Welcome to the 2014-15 year at Holy Cross Island School!

July 31, 2014

Dear Parents,                                                                                                

I hope you and your family are enjoying your summer to the fullest. I know I am. Still, already I cannot wait for school to start back. We are gearing up for a wonderfully exciting 2014-2015 year at HIS school, and we are thrilled your child will be a part of it!

Starting in August, nine tuition payments will be due the first of every month (Aug 1 – April 1). By paying tuition one month prior to the start of school, we are able to offer your child the very best on his/her first day! Because you pay one month prior to the start of school, you will not be required to pay for the final month of school in May.  

If tuition is not received by August 1st, you will be in jeopardy of losing your child’s spot in the program. We thank you in advance for your prompt payment. There are two ways you can pay tuition:

  1. Preferred option:  On-line at www.holycross.net. At the top of the home page you will see an option titled “GIVE ONLINE.” The system will guide you through the process.  We encourage you to set up recurring payments through this system. When setting up recurring payments, please have your payment begin on Aug 1, 2014 and end on April 1, 2015.  If you have any questions, please call the church office at 843-883-3586 and ask for Betty Wolf, our Financial Administrator.
  2. By check (please mark your child’s name on the check) mail directly to:

Holy Cross Island School

Church of the Holy Cross

PO Box 506

Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482

To help us all get the year started right, we are going to have a Parent Orientation/Meet the Teacher Day.  Please see the 2014-2015 school calendar for the date you should attend, posted on our webpage www.holycrossislandschool.com. Kick-off dates vary depending on the class your child will be attending. When you arrive, please go with your child to his/her classroom. You can meet your teachers and help your child adjust to his/her new classroom and friends. Then, we ask you to please leave your child in their classroom and join us in the Parish Hall for an informal orientation meeting. We expect tears on this day, and know that separation will be difficult. If your child is extremely upset, please know you are welcome to bring him/her with you to the meeting. Following the Kick-Off meeting, you are invited into your child’s classroom to hear from your teachers about all the wonderful things planned for the year. Also during this time, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions or communicate any concerns to your child’s teacher directly.    

We ask that you please bring 2 things with you to the HIS School Kick-Off (Parent Orientation and Meet the Teacher Day):

  1. Copy of your child’s current SC DHEC Immunization Record form. This form can be obtained from your child’s pediatrician. It must be current and it must be on a SC DHEC form.
  2. School supplies as requested by your child’s teacher. These supplies were mailed to you along with our summer letter dated June 30, 2014.

I pray that your family will have a terrific summer and I am anxiously awaiting our HIS School Kick-off! Please know that if there are any concerns or questions you may have, you can reach me anytime at 843-364-9994 or sue@holycross.net. I would love to hear from you. What a blessing and privilege it is to have your family at HIS School!

In Christ,

Sue Cuthbert