Important ISAS announcement

Posted on: Mar 05, 2020

Dear Holland Hall community,

After consultation with ISAS leadership, input from other ISAS heads of schools, and internal deliberations, we have collectively concluded that this year’s ISAS Arts festival will be cancelled.

Increased concerns around the spread of COVID-19 drove this decision. While still a bit less than a month away, it’s prudent for us to make this determination now based on the copious amount of travel our ISAS families will likely incur over our respective spring breaks. The timing also allows participating schools to make contingency plans for their calendars.

Undoubtedly this decision will be met with disappointment. We believe, simply, it’s the prudent thing to do.

ISAS leadership will meet to determine next steps regarding future ISAS Arts Festivals in the coming weeks.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our volunteers and faculty for their tireless efforts preparing for this year’s festival.

Some additional information for your planning:

We will have a normal school week on March 30 – April 3.

If you have made non-refundable travel plans for that week, we’d ask you let your branch head know. We’ll work with families on a case-by-case basis.

The calendar for that week is as follows:

  • Monday, March 30, will be D day
  • Tuesday, March 31, will be E day.
  • Wednesday, April 1, will be F day.
  • Thursday, April 2, will be A day.
  • Friday, April 3, will be B day.
  • Monday, April 6, will be E day, as regularly scheduled.

Please monitor the athletic calendar for any changes that week.

Any additional questions can be directed to your branch head.

Thank you, again, for you understanding, and please be in touch with questions or concerns.


JP Culley and Steve Dyer