March 27 – April 2 (All School)

Posted on: Mar 26, 2021

In this issue of Dutch Weekly, you will find information on:

  1. All-School News  – Online Auction
  2. Upper School News
  3. Middle School News
  4. Primary School News
  5. Campus health



Upper School Play — ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Because of weather on Friday, March 12, we had to postpone our final performance of “Alice in Wonderland.” We have rescheduled that final show and it is set for Saturday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Upper School Amphitheater! We are so excited to finish this show for you and it is free and for all ages! We will begin seating at 5 p.m.


Holland Haul Online Auction

The online auction is gearing up and will go live on April 8!


New Dutch Gear!

The Dutch Zone is full of new sweatshirts, t-shirts, zip-up hoodies, and more! There is something for everyone.

We are open Fridays from 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.


Important dates

April 2: Good Friday (no classes)
April 23: Virtual day for 4th-12th grades: half-day in-person for Primary School
April 26: Virtual day for 4th-12th grades; normal day in Primary School
May 14: Last day for Early PreK – 5th grade
May 14: Last day for seniors
May 21: Last day for grades 6th – 11th grades
June 1: First day for Summer Programs. (Online registration opens April 1.)


Summer Programs registration opens

Primary School students and 4-6 grade students received their Summer Programs brochures before spring break. Select your camps and get ready for online registration to open April 1.

Go to hollandhall.org/summer and find 160 camp session options with full course discriptions.


Freshman Fun Lunches

This year has created challenging circumstances for everyone, but we want to recognize that the transition to High School for 9th-graders has been especially challenging. Now that Covid numbers are getting lower, we are going to start providing some opportunities for the entire 9th grade class to gather for lunch, outdoors and socially distanced.

Our first Freshman Fun Lunch will be Tuesday, March 30. We will provide Chik-Fil-A sandwiches, chips and drinks. So, those who want to eat what we are providing do not need to bring a lunch or order a Flik lunch that day. Students will not miss class for these lunches. Rather, we will simply ask any teacher with a 9th grade student in class to give their group lunch at 12 p.m. so that all 9th-graders are free to gather at the same time for a 30-minute fun lunch!


Senior Parent Picnic

The kick-off to the commencement season will begin on April 21 at 6 p.m. with the Senior Parent Picnic. Watch your mailbox for your invitation to arrive soon.

Click here to RSVP by March 31.

If you have any questions please email mrogers@hollandhall.org.


Dutch Weekend

The Events Committee of Student Council has set the date for Dutch Weekend. As a reminder, Dutch Weekend will only be for seniors and their dates, and it will take place on Saturday, May 22, on campus.

The time will be announced closer to the date! We are excited to have this special dance for the senior class, and we hope they will attend. Because Dutch Weekend is a weekend of events, we plan to have some special activities for the 9th-11th grades the day before (May 21), on their last day of classes.



Sakawa Wanata 

This year, parents are invited to attend this annual event and we ask that they remain in the bleachers with masks. Students are asked to wear any blue or red shirt that they already have.

  • 6th Grade — April 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 4th Grade —  April 21, 1-3:10 p.m.
  • 5th Grade — April 21, 9:15-11:30 a.m.

8th Grade visits US

Eighth-grade students will visit the Upper School with their advisories on either April 8 or April 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. While in the US, they will have a tour with US student ambassadors, they will have informational sessions with a group of US students and another with a group of faculty, and they will eat lunch in the US Amphitheater. We ask that all students bring a sack lunch from home on their visit day.

3rd Grade visits MS

Third-grade students will visit the Middle School on Monday, May 3, from 11:00-12:30. Each student will partner with a 4th grade student for playground time and outdoor lunch. Students will also have a tour of the middle school with Mrs. White and a visit to the MS Library. We ask that all 3rd and 4th grade students bring a sack lunch from home.

MS Day of Service

The challenges that the 20-21 school year have presented require the Middle School service day to be a unique one! On April 1, students will be helping the community around them from their own classrooms. We will be planning COVID-friendly activities so that everyone is able to participate in a safe and enjoyable service day.

Students will be participating in activities such as making crafts, writing cards, organizing cans, researching charities, and so much more to not only help the Holland Hall community, but all of the community around us.


Middle School Parent Coffee

Join us for the Middle School parents community coffee, please keep social distancing guidelines in place while enjoying a hot cup of coffee!

When: April 9
Time: 8-9 a.m.
Where: Chapman Green


8th Grade Dinner/Dance

Our postponed 8th grade Dinner/Dance is now scheduled for Saturday, April 17. “Under the Stars” will be a Zoom Formal (meaning dressy on top, comfy on bottom) and dinner will be hosted by 8th grade families on the HH campus in tents. Following dinner, students will watch a movie on the Chapman Green. Photos will begin at 6 p.m. and the pick up time that evening is 9 p.m.


Last day of school info

4th-5th Grade
The last day of school for 4th and 5th grades is Friday, May 14. Students in 4th and 5th grades will be dismissed that day at 10:30 a.m.

6th-8th Grade
The last day of school for 6th-8th grade students is Friday, May 21. Though we are not having final exams, we will still have our shorter days during which faculty and grade level teams will plan for year end activities that culminate our year. On Wednesday, May 19 – Friday, May 21, school will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.

8th Grade Celebration
On Friday, May 21, we will celebrate our 8th graders. At 11:30 a.m., all 8th grade students will be treated to a lunch on campus with faculty. They will be ready to be picked up at 12:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., families are invited to campus for a Parade Celebration. Come with your cars decorated and be ready for a lively and fun parade with faculty, music, and plenty of photo opportunities. Following the parade, students will remain on campus for a fun celebration on the Chapman Green and in The Tandy Dining Hall. Parents will need to pick their children up by 9 p.m. at the Tandy. Students will be gifted a Promotion T-Shirt to wear for the parade/photos/celebration along with any casual bottoms.



3rd Grade visits MS

Third-grade students will visit the Middle School on Monday, May 3, from 11:00-12:30. Each student will partner with a 4th grade student for playground time and outdoor lunch. Students will also have a tour of the middle school with Mrs. White and a visit to the MS Library. We ask that all 3rd and 4th grade students bring a sack lunch from home.

Open House for 3rd grade parents — Welcome to the MS 

Third-grade parents are invited to come see the Middle School and meet the 4th grade teachers on Tuesday, May 4. This will be an Open House style event for parents only. Lopez homeroom parents are invited to visit from 5:30-6 p.m., Jackson homeroom parents are invited to visit from 6-6:30 p.m., and Cardiel homeroom parents are invited to visit from 6:30-7 p.m.

Popsicle Social for Primary School

Community fun coming in April! Each grade will be invited to stay after school for a playdate with their class. Frios Gourmet Pops will be provided by Holland Hall. Come connect with Primary School families in your grade. Look for an email from your grade coordinator with details.


Primary School Half Day

The Primary School is scheduled to have a half day of school on Friday, April 23. We will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. If you are in need of afternoon childcare, please email your child’s name and grade to vjones@hollandhall.org so we can plan for staffing. Please also indicate if your child will stay for EDP.


After school enrichment classes

Come join “Ms. Ariel’s Art Studio”
Join an after school Enrichment Workshop for six weeks starting March 30! This is an interactive class to explore the elements of art and strengthen drawing skills using various media. Your young artists will create a new drawing each week ranging from real and imaginary landscapes, animals, plants, fantasy creatures and everyday still life. Students will strengthen their color theory through the use of markers, color pencils and pastels while exploring art history and learning more about artists and their works.

When: Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m. March 30 – May 4
Where: Primary School (former music room)
Grade: PK4-3rd
Instructor: Ariel Myer
Class Size: 16
Cost per student: $110/6 weeks
Email to register today: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

Come join our Bite Size Broadway

After school Enrichment Workshop for six weeks starting March 24! 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. March 24 – April 28
Where: Primary School (former music room)
Grade: PK4-3rd
Instructors: Ayngel McNall & John Russell
Class size: 16
Cost per student: $95/5 weeks; $75/4 weeks
Email to register today: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org



Home COVID testing

From our nurses:
We accept PCR and antigen (rapid) tests that have been collected at a health-care facility.  At this time we do not accept any at home COVID tests, but will revisit our policy as research indicates.

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.


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.