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August 22 – 28 (All School)

Posted on: Aug 21, 2020

Welcome back!

In this issue of Dutch Weekly, you will find information on:

  1. Ordering box lunches 
  2. Primary School uniforms
  3. Registering your car with security
  4. Campus health 
  5. Important dates
  6. New pick-up and drop-off locations
  7. How to register for At Home learning and details about the program
  8. Changes to the student directory/HH app
  9. The stoplight
  10. Athletics
  11. Uniform and Dutch Zone information
  12. Before- and after-care information

 

ORDERING BOX LUNCHES

For the 2020-2021 school year, students will not be able to eat lunch in the Tandy Dining Hall.  Instead, they will eat with their class, advisory or other group either in their classrooms or outside.

Flik will be providing box lunches with a variety of options.  You will need to order online, hollandhall.flikisdining.com, or on the FLIK IS Dining app a week ahead.

FOR THIS WEEK ONLY: Kindergarten through 5th grade students need to order by midnight Saturday, August 22nd! We apologize for the tight timeline. You will be able to start ordering after 8 p.m. TONIGHT (Friday, August 21). 

Detailed instructions on setting up your account can be found here. 

Pricing per meal:

  • PK – $5.00
  • K – 3rd – $5.75
  • 4th-12th – $7.00

A few notes:

  • Credit card payment is required. Parents should select “Pay with CC.”
  • You can set up individual student profiles if you have more than one student in your account. Order lunch for one student, check out, then log back in to create the second order.
  • All orders must be placed by 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday for the following Monday through Friday.
  • The box lunches will be delivered to the buildings and Faculty/Assistants will assist with distribution to the classrooms depending upon the grade level.
  • Orders can be placed up to a month in advance. If your student is sick, you can cancel by accessing your “order history” to cancel by 8:30 a.m.
  • If you had a balance due OR a credit on your old lunch account, these amounts were transferred to your tuition account in the new parent portal.

Questions? Contact your FLIK manager at flik@hollandhall.org

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL UNIFORMS

C&J Uniforms had some trouble getting Primary School shirts in stock. They should be in within a few weeks.

If you haven’t purchased Primary School collared shirts yet, students can wear a plain, white shirt with a collar until they’re back in stock at C&J.

 

REGISTERING YOUR CAR WITH SECURITY

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is of the utmost priority at Holland Hall. Beginning this year, we will require Vehicle ID stickers for all HH families.  These stickers must be visible on the front lower drivers side windshield.

At this time every HH family will be issued two stickers. If additional stickers are needed for an extended family member or caretaker that frequents the campus during school hours, please contact Campus Safety for more information at 918-879-4717.

All vehicles not displaying the ID sticker during school hours — excluding drop-off or pick-up — will be stopped by Campus Safety.

Student drivers and faculty members will also be required to have a sticker.

Vehicle ID Stickers can be obtained from the receptionist in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center lobby or from any Campus Safety Officer. Stickers are available now and must be displayed no later than the day after Labor Day.

 

CAMPUS HEALTH

Health forms

Health forms for students in 7th-12th grades are past-due. Find them here.

If you have questions about health forms or anything else health related, send questions to Nurse Linda Christensen at LChristensen@hollandhall.org

 

Mask and Surveys

Before coming to campus, make sure you have a mask and have filled out the online health screening that can be found on the Holland Hall app or on the homepage of the Holland Hall website. There are screenings for faculty, students and visitors.

Everyone is expected to wear a mask on campus, unless you are outside and more than 6 feet away from anyone else. Gaiters are only acceptable if they have more than one layer.

 

Practice Wearing Masks

Parents, before school starts, please practice wearing masks with your children. Have them wear them as they are watching TV or playing games, and practice taking them on and off using the information provided here.

 

Holland Hall’s Commitment to Community Health

Take some time as a family, maybe at the kitchen table, to discuss some of the essential principles below. They offer a way for us to count on one another when school resumes over the next two weeks. We are calling them Holland Hall’s Commitment to Community Health.

Click here to read the Commitment to Community Health.

 

Transparency and Covid-19

Holland Hall is committed to transparency and will update a spreadsheet on the school’s website daily with any positive cases on campus. The numbers — if there are any — will be reported by branch (Upper School/WAC; Middle School/Tandy; Primary School). Nurse Linda Christensen is responsible for contact tracing this year and will inform anyone with indirect and direct exposure personally.

 

Campus Safety Video

Click on the video below to watch a short message about school safety.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, August 24

Open House and Bridge Crossing Ceremony for all 4th-grade students

Fourth-grade families, meet your advisor the day before school starts. Parents and child only, please. Enter through the 4th grade door.

  • 8 a.m. – Bauer Homeroom
  • 8:30 a.m. – Molloy Homeroom
  • 9-10 a.m. – 3rd to 4th Grade Bridge Crossing Ceremony for returning students. All new families are welcome to attend!
  • 10 a.m. – Vrooman Homeroom
  • 10:30 a.m. – Prince Homeroom

NEW family tour for 5th Grade

  • 11-11:30 a.m. – New HH families enter through 5th grade door

 

Tuesday, August 25

First day of school for 4th and 5th grades.

  • Half-day (8-11:30 a.m.) with no lunch service. Wear uniforms.

Primary School Open House

Students in EPK-3rd grades can meet their teachers and tour their classrooms. Parents will be divided into timeslots by last name of student. No uniform is required and students will only attend school with parents in their one-hour timeslot.

8-9 a.m. — A-F

9-10 a.m. — G-K

10-11 a.m. — L-Q

11-noon — R-Z

Wednesday, August 26

Late Start Wednesday — all classes start at 9 a.m.

First day of classes for EPK-3rd grades

  • Students in EPK-K will go a half-day (9 a.m. – noon). No lunch. Uniforms required.
  • Students in 1st-3rd grades will go a whole day (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.). Lunch provided. Uniforms required

Thursday, August 27

  • Half-day for EPK-K (Pick-up at noon). No lunch. Uniforms required.
  • Students in 1st-3rd grades will go a whole day (pick-up at 3 p.m.). Lunch provided. Uniforms required

Friday, August 28

Dutch Day

  • Wear jeans or uniform bottoms with your favorite Dutch shirt.

First full day for EPK-K (pick-up at 3 p.m.)

9th grade and NEW Upper School families, Friday, August 28th

  • 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. – New Upper School student and all 9th grade student orientation
  • 2-3 p.m. – New Upper School parent tours

Monday, August 31

6th-8th Grade NEW family tour

  • 9-10 a.m. – 6th families enter through 6th grade door
  • 9-10 a.m. – 7th/8th families enter through Main MS doors near office

Senior retreat

  • 9 a.m.-noon

 

Tuesday, Sept. 1

First day of school for 6th-12th grades

  • Half day (6th-8th dismiss at 11:30 a.m.; 9-12th grades dismiss at 11:45 a.m.) . No lunch. Uniform required
  • Normal school day for EPK-5th grades. Lunch served. Uniform required

 

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Late Start Wednesday

  • Upper School starts at 8:45 a.m.
  • PS and MS start at 9 a.m.

A Day schedule

 

NEW DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP LOCATIONS

Because students need to enter each building through a thermal imaging scanner (fever cam), some of the traffic patterns on campus have changed.

See the new maps here.

Watch a video about Primary School and Before- and After-Care pick-up and drop-off below.

 

REGISTERING FOR THE AT HOME MODEL

The At Home Learning model is for students required to attend from home or for families who want a virtual school option.

Families should expect to commit to this model in two-week increments.

For EPK-5th grades, please let Primary School Head Vanessa Jones, vjones@hollandhall.org, or Middle School Head Jennifer White, jwhite@hollandhall.org, know by August 24 that you would like to start at home.

For 6th-12th grades, please let Middle School Head Jennifer White, jwhite@hollandhall.org, or Upper School Head Frances Fondren-Bales, ffondrenbales@hollandhall.org, know by August 31 that you would like to start at home.

Find more information here.

 

CHANGES TO THE STUDENT DIRECTORY/HH APP

You may have noticed a change to the directory on the Holland Hall app. A technology issue meant the directory wasn’t up-to-date. You’ll now find a link to your Parent Portal when you click “directory” on the app. Use your PCR Parent Portal login at the prompt, and follow links to the portal. Or log in from a computer or smartphone browser by going to go.hollandhall.org/parentportal.

 

THE STOPLIGHT

The new stoplight on 81st Street in front of the Main Gates is operational! This should help congestion during the day and allow for easier left turns from and onto campus.

 

ATHLETICS

DutchBacker 2020-21 sponsorship and membership opportunities are now available!

The Dutch fall athletic season is approaching fast! Athletes have been hard at work this summer in SAC, and practices have begun. In preparation for 2020-21 athletics, sponsorships and memberships for the DutchBackers are now available.

DutchBacker perks include:

  • The Dutch Family Pass – A convenient key-tag, the Dutch Family Pass provides entry for the whole family into all Middle and Upper School football, volleyball, and basketball home games as well as Upper School soccer home games.
  • DutchBacker Hat
  • Opportunities to buy reserved parking spots, advertising in the Media Guide*, reserved seats at home football games, and more!

*All ads for the Media Guide must be submitted by August 31, 2020.

Please contact the athletic office at (918) 879-4736 if you have any questions!

Click here to learn more & sign up to be a DutchBacker.


Order your Holland Hall vs Cascia Hall T-shirt

Click here to order your t-shirt. Order by Noon on August 28.

 

UNIFORMS

Dutch Zone, Spirit Wear

If you need spirit wear, make sure to visit the Dutch Zone..

The Dutch Zone will be open every Friday. Hours are 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Enter through the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center’s main doors, then go through the thermal scanner, before coming to the Dutch Zone.

 

Dutch Exchange

The Exchange offers gently used, stain-free uniforms from all branches and Dutch Day spirit wear at no cost to families. The Exchange is located in the Middle School, next to the Cochran Alumni Center. Please wear a mask and enter through the Tandy building main entrance. At this time, only 1 volunteer and 2 shoppers are permitted in the space at the same time, so you may need to wait in line.

The Exchange will be open for shopping on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3-4 p.m. Donated items will be collected twice per semester; please note we only accept items during advertised collection times as this effort is volunteer-staffed. Thank you for recycling your outgrown uniforms and Dutch gear to support the Holland Hall family. A tax receipt is available on the website for donated items.

Contact Gayle Taylor with any questions about the Dutch Exchange at wanmbr1mom@cox.net.

 

Upper School Dress Code

This change to the dress code will be for one year only:

  • Students may wear khaki or navy blue shorts (no more than 3 inches above the knee). It is OK if these are “golf shorts” made of a wicking material. In addition, they may wear a short sleeved, collared shirt in solid white or any solid pastel color (golf shirts).
  • With these additions, we are trying to maintain the colors of our uniform, while providing better options for hot days.

Note: There are no changes to the Primary and Middle School uniforms, other than the new gray shirt option already announced in the Middle School.

 

BEFORE- AND AFTER-CARE INFORMATION

Click here for information.