Admissions

Welcome, New Families

We are delighted to have your daughter joining us at Holy Names!  The following are some helpful links and explanations of what to expect in the coming year.  Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you have further questions.  We will be happy to help you with more information and connect you with the division or department representative that may be able to provide you greater insight.  Let us know if we should add something to this list, too! 

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  • Back to School Night

    This event takes place in September of every year. Parents have the opportunity to follow their daughter’s school schedule and learn about teacher expectations and course of study.
  • Cafeteria Details

    School lunches are provided by Marcesco Foods, Inc. They offer two ways to pay for student lunches, a full-year pre-pay and an online service that will allow you to set up a student debit account. The account allows you to make deposits, transfer funds between students, and have an email reminder sent to you when an account balance gets low. Student debit account deposits can be made through ACH payments or by credit card.
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  • Cell Phone Usage

    High School students may use cell phones during unstructured times including before and after school, lunch periods and free periods. Cell phones may not be used during announcements, liturgies, assemblies or other school activities. High school students may not use their cell phones during class, advisor appointments, or study halls without specific permission of the teacher and for educational purposes only.  The student MUST place her cell phone in the Cell Phone Caddy that is in each classroom when she enters a classroom.  The student may not walk through the halls with earbuds in her ears.  Teachers will communicate their cell phone expectations in their course guidelines. Cell phone use must comply with school policies as stated in the Student Handbook. 
     
    Middle School students may use their cell phones only before and after school. During all other times, Middle School students should place their cell phones in their lockers for safekeeping.
     
    Any use of the camera function on school property requires the permission of the subject.

    Any unauthorized use of the cell phone by a student will result in the phone being taken and given to the Division Head or her delegate. 
  • Class Supply Lists

    All class supply lists are available on the Parent Portal. Access to the Parent Portal is granted upon student enrollment and payment of tuition deposit.
  • Dress Code

    New school and gym uniforms are ordered through Student Styles, 15 Cobbee Road, Latham. Order online or visit the store. 

    Students may avail themselves of the uniform exchange; interested students may see the school secretaries for details.
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  • Health/Medical Forms

    Health and medical forms are available on the Parent Portal. Access to the Parent Portal is granted upon student enrollment and payment of tuition deposit.
  • Laptops/Technology

    Laptop and technology policies and distribution information are available on the Parent Portal. Access to the Parent Portal is granted upon student enrollment and payment of tuition deposit.
  • North Country Bus

    In collaboration with Christian Brothers Academy, Holy Names offers Northway transportation services. 
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  • Parent Organizations

    There are three parent organizations at Holy Names. New parents are always welcome to join.
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  • Parent Portal

    Once a student is enrolled, Holy Names provides parents access to a Parent Portal. The Parent Portal provides parents and guardians access to their student's classroom pages, assignments,  attendance, schedules, and grading information. You'll also find The Resource Board that offers clickable tiles such as the "Parent Place" (the principal's parent information center), handbooks, forms, and the "Cafeteria Corner" where you can create an account for your student. 

    By providing parents and guardians access to this information, we are encouraging active participation by parents and guardians in their child’s education and progress.
    ***If you need help with your Portal account or need to sign up for a Portal account, please email your request to egelting@ahns.org or cinsero@ahns.org
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    There are many factors that contribute to a student’s success.  Maintaining an open line of communication between the home and the school is one of them.  
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  • School Hours

     
    The school building is open from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.  Students are expected to arrive by 8:00 am for the Homeroom Period. The school day ends at 3:00 p.m.
  • Student Handbook

    The Student Handbook is available on the Parent Portal. Access to the Parent Portal is granted upon student enrollment and payment of tuition deposit.
  • Student Parking

    Student drivers at Holy Names are expected to observe all standard motor vehicle and traffic rules and regulations. Each student who drives to school and uses the school’s parking lot is required to register her vehicle(s) with the school and to have a permit issued by the school. Student drivers are asked to observe the following guidelines and safety procedures:
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  • Student Travel and Field Trips

    All student travel under the auspices of the school requires written
    permission from the parents/guardians, proper supervision and adequate insurance coverage. Behavior in accord with the guidelines in the handbook is expected on all school-sponsored trips.
  • Summer Assignments

    All summer assignments and reading lists are available on the Parent Portal. Access to the Parent Portal is granted upon student enrollment and payment of tuition deposit.
  • Uniforms

    Uniforms differ from middle to high school. All uniform garments and shoes can be purchased from Student Styles in Latham. 
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  • Weekly Watch

    The Weekly Watch newsletter is published every Friday and emailed to all parents. If you are not receiving the Weekly Watch, please check your junk mail or contact Cathy Insero at cinsero@ahns.org to be put on the mailing list.