Middle School Newsletter - January 19, 2022
Message From Division Director
It was great to have everyone back in the building this week. While we have focused on all of the wonderful aspects of in-person learning that we have been missing — collaboration, socializing, community-building, etc. — we have also implemented some familiar safety protocols, at least for the time being. As previously noted, masks will be required for indoor athletics (which the leagues had adjusted for the winter season). We will eat in advisory rooms to ensure better spacing while students are unmasked. Perhaps most importantly, students will be held more accountable for proper mask use. Some students have needed frequent reminders — whether due to lack of awareness, rejection of the risk, or the need to push limits. With the wake-up call of the past few weeks, I will do more to ensure that all students are wearing masks that fit and remain completely over their mouth and nose. We are grateful to be back on campus and will continue to provide a rich learning environment for our students.
Director of the Middle School
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.
End of Second Quarter and First Semester
Friday, January 21
Grades JK-12 Headmaster's Virtual Parent Discussion Series: The FH Budget
Wednesday, January 26, 9-10 a.m.
Middle School Play — The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Friday, January 28, 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 29, 2 p.m.
First Semester Grade Reports and Narrative Comments — available online
Wednesday, February 2, 4 p.m.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hosting!
My Coffee Crew
Lower School Parents: Remember to check your inboxes for an Evite! I’m looking forward to meeting you in the Miller House Cafeteria in the upcoming weeks. What all began with coffee is now a group of friends that I hope to have the rest of my life. Read more.
Lower School parents: remember to check your inboxes for an Evite! I’m looking forward to meeting you in the Miller House Cafeteria in the upcoming weeks.
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!
Hoodies and Outerwear
We have a great selection of hoodies and outerwear for youth and adults. Click the links below to view our inventory.
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.