Welcome back to Holland Hall!
This page is intended to provide up-to-date information and helpful resources for our school community, especially during this 2020-21 school year, when things look a little different.
If you bookmark one page on the Holland Hall website for the 2020-21 school year, this should be it.
WHO TO CALL
Health: Nurse Linda Christensen — 918-879-4714. Nurse Christensen is the person to call if you have any questions about sending your child to school for health reasons. She is also responsible for COVID-19 contact tracing.
Absences: Parents are required to communicate absences and illnesses with the school, by calling their particular branch assistant:
Primary School: Elyse Curtis, 918-481-1111, ext. 4725
Middle School: Kelly Danner, 918-481-1111, ext. 4711
Upper School: Nancy O’Neil, 918-879-4735
DAILY COVID-19 NUMBERS
Holland Hall is committed to transparency and will update this spreadsheet daily with any positive cases on campus. The numbers — if there are any — will be reported by branch based on the most common locale of the student or employee (Upper School/WAC; Middle School/Tandy; Primary School). Nurse Linda Christensen is responsible for contact tracing this year and will inform anyone with direct exposure personally.
Numbers reflect the current number of people absent each day due to positive cases.
September 21, 2020 9:30 a.m.
|Primary School||3||One EPK class in quarantine
Click here to view past daily COVID numbers.
During the 2020-21 school year, Holland Hall is asking families to complete a daily health screening survey before coming to campus.
Parents, please take your child(ren)’s temperature, review the symptoms listed, and answer the questions at the Student Survey link below. Visitors should take their temperatures and fill out the Visitor survey.
HOLLAND HALL’S COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY HEALTH
Take some time as a family, maybe at the kitchen table, to discuss some of the essential principles at the link below. They offer a way for us to count on one another now that school has started. We are calling them Holland Hall’s Commitment to Community Health.
Click here to read the Commitment to Community Health.
Visitors and employees: All Holland Hall visitors must wear a mask inside any campus building, and outside when social distancing isn’t possible.
Students: Students in Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade will be required to wear a mask while on campus. The only exceptions are when socially distanced during P.E., athletics and outside. All students should be prepared to have masks during those times.
EPK and PK students must have a mask at school and will be encouraged to wear them.
ALL students — including those in EPK and PK — must be wearing a mask before exiting their cars.
Mask requirements: Masks must be at least two layers. Gaiters are acceptable if they are made with at least two layers of cloth.
KN95s and disposable surgical masks are acceptable if used properly and changed daily. N95s or masks with valves are not permitted.
Consequences for not wearing a mask on campus: If a student is not wearing a mask or not wearing a mask correctly, that student will be reminded once. Any further reminders will result in the student having a conversation with the Dean or Branch Head. Parents will be called and consequences will be given as appropriate.
NEW DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP LOCATIONS
Because students need to enter each building through a thermal imaging scanner (fever cam), some of the traffic patterns on campus have changed.
REGISTERING FOR THE AT HOME MODEL
The At Home Learning model is for students required to attend from home or for families who want a virtual school option.
Families should expect to commit to this model in two-week increments.
For EPK-5th grades, please let Primary School Head Vanessa Jones, email@example.com, or Middle School Head Jennifer White, firstname.lastname@example.org, know by August 24 that you would like to start at home.
For 6th-12th grades, please let Middle School Head Jennifer White, email@example.com, or Upper School Head Frances Fondren-Bales, firstname.lastname@example.org, know by August 31 that you would like to start at home.
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 driver’s side windshield.
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. Stickers must be displayed no later than the day after Labor Day.
Upper School Dress Code
This change to the dress code will be for one year only:
- Students may wear khaki or navy blue shorts (no more than 3 inches above the knee). It is OK if these are “golf shorts” made of a wicking material. In addition, they may wear a short sleeved, collared shirt in solid white or any solid pastel color (golf shirts).
- With these additions, we are trying to maintain the colors of our uniform, while providing better options for hot days.
Note: There are no changes to the Primary and Middle School uniforms, other than the new gray shirt option already announced in the Middle School.
To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus and flu, follow these important tips:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.
- Get vaccinated every year.