Dutch Weekly: August 27-Sept. 3
Posted on: Aug 27, 2021
The celebration has begun!
Thank you to everyone who came out to watch the Convocation kick-off parade. And if you didn’t get to watch the livestream of the ceremony, make sure to check it out here. There are can’t-miss student performances and an inspiring charge from our senior class.
And, the highlight of every convocation ceremony is Digital Media Specialist Chris McConnell’s video from the first days of school. Watch it here!
If you loved your kids’ Convocation shirts, they’ll be for sale soon in the online store, where you can also find other 100-year merchandise. Purchase them here.
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.
COVID on campus
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, email@example.com. Also, if your child develops symptoms typical of allergies, a sinus infection, or the common cold, we ask that you contact your physician for determination of the need for a COVID test. Data indicates that the Delta variant primarily presents with similar symptoms and thus can be easily overlooked, according to our nursing staff.
Find Convocation photos and more on SmugMug
In celebration of our 100-year anniversary, all of our photos on SmugMug will be a free download. So be watching for the Convocation photos to drop next week and share those photos with the #BeTheOneHH.
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.
Questions? Please contact Jolie Fredieu firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Pricing remains $5 for PreK and $5.75 for Kindergarten-3rd grades
After-school enrichment classes
Holland Hall is once again offering two after-school enrichment classes.
Ballet/Contemporary I-II Afterschool Enrichment Class
- Come and join Ms. Allison for the basics of ballet technique and contemporary. We will begin with stretching, barre work, center floor exercises as well as exploring other dance movements to include contemporary floor work, rolls, and fun conditioning exercises.
- When: Wednesday, 9/8/21-10/13/21
- Time: 3:15-4:15
- Where: Walter Arts Center Dance Studio (shuttle bus provided)
- Fee: $120
- Email to register today: email@example.com
Ms. Ariel’s Art studio
- Session 1
- When: 3:15-4:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 8-October 27
- Who: K-3rd grades
- Fee: $135
- To register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School News
Last day for schedule changes
Monday, August 30, will be the last day for any schedule change requests. If you are making a request to change, please first email or call the current teacher to talk through the change and then email Jennifer White and Kelly Danner. No schedule changes will be possible after the end of the day on Monday.
Middle School reminders
- 6th-8th grade students need to have their IDs with them each day. Please help them remember these each morning. They are keys to open doors and they are the payment method for lunch.
- We have a number of students forgetting their masks. Parents, please be sure they exit your vehicle in the morning with a mask in hand to put on when they enter the building.
- If your student forgets something, including lunch, and you want to drop it off, there is a gray bin outside the main MS entrance. Please email Kelly Danner if you place something in the box.
- Lastly, if your student arrives late or leaves early for any reason, they need to sign out in the office with Kelly Danner so that we know who is on campus and who is not!
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.
Middle School basketball tryouts
Save these dates for Middle School basketball tryouts
8th grade boys: September 20 and 22, 3:45-5 p.m. in the MS gym
7th grade boys: September 27 and 29, 3:45-5 p.m. in the MS gym
7th and 8th grade girls: October 6 and 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the MS gym
Upper School / College Counseling
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.