From the Principal

Greetings Cross Hill Academy, I believe this summer will be rewarding in many ways. Just a reminder to all students that the Summer Reading lists are available on our website and the Yonkers public schools website. As you will recall the PTA offers a great reward for those who do complete their summer reading. There's still lots of time left.

Secondly, as a reminder to Cross Hill Academy families, for the 2015 - 2016 school year all students will be in full uniform as written in the Yonkers Public Schools Code of Conduct. Our uniform colors are Light Blue top with Khaki bottoms or a Hunter Green top with Khaki bottoms. It will be expected that all students will be in uniform daily. As a reminder we had send home a flyer and coupons for purchasing uniforms. As always if you need assistance just contact the school.

Next on our website the school supply list for each grade level are available. Just click on the grade level your child will be in and do your best at obtaining those supplies. Look for those back-to-school sales.

Lastly, do not forget to take advantage of the free lunch programs available around city. For more details check the Yonkerspublicschools.org website.

Looking forward to seeing you in September. I believe we are on our way to another great year.

Brian S. Gray
Principal of Cross Hill Academy

School News and Events


Families are to comply with the District’s Code of Conduct regarding the uniform Policy:

Khaki/Tan/Beige (Pants/shorts/skirts/jumpers)

Light Blue or Dark Green (Shirts/sweatshirts/sweaters)


Cross Hill Academy’s Customized Logo Clothing Line (PTSA Ordered)

School Supply Lists for 2015 - 2016
Dignity Act Liaison

Mrs. Maria Salvador

From the Desk of Ms. Westphal, Library Media Specialist: How to Search for eBooks in Follett Destiny

Our Collection Includes: Easy, Chapter, Non-Fiction and Many Professional eBooks

• Log into http://crosshill.ypschools.org
• Click on the Follett Destiny eCatalog Tab
• Click on our School Name listed under Elementary/Middle Schools
All Students: Username (type your 6 digit student ID#) & Password (type student)
* All School Staff: Username (type your initials, followed by your payroll #) & Password (type your payroll #)
• On the catalog page select Follett Shelf to browse and borrow eBooks
• Select Material Type: There are 98 Interactive eBooks. Each of these eBooks has an infinity symbol on the cover, which means an unlimited number of patrons may browse and read these eBooks at the same time. You will have two choices: Have the eBook read to you or click sound off and read the eBook yourself. Some eBooks will include a multiple choice quiz.
• There are 75 Follett eBooks. Each of these eBooks has only one copy. You can check out any eBook by dragging the eBook into the checkout box. After reading the eBook you can write a review. Each review will be read by Ms. Westphal. If it is approved it will be posted to our website.
• You may also use the Digital Resource Link at the top of the page to browse our Interactive eBooks that are available from Capstone Library or Lerner Books.
 • You can also search for a title by typing the title or authors name in the Find Field. All websites are reviewed by educators.
 • Once you check out an eBook you will select from the catalog page your MyInfo Tab to open and read your eBook. All eBooks will check in automatically after 14 days.
 • Finally, when you are done browsing or checking out eBooks click your name in the top right corner and click Logout.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss

Remember: You can Browse and Read our eBooks 24/7, 365 days a year

Any questions Email Ms. Westphal: cwestphal@crosshill.ypschools.org

Visit the Library Media Center for electronic resources, database subscription login information and exciting websites.

Click on one of our many database subcriptions to browse our various eBook collections. Select books to read online or download books to your eReader.

Click on the tab WEB OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) to browse books from anywhere for your reading pleasure. Stop by the Library Media Center to make your selection.

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Yonkers Council of PTSA

Link to budget information

Link to the archive of Yonkers Board of Education Meeting WebCasts and Agendas

Yonkers Partners in Education

Library Resources

Yonkers Quick Links

Yonkers Online Academy


Click here for important flyers, forms, and materials that were recently distributed for students, parents, and families.


Please read our PTSA ByLaws, which can be located under the School Resources Tab. Join us for our General Membership meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 6:30pm in the Library.

Click here to visit the PTSA Group Page which includes current memos and newsletters!
Apply for membership!
The PTSA has sponsored Box Tops for Education. Box Tops will be collected through June so continue to clip and send in your Box Tops to support our school.

Upcoming Events

Friday, July 31
Athlete Physicals: Gorton, Lincoln, Yonkers High
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Today, 7/31/2015
High: 91 Low: 71
Mostly sunny
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/1/2015
High: 90 Low: 67
Slight chance thunderstorms
21% chance of precipitation.