Upper School Notes – April 18, 2018
Greetings Upper School Parents,
The sun came out today, and it was beautiful. I am truly looking forward to (consistent) spring-like conditions.
As noted in John Thomas’ letter yesterday, on Friday, April 20, some Middle and Upper School students will participate in a nationwide walkout to peacefully protest gun violence in our schools. This date coincides with the anniversary of the Columbine shooting. This student-led march is structured and safe. It is also optional and voluntary. As an institution, we are supporting all of our students regardless of where they stand on this issue.
I am also aware of other local demonstrations. If a student chooses to participate in a demonstration outside of the event organized by members of the Flint Hill community, we are requiring advanced notification from a parent or guardian. The student must also officially sign-out for the day. This is a very important part of the process.
The Arts Jam at GMU is next Wednesday, April 25. Please join me and so many members of our community at this special event.
I will look forward to seeing all of you at Springfest this weekend.
Quote of the Week
“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
- Mohandes K. Gandhi
(from the archives courtesy of Matt Philipp and Barbara Benoit)
Stressed-out teens: Schools take new approaches to avert tragedy
Parents of Rising Ninth-Twelfth-Graders — Health Notice
As you begin planning your children’s medical appointments for this summer, please be reminded of Flint Hill’s policy requiring all students in Grades 7 through 12 to submit a new physical examination each school year. The physical exam for the 2018-2019 school year should be completed between May 1 and August 1. The Physical Exam Form for Academics, Athletics and Activities will become available to download and print from the Student Health Forms page of Husky Hub on May 1. August 1 is the deadline for all required school health forms to be entered into the Magnus Health System. Your child will not be able to start preseason athletics, orientation, field studies, classes or co-curricular activities until all required forms are completed in the Magnus Health System by a parent and approved by the Director of Health Services or the Upper School Nurse.
Reminder about Medications
Lower, Middle and Upper School students may carry pharmacy-labeled, prescribed emergency medication, which include Epinephrine/Benadryl (for life-threatening allergies), rescue inhalers and diabetic supplies, on campus and for school-related activities (e.g sports), only after completion of the appropriate school form, signed by their physician and parent(s)/guardian. This form must be on file in the Nurse’s Office. These approved medicines will be for use of only the student to whom it is prescribed.
Questions about your student’s health and medications should be directed to the Director of Health Services and Lower School and Middle School Nurse Theresa Ferlotti or Upper School Nurse Uchenna Onyeuka.
Any student found with medication on his/her person or in his/her possession will be subject to disciplinary action.
Director of the Upper School
Upper School Springfest Dance
Friday, April 19, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21
Upper School Division Coffee
Wednesday, April 25, 8:15 a.m.
Arts Jam Concert
Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m., George Mason University Concert Hall
Grades JK-12 Two-Hour Delay
Thursday, April 26
April 30-May 4
Grades JK-12 Health Forms Available Online
Tuesday, May 1
Preparing for the 2018-2019 School Year Tile Opens in Husky Hub
Tuesday, May 1
Friday, May 4
AP Exam Period