Dutch Weekly July 22-29
DUTCH WEEKLY: JULY 22-JULY 29
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 email@example.com.
— 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.
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
It's time 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. Shipping from MBS is free on orders more than $99 through July 23.
Tell us what you think
Families, please take a few moments 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.
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. Permits may be picked up at Back-to-School Night or at the front desk of the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center beginning August 22.
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
- Athletic media guide
- Gameday spirit giveaways
- 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 — allowing for:
- Mobile app enrollment
- Hourly rates
- Online bill pay via credit card or ACH
- QR Code contactless check-in/check-out for security and record keeping
The Extended Day Program adheres to the same philosophy your child is accustomed to throughout the school day. Students follow a routine that incorporates self-selected activities, outside time, group activities, and study hall (when needed). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the first three days of school — August 17-19 — the 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
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 email@example.com. We'll meet in our upper school Lecture Center.
You will need your laptop — fully charged.
From the Student Billing Office...
2022-23 tuition invoices are now available for review in the Parent Portal. If you selected payment plan A or B, you have a payment due July 1. For payment plan C, the first payment is due July 15.
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!
Erin Henderson, Student Billing Coordinator
Don't miss the fun — there is still time to sign up for Summer Programs
Choose a morning or afternoon camp or stay all day. There's FUN for everyone!
Go to hollandhall.org/summer to register today.
Session 9 - 7/25 - 7/29
A.M. Camps - 9 a.m.-noon
7253A-02 - Bug's Life for Tikes! - Grades EPK-K - PS 3's Pod Full/Closed
7244-01 - Camp Read-A-LOT! - Grades 1-4 - PS First Grade - Full/Closed
7286B-08 - Culinary Creations - Grades K-5 - PS EDP - Full/Closed
7411A-01 - Summer Athletic Commitment A (SAC)
HS Football 9-12 - 6:30-8:00am
7411B-01 - Summer Athletic Commitment B (SAC) Full/Closed
HS Coed 9-12 - 7:45-9:15am
7411C-01 - Summer Athletic Commitment C (SAC)
MS Coed 6-8 - 9:00-10:30
7267C-03 - Summer Theatre Dramatics - Grades 2-4 - MS Black Box
7221-01 - Welcome to Kindergarten - K - PS K's Pod - Full/Closed
P.M. Camps - 12:30-3:30 p.m.
7270B-07 - Adventure Camp ~ Summer Fun - Grades PreK-4 - PS EDP - Full/Closed
7216-01 - Dinosaur Diggers - Grades 1-5 - PS First Grade
7268-02 - Hooray for Art! - Grades EPK-K - PS 3's Pod
7252-02 - Star Wars Mythology - Grades 5-8 - US Lecture Center
7267D-03 - Summer Theatre Dramatics - Grades 5-8 - MS Black Box
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 firstname.lastname@example.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