Flint Hill School
Upper School, Middle School
April 13 2021
COPYRIGHT REBECCA DROBIS

Middle School Newsletter - OCTOBER 13, 2021

Message From Division Director

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful long weekend and is coming to grips with the fact that it’s already mid-October! We are looking forward to our first Homecoming in two years next weekend. Please see below for reminders and new details about Spirit Week dress.

As we continue to work through logistics for athletics, I wanted to clarify our policies and procedures for game days, particularly around safe dismissal. Please review the information below and contact Adam Rice, Michelle Keatley or me if you have any questions.

Food — it is part of the culture of youth sports for coaches or families to provide food or refreshments to players after games. However, due largely to allergy concerns, we cannot provide students with food without parental permission. Though it seems counterintuitive, please do not send or bring food to share at games. If the coach would like to provide food for a special occasion (e.g. end of season party), they will send out an email to all families with detailed information/ingredients, and you may opt in for your child to participate.

Dismissal from Home Games — as previously noted, students will not be ready for afternoon carpool or the 4 p.m. bus on game days. Students may:

  • Be picked up directly from the field/court — they will need to bring all of their belongings to the field/court and communicate with the coach that they are leaving with you.
  • Be picked up in the carpool line — teams will return to the building to gather belongings and wait outside of the main entrance together. You can pull your car around as you do for regular afternoon pickup.
  • Be picked up from AfterCare by 6 p.m. — students who are not picked up from the carpool line within the first 15 minutes after returning from the game will go to AfterCare in the Commons. Parents must park and pick up their child using Door 10 (by the playground).
  • Ride the 6 p.m. bus — if they normally ride the afternoon bus; please see available routes here.
  • Please note that students may not wait in the Upper School building with siblings.

Dismissal from Away Games — games will generally finish by 4 p.m., and teams will return to school between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Students may:

  • Be picked up directly from the game — they will need to bring all of their belongings to the game and communicate with the coach that they are leaving with you. If your child will be leaving with another parent, that parent will need to communicate with the coach in advance of the game.
  • Be picked up in the carpool line — teams will travel back to school to gather belongings and wait outside of the main entrance together. You can park or pull your car around as you do for regular afternoon pickup.
  • Be picked up from AfterCare by 6 p.m. — students who are not picked up from the carpool line within the first 15 minutes after returning from the game will go to AfterCare in the Commons. Parents must park and pick up their child using Door 10 (by the playground).
  • Ride the 6 p.m. bus — if they normally ride the afternoon bus; please see available routes here.

Please note that students may not wait in the Upper School building with siblings.

 

Brian Lamont
Director of the Middle School

THE LATEST

Homecoming Spirit Days

Students may show their spirit next week in the days leading up to Homecoming by dressing up according to themes! As always, clothing should not impede students’ ability to participate in normal school activities or contain inappropriate language or images. Students who choose not to participate in the theme of the day should be in regular school dress.

Monday — Husky Pride: Regular school dress.

Tuesday — Decades Day: Wear clothing from the decade of your choice (e.g. 80s).

Wednesday — Movie/Book/TV Character Day:
Dress as your favorite character.

Thursday — Blue/Green Day: Students were divided into a Blue Team and a Green Team at the start of school. They should go all out with their team color.

Friday — Holidays (matching the Upper School theme):
Dress according to your favorite holiday.

Refer-a-Husky Today

Nearly every family who enrolls at Flint Hill was either referred by or talked with a current family during the admission process. Your perspective is critically important. You are in the best position to identify potential Huskies who are a great fit for our school.

Refer a Husky and the Admission team will reach out to invite them to learn more about Flint Hill.

Early Admission Process for Siblings — Application Due November 1

As a reminder, we are offering members of our Husky family an early start to the admission process for siblings who do not currently attend Flint Hill and are interested in applying for the 2022-23 school year.

If you have a child who is not currently enrolled at Flint Hill and you are interested in the application process for the 2022-23 school year, please complete the admission process by the November 1 deadline. Applications completed by November 1 will receive an admission notification at the end of January. For more information, please schedule a 15-minute admission consultation with Jennifer Webb, director of enrollment management and financial aid or Dawn Hopke, associate director of admission.

Class of 2026 Parent Upper School Preview

Thursday, October 28, 6:30-8 p.m.

Parents of students in the Class of 2026 are invited to this on-campus event where you will have the unique and rich opportunity to experience class demonstrations from faculty members across all disciplines. You will also hear about our Upper School program and the transition from middle school to upper school life, from administrators, current students and current parents. Please register here by October 22 and select the sessions you are most interested in joining.

Upcoming Events

To help protect the integrity and privacy of virtual events, we have placed all the links to Google Meet virtual events in Husky Hub via the All-School Calendar. 

Middle School Athletics Team Picture Day
Friday, October 15
Students should bring their game uniforms for pictures.

Grade 7 Parent Social
Sunday, October 17, 5-7 p.m.

Homecoming 2021
Friday and Saturday, October 22-23

End of First Quarter
Monday, October 25

Grades JK-12 Two-Hour Delayed Opening
Thursday, October 28

Class of 2026 Parent Upper School Preview
Thursday, October 28, 6:30-8 p.m.

Health Services

Stay Up To Date: Review This Year’s COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures

COVID Tile

The COVID-19 Health Information tile on the Resource Board has this year’s protocols and procedures.

Flint Hill strongly encourages everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated. 

The COVID-19 Case Dashboard has been updated.

Parents' Association

What Is Homecoming All About?

Homecoming is all about the people! Volunteering makes so many memories. Here are a few of my favorites! Read more.

School Store

School Store Open During Homecoming!

Mark your calendars, Homecoming will feature a pop-up School Store in the Peterson Middle School Commons. We’ll be open Friday, October 22, 4-6:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. until the end of the football game’s second quarter. All shoppers and volunteers are required to wear a mask. Purchases may be made with cash and credit cards.

Website Closure

To prepare for the School Store pop-up at Homecoming, the store website will close on Tuesday, October 19, and will reopen on Wednesday, October 27.

Restocking and New Inventory 

Please continue to check the New Stock and Restock Alert tabs on the website. Check out our Last Chance Spiritwear. All items have limited quantities and most have been discounted. Not sure what size to purchase? Purchase the size your student currently wears. If these items do not work for your student, please contact Adrienne Robinson to start the return/exchange process.

How do I make an exchange or return?

Please email Adrienne Robinson within 30 days of your original purchase. Include your order number, the item(s) that didn’t work, and if you would like to return your items or exchange them. Exchanges may be made for the same item in a different size or for an item of equal value. We are happy to issue a refund for items that did not work for you.