January 23 – 29 (All School)
Posted on: Jan 22, 2021
In this issue of Dutch Weekly, you will find information on:
- Athletics — Basketball live stream
- All-School news — State of the School Address, Yearbook Deadlines Approaching
- Upper School News
- Middle School News
- Primary School News
- Campus health
Home varsity basketball livestream
You can watch all home varsity basketball games online, go to the livestream at go.hollandhall.org/hhbroadcast.
Tuesday, January 19
Holland Hall vs. Regent
Varsity Girls – 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Boys – 7:30 p.m.
ALL SCHOOL INFO
State of the School Address
Head of School JP Culley will update the community on the current school year, as well as future plans.
Joining him will be Board of Trustees Chair J.W. Craft and Parents Association President and Trustee Beth Goddard.
When: 6:30 p.m. January 27
Where: Virtual, link to follow in an email
Important Yearbook Deadlines Approaching
Last chance for personalized yearbooks coming Jan. 31.
Starting Feb. 1, non-personalized books will be on sale through Feb. 28.
Place your orders on jostens.com for a once-in-a-lifetime yearbook. The student staff is working hard to capture the year as a lasting history book for your students and family.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Video of the Upper School Parents Association Meeting
Click here to view the video recording from the Upper School Parents Association Meeting on January 21.
ACT District Test – March 2
Holland Hall College Counseling will give the ACT Test to current juniors on Tuesday, March 2. All juniors are invited to take the test. We will handle registration and also survey students soon for those who need to opt out of taking this district test. If your student chooses to take the test, your family’s account will be billed later in the spring. The approximate cost is $45.
Contact Brent Casey in College Counseling with any questions at email@example.com.
Summer Program Suggestions
For more information about any of these programs, please contact Ms. Ashlee Lowry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Minutes of the Middle School Parents Association Meeting
Click here to view the minutes from the Middle School Parents Association Meeting on January 12.
PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWS
Come join our Bite Size Broadway
After school Enrichment Workshop for six weeks starting January 20! This musical workshop will focus on the basics of acting, dance, singing, and stage production. Bring your high energy and let’s get together for some FUN! ACT-DANCE-SING!
When: Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m. ~ 1/20 – 2/24
Where: Primary School – (former music room)
Instructors: Ayngel McNall & John Russell
Class size: 16
Cost per student: $110/6 weeks
Email to register today: email@example.com
If you have health questions
Although the nursing staff is glad to answer your COVID-related questions, your doctor should always be your first call. And the staff has put together this Q-and-A for more guidance.
Q. What qualifies as direct exposure/close contact?
A. “You are a close contact if you are within six feet of an infected person (a diagnosed COVID case) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes within a 24-hour period, starting from two days before illness onset or two days prior to a positive COVID test.” — Oklahoma State Department of Health
Direct exposure is not …
… being around someone who has had direct exposure to a known positive COVID case. (That is a secondary exposure and no action is required)
… being around someone who is ill unless and until they receive a positive COVID test. (They might have the flu or a different illness as opposed to COVID)
If you have had direct exposure to a known positive COVID case:
First — Call your primary care physician for guidance.
If your primary care physician is unavailable, please follow these guidelines.
- Immediately separate yourself from the known positive COVID individual.
- If they are a member of your household, they must be isolated in a separate bedroom and use a separate bathroom from the rest of the household. You should not have any contact with the individual for 10 days.
- Remain separated from the known COVID individual and obtain a COVID test five days (or more) after your last contact with the individual.
- If your test result is negative, you may resume your normal activities, however, you must remain separated from the COVID positive individual for 10 days after their diagnosis.
- If your test result is positive, you will need to quarantine for 10 days from the date of your positive test or the development of COVID symptoms.
- If you are unable to separate from the COVID positive individual in your household, you must quarantine for 15 days and then obtain a COVID test.
Travel and Spring Break
“If you plan to travel internationally, get tested before you travel by air into the United States, or be prepared to show proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel.
On January 12, 2021, CDC issued an order requiring all air passengers arriving to the U.S. from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. This order will go into effect on January 26, 2021.”
Here is the link to the CDC travel order:
“CDC officials announced new guidance for testing before and after traveling: Someone planning a trip should get a test one to three days in advance and then be tested again three to five days after returning. The agency reiterated its recommendation against travel this holiday season amid a massive spike in coronavirus infections nationwide that is filling hospitals with COVID-19 patients.”
Here is the link to the CDC travel recommendations:
Here is the link to the Washington Post article referenced above:
Transparency and COVID-19
Holland Hall is committed to transparency. This spreadsheet on the school’s website is updated daily with any positive cases on campus. The numbers — if there are any — are reported by branch (Upper School/WAC; Middle School/Tandy; Primary School). Nurse Linda Christensen is responsible for contact tracing this year and informs anyone with direct exposure personally.