Dutch Weekly: August 20-27
Welcome back, Dutch! It's been an amazing first week.
From the Head of School's office: Mask up next week
Based on the data from this week and likely projections for the next, we will maintain our mask requirement for adults and students for the coming week. Trust we would all like to get to a mask optional stance as quickly and as safely as possible. The current numbers and lack of access to a vaccine for our youngest simply do not make that reasonable right now.As a reminder, we are taking a measured approach to masking. We require them for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals when the daily Tulsa County Covid numbers are at 31 cases per 100,000 residents or more. We will announce the following week's mask status in Dutch Weekly every Friday. The policy is listed here below for reference.
When there is a confirmed COVID case on campus, we will update our website here. If your child has been identified to quarantine, you will be contacted personally. Please keep your child home if they are experiencing any signs of illness and contact our Director of Health Services Kathleen Alabbasi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch is back. Back again.
Look for branch-specific lunch information below.
Holland Hall is 100. Let's celebrate together at CONVOCATION!
Holland Hall annually celebrates the opening of school with Convocation. It's a time for students in all branches to come together as a community — and this year, families can be a part of it.It's set for 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, August 27.To celebrate the kick-off of our centennial year, we invite families to watch the parade of students — and the following ceremony inside the WAC — from the football field bleachers. The WAC ceremony will be broadcast on our new video scoreboard. After convocation ends, we'll ask parents to leave campus as the Middle and Upper School students enjoy a carnival and pizza.Don't forget to pick up a special gift while you're there!
Convocation details for parents
Students should come to school in Dutch Day dress — keeping in mind that much of the day will be spent outside. They will receive a special Convocation shirt to change into the morning of the event.
Convocation volunteers needed
While the Middle and Upper school students are enjoying games and pizza on the Chapman Green for Convocation, the Primary School will have its own celebration. And there's only one way for parents to watch.Primary School students will celebrate with a big carnival on Convocation day — Friday, August 27. We have many volunteer opportunities to set up, break down, and supervise carnival stations. Shifts by grade are described so parents can sign up during the time slot during which their child is visiting the carnival. Go to the Signup Genius to pick your time!
Get your new Dutch Day gear
The DutchZone inside the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center will be open on Thursdays and Fridays with lots of new gear. Hours are 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.Come in for T-shirts, hoodies and more items that are perfect for Dutch Days, when students can wear any shirt from the DutchZone with jeans or other nonathletic pants. Dutch Days are every Friday. DutchZone outerwear in black, gray, white, red and Columbia blue with a logo can be worn over uniform shirts during the school day.
DutchZone volunteers needed!
The DutchZone is looking for volunteers! The store will be open on Thursdays and Fridays this school year contingent on volunteer availability. Volunteers will receive a 20% discount monthly during their shift. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4caeab23abfdcf8-volunteer Questions? Please contact Jolie Fredieu email@example.com
Primary School News
Students in PreK, JK, K and 3rd grades won't be eating in the Multipurpose Room this year.To order a lunch from the school, CLICK HERE and fill out the form by 9 a.m. Mondays. If you make changes to the form after 9 a.m. Monday, please contact your child's teaching assistant.For the first week, students will also bring home a paper menu that you can fill out and return in your child's backpack.Put money on the account at gotohh.org/parentportal. For more information, click here.Pricing remains $5 for PreK and $5.75 for Kindergarten-3rd grades
We need volunteers!
Make sure you don't miss the fun of seeing your child at the Convocation Day carnival by volunteering!Primary School students will celebrate with a big carnival on Convocation day — Friday, August 27. We have many volunteer opportunities to set up, break down, and supervise carnival stations. Shifts by grade are described so parents can sign up during the time slot during which their child is visiting the carnival. Go to the Signup Genius to pick your time!
Middle School News
Middle School lunch
The Servery in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center is open, and you can add money to your family's account at gotohh.org/parentportal. Instead of individual student accounts, families have one debit account that will work for all students in a household. For more information, click here.Prices will remain the same:
- 4th-8th – $7 for the daily Meal Deals (Entree, 2 sides and a cup/dispenser drink of water or juice)
- Individual items available at à la carte prices
Middle School Fall Sports Night
All 7th and 8th grade fall athletic teams will be recognized at halftime of the Varsity Football game vs. Ft. Worth All Saints and receive a free Josh's Sno Cone!When: Friday, August 27, at 7 p.m.Admission: Free
Upper School / College Counseling
Back to normal!
Next week, we are running a normal week of classes after our fun-filled opening meetings. Students should be in uniform and checked in by 8 a.m. every day except Wednesday (late start at 8:45 a.m.).
High five a senior!
The Class of 2022 has done an outstanding job leading the opening of school. The Disco has been so fun! So, be sure to high five a senior.
Back to School Dance set for Saturday, August 28
Students will come to the Disco on the Tandy green from 8-10 p.m. Please bring a mask to wear if dancing close! We are excited to have our first dance of the year.
Students will get their new ids on Monday. If they wish to purchase lunch at the coffee shop or cafeteria, they need money on their card. Please go to the parent portal — gotohh.org/parentportal — for that!PSAT Practice TestHolland Hall is partnering with Revolution Prep to provide our students with the opportunity to practice taking college admissions exams. A proctored practice exam is the best way to get a real-time snapshot of testing performance in order to create a testing plan.Why take a practice exam? Knowing your numbers will help you make educated choices in the college application process. By taking a practice PSAT/NMSQT, ACT and SAT exam, students can determine which test they are best suited for. Taking a mock exam is also a great way to determine if taking an official exam is right for you. This is great for juniors preparing for the PSAT who want a shot at National Merit.
- Date: PSAT/NMSQT: Saturday, August 28, 2021
- Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CDT
- Where: Live online (at your home)
- Cost: Free
- Register here: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/21477/
- Registration deadline: Thursday, August 26