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Dutch Weekly August 6 - 12

DUTCH WEEKLY: AUGUST 6 - 12

ALL-SCHOOL NEWS

Some solutions to the uniform shortage

C&J Uniforms and Lands' End are currently experiencing shipping delays for uniforms. If you can't find logoed shirts in the needed size, there are a few options.

1. The Dutch Exchange in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center can be opened for parents looking for shirts, pants and skirts. Everything in the Exchange is gently used. Just check in at the front reception desk during the school's summer hours — 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

2. Middle School students can wear any gray polo shirt — with or without a logo — for the time being. A Holland Hall Tshirt also would be acceptable for a short time. Primary School students can wear plain white polo shirts until orders are in.

Important: New family and 9th grade orientation

All 9th-graders and new students are required to attend an important orientation on August 16 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Students need to bring their charged MacBooks for this event. All families are welcome to walk around the Upper School, look at their child's schedule with them, and get to know the space that morning at 9 a.m.

As the countdown to the start of school begins, make sure you're checking your email

Families, you should be receiving multiple emails about some required documents that must be completed before school starts.

— New this year, all of the forms you once signed on paper are online. You must fill out every form before your child can start school in August. To access them, go to gotohh.org/parentportal, and click on the Annual Forms tab on the left-hand sidebar. These are best done on a computer, not a mobile device.

Physicals are now required for every student beginning in Kindergarten. You will receive an email beginning 6 weeks before your current physical expires to remind you that a new one is due. Physicals are required and must be current to begin school in August.

If your child needs a physical and you can't make an appointment with a primary care doctor, many walk-in clinics — including the MyDoctor locations at 71st Street and Yale Avenue and 101st Street and Sheridan Road — offer low-cost options. The physical forms, which meet OSSAA requirements, can be found here, gotohh.org/physicalforms. Please take a copy with you to the appointment.  

— Immunization records are due for incoming Kindergarten and 7th-graders. Please make sure you have that documentation from your physician and send it to nurse@hollandhall.org.

— A letter from your child's branch head, as well as PS teacher and MS advisor assignments will be available the first week in August. You will receive an email prompting you to check the Parent Portal.

College Application Boot Camp! (SENIORS ONLY)

College Application Boot Camp is scheduled for August 8-9! This event is optional, but the college counseling office is stressing the the importance of attending and getting ahead of the busy fall semester.

You choose either morning or afternoon sessions. You will need to attend ONE session EACH day (but not two sessions in one day. The cost is $20 each day and is billed to your family's account.

Monday, August 8 AND Tuesday, August 9

Choose morning: 9-11:30 a.m. OR
Choose afternoon: 1-3:30 p.m.

And yes, you're allowed to come to the morning session one day and the afternoon session the next, or vice versa.

There's no official sign-up, but we'd like to know you're coming, so please email Brent Casey bcasey@hollandhall.org. We'll meet in our upper school Lecture Center.

You will need your laptop — fully charged.

8 Hours of Yearbook is Monday

The annual workshop for all yearbook staff will be held Monday, Aug. 8 from noon to 8 p.m. at the upper school. Students enrolled in all levels of Journalism/Yearbook should have received an invitation. If your student did not or if you have a student interested in taking the class and joining staff, please contact Shirley Sokolosky by Sunday, Aug. 7.

Upper School Fall Play - Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility
By Kate Hamill, Based on the Novel by Jane Austen
October 6, 7 and 8

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and emotion driven Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold, invigorating and inventive theatricality. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

AUDITION INFORMATION:

Monday, Aug. 15
Back to School Acting and Theatre Workshop
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - WAC Newman Theatre Blackbox (For any Holland Hall Upper School student interested in auditioning this season, or those enrolled or interested in Upper School acting classes. This is NOT required).

Come spend a fun evening reconnecting with your fellow actors or get to know new friends!  We will play warm-up games, workshop scenes, and work on acting skills, all to get us back in performance mode. This is free for Upper School Holland Hall students.  

Please email Mrs. Long, llong@hollandhall.org, if you are to attend.

Tuesday, Aug. 16
Auditions
5 - 7 p.m. - WAC Newman Theatre Blackbox
Email Mrs. Long, llong@hollandhall.org, or sign up in the Google Doc that was sent to school email.

Save the date for the Bubble Bash!

Primary School families, get ready to play on Monday, August 15, at the Primary School. Students should wear swimwear, and arrive during your grade's scheduled time to meet classmates. The DutchZone will open a pop-up shop for you to purchase your spiritwear in the Primary School. Remember, you may wear Holland Hall Ts with non-athletic bottoms — like jeans and shorts — every Friday.

Bubble Bash 2022

WHERE: 1st Grade Playground, enter through the Primary School breezeway (the 1st-3rd grade drop off area)

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 15

9:00-9:45 a.m. — Early Pre-k
10:00-10:45 a.m. — Pre-k & Junior Kindergarten
11:00-11:45 a.m. — Kindergarten
12:00-12:45 p.m. — 1st grade
1:00-1:45 p.m. — 2nd grade
2:00-2:45 p.m. —3rd grade

School Picture Days

JostensPix makes the process easy for you by communicating through the emails you provided to the school. Only you will have access to your child's photos. There are no envelopes to return and your orders will be shipped directly to you. Please communicate with Jostens always using the same emails and follow the directions in the emails they send.

Upper School
Thursday, August 18
Seniors should also take a photo that date for internal school use. Senior portraits from Ervin will be printed in the yearbook.

Middle School
Thursday, September 8

Primary School
Monday, September 12

Retake day will be October 3.

Click here for more information.

If you have questions, please contact Shirley Sokolosky, ssokolosky@hollandhall.org.

Seniors, have you taken your portrait with Ervin Photography?

If not, please set up your appointment by the first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 17. Call Ervin Photography at (918) 209-5050, open Tuesday through Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday. A portrait of each senior will be printed in the 2023 Eight Acres yearbook. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Sokolosky.

Taking a senior yearbook photo with Ervin is a Holland Hall requirement.

Movie Nights - Primary and Middle School Events

Start back to school with a special night with friends to kick off the new school year! Bring your pillow and blanket and mark your spot on Hardesty Field for the best seat in the house to view a movie on the big screen. Enjoy pizza, ice cream and time with your friends — big screen, big field and big fun! Parents must be present for the duration of the event.

Middle School Movie Night - August 19 @ 6 p.m.

Primary School Movie Night - August 20 @ 5 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and sales close on Aug. 15. Purchase tickets to this fundraiser here.

Don't forget to buy books!

Parents of 4th-12th grade students can now use the Parent Portal, gotohh.org/parentportal, to see course lists.

Once you've checked which courses your child is enrolled in, you can order from any book retailer — making sure the ISBN numbers match the book list — or from MBS, the online store the school uses.

Tell us what you think

Families, you have one more chance to fill out our most recent survey. This is your chance to share how your experience at the school has been, and to let us know what has worked for your family and what you think could be improved. There is an opportunity to leave your name if you'd like to be part of a more in-depth survey later.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HH21survey

Car permits

HH families and students will need to register their cars for a new permit this year.

To register your car, go to https://hollandhall.org/parkingpermit. You will be asked for the make/model/color and license plate number of your car. Permits may be picked up at the front desk of the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center.

Become a Dutchbacker!

If you love Dutch athletics, think about supporting the athletic program by becoming a Dutchbacker. Membership/sponsorship support impacts all athletic programs in many ways, including the following:

  • Meals for teams when traveling
  • Highlight videos
  • Senior night activities
  • Celebrate Excellence (Hall of Fame/Athletic Awards Ceremony)
  • Team camps
  • Banners
  • Athletic media guide
  • Transportation
  • Gameday spirit giveaways
  • Tailgates/cookouts
  • Playoff/ State t-shirts for teams

Check out the opportunities at membership/sponsorships, and enjoy everything from sponsored ads on the school's video scoreboard to parking passes. Go Dutch!

Extended Day Programs

Many families require care for their children beyond the normal school hours. Holland Hall offers before- and after-school care for students, including drop-ins, allowing flexibility and convenience for our families. Our Extended Day Program is supported by the Procare app — found in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Before-school care begins as early as 7 a.m. and lasts until the students are dismissed to their classrooms for the start of the school day. After-school care begins at 2:45 p.m. for EPK, PreK, and JK students and at 3 p.m. for students in Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grades. We request parents email their child’s teacher and cc Debbie Almohandis if they know they will be attending after care regularly or need to drop-in for the day. Teachers need to know who is going home and who is staying. For questions concerning Extended Day programs, please contact Debbie Almohandis at dalmohandis@hollandhall.org.

New families, you will get a Procare email with your unique code closer to the start of school. Follow the steps to copy and paste the code to your Procare App. You will then receive your PIN code via another email that you will utilize for each check-in and check-out from your mobile device. Tap on the padlock icon on the top right corner of your phone, it will unlock the padlock and your PIN code will drop down.

When you get your email, make sure to open the app and update your child's birthday, any allergies, additional people who are authorized to pick up your child and payment information.

Extended day schedule

On the first three days of school — August 17-19 — the before-school and after-school care schedule will be a little different.

August 17 — Before-school care offered for PS and MS only; no after-school care

August 18 — Before-school care offered for PS and MS; after-school care available for MS only

August 19 — Before-school care offered for PS and MS; after-school care available for MS only

From the Student Billing Office...

Are your tuition and lunch accounts in good standing? Please review your accounts in the Parent Portal. Click on Billing to see your tuition account and Lunch to see your lunch account.

The Student Billing Office is open during the summer (Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Fri. 8 a.m. - Noon) so please email or call if you have any billing or payment questions!

Contact Info
Erin Henderson, Student Billing Coordinator
ehenderson@hollandhall.org
539-476-8165

Freshman Orientation dates set

Incoming Freshman will take part in a Holland Hall tradition Thursday, Sept. 15 through Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Two sessions of Freshman Orientation will take place during this time frame: Half of the class will camp and hike in the Wichita Mountains Thursday, September 15 through Saturday, September 17, and the other half of the class will participate in the same Freshman Orientation program from Sunday, September 18 through Tuesday, September 20.  

Freshman Orientation is an experiential learning program, so there will not be classes scheduled during the trips, so no classes will be missed. When your student is not on the trip, they will not be in school. 

If your child is enrolled in a fall sport, we will plan their Freshman Orientation group according to their athletic schedule. 

If you need to request a session for your child, please email Grace Weber at gweber@hollandhall.org by Friday, August 19. Please keep in mind that we need to limit these requests to major family conflicts, such as attending a wedding, funeral, etc.

Dates to remember

Find the school calendar on the website at hollandhall.org.

August 15: Bubble Bash for Primary School

August 16: Middle School and Upper School Grade 9 and New Student Drop-In

August 17: Opening of school

4th-6th grades dismiss at noon

7th-8th grades dismiss at 12:15 p.m.

Upper School dismisses at 11:30 a.m.

Primary School Open House from 9-10:30 (parents stay for this come-and-go event, uniforms not required). No aftercare provided.

August 18: Half-day for Primary School (EPK, PreK, JK dismiss at 11:45 a.m., K-3rd dismiss at noon). No aftercare provided.

August 19: Half-day for Primary School (EPK, PreK, JK dismiss at 11:45 a.m., K-3rd dismiss at noon). No aftercare provided.

August 26: Convocation ceremony for students (1st-12th grades)

Varsity football game vs. Lincoln Christian at Hardesty Field

September 15: Primary School Back to School Night

September 15-20: Freshman Orientation

World in a Box Day 2022

Visit Tulsa Central Library on Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for World in a Box Day 2022! This free, family-friendly event takes children on a virtual trip around the world as they explore cultures, stamp their passports, and enjoy live performances and hands-on activities!

Click here for more information.