Holy Cross Central is pleased to announce Mrs. Cara Swinefurth as Principal for the 2019-20 school year. For 20 years, Mrs. Swinefurth served as a teacher and principal in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and the last 7 years se served as Principal of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. We welcome her leadership and experience.
"Holy Cross Central is an anchor of the eastside of Indianapolis. I am honored to serve in such a long-standing Catholic community, and I look forward to meeting our students and families," said Mrs. Swinefurth.
Mrs. Swinefurth earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Indiana State University and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Indianapolis.
Welcome, Mrs. Swinefurth!
Holy Cross Families,
With the forecast of extreme weather for the next few days, we want to give you a reminder of our policy regarding school delays and closures.
Rarely will only the cold temperature result in a delay or closure for Holy Cross. Most often, school districts close due to temperature because of the number of students walking to and from school and/or the amount of time typical students would need to get to or wait at a bus stop. As we do not have busing, this greatly limits the amount of time our students would be exposed to the temperature for any significant amount of time. Any time that we would have to have students go outside, such as walking to the gymnasium for Mass or P.E., we will make sure they are bundled up.
Still, if it is necessary to delay or close the school, we will send communication via e-mail on Jupiter, the Remind App, social media, and local news stations. A delay or closure can be hard for many of our working parents to adjust their schedules, so we do take great consideration in our decisions. Rarely will we have a simple delayed start.
Whenever cold weather is in the forecast, please make sure your student arrives to school properly prepared with jackets, hats, and gloves. Already we have many of our students only arriving in sweatshirts and hoodies. Sweatshirts are not jackets and are not adequate for our Central Indiana winters.
If at any time you feel that it is in your child’s best interested to stay home because of the low temperatures or road conditions, it is your right to keep them home. Depending on the circumstances of the weather, their absence may be excused. Please remember to call the School Office (317-638-9068).
Thank you for your continued partnership with the Holy Cross faculty and staff in your child’s educational success.
Mr. Matthew Gring
Principal of Holy Cross Central School
Dear Holy Cross Families,
Welcome to the start of the 2018-2019 School Year! The faculty and staff of Holy Cross Central School pray that all of our new and returning families had an enjoyable and restful summer break. Thank you for everyone who attended our August Ice Cream Social. It was great to see so many of our scholars and families!
First and foremost, I want to take the time to introduce our 2018-2019 Holy Cross Faculty. We have a great team in place this school year as we strive to put our scholars on the path to College and Heaven.
- PreK Green: Ms. Christen Havard, Mrs. Kytzia Cervantes Robles (Aide)
- PreK Blue: Mrs. Lillian Kelley, Mrs. Annette Edwards (Aide)
- Kindergarten: Mrs. Rebecca Kulmoski (nee Longville), Mrs. Stacey Hopkins (Aide)
- 1st Grade: Mrs. Kelley Rose
- 2nd Grade: Ms. Alaina Hossler
- 3rd Grade: Ms. Rachel Bounds
- 4th Grade: Mrs. Rose Taulia
- 5th Grade: Ms. Caroline Rooney
- 6th Grade, Middle School Math: Mrs. Deborah Boles
- 7th Grade, Middle School Science/Social Studies: Mr. Nicholas Sigmund
- 8th Grade, Middle School ELA: Gary Asher
- Library: Mrs. Susan Neuendorf
- Art/Music: Ms. Caren Stinger
- PE: Mr. Pete Swartz
- Resource: Mrs. Mollie Brosmer
- ENL/Resource: Mrs. Carri O’Donnell
- Assistant Prinicipal: Mrs. Angie Therber
We are truly blessed to have such a dedicated and talented team of educators to guide our scholars not only in their academic achievement, but also in living out our core values of seek, persist, excel, love, and serve.
Secondly, please mark your calendars for our Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 15th at 5:00pm. This is a mandatory meeting for all Holy Cross families to review important policies and procedures for this school year. Parents will also be able to visit classrooms and hear about what their children will study and learn throughout the school year. If you are unable to make this evening meeting, a second meeting will be held for parents on Friday, August 17th at 8:00am.
In advance of our Back to School Night, all families are required to read the Parent/Student Handbook and return the signed acknowledgement form to the School Office by Friday, August 10th. Handbooks were provided at the Ice Cream Social and are available online at: http://holycrossschoolindy.org/parent-resources/forms
Lastly, to ensure accurate and timely communication between home and school, please make sure that your contact information is correct and up-to-date with the School Office. During the 2018-2019 School Year, communication will take place through Jupiter, e-mail, and Remind App (more information will be given at Back to School Night). In addition, important messages and updates will be posted on our social media accounts.
At Holy Cross Central School, we believe that there is no limit to our learning. As the primary educators of your children, your support this school year is vital to our success. The faculty and staff of Holy Cross Central School look forward to partnering with each of you throughout the year as we continue to put our scholars on the path to College and Heaven.
Prayers for a great school year!
Mr. Matthew Gring
Principal of Holy Cross Central School
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