June 24, 2020 Weekly Principal’s Memo

I would like to start off by thanking our Parent Community for their on-going generous and cooperative support throughout the past year. The year behind us provided us with many challenges, however, I feel that these circumstances played a big role in galvanizing the Holy Cross Community even further.

I would like to say a special thank you to all the families that are leaving our school with their children graduating from Grade 7. Your support was sincere and will never be forgotten. We’d also would like to extend our gratitude to Robert Scaglione and Family for offering, sustaining, and providing a bursary to Grade 7 Students emphasizing academic excellence and leadership for over 13 years.

In regards to the Year End Closing Parade on Thursday, June 25th, we ask that you follow the directions below.

  • The Kindergarten Families will be leading the parade and are asked to be here at 10:55am.
  • Grade One Families are asked to be here at 11:15am
  • Grade Two Families are asked to be here at 11:25am
  • Grade Three Families are asked to be here at 11:35am
  • Grade Four Families are asked to be here at 11:45am
  • Grade Five Families are asked to be here at 11:55am
  • Grade Six Families are asked to be here at 12:05pm
  • The Grade 7 Families will be closing the parade and are asked to be here at 12:15pm.
  • Older Students are welcome to join their younger siblings at their scheduled times.
  • The procedure will be exactly the same as the Reconnection Rally that was held back in May. If you choose to decorate your car, please be sure to decorate the passenger side.
  • Please enter Holy Cross by making a right hand turn at the south entrance (the front of the school)
  • You will exit the Holy Cross Parking Lot by making a right hand turn at the north exit (of the back parking lot).

Please note that 11:30am today is the deadline for picking-up and dropping-off items in the Gymnasium.

Please refer to the button in your emailed Principal’s Memo for the Rainbow Recognition Video created by Mr. Villella which highlights so many great things which took place this year.


Based on the current COVID-19 situation in British Columbia, our Provincial and Local Educational/Health Authorities are forecasting a back to normal return for all elementary schools for September 2020. Unless the COVID-19 scenario trends back in a negative direction, all Teachers and Students will be expected to make a return to the classroom on September 8th.

  • September 8th at Holy Cross will go from 8:55am-2:00pm.
  • TAC starts on September 8th and all forms and required documents will be available online in August.
  • September 9th will be a regular full day.

If there are any changes to the above expectations being prescribed by our Educational/Health Authorities in regards to the school opening and Students attendance, you will be notified by the end of August.

Wishing you all a very safe and enjoyable Summer Vacation,

Mr. Dino Alberti