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Dr. Densberger's Weekly Message-February 21, 2020

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, February 21, 2020

Holy Cross Academy - St. John Paul II

Bulletin for the Week of February 23, 2020

Wednesday of this week is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. We will celebrate Mass and receive ashes at 10:30 am on Wednesday. Mass this week is being prepared by the second graders. You are all welcome to join us. We will not have a Thursday morning Mass this week.

Our other Lenten activities will include Easter door decorations, “Change for Change” collections, daily scripture readings, Friday Stations of the Cross and retreat activities on Holy Thursday.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR Online Registration Update for the 2020-21 School Year. As a reminder, registration for the upcoming school year is online only. To begin the re-enrollment process please visit our website at https://www.holycross-stl.org/returning-student-registration.html > follow the FACTS Family Portal Instructions. All re-enrolling students must have a re-enrollment packet completed online and submitted, to be considered enrolled for the 2020-21 school year. Once you click submit in the system, it will prompt you to pay the $100/Family registration fee and then prompt you to set up your online tuition settings. Once you have completed all of these steps you will receive a confirmation email from FACTS (RenWeb). If you have questions pertaining to FACTS or general enrollment, please contact:

Preschool FACTS Questions: Angie Langhauser - Director of Early Childhood Ed.

K-8th Grade FACTS Questions: Karen Folk - Principal of the SMA Campus

The registration fee through March 1st is $100 per family. Beginning March 2nd, the registration fee is $200.

The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation offers scholarships to families with students in area Catholic schools. There are some need-based scholarships and some that are not need-based, so all families are encouraged to apply. The application period will begin January 27 at 8:00 am, and some scholarships are first come - first served, so please apply early. Go to ttef-stl.org to apply. This online system will automatically sort your application to the scholarship you would qualify for based on your income level. Here are instructions for how families who do not currently have a scholarship can apply. Families who are renewing a scholarship should reuse the same login information. The deadline for families renewing a scholarship is February 28. More information is available at http://www.ttef-stl.org/info-for-parents/.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL. All volunteers in the Archdiocese are required to register in the new system before December 31, 2020. This includes new volunteers and those who are currently in service. For those who have already attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this new system. In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Children workshop, all clergy, volunteers, and employees will register for an updated background screening, view two new online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct, and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct. Please go to www.preventandprotectstl.org to register. To help you through this process, here is a document with helpful Instructions for Registering as an HCA Volunteer.

Reminder to second grade parents: The second meeting for the parents of second graders receiving First Communion this year is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, at 6:30 pm in the JP2 cafeteria.

Shout Outs this week go to Lucas Armentrout (K), Annabelle Belosi (K), Joe Daniels (K), Emily Lian (K), Connor Kaelin (K), Mason McClendon (K), Yana Mistry (K), Gus Noland (K), Caroline Schloss (K), Maxine Stavron (K), Blake Twillmann (K), Jackson Zorumski (K), Drew McDaniels (1st), Camille Adams (2nd), Raegan Strautmann (2nd), Jack Corbett (3rd), Dominic Johnson (3rd), Jasmine Bequette (5th), Ellen Hopfinger (5th) and Carter Sullivan (5th). Photo below.

Have a great week!


February 25: First Communion Parent Meeting #2

February 26: Ash Wednesday Mass

March 3 & 4: 5th graders visit the Middle School

March 4: 3rd grade field trip to the Sheldon

March 5: Early Childhood Parent Teacher Conferences (4-7:00 pm)

March 6: No School in the Preschool (regular schedule K-8th)

March 6: Early Childhood Parent Teacher Conferences (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

March 10: 5th grade field trip to the Sheldon

March 12: Kindergarten Field Trip to Sheldon

March 14-22: Spring Break - No School

March 23: School Resumes

March 25: Feast of the Annunciation (4th -8th grades attend Mass at ANN)

March 27: End of the third quarter (early dismissal for faculty professional development)

Click here to view the HCA calendar online.