Middle School Newsletter - January 26, 2022
Message From Division Director
We are excited to resume athletic competitions this week and to announce next week’s Middle School play. Under the direction of Ms. Kirsten McKinney, the cast and crew of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” have been hard at work since November and impressively navigated numerous interruptions to the rehearsal schedule. We are offering shows next week at 7 p.m. in the Olson Theater on the Lower School Campus — Thursday, February 3, and Friday, February 4. We hope you will be able to attend one of the performances. Tickets are free and reservations can be made here.
It was refreshing to write a paragraph that didn’t focus on health protocols! And I wanted to note that, after a week of eating lunch in advisories to ensure small groups, we have resumed a more flexible plan that allows students to mix differently. We will continue to balance reasonable mitigation strategies with the need for the interpersonal connections that make our middle school experience special.
Director of the Middle School
Next Kaleidoscope Book Club Meeting
The next meeting of the Kaleidoscope Book Club is scheduled for Monday, February 7, 8:30-9:30 a.m. We will discuss “See No Stranger” by Valerie Kaur. We look forward to building and deepening relationships through this shared learning opportunity. All parents are welcome to attend regardless of your familiarity with the book selection. Please use this link to RSVP. Contact All-School Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Miles Henderson if you have any questions.
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.
2022-23 Enrollment Contracts Issued - Current Students
Tuesday, February 1
First Semester Grade Reports and Narrative Comments — available online
Wednesday, February 2, 4 p.m.
Middle School Play — The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Thursday, February 3, 7 p.m. and Friday, February 4, 7 p.m.
Tickets are free and reservations can be made here.
Middle School Division Coffee
Friday, February 4, 9 a.m.
Kaleidoscope Book Club
Monday, February 7, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Grades JK-12 Two-Hour Delayed Opening
Thursday, February 10
2022-23 Enrollment Contracts Due — Current Students
Thursday, February 10
We have reviewed the evolving Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) health requirements and recommendations. Please review the updated Flint Hill Positive Case and Close Contact Exposure Protocols.
COVID-19 Vaccination Status Dashboard
All of these links can be found on the COVID-19 Health Information tile on the Resource Board.
Reminder: Keep Everyone Healthy by Staying Home if Sick
If your student has fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, you should keep them home to recover. They must be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Calling All Husky Volunteers — The Igloo Is Back!
Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Meet fellow parents while helping to fuel our Upper School students during morning break and after school. In order to keep the Igloo open, parent volunteers are critical. Sign up for a shift here.
Opportunity: Host a Grade Level Parent Dinner!
The Parents’ Association is looking forward to hosting grade-level parent dinners at people’s homes. Contact Sibel Unsal email@example.com if you are interested in hosting!
My Coffee Crew
What all began with coffee is now a group of friends that I hope to have the rest of my life. Read more.
School Store Updates
The Champion Reverse Weave hoodies and crewnecks are back! We have navy and black hoodies as well as navy and silver/grey crewnecks. Click the links below to purchase!
Navy and Black Hoody
Stay warm with some of our Under Armour Beanies.
Click here to view new inventory in the School Store.
Check out the Last Chance Spirit Wear section of the School Store. With extremely limited quantities left, these sale items won’t last long. Shop now before they are gone!
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.