Upper School Newsletter - January 19, 2022
Message From Division Director
This year, the approach at the Upper School for designing programming has been to be conscientious of the health implications but to gradually bring back large social events based upon the data we were receiving in the community, both from our own testing and from infection rates in the surrounding area. This allowed us to bring back in person town meetings, the Igloo, basketball in the gym during free periods, and a variety of other small activities. Yet, just as we were able to loosen restrictions when the data warranted it, we must also be prepared to tighten restrictions when the data warrants it.
In keeping with that approach, we have temporarily halted some of those on-campus activities listed above. Our priority is to safely offer on-campus instruction, athletic competition, and participation in extracurricular activities, such as robotics competitions and arts performances. To ensure that we prioritize those events, we are going to become more conservative with other policies. When the data suggests it is prudent and safe to bring back some of the other gatherings, we will certainly do so.
I truly appreciate all of the supportive and encouraging emails that I have received from so many of you regarding our various policy changes and safety protocols. We recognize that things are changing quickly, but what has been absolutely consistent is the teamwork that I have witnessed between the school and its community. Husky Strong is more than just a phrase.
Director of the Upper School
Please remind your student that we are temporarily closing the Igloo while we continue to see an increase in COVID infections in the community. Though we discourage the practice, many students use the Igloo as their source of breakfast as opposed to eating at home before they leave. With the Igloo closed, we want to really encourage students to eat breakfast at home before they start the school day.
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 Semester One
Friday, January 21
Grades JK-12 Headmaster's Virtual Parent Discussion Series: The FH Budget
Wednesday, January 26, 9-10 a.m.
Upper School Division Virtual Coffee — Senior Projects (Rescheduled)
Friday, January 28, 8:45 a.m.
Major Minors Winter Concert
Wednesday, February 2, 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.
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 email@example.com 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.