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September 12 – 18 (All School)

Posted on: Sep 11, 2020

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

  1. Parent Meetings — including Back to School Night
  2. Campus health
  3. Athletics — Watch the Holland Hall-Casady Football game and information on football tickets vs. Metro
  4. All-School Info — including Picture Day and new Extended Day information
  5. Upper School News 
  6. Primary School News

 

PARENT MEETINGS

Back to School Night

Back to School Night is set for September 17, and will be virtual this year. Watch your emails for more information soon!

 

Upper School Parents’ Association Meeting

The Upper School Parents’ Association Meeting is noon Thursday, September. 17, and will be a Google Meet.

Presenters will be Upper School Head Frances Fondren-Bales and Director of School Counseling Ryan Myers.

Ryan will talk to parents about situations dealing with Covid, and he will be referencing the following two articles.

To join the meeting:

  1. You will need a Google Account, which is also the same as a Gmail, YouTube, or Google Play account. If you don’t have one, and wish to make one, click here.
  2. Join the Google Meet here at noon Thursday: meet.google.com/chj-iaps-eiv
  3. If you want to call in to the meeting instead, call 1-929-324-2475. The PIN is 358316851#
  4. This Google Meet will be recorded and distributed after the session. 

 

Primary School Parents’ Association Meeting

The next Primary School PA meeting has been moved to October 7.

 

Middle School Parents’ Association Meeting Recording

Thank you to all who joined our first Middle School Parents’ Association meeting on September 8. The recording of that meeting can be found by clicking here.

 


CAMPUS HEALTH

Transparency and COVID-19

Holland Hall is committed to transparency and will update a spreadsheet on the school’s website daily with any positive cases on campus. The numbers — if there are any — will be reported by branch (Upper School/WAC; Middle School/Tandy; Primary School). Nurse Linda Christensen is responsible for contact tracing this year and will inform anyone with indirect and direct exposure personally.

Daily Health Forms

Parents, please get into the habit of completing the daily health form for your children before arriving on campus. You’ll need to fill it out for each child after you take his or her temperature in the morning.

 


ATHLETICS

Holland Hall at Casady Football Livestream

You can catch TONIGHT’s Holland Hall at Casady football game on the live stream by clicking on the link below:

go.hollandhall.org/stream

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

GO DUTCH!

 

Important information regarding the varsity football game vs. Metro Christian

Our first home football game will be Friday, September 18 vs. Metro Christian. Tickets will be pre-sold by both Holland Hall and Metro Christian. Dutchbacker members will be able to enter with their athletic pass up to four people. All Holland Hall students will be admitted free with their student ID. All others will have to purchase a ticket for $5 from the Holland Hall athletic department on Wednesday, September 16 and Friday, September 18, 8-9 a.m. in front of the Tandy. Any remaining tickets will be available at the admission gate on Friday night, but not guaranteed!

 

HH Football vs. Cascia Hall Highlight Video

Click here to watch the highlight video from last weeks Holland Hall vs. Cascia Hall football game.

 

Middle School Basketball Tryouts

7th Boys
Oct. 6 & 7 – 2:30-3:45 p.m. in MS gym

7th Girls
Oct. 8 & 9 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. in MS gym

8th Boys
Oct. 13 & 14 – 2:30-3:45 p.m. in MS gym

8th Girls
Oct. 15 & 16 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. in MS gym

Students must attend both tryout dates, unless receiving prior approval.

 


ALL-SCHOOL INFO

Picture Day is Monday

All branches will take school pictures on Monday, and Upper School students will have a second opportunity on Tuesday if their Monday schedule does not allow them to make it to the camera.

The photos will be appear in the yearbook for preschoolers through juniors, for IDs where needed and for your purchase.

All orders will be online using the special code: FE55250. The ordering site is shop.jostenspix.com and you can click here about the process. Your orders will be delivered to the shipping address you specify.

At-home learners are welcome to get their school pictures as follows:

  • Primary School: Oct. 12
  • Middle School: Oct. 12
  • Upper School: Sept 14 and 15, Oct. 12, Retake Day

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

NEW: Extended Day

If your family intends to utilize Before- or After-School Care, please communicate that in an email to your child’s teacher and cc Debbie Almohandis, dalmohandis@hollandhall.org, with your detailed needs. If it’s a regular occurrence, please let them know which days you’ll be using it. If you need drop-in services, please communicate that to your child’s teacher and cc Debbie Almohandis by email the day you need it.

This procedure allows us to have a record from you, so teachers know when to drop your child off to the Extended Day staff.

PRIMARY SCHOOL EPK PARENTS: If you want to use the Before-Care services, the normal EPK curbside drop-off time is 7:50-8:10 a.m. This is when an Extended Day Program (EDP) staff member will come to your car, take your child’s temperature from the passenger window, and walk him or her in. If you arrive after 8:10, there is a new procedure between 8:10 and 8:40 a.m. Please park in the EDP circle drive on the far east side of the building and walk your child to the door. Ring the buzzer and an EDP staff member will come to the door to take your child’s temperature. Please remain with your child at the door until he or she is approved to enter. We believe this will help streamline drop-off in the mornings and we appreciate your help!

Ordering Box Lunches

Don’t forget that Flik is serving box lunches to students on campus this year.

Starting next Friday you will be able to order hot items, including pizza.

Also, starting next week you will be able to order 3 serving days out.

Register by downloading the Flik IS Dining app or go online to at hollandhall.flikisdining.com.

The deadline to order is Tuesday for next week’s lunches.

Detailed instructions on setting up your account can be found here. 

 


UPPER SCHOOL NEWS

Reminder

We are asking that food not be delivered to US students this year. Students should either bring their lunch or order it through Flik. If a student forgets a lunch, the Deans and the Head of Upper School have some heavy snacks to tide them over. If parents need to drop off non-perishable items that a student needs, we will have a large tub in front of the US building starting Wednesday, September 9. Please place items in the tub with your child’s name clearly marked on them and then text or email your child to let him/her know to pick the item up out of the tub. Thanks!


 

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWS

PS TO MS Student Transfer

Many families with students in the Primary and Middle schools have used our “bus and shuttle” service, which, by the way, has nothing to do with either a bus or a shuttle.

This year, instead of walking Primary School students to the Middle School for a one-stop pickup for families, the Primary School will keep younger siblings in the Primary School. So parents should pick up their Middle School students first, then come to the Primary School, where students will be waiting at the 2nd grade porch. This should relieve some of the traffic congestion we’ve seen on campus.

If you have students in both branches, please let Vanessa Jones, vjones@hollandhall.org, know that the Primary School should keep your child for the later pickup.

 

Reminders

  • Please continue to have your children put on their masks before the exit the vehicle in the morning. Please put a backup mask in your child’s backpack.
  • Remember to send a water bottle and lunch with your child. We are not accepting lunch drop-offs.
  • Monday is Picture Day. There are no forms this year; please order online. Pictures will be delivered directly to your home.
  • Please remember the inside lane is for 3rd Grade ONLY. Drop-off for 3rd Grade at the penguin begins at 7:50. It was previously stated as 7:40.

 

PLEASE READ: PS Traffic Update

Please remember that the inside far-right lane of the Primary School drive is for third-grade families doing pick-up and drop-off at the Penguin.

Drop-off:

3rd grade (7:40-8:10 a.m.): Families, please use the right lane (green diamond) and students will be dropped off at the Penguin. Security will be at the Penguin crosswalk to direct traffic.

K-2nd grade (7:50-8:10 a.m.): Use the middle lane and turn right into the loop when directed

Afternoon Pickup:

3rd Grade (3 p.m.): Pick up at Penguin inside far right lane.

1st/2nd Grade (3 p.m.) Middle lane (red square)

    • 1st Grade parents enter into middle lane until crosswalk by the penguin. Then turn right into the PS loop then stay in right lane and pick up students on 2nd Grade Porch
    • 2nd Grade parents enter into middle lane until crosswalk by the penguin. Then turn right into left lane of the PS loop and proceed until right before flagpole crosswalk where a teacher will merge you into the right lane for pickup.

DO NOT BLOCK BOTH LANES

Kindergarten. (3 p.m.): Parents enter into outside left lane (blue circle) and proceed to Vanessa Jones, who will be directing cars into EPK loop 

See the new maps here.

 

PS Masks

Everyone should bring two (2) masks to school each day. Students need a backup mask in the event of a mask breaking, becoming wet, or being unusable. Please make sure your child’s mask fits correctly and is sized for his or her face. Please have your child wearing their masks before they exit the the vehicle in the morning.

 

Forget Something? Don’t Panic

Academic buildings are closed to visitors for the 2020-21 school year. If your child forgets homework, books, lunches or anything else, there are bins in front of each branch. Please label your item with your child’s name.

In the Primary and Middle schools, the box will be checked mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

 


MISC

Changes to the Student Directory and HH App

You may have noticed a change to the directory on the Holland Hall app. A technology issue meant the directory wasn’t up-to-date. You’ll now find a link to your Parent Portal when you click “directory” on the app. Use your PCR Parent Portal login at the prompt, and follow links to the portal. Or log in from a computer or smartphone browser by going to go.hollandhall.org/parentportal.

 

Late Start Wednesday

Every Wednesday, the Primary and Middle Schools have a 9 a.m. late start. Upper School Morning Meeting starts at 8:45 a.m.

  • In the Primary School, students may arrive at 7:50 a.m., if needed, and go to their classrooms. PreK and EPK students should be dropped off at Before-School Care, as always.
  • In the Middle School, the building opens at 8:45 a.m. Before-School Care remains available at 7 a.m. in the Tandy for students who arrive early. Holland Hall will provide complimentary Before School Care from 7:45-8:45 a.m.  At drop-off each morning, all students will walk through our Thermal Imaging Scanners.
  • In the Upper School, students may arrive early, as in years past.  They are asked to sit in a socially distanced manner in the Commons until 8:30 a.m.

C&J Uniforms

C&J Uniforms has the white Primary School uniform shirts back in stock. The Middle School Gray polo is NOT in stock.

Please call C&J at 918-610-7470 for specific sizes and style questions.

2020 Yearbooks

2020 yearbooks will be distributed next week to those who did not pick up their orders in the spring. For grades 9 through 12, supplements will be distributed during advisory groups. Please insert your supplement into the yearbook by removing the sticky strip and pressing firmly inside the back cover of the book. A limited number of 2020 yearbooks will be for sale in the Dutch Zone soon. If you have questions about a 2020 order, please email Shirley Sokolosky, ssokolosky@hollandhall.org.

2021 books go on sale Oct. 1, 2020. Order information will be provided in late September.

Registering Your Car with Security

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is of the utmost priority at Holland Hall. Beginning this year, we will require Vehicle ID stickers for all HH families.  These stickers must be visible on the front lower drivers side windshield. At this time every HH family will be issued two stickers. If additional stickers are needed for an extended family member or caretaker that frequents the campus during school hours, please contact Campus Safety for more information at 918-879-4717. All vehicles not displaying the ID sticker during school hours — excluding drop-off or pick-up — will be stopped by Campus Safety. Student drivers and faculty members will also be required to have a sticker.

Vehicle ID Stickers can be obtained from the receptionist in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center lobby or from any Campus Safety Officer.