Lower School Newsletter - October 7, 2020
NEW AND UPDATED INFORMATION
Contact Tracing App
As noted in the message to families on Tuesday, Flint Hill is using a contact tracing app developed by Trace Innovations to help us to identify which students and employees need to quarantine if an employee or student tests positive for COVID-19. As noted in the FAQ, Lower School students will not download the app as Lower School students who have cell phones are not allowed to carry them in school. The small class sizes and cohort model being used in the Lower School will allow us to easily identify groups of people who are exposed to an employee or student who tests positive for COVID-19 in this division.
Husky Spirit is STRONG! Spirit week and much more...
The Upper School Athletic Advisory Council (AAC) is proud to support #huskystrong, an effort to spread the Husky spirit throughout the year! Despite not having Homecoming this year, the AAC would like to move forward with Spirit Week 2020. We are excited for the Lower School students to participate and build community spirit.
Below is the Spirit Week schedule:
Tuesday, October 13 — Color Day
Students may dress in their favorite color. Students must wear sneakers to school.
Wednesday, October 14 — Pajama Day
Students may wear pajamas that are appropriate for school. Students must wear sneakers.
Thursday, October 15 — Crazy Mismatch Day
Students may put together their wackiest combinations of colors and prints (pants, skirts, shorts, dresses, socks, and hats). Students must wear sneakers.
Friday, October 16 — Husky Pride Day
Students may wear any Flint Hill t-shirt or any white, blue, or green t-shirt. Students should wear jeans or uniform bottoms and must wear sneakers.
Coming Soon: Fall Spirit T-Shirt for All-Husky Spirit Day!
The design is almost complete for the 2020 fall spirit t-shirt. We will provide a link to order yours soon, so we can all show our Husky spirit! Stay tuned to the weekly newsletters for more information.
As Halloween falls on a Saturday this year and to mitigate risk, we will not be hosting the annual Halloween Parade at school this year. Families might find the ideas in this article helpful: 7 Fun Halloween Activities to Do at Home
School Store Updates … New Inventory and tips and tricks for online ordering
We are having a lot of fun stocking the store with NEW INVENTORY. Click here to shop now!
Returns and exchanges are quick and easy, but returned items must sit in quarantine before they are returned to inventory. So, please order only the size you think you need, so we can keep as much inventory in stock as possible. We are happy to change out the size quickly if it doesn’t fit.
Pro tip: Miller House front porch pick up is available now, instead of shipping, for your convenience! If you have questions about the School Store, contact Adrienne Robinson at email@example.com.
Driving Spirit Award Nominations Due December 11
Send your nominations to Ana Yarbrough.
The Driving Spirit Award recognizes current Flint Hill teachers and staff who have demonstrated ethical leadership, diligent intellectual scholarship and a commitment to teaching, coaching and mentoring students. Recipients are recognized for their contributions to the “Driving Spirit,” which makes our School the special and unique place we all value — a place that honors excellence while emphasizing the importance of our core values: respect and value all equally, lead and support with compassion, act with integrity, imagine what’s possible and blaze the trail. These teachers and staff members lead by example through their dedication and ability to energize and inspire Flint Hill’s community to new heights of learning and leadership, both inside and outside the classroom.
Please think about the great current teachers and staff members in the Flint Hill community whom you believe fit this description. Emails and letters should be sent to Ana Yarbrough by Friday, December 11.
UPDATES AND REMINDERS FROM THE LAST NEWSLETTER
Fall Schedule Updates
To minimize disruptions to the schedule for that day — November 3 — Election Day, will be a School holiday; there will be no classes held that day and administrative offices will be closed. We also are adding a second day to the schedule for fall parent conferences in all three divisions. Conferences will now be held on Friday, November 6, and Wednesday, November 11. Additional details regarding fall parent conferences will be shared soon.
Volunteer with the Parents’ Association!
We miss our volunteers! The PA has volunteer opportunities available to help with community- building activities, including teacher appreciation, the Annual Fund, Admission ambassadors, senior engagement and more!
Volunteering is safe and fun! The Parents’ Association is committed to the Flint Hill COVID-19 Health Pledge. If you are interested in volunteering or receiving more information from the Parents’ Association, please contact PA President-Elect Sibel Unsal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Advancement Officer Alice Yates at email@example.com.
Helpful Links for Parenting in a 1:1 Home
Navigating life with children and technology can be a challenge, but we’re here to help! Visit our Parent Technology Resources website for tips and ideas for parenting in a 1:1 home. As a reminder, you can access the Parent Technology Resources site, at any time, from the Resource Board in Husky Hub under “Technology Resources.”
Virtual All-School Gathering
Email with pre-recorded link will be sent out at 4 p.m.
Friday, October 9
Fall Break — Grades JK-12 No Classes
Monday, October 12
Add to Calendar
Tuesday, October 13
ALICE Drill, 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, October 14