April 3 – 9 (All School)
Posted on: Apr 02, 2021
In this issue of Dutch Weekly, you will find information on:
- All-School News — Summer Programs, Online Auction
- Upper School News
- Middle School News
- Primary School News
- Campus health
ALL SCHOOL INFO
Summer Programs registration now open
Do your kids want to learn to fish? Or perfect their photography skills? Get that summer reading done? Those are just three of the more than 160 camp session options that are open now.
Go to hollandhall.org/summer to find out more.
Holland Haul Online Auction
The Holland Haul online auction is less than a week away! Get a preview of the catalog now. It has everything from premier parking spots to special Dutch experiences and an assortment of parent and alumni-owned businesses packages — there is something for everyone!
Visit hollandhall.org/auction, click “Sign Up” in the top right corner and follow the prompts to set up your account. Once you create your account you can view the full catalog. Bidding opens on April 8 at 8 a.m. and will close on April 16 at 9 p.m.
April 23: Virtual day for 4th-12th grades: half-day in-person for Primary School
April 26: Virtual day for 4th-12th grades; normal day in Primary School
May 14: Last day for Early PreK – 5th grade
May 14: Last day for seniors
May 21: Last day for grades 6th – 11th grades
June 1: First day for Summer Programs. (Online registration opened April 1.)
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Senior Parent Picnic
The kick-off to the commencement season will begin on April 21 at 6 p.m. with the Senior Parent Picnic.
Click here to RSVP by Sunday, April 4.
If you have any questions, email Meredith Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freshman Orientation this spring
For the parents of the Class of 2024, a Covid-version of Freshman Orientation will happen this spring. During the week of May 17 – 21, we will divide the freshman class into two groups to go on a one-night overnight camping trip. This year, Freshman O will take place about 15 minutes outside of Tulsa. Families will have the option of dropping off and picking up their child OR having their child ride the bus from campus. As in years past, Freshman Orientation will be led by senior leaders who were selected last spring and by faculty members. We will strive to preserve the most important aspects of the trips — class bonding, community understanding, leadership training — though the adventure will be less physically challenging (less hiking!) and shorter than in years past.
In the next few weeks, we will communicate:
- Which session (either May 17 – 18 or May 19 – 20) your child is assigned to attend.
- The packing list for the trip.
All 9 -11 grade students will be on campus on Friday, May 21 for a half day and lunch. This will be the last day of classes for the 2020-21 school year.
The Events Committee of Student Council has set the date for Dutch Weekend. As a reminder, Dutch Weekend will only be for seniors and their dates, and it will take place on Saturday, May 22, on campus.
The time will be announced closer to the date! We are excited to have this special dance for the senior class, and we hope they will attend. Because Dutch Weekend is a weekend of events, we plan to have some special activities for the 9th-11th grades the day before (May 21), on their last day of classes.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
This year, parents are invited to attend this annual event and we ask that they remain in the bleachers with masks. Students are asked to wear any blue or red shirt that they already have.
- 6th Grade — April 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 4th Grade — April 21, 1-3:10 p.m.
- 5th Grade — April 21, 9:15-11:30 a.m
8th Grade visits US
Middle School Parent Coffee
Join us for the Middle School parents community coffee, please keep social distancing guidelines in place while enjoying a hot cup of coffee!
When: April 9
Time: 8-9 a.m.
Where: Chapman Green
8th Grade Dinner/Dance
Our postponed 8th grade Dinner/Dance is now scheduled for Saturday, April 17. “Under the Stars” will be a Zoom Formal (meaning dressy on top, comfy on bottom) and dinner will be hosted by 8th grade families on the HH campus in tents. Following dinner, students will watch a movie on the Chapman Green. Photos will begin at 6 p.m. and the pick-up time that evening is 9 p.m.
Last day of school info
The last day of school for 4th and 5th grades is Friday, May 14. Students in 4th and 5th grades will be dismissed that day at 10:30 a.m.
The last day of school for 6th-8th grade students is Friday, May 21. Though we are not having final exams, we will still have our shorter days during which faculty and grade level teams will plan for year-end activities that culminate our year. On Wednesday, May 19 – Friday, May 21, school will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.
8th Grade Celebration
On Friday, May 21, we will celebrate our 8th-graders. At 11:30 a.m., all 8th grade students will be treated to a lunch on campus with faculty. They will be ready to be picked up at 12:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., families are invited to campus for a Parade Celebration. Come with your cars decorated and be ready for a lively and fun parade with faculty, music, and plenty of photo opportunities. Following the parade, students will remain on campus for a fun celebration on the Chapman Green and in The Tandy Dining Hall. Parents will need to pick their children up by 9 p.m. at the Tandy. Students will be gifted a Promotion T-Shirt to wear for the parade/photos/celebration along with any casual bottoms.
PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWS
3rd Grade visits MS
Open House for 3rd grade parents — Welcome to the MS
Popsicle Social for Primary School
Community fun coming in April! Each grade will be invited to stay after school for a playdate with their class. Frios Gourmet Pops will be provided by Holland Hall. Come connect with Primary School families in your grade. Look for an email from your grade coordinator with details.
Primary School Half Day
The Primary School is scheduled to have a half day of school on Friday, April 23. We will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. If you are in need of afternoon childcare, please email your child’s name and grade to email@example.com so we can plan for staffing. Please also indicate if your child will stay for EDP.
After school enrichment classes
Come join “Ms. Ariel’s Art Studio”
Join an after school Enrichment Workshop! This is an interactive class to explore the elements of art and strengthen drawing skills using various media. Your young artists will create a new drawing each week ranging from real and imaginary landscapes, animals, plants, fantasy creatures and everyday still life. Students will strengthen their color theory through the use of markers, color pencils and pastels while exploring art history and learning more about artists and their works.
When: Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m. through May 4
Where: Primary School (former music room)
Instructor: Ariel Myer
Class Size: 16
Cost per student: $110/6 weeks
Email to register today: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join our Bite Size Broadway
After school Enrichment Workshop for six weeks starting March 24! This musical workshop will focus on the basics of acting, dance, singing, and stage production. Bring your high energy and let’s get together for some FUN! ACT-DANCE-SING!
When: Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m. through April 28
Where: Primary School (former music room)
Instructors: Ayngel McNall & John Russell
Class size: 16
Cost per student: $95/5 weeks; $75/4 weeks
Email to register today: email@example.com
Home COVID testing
If you have health questions
Although the nursing staff is glad to answer your COVID-related questions, your doctor should always be your first call. And the staff has put together this Q-and-A for more guidance.
Q. What qualifies as direct exposure/close contact?
A. “You are a close contact if you are within six feet of an infected person (a diagnosed COVID case) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes within a 24-hour period, starting from two days before illness onset or two days prior to a positive COVID test.” — Oklahoma State Department of Health
Direct exposure is not …
… being around someone who has had direct exposure to a known positive COVID case. (That is a secondary exposure and no action is required)
… being around someone who is ill unless and until they receive a positive COVID test. (They might have the flu or a different illness as opposed to COVID)
If you have had direct exposure to a known positive COVID case:
First — Call your primary care physician for guidance.
If your primary care physician is unavailable, please follow these guidelines.
- Immediately separate yourself from the known positive COVID individual.
- If they are a member of your household, they must be isolated in a separate bedroom and use a separate bathroom from the rest of the household. You should not have any contact with the individual for 10 days.
- Remain separated from the known COVID individual and obtain a COVID test five days (or more) after your last contact with the individual.
- If your test result is negative, you may resume your normal activities, however, you must remain separated from the COVID positive individual for 10 days after their diagnosis.
- If your test result is positive, you will need to quarantine for 10 days from the date of your positive test or the development of COVID symptoms.
- If you are unable to separate from the COVID positive individual in your household, you must quarantine for 15 days and then obtain a COVID test.
Transparency and COVID-19
Holland Hall is committed to transparency. This spreadsheet on the school’s website is updated daily with any positive cases on campus. The numbers — if there are any — are reported by branch (Upper School/WAC; Middle School/Tandy; Primary School). Nurse Linda Christensen is responsible for contact tracing this year and informs anyone with direct exposure personally.