From the Principal

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. As the summer closes, the Cross Hill Academy administrative team and teachers are hard at work preparing for your arrival and school year. As the Principal of Cross Hill Academy, I welcome you back and hope that your summer has been relaxing and full of learning experiences. As we prepare for you, you can prepare for the first day by doing the following:

1. Complete your Summer Reading. Just click on the SUMMER READING LIST LINK LISTED on our HOMEPAGE. There is still time!!!
2. Purchase your school supplies. The links for each grade level are at the bottom of the page.

I BELIEVE in all of you and this year each of you will experience how much CHA BELIEVES in you, too. All that will be left is to BELIEVE in yourself!

Looking forward to seeing you all opening day!

Brian S. Gray
Principal of Cross Hill Academy

School News and Events

Dignity Act Liaison
Mrs. Maria Salvador

Harvest Costume Dance

Students in grades Pre-K - 6th grade can attend the Harvest Costume Dance accompanied by their parent/guardian on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Adult entrance fee is $3.00 and student/child entrance fee is $2.00. Come dressed in your favorite costume and have some fun! Purchase Sweet Treats! Enter our Raffles to win Great Prizes! 

Title I & Title III Parent/Guardian Workshop

All parents/guardians are welcomed to join us on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 8:00am - 9:00am for a workshop titled "Making Sense of your Child's Common Core Score." A light breakfast will be served.

NYS Self Assessment Tool for RTI for Readiness Implementation


Click on the Online Link at the bottom of the page. This will take you to the log in page. Enter your log in information. Username (your email address) and Password (leave blank).

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 1st initial, last name) & Password (type your ID #)
• 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.


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, October 31
Pajama Day Pass Fundraiser
The cost for a pajama day is only $2.00. All proceeds will be donated to a local children's hospital.
Monday, November 3
Board of Education Legal Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
5:30 PM
4th floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Tuesday, November 4
Schools Closed - Election Day

Thursday, November 6
"Making Sense of your Child's Common Core Score"
Parent Workshop
8:00am - 9:00am


Today, 10/31/2014
High: 57 Low: 45
Mostly cloudy
17% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 52 Low: 39
Rain likely
70% chance of precipitation.