HPE Public Health

March 12, 2020
​Dear ALCDSB families, guardians and staff,   
The health and wellbeing of all Board students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Board. We work in collaboration with all of our public health units who have asked us to share information about COVID-19. 
The Algonquin and Lakeshore...

Public Health: COVID19

March 05, 2020
March 4, 2020
​The health and wellbeing of all Board students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Board. We work in collaboration with all of our public health units who have asked us to share information about COVID-19.
On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization declared...

OECTA Labour Updates

February 18, 2020
February 28, 2020 The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) have announced a one-day full withdrawal of services on Thursday, March 5, 2020.  As a result, all ALCDSB schools will be closed to students. This affects both elementary and secondary students. All information will continue to be posted on the board...

Catholic Education Week Awards - Call for Nominations

January 28, 2020

During Catholic Education Week ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community partners who consistently demonstrate outstanding service. Please click the following links to complete the form to nominate someone in your Catholic school community.   Adult Volunteer of the Year Award The Adult Volunteer...

Grade 9 EQAO Assessment Update

January 13, 2020
​ The following information will be sent home with all secondary students on Monday, January 13:
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) has announced that they will be taking administrative job action starting on Monday, January 13, 2020. As a result of this partial withdrawal of services, secondary students in...

Labour Action Update - Jan. 21 Schools Closed to Students

January 08, 2020
January 14, 2020
On Monday, January 13, 2020 OECTA announced that they would be taking part in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 if an agreement is not reached prior to this date. Due to this full withdrawal of services, all ALCDSB schools will be...

ABA Skill Building Groups

November 11, 2019
​ What is the ABA Skill Development Program?
This program is offering free skills development programming to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). The program will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, emotional regulation,  daily living, and communication based on...

Strive for 5 - Attendance Campaign

October 31, 2019
    [Strive for Five poster created by Abby Daicar, Grade 12 Communications Technology Student at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School]


The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board continues to focus on Every School Day Counts in supporting staff and families with strategies to promote good attendance as...

CUPE Job Action Update

September 25, 2019
Sunday, October 6
On Sunday, October 6 the Minister of Education announced that a tentative agreement has been made with CUPE. ALL ALCDSB schools will be open on Monday, October 7. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
We look forward to welcoming all students and...

Textbook Cards

September 18, 2019
Attention Students: Textbook cards are ready for pick up. Please see Mr. McGonegal in the textbook room.  

Share your thoughts on the future of Catholic Education

September 16, 2019
We want to hear from YOU as we work to create a new MYSP for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board!  Send us your thoughts: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#821842860 Every school board in Ontario is governed by a board of trustees that has a legislated requirement to ensure the creation...

Welcome back!

August 27, 2019
Please see the attached document for information about 2019/20 student fees and obtaining text books for Semester 1.
StudentActivityFeesandBookroom2019.pdf ...

Tell Them From Me Parent Survey

May 28, 2019
Holy Cross will be participating in an online school survey for parents and guardians called the OurSCHOOL Parent Survey. We invite you to review the information below, and complete the survey using the login information provided. Who: All parents and/or guardians of students in grades 9-12. When: May 13 th ,...

2019/2020 School Year Calendar

May 22, 2019
​ The 2019/2020 School Year Calendar has now been approved. To view the full calendar:  2019-2020 ALCDSB School Year Calendar .pdf
 Please note the following dates: First Day of School - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Christmas Break - Monday, December 23, 2019 - Friday, January 3, 2020 March Break -...

HC Tech Ed Dept Bus to Skills Competition

May 06, 2019
​Students on the Holy Cross Technological Education Department's bus trip to the 2019 Skills Ontario Competition tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th are reminded to be on time for the 7 am departure.

John Gerretsen Youth Leadership Award Application

March 21, 2019
Through his compassionate and courageous leadership as a member of Provincial Parliament, and Mayor and City Councillor for the City of Kingston, John Gerretsen has devoted his career to enabling positive change, and to advocating for citizens, young and old, throughout our community and province. In recognition of his long time...

Parent Teacher Interviews - Booking Instructions

March 20, 2019
​See attached letter for PT Interview booking instructions and timelines!

Student Trustee Election Upcoming!

March 01, 2019
​If you are interested in putting your name forward for consideration at the ALCDSB student trustee for 2019-20, please carefully read the attached poster.

Call for Catholic Education Week Award Nominations!

February 19, 2019
Catholic Education Week May 6-11, 2019 During the week of May 6-11, 2019 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental values...

January 2019 Examination Schedule - UPDATED January 29th!

January 08, 2019
Please see the attached document for the recently updated January 2019 semester 1 examination schedule. Once again, all exams have been pushed forward by one day. Exams re-scheduled for Tuesday January 29th have now been moved to Wednesday January 30th and exams originally re-scheduled for Wednesday January 30th have been moved to...

UPDATE: School Threats, Dec. 5 & 6

December 10, 2018
December 10- Update from Kingston Police Investigation Continuing into Threats against Local Schools   The threats made to several local schools on December 5 and 6, 2018 has been investigated by the Kingston Police. They have been found to be unsubstantiated and no actual danger existed at any of the schools...

Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 4-10

November 05, 2018
In 2016, the Ontario government passed the Treaties Recognition Week Act to honour the importance of treaties and to help all Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships. This legislation designates the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week and is intended to bring awareness to the treaty...

Dual Credit Winter 2019 Courses Presentation

October 08, 2018
​Interested in taking a Dual Credit course at St. Lawrence College while you are still a secondary school student? There are 25 courses offered during the Winter 2019 semester. Some courses offered include: Addictions, Carpentry, Media and the Arts, Make-Up, Marketing, and Electrician, to name a few. And they are free!!! Come...

The Spirit Shop

October 04, 2018
​The Holy Cross Spirit Shop is open every Tuesday & Wednesday during lunch.  Please check the school calendar for days of operation. 

ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018
 

Science and Math Tutoring

September 13, 2018
​Science and math tutoring will be held in the Learning Commons after school every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30. See you there!

Grade 9 Activity Day

September 10, 2018
Parents and Guardians, please see the attached letter from the Holy Cross student leadership group regarding this Fridays grade 9 activity day. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school. The letter will also be sent home via school messenger.​

Back to School Information for 2018/19

August 23, 2018
​Please see the attached document for back to school information. This information has also been sent home via school messenger to the email address that the school has on file.

Uniform Shop Summer Hours

May 16, 2018
See attached for full details.​ August 14: 12pm-3pm ,  August 16,21,23: 9am-3pm ,  August 27,28: 9am-2pm ,  August 29,30: 3pm-8pm,   August 31: 9am-11am

Early Semester Report Cards and Interviews

March 20, 2018
On March 21st, the early Report Cards for Grades 9 – 12 students will be distributed in homeroom classes. Parent-teacher interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm and from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Each parent-teacher conference is scheduled for ten minutes, and must be booked...

Early Semester Report Cards and Interviews

October 02, 2017
On  October 12 th , the early Report Cards for Grades 9 – 12 students will be distributed in homeroom classes. Parent-teacher interviews are scheduled for Thursday, October 18 th , from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24 th , from 6:30 to...

Tell Them From Me Survey

February 12, 2017
As part of our ongoing commitment to school safety and effectiveness, Holy Cross CSS will be participating in an online school survey (Tell Them From Me) for students.
This anonymous survey which we conduct every two years, is intended to help us:
Assess perceptions of safety – from students,...

January 2017 Exam Schedule

December 13, 2016
​ Click the link  to see the exam schedule: ​

New Program - Secondary School High Skills Major in the Environment

December 01, 2016
​​​ Is your Crusader interested in the outdoors? Are they mindful of the need to be ‘green’? Do they like to work with their hands? It is with a great deal of excitement that Holy Cross has begun the process of applying to the Ministry of Education to create a Secondary...

Parent Council Presents Dr. Matt Bellace, February 21

December 01, 2016
​​ Holy Cross School Council welcomes Dr. Matt Bellace, Ph.D., speaker, psychologist, comedian on Tuesday February 21st, 2017. 
With support from Parent Reaching Out Grants , and in collaboration with our elementary school partners, the Holy Cross School Council has arranged to have Dr. Matt Bellace, PhD, speaker, psychologist and...

Mr. Stuart's December Message

December 01, 2016
November has been a busy month. I have just completed feeder school visits with our Student Success Lead, Mrs. Besselink, and based on the reports by grade 8 teachers and the enthusiasm demonstrated, I predict the class of 2021 is going to be fantastic. Our annual Day of the Arts at...

KASSAA and OFSAA Code of Behaviour for Spectators

November 11, 2016
1.  CHEER IN A POSITIVE MANNER
2.  RESPECT OFFICIALS' DECISIONS
3.  DO NOT INTERFERE WITH THE COMPETITION
4.  KEEP OFF THE PLAYING AREA
5.  BE COURTEOUS AND RESPECTFUL
Failure to comply with this Code of Behaviour may lead to ejection ​

The Holy Cross Mus​ical 2016

November 04, 2016
The Holy Cross Musical 2016 The time is here! The Holy Cross Arts Department proudly presents the musical Les Miserables later this month. This talented cast of 60 students has been in rehearsal since the third week of school and the students are thrilled to bring this Broadway production to our...

Principal Stuart's November Message

November 03, 2016
It seems the year is racing by. Our fall sports teams are reaching the end of their seasons. In fact, our field hockey team, led by Mr. Kallevig , played Frontenac in the KASSAA finals October 26th, defeating the Falcons 1-0 to qualify for OFSSA this week in Kitchener. Congratulations to...

Update on OSSLT

October 21, 2016
​ Dear st udent or parent, It is with great disappointment that we acknowledge that the October 20 trial of the online OSSLT was unsuccessful. Unfortunately, we experienced widespread technical issues with the network and, as a result, we had to cancel the trial assessment. We do not yet exactly know...

Important Information About OSSLT Test Day for Schools and School Boards

October 19, 2016
The province-wide trial of the online OSSLT is just days away.  The response to this voluntary test has been tremendous. We are expecting a majority of the 900+ English and French schools and school boards across Ontario to participate.
This is a trial. Given the strong interest, we want to...

OSSLT Grade 10 Timetable, October 20th

October 17, 2016
​1 8:30 – 8:45 Arrival and Log In 2 8:45 – 10:00 Session 1 3 10:00 – 10:15 Nutrition Break 4 10:15 – 10:30 Return to class and Log In 5 10:30 – 11:45 Session 2 6 11:45 – 12:30 Lunch 7 12:30 – 1:30 Regularly Scheduled Period 3 8 1:30...

Jamaica Mission Trip Fundraising Concert

October 09, 2016
Kingston's best kept secret, The Big Phat Horn Band  will be performing at Holy Cross C.S.S. on November 3rd at 7 p.m.  Openin the show will be our very own  The Banters .  Tickets are $15, and all proceeds go to the Holy Cross' House Build Project in Jamaica.  If you...

Grade 9 Kingston Gets Active ActivPass

October 08, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 9 Students: The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board believes a healthy mind and body have an important impact on learning and the quality of life for everyone, staff and students alike.  We support physical activity in our schools and would like to encourage...

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Student Activity Fee

September 04, 2016
All students are required to pay a student activity fee at the beginning of the school year. Please make cheque payable to Holy Cross CSS. For parents with more than one child at Holy Cross, a reduction of $5.00 per additional child is available.  There is a decrease in student activity...

Principal Stuart's September Message

September 04, 2016
​ Welcome parents, guardians, and students to the 2016-17 school year at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. I speak for all of us when I say we are proud and humbled to welcome such a large number of students to our school: our enrolment is very strong, and your confidence in...

HC student wins video contest

June 15, 2016
Congratulations to Grade 11 Holy Cross student Ryan Murray who won third place in the Ontario Ministry of Labour's 2015-2016 "Student Video Contest". Ryan received provincial recognition for his two minute Public Service Announcement television commercial on the topic of "Working Safely On The Job". Ryan used his creativity to develop...

Walk, Wheel or Bus to School

June 15, 2016
O n May 18 th   Holy Cross Catholic Secondary   School students participated in a "Walk, Wheel or Bus" to school event. This event was designed to promote healthy active living and was jointly sponsored by Holy Cross' Students' Council, Green Team, Wellness Team and the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and...

HC student encourages others to learn about stem cell donation

June 15, 2016
On Friday, May 27, Mackenzie Curran held   a stem cell drive at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, encouraging fellow students to learn about stem cell donation. Alongside OneMatch Cell and Marrow Network and Canadian Blood Services, Mackenzie organized a day where students were able to visit a variety of stations...

Student Volunteer of the Year

May 09, 2016

Congratulations to HC student Noah Vinet who was named the Student Volunteer of the Year for the Secondary Schools of the Agonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. Noah is an incredibly giving person. He willingly volunteers his time in so many ways here at Holy Cross including reading Morning Announcements for almost...

Holy Cross Advances to the Ontario Tech Skills Competition in Waterloo

April 27, 2016
​The Holy Cross TV/Video Production team of Shannon Dunphy and Angelica Peters have qualified to advance to the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Waterloo, Ontario on Tuesday, May 3 rd , 2016!