Welcome New Families

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We look forward to welcoming your family to our Holy Cross Community!

The following information will help you get ready for the new school year.

First Week of School

Monday, August 20

  • Class of 2022 Retreat

Tuesday, August 21

  • Freshman, Transfer, International Student Orientation (see details on the Parent and Student Portal)
  • New Parents/Guardians Coffee and Conversation


  • All-School Orientation and Picnic
  • 1:00 pm Dismissal

Thursday, August 23

  • First Day of Classes

Preliminary 2018-2019 Calendar

Schedules and Books

Families Received correspondence about our Community Login and access to our Student Information System in early July.

Schedules are available on PowerSchool located on the Portals.

Information about books and summer work are available on the Portals.

Transfer families will be contacted by the Assistant Principal of Academics to meet regarding schedules.


iPad pick-up takes place the week of August 6-10.

Schedule a Pick-Up Time Here

Medical Information

New students are required to have the following documents completed by Wednesday, August 1:

  1. Immunization Record
  2. Physical Evaluation
  3. MD State School Medication Administration
  4. Food Allergy Action Plan (if applicable)
  5. MD State School Asthma Medication Form (if applicable)

*Forms can be accessed through the Community Login. Forms need to be printed, filled out and either dropped off in person or mailed.

New Students planning to tryout for Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball or Equestrian in the fall need to complete a Baseline Concussion Test. Concussion sign-up to follow.

Athletic Tryout Information

Field Hockey: All tryouts take place on Holy Cross' campus
Wednesday, August 15: 8:00-10:00 am
Thursday, August 16: 8:00-10:00 am
Friday, August 17: 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Coach: Casey Fletcher - ways.coaches@gmail.com

Soccer: All tryouts take place on Holy Cross' campus
Wednesday, August 15: 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Thursday, August 16: 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Friday, August 17th: 8:00-10:00 am
Coach: Pedro Paz - Pedropaz123@gmail.com

Tennis: Tryouts take place at Georgetown Prep Tennis Center
Wednesday, August 15: 3:15-5:30 pm
Thursday, August 16: 3:15-5:30 pm
Friday, August 17: 3:15-5:30 pm
Coach: Ross Howe - ross.h.howe@gmail.com

Volleyball: All tryouts take place on Holy Cross' campus
Wednesday, August 15: JV 2:00-5:00 pm / Varsity 5:30-8:30 pm
Thursday, August 16: JV 2:00-5:00 pm / Varsity 5:30-8:30 pm
Friday, August 17: JV 2:00-5:00 pm / Varsity 5:30-8:30 pm
Coach: Dave Geiser - dgeiser@academyoftheholycross.org

Equestrian: Tryouts at Waredaca Stables: 4015 Damascus Road, Laytonsville, MD 20882
Tuesday, August 28: 5:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 29: 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, August 30: 5:30-7:30 pm
Coach: Katrina Dodd - kdodd@academyoftheholycross.org

Girls will ride on Days 1 and 2, and there will be a parents meeting on Day 3
Note: There are additional fees required for participation in this sport

Cross Country: All tryouts take place on Holy Cross' campus (Field #2)
Wednesday, August 15: 4:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, August 16: 4:00-6:00 pm
Friday, August 17: 4:00-6:00 pm
Saturday, August 18: 9:00-11:00 am Time Trial at Garrett Park
Coach: Carlos Pla - cpla@academyoftheholycross.org


The uniform includes: a gray skirt, dark purple, lavender or white polo shirt (short or long sleeve), sneakers, leather or canvas shoes.

Find the Holy Cross options either in store or online:

Flynn O'Hara
Loehmann's Plaza
5210 Randolph Road
Rockville, MD 2085
(301) 838-8958

Flynn O'Hara Website

Contact Information

Athletic Director

Dena Rapoport
drapoport@academyoftheholycross.org • (301) 929-6204

Business Office Manager

Susie Burke
sburke@academyoftheholycross.org • (301) 929-6445

Director of Admissions

Meredith Gobbi
mgobbi@academyoftheholycross.org • (301) 929-6477

Director of School Counseling

Amy Stowe
astowe@academyoftheholycross.org • 301-929-6455

School Nurse

Kathleen Clark
kaclark@academyoftheholycross.org • (301) 929-6449

Scheduler/Placement Test Coordinator

Maureen James
mjames@academyoftheholycross.org • (301) 929-6412

Faculty/Staff Directory Here