Upper School Newsletter - February 2, 2022
Message From Division Director
Lately, there has been a great deal of thinking about the near future at Flint Hill and also in the Paige household. We recently celebrated the “100 Days to Graduation” mark for our Class of 2022, an event that often makes the seniors’ departure seem rather imminent. With the beginning of the second semester, many students and advisors have started informal conversations regarding their next year’s classes. The official course registration process will be explained and outlined in an upcoming future newsletter. Lastly, if your house is like mine then there was a multitude of discussions about summer camps and summer plans this past weekend. It is exciting to see all of this planning taking place, and I hope that students who want advice about any of these plans feel free to talk to their advisor, the grade dean, the academic dean, or any of the other support staff here at Flint Hill!
We are very pleased to see that the spread in our community has tapered off since the height of the Omicron wave back in late December and early January. This allowed us to reopen the Igloo for snacks during the day, and I just heard this morning that the sports leagues are going to start allowing spectators again very soon. The Upper School admin staff are also reviewing some of the recently made changes, with an eye toward allowing more freedom if we continue to see low-community spread. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we try to keep everyone in school, while at the same time allowing many of the freedoms that make the upper school unique.
Director of the Upper School
First Semester Report Cards
First semester report cards will become available the evening of Wednesday, February 2. Please note that the first semester end date was pushed back a week due to the recent snow and COVID-related disruptions.
For juniors and seniors who would like to order a class ring, please see the information below from Herff Jones.
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.
Date Change: Major Minors Concert Moved to February 22
The Major Minors concert that was originally scheduled for tonight has been moved to Tuesday, February 22, at 7 p.m. in the Upper School Commons. Please save the date now, and stay tuned for more information about this concert in the next newsletter.
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.
Kaleidoscope Book Club
Monday, February 7, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Virtual Athletics and College Admissions Workshop
Monday, February 7, 7 p.m.
Grades JK-12 Two-Hour Delayed Opening
Thursday, February 10
2022-23 Enrollment Contracts Due — Current Students
Thursday, February 10
Presidents' Day — Grades JK-12 No Classes, Administrative Offices Closed
Monday, February 21
Major Minors Winter Concert
Wednesday, February 22, 7-8:30 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.
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!
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!
A Word About Flint Hill
Even though this part of our journey as parents is almost over, I was reminded that I would do it all over if I could and that I wouldn’t change a thing. Read more.
School Store Updates
Check out our great selection of crewneck sweatshirts in youth and adult sizes. Click the links below to purchase!
Adidas Youth Fleece Crew
Champion Youth Eco Powerblend Crewneck (Small only)
Champion Youth Reverse Weave Crew
Alternative Apparel Women’s Eco Crew
Champion Navy Crew
Champion Silver/Grey Crew
Champion Reverse Weave Yarn Die Crew (XXL only)
Gildan Hammer Fleece Crew
Pennant Women’s Varsity Crew (XL and XXL only)
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.