Aviat Care - Afterschool Care
Coordinator: Miss. Peggy Magruder,


Hours: 3:00-6:00PM
Early dismissal days: 11:30AM-6:00PM

As a service to our families who may not be able to pick up their children right after school, our school runs an Extended Care Program, named Aviat Care. The program is named after the foundress of the Oblate Sisters, St. Leonie Aviat.

Students in the Aviat Care Program are grouped by age so that they can pursue age-appropriate activities. Older students are encouraged to work on their homework. All students are provided with a nutritional snack and some free play time immediately after school. Aviat Care staff supervise students carefully and provide interesting activities and games for them. On half days, special activities are often planned for the students.

Please follow the links below for the forms to learn about and enroll students into Aviat Care:

Program Information   

Aviat Care Handbook 

Registration Form

Procare - Payments

Counseling Program
Counselor - Mrs. Lydia Shevlin and Mr. Tim White


Just to highlight some of the topics we cover in guidance during the year, of course, as situations arise, I often tailor a lesson for a particular class.

Fall:  Virtue lessons, friendship building skills, internet safety, dealing with bullying, nutrition, and study skills.

Winter:  Social skills training, virtues lessons, decision making, healthy living and problem solving skills.

Spring:  career development, conflict resolution skills, virtues lessons, safety, alcohol and drug abuse education and internet safety.

Mission Statement

The mission of the school counseling program is to
facilitate each student’s spiritual, personal, social, 
academic and career development through the delivery 
of guidance instruction and counseling activities.  
Additionally, the counselor enhances the collaborative 
efforts between home and school for the success of each
individual child. Ultimately, the school counselor’s 
role is to foster personal responsibility in all students
as they work toward becoming productive, spiritual 
citizens who are able to effectively manage future 
challenges in an ever-changing world.

Health Services and Wellness
Nurse: Mrs. Jill Wolf, & Mrs. Janet Richardson,


Holy Cross Academy is fortunate to have the services of a licensed school nurse from 10AM to 3PM each day. In addition to caring for sick or injured children, our school nurse maintains all student health records, directs the school’s Wellness Committee and provides programs which foster good health and nutrition for our students.

Wellness Policy
Holy Cross Academy is working toward total conformity to the Wellness Policy Guidelines for fundraising and school sponsored events. Parents are encouraged to consider the Wellness Policy / Federal Regulation prohibiting sale of food with minimal nutritional value during meals and for snacks as well as guidelines for classroom snacks, celebrations, and food brought into school. We are not yet willing to prohibit certain foods but are rather working to make changes through education.

Please follow the links below to access important health forms and classroom allergies:

Lunch Program & Cafeteria
Cafeteria Manager: Mrs. Mary Beall,

We prepare all meals from scratch as much as possible, with fresh ingredients, on site in our Holy Cross kitchen. We prepare a salad bar daily, which is available to middle school students. It features a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and dressings. 

We participate in the USDA National School Lunch Program and our standards exceed its requirements for healthy meals.

We are committed to running our lunch operation in a sustainable way. We believe it is important to set an example to the children. This is why we do not use disposables to serve our lunches. We use real lunch trays and flatware every day. We recycle all the glass, plastic, metal and cardboard that is used in our kitchen. 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Lunch Account Access & Overdrawn Policy

We offer our parents the ability to moniter their children's lunchtime purchases, make deposits into their meal accounts, and have an email reminder sent to you when their account balance gets low. This is an online service through

In order to alleviate the financial burden of delinquent lunch accounts but to continue to feed each child, the following policy is in effect as of February 2014:

When a student's lunch account is overdrawn ($40.00) or more, the regular lunch menu item will not be served to the student. A cheese sandwich and milk will be served to the student until the account is funded. A dairy-free item will be provided to those students with dietary restrictions.

Student Allergies

Our staff is well informed about food allergies. We are able to make accommodations to the menu to serve students with allergies and special dietary needs. To avoid any cross contamination of peanut and tree nuts our kitchen is 100% nut free. We do not prepare or purchase any foods containing nuts. Our computer sales system contains allergy information in the database as an extra precaution. At the point of check out we can cross check the child’s lunch for any allergens that may be in the daily menu.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Holy Cross kitchen is great place for anyone who likes to do hands on volunteering. The children absolutely love to see their parents when they are in the lunch line! We need several volunteers every day, so please contact Mrs. Beall via email at  if you are interested in joining our team of kitchen volunteers. As an added incentive you get to enjoy a great lunch after volunteering.

Carpool cake, created for the 2015 St. Mary Parish Ice Cream Social & Cake Walk

Most students at Holy Cross Academy arrive and dismiss by carpool. Our carpool process is detailed in our handbook and is explained to new families at the beginning of each school year. Our transportation policies can be summed up in one short phrase:  The safety of each child is of the greatest importance!

To watch out for the safety of each child we have teachers monitor morning drop off. For dismissal, our principal and two teachers assist and supervise the carpool line.

Student Safeties from our eighth grade assist the staff with dismissal and help the younger children go to their carpools.

In addition to carpools, the following services are available:

  • Dawning Point Day Care Center picks up and drops off students who attend their program. Contact:  Mr. Ken Kroko, 540- 373-0335

  • Minnieland of England Run picks up and drops off students who attend their program. Contact: (540) 373-8877

  • BSW Transportation LLC runs a bus from downtown Fredericksburg. Contact: Mrs. Laura Weber, (540) 379-5942

  • Merit School of Stafford Lakes picks up and drops off students who attend their program.  Contact:  (540) 286-3655

Organize or join a carpool!

HCA offers lists of families by zip code so you can find families to carpool with.

It's good for the environment, it's good for the pocketbook, and it's fun!

Call or email the front office to learn more.