Upper School Newsletter - February 9, 2022
Message From Division Director
This week, we are participating in “The Community Service Iditarod” — a schoolwide event designed to help students better understand their community and how to serve it — emphasizing awareness, advocacy and action. The timing coincides with the anniversary of the sled dog relay, which brought life-saving treatment for the diphtheria outbreak in Nome, Alaska and inspired the Iditarod as well as our school’s mascot. We have three community service coordinators at the Upper School (Riki Weeks, Charlotte Fomengia and Linda Okoth). These three individuals have been working tirelessly to put together service activities for the students this week and find outside opportunities for the students to get involved in the community. Our first activity was today during Community Time and there will be a follow-up activity this Friday. If you have a moment, ask your student about the activities this week and how they think they might get involved in the community. Though the pandemic has reduced the number of opportunities to do community service, there are still many worthy causes that could use volunteer support.
Director of the Upper School
Upper School Coffees About Course Selection
The topic of the next two Upper School parent coffees will be Academic Course Selection for 2022-2023. Because course selection information differs greatly for rising 9th graders going through the process the first time, we hold a separate coffee just for those parents. Please join us on February 25, either virtually or in person. We will hold the coffee for 9th-grade parents at 8:45 a.m and the coffee for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders at 1 p.m.
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.
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.
Virtual Academic Course Selection Parent Coffees
Friday, February 25
Rising 9th graders: 8:45 a.m.
Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders: 1 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hosting!
A Good Week…
This was a good week. Connecting with other parents, supporting our students, being there for our faculty/staff and having fun! This is my Flint Hill. 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.