Exam Week at a Glance
Monday, December 14: D Day Exams
  • 10th & 11th grade: Exam Day--scholars should log on to Zoom to take semester exams
  • 9th & 12th grade: Asynchronous Study Day-- scholars should study independently

Tuesday, December 8: A Day Exams
  • 10th & 11th grade: Exam Day--scholars should log on to Zoom to take semester exams
  • 9th & 12th grade: Asynchronous Study Day-- scholars should study independently

Wednesday, December 9: B Day Exams
  • 9th & 12th grade: Exam Day--scholars should log on to Zoom to take semester exams
  • 10th & 11th grade: Asynchronous Study Day-- scholars should study independently
Thursday, December 10: C Day Exams
  • 9th & 12th grade: Exam Day--scholars should log on to Zoom to take semester exams
  • 10th & 11th grade: Asynchronous Study Day-- scholars should study independently

Friday, December 11: Make Up Exams
  • Only scholars who need to make up an exam due to an excused absence will log on to Zoom
  • Scholars needing to make up an exam MUST contact their teacher(s) as soon as possible to schedule
Mark Your Calendars!
The first day of the second semester will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021, which is an A Day. We will be all-virtual for at least the first week of the second semester. We will hold a parent meeting soon to discuss additional details; be on the lookout for more information about that meeting.
Semester Exam Reminders
  • Scholars will take their exams during their regularly scheduled class time.
  • Scholars will log in to Zoom on time at their scheduled class times to complete their exams.
  • Scholars will have two (2) days of exams and two (2) asynchronous study days. CWSP will not meet.
  • One hour and 30 minutes is allowed for the exam. Extra time will not be given.
  • Scholars who log in after five minutes will be considered tardy.
  • Scholars should log in to Zoom wearing their HF Cristo Rey shirt and prepared for their exams with all needed materials.
  • Scholars will have all devices charged for every class.
  • Scholars will create a space for learning with good lighting and lack of distractions. 
  • Scholars will type questions or comments in the chat during exams privately to their teacher or use the “raise hand” function. 
  • Scholars must keep their cameras on during exams. 
  • Teachers will grade exams daily. All grades should be entered into Power School before teachers leave for Christmas vacation.
Application for 2021-2022 Now Available
Our Student Recruitment Office is excited to announce that the Application for Admission for the 2021-2022 school year is now available online. A direct link is available below, and is also available on the Student Recruitment page of the website.

Parents, if you have a younger child that you would like to submit an application for, please complete the application below. The registration fee will be waived on all applications received before February 28th, if the student is accepted. 

Please feel free to share the application link to any rising 9th and 10th grade students. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kidd at tkidd@hfcristorey.org 
Welcome to the Cristo Rey Family
We have a lot to celebrate and be thankful for at Holy Family Cristo Rey! Last week we welcomed two new staff members to the school, and the past six weeks, two of our wonderful teachers have welcomed babies into their families!
  • Rylan Gray (right) is one of our newest members to the Student Recruitment and Community Engagement team. Mr. Gray will serve as the Alumni Success Coordinator. Mr. Gray is no stranger to HFCR as he was an intern in Spring 2020. He will be responsible for supporting HFCR alumni in the capacity that creates support systems that promote college persistence. Mr. Gray is a Mobile native and a recent graduate of UAB where he obtained a degree in Communications.

  • Vincent Carr has joined HFCR as our new Custodian. He will work closely with Mr. Chris Biggs to ensure that our building remains clean and safe for our faculty, staff, and scholars, when they eventually return to campus.

  • Baby Billy Weekley (below left), son of Mrs. Kelly Weekley, was born on October 28 at 8:42 am, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz. Mom, dad, baby, and big sister Katherine are all thriving.

  • Ms. Elaina Pribyl and her husband welcomed baby boy Charles Francis Fracasso (below right) on Sunday, December 6. "Baby Diego" weighs 9.2 lbs, and mom and baby are both doing great.
Teacher & Staff Spotlights
Shout outs to our spectacular teachers and staff for the ways they are going above and beyond to support our scholars and each other during virtual learning! Here are quotes about one of our amazing teachers, as well one of our wonderful staff members, who were nominated by their fellow faculty members:
Mrs. Ashley Parks, who teaches Physical Science and Anatomy & Physiology: "Mrs. Parks shows tremendous leadership and a strong commitment to our scholars. She is always enthusiastic, even with a busy schedule, while at the same time holding our scholars accountable."

Mrs. Cheryl Matthews, who serves as our front office manager: "Mrs. Matthews goes above and beyond to help everyone who comes to her. She shows such patience, calmness, and consistent professionalism, even when things sometimes get crazy.
Tips & Strategies for Virtual Learning Success
Our social worker, Mrs. Thomas, has shared with scholars some tips and strategies for staying organized and properly managing time and stress during virtual learning so that they can be successful.

Parents, we encourage you to review these suggestions and help your scholars to utilize them as you monitor their progress.

If you have any questions or concerns, or need assistance, contact Mrs. Thomas at cthomas@hfcristorey.org.
Contact Information
Please use the following reference guide to contact the appropriate staff member. Contacting the correct staff member will help us get you the information you need more quickly.

For Google Classroom codes or Zoom/Google Meet links, please email your teacher. If your teacher is not able to respond, then contact Ms. Beverly Dixon at bdixon@hfcristorey.org or Mr. Ernest Brown at ebrown@hfcristorey.org.

For questions relating to the Corporate Work Study Program, contact Ms. Annette Foxworth at afoxworth@hfcristorey.org, Mrs. Tra'Vonna Heard at theard@hfcristorey.org, or Mrs. Melissa Oates at moates@hfcristorey.org.

For questions about schedules or schedule changes, contact Ms. Dixon at bdixon@hfcristorey.org.

For questions about textbooks, contact Mr. Brown at ebrown@hfcristorey.org.

For questions about tuition or other payments, contact Mrs. Gigi Pickard at gpickard@hfcristorey.org.

For questions about student emails or PowerSchool, contact Mrs. Ashley Vann at avann@hfcristorey.org.

For questions about free/reduced lunch applications, contact Ms. Toni Kidd at tkidd@hfcristorey.org.

To check out a loaner Chromebook, contact Ms. Dixon at bdixon@hfcristorey.org.

To update your contact information with the school, contact Mrs. Vann at avann@hfcristorey.org.

For any questions not listed here, please contact Mrs. Cheryl Matthews in the front office at cmatthews@hfcristorey.org so she may direct you to the correct person.
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School
1832 Center Way South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: 205.787.9937 | Website: hfcristorey.org