Please check this page frequently, as information will be continually updated throughout the summer.
NEW Families: Check out our guide to Holy Child: HC101
The School is upgrading to online portals through Veracross in mid-July. An integrated online calendar will be available once the portals are launched.
NEW: Updated Planning Calendar (as of 7/25)
Holy Child will be open during the summer months on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Holy Child main phone: (914) 967-5622
Front Desk: 200
Middle School Office: 226
Nurse's Office: 217
Upper School Office: 202
Orientation Day for NEW Middle School students and their parents, as well as ALL ninth grade students only is September 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Ninth grade students should bring their laptops.
Students should be in fall/spring uniform on this day.
There will be time during the day for locker/cubby set-up for books and supplies.
Sunday, August 26 to Monday, August 27
10:45 a.m. Arrival at Field House
When you arrive, please place your overnight bags on your designated buses.
11:00 a.m. Prayer Service for Students and Parents
Parents are invited to stay for coffee after the prayer service.
The ride to Club Getaway is about an hour. Please make sure your daughter has a big breakfast! Snacks and drinks will be provided for the ride and lunch will be served when we arrive. The camp will provide all other meals. Students do not need to bring any money or valuables.
Club Getaway is a time for students to get to know their classmates and Senior Peer Mentors. They will sleep in cabins in the woods, so make sure to pack bedding and towels. Jen Whitt will have some extra items in case anyone forgets key essentials.
If your daughter has any dietary restrictions or medical issues, please let Jen Whitt know as soon as possible. As a reminder, parent contact information on Veracross must be submitted prior to departure. Please pack any necessary medications.
What to pack:
- Sleeping bag (or a blanket and sheets) and a pillow
- Towels and washcloths
- All toiletries
- Bug spray
- Hiking boots and/or sneakers – flip-flops are NOT permitted
- Bathing suit
- Comfortable clothes
- Rain jacket or poncho – all activities happen rain or shine
- Water bottle
- Any prescription medicine
Parents, please pick-up from the Field House on Monday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m.
For information on what to pack, please see a previous email sent from Jen Whitt, Director of Student Life.
School Picture Day
Wednesday, September 5
Coffee Pond Photography is coming to Holy Child on the first day of school to take individual and class photographs for students in grades 5 through 11. Please use the online order form to purchase your photo package prior to September 5.
Please be in fall/spring uniform on this day.
You may also click here to download a paper form and bring to school on September 5, but an additional fee may apply!
- MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER WORK
- Math: Updated 7/23
- E.E. Ford Class of 2020
French 4: Summer Reading; Summer Work
AP French: Summer Reading; Summer Work
Spanish 4: Crash Course 1; Crash Course 2; Crash Course 3; Crash Course 4
Spanish 5: El escarabajo; El gato negro; Las hadas; La princesa y el guisante
CORRECTION: AP Spanish Literature: Trabajo de verano; Los movimiento literarios
As the school year comes to an end, it's time to schedule physical exams and update NYS immunization requirements for the 2018-2019 school year.
- IMPORTANT: All NEW students and students in grades 5, 7, 9, and 11 are required to complete this form (provided by the Harrison School District) and provide an updated immunization record. Please remember to bring it with you to your child's physical. It is requested back to the nurse's office by AUGUST 1, but please no later than August 15. Athletes especially should get their forms in as soon as possible to expidite clearance to play.
- Sixth graders require a Tdap vaccine.
- Seventh and Twelfth graders require a meningococcal vaccine.
If you have any questions, please email nurse Gina Romeo or call ext. 217.
Fall Pre-Season for Upper School students begins on August 15, 2018.
Your daughter will need these forms that are required by the Harrison Central School District:
A Physical Exam that is less than one year old. So, if your daughter's exam was before August 15, 2017, she will need a new exam from her doctor to participate in Pre-Season.
An Interval Health History Form for Athletics that needs to be printed out, filled out, and signed by parents before August 15, 2018 for Pre-Season participation.
All medications needs to be brought into school before Pre-Season begins. There should be one set for the Nurse's Office and one set for the Athletic's Office. Medications can be left with Ms. Hajjar (Upper School), Ms. Koehler (Middle School) or Ms. Felter (Head's Office).
We would like Middle School athletes to submit all forms by August 15, but please no later than September 4. Students in grades 5 and 6 should write in the appropriate grade on the health history form.
All families that purchased laptops outside of Holy Child need to bring them to Edward Yan to configure to our network and download the appropriate software. Please set up an appointment with him at e.yan@holychildrye or x233.
New 6th grade, 7th grade, and all 5th grade students need to have their iPads configured prior to the start of school. Please drop off the iPad to Michelle Sherry and include the Apple ID, password and passcode on the iPad.
Additionally, if parents set the Approve to Buy option on the student's Apple ID, that temporarily needs to be disabled (through iTunes).
Online book ordering will be available on August 1 through Follett Virtual Campus at www.holychildrye.bkstr.com. The link is also accessible through our parent portal. Please contact Eileen DiIorio at extension 237 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. You will have the option to purchase either an eBook or a print copy, unless otherwise noted. When choosing a format, consider your daughter's learning style and preferences. Please note that only eBooks ordered through Follett will interface with our iPads and laptops. You cannot purchase eBooks from another vendor. The homework planner is mandatory for all students. Follett will provide half-price shipping for the first three weeks after the virtual site goes up.
Students who attend non-public schools may be eligible for the Book Loan Program. This program allows students to loan textbooks from their individual school districts. Please be aware that each district has different guidelines as to how much they allot for each student. Each district also has strict deadlines for submitted applications; some applications were due as early as June 1. Parents must contact their school district directly for information and requirements.
- Fall 2018 Sport Sign Up Form
- Summer Soccer and Field Hockey Clinics
- Gym, Weight Room, and Gryphon Field Open Hours
The Fall 2018 Sport Sign Up form is to be completed by the student-athlete. Please click here to submit your response, or update your prior submission. This form is limited to Holy Child email accounts, so parents, you will not be able to complete on your daughters behalf.
We will hold Open Gym & Field hours for any student (not necessarily athlete) that would like to utilize your facilities this summer! If you would like to use the facilities outside of these hours, please contact Ms. Conway regarding the schedule.
Kelly Gymnasium* & Weight Room**
Monday 9:00am - 8:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 8:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm
*Kelly Gymnasium floor will be resurfaced in mid-July.
**weight room usage is limited to Upper School students, and students must sign in/out with the Athletic Department.
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(closed weeks of 6/25 & 7/9)
If your daughter is entering 5th or 6th grade, or plans to participate in an instrumental music class at Holy Child for the first time this year, please review the information below to assist you in the renting or purchasing of an instrument.
You may rent instruments from any area store that is convenient for you. Most stores offer a nominal monthly insurance/repair fee as small repairs are frequently needed.
Your daughter may choose from the following instruments:
- French Horn
- Baritone Horn
If your daughter currently plays an instrument that is not listed here, and she would like to continue working with that instrument, please contact Ron Drotos at email@example.com.