Upper School Newsletter - March 2, 2022
Message From Division Director
In the past, the Upper School has held special “dress days” to commemorate certain events, celebrate certain groups of students, or to raise awareness for some cause. There are a variety of these dress days coming up in the next couple of weeks, so I thought I would list them here. Each day has its own rules regarding how much we relax the dress guidelines on those days, as well as who may participate in the day. Specific details for students can be found in Mr. Chang’s daily morning report.
- Friday, March 4 — Senior Pajama Day. Seniors may wear the pajama pants that they received as a gift at the Senior Fiesta Dinner held by Mr. Thomas on Monday, February 28.
- Tuesday, March 8 — The Inclusive Leadership Council is sponsoring a Purple and White theme day for Women's History.
- Wednesday, March 9 — SCA's Business Dress Day. Our student council is bringing back more formal dress days. These days are optional this year, but a fun time for students to practice dressing more professionally.
- Friday, March 11 — Various clubs will be sponsoring our first LOUD dress day to raise awareness and funds for certain charitable organizations. More information about the particular causes being celebrated that day will come from our Community Service team.
Director of the Upper School
Course Registration Presentations
It was wonderful to see so many parents at both the rising 9th grade parent coffee and the rising 10th-12th grade parent coffee. For those parents who could not attend, we are attaching the slide deck from the 10th-12th grade parent coffee here for you to review. We will attach the presentation for next year’s 9th graders in the Middle School newsletter as well.
Stay In the Know! Link the All-School Calendar to Your Calendar
Did you know that you can have the electronic All-School Calendar feed directly into your iCal or Google calendars? As we head into a busy time in the school year, with many events on both campuses, linking the All-School Calendar to your calendar can be a great way to stay in the know.
To get to the All-School Calendar, log in to Husky Hub and click on the Calendar icon in the top menu bar. Scroll down and on the bottom left, you can toggle on and off to select which calendars you’d like to display. We strongly recommend displaying the All-School Calendar.
And remember, the School’s IT department isn’t just for students; it’s a parent resource too! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask a question or set up a time for a private tutorial.
Kaleidoscope Book Club
The next meeting of the Kaleidoscope Book Club is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Peterson Middle School Conference Room. We will discuss “The Map of Salt and Stars'' by Zeyn Joukhdar. 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. Contact All-School Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Miles Henderson if you have any questions.
Parent Toolkit Resource Board Tile
The Parent Toolkit tile on the Husky Hub Resource Board is available. It is a resource with valuable information to help Flint Hill parents throughout the rest of the school year.
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
Tuesday, March 8, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Peterson Middle School Conference Room
Winter Athletic Awards Ceremony
March 11, 8:25 a.m.
Monday, March 28
Masks Optional Starting March 28
Masks are currently optional outdoors on both campuses. Effective Monday, March 28, the day we return from Spring Break, masks will be optional for students and visitors, indoors and outdoors. Currently, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Permanent COVID-19 Standard requires employers to mandate masks for employees. It is anticipated this may change or may not become applicable to independent schools within the coming weeks. When it does, masks will also become optional for employees indoors.
NEW: The federal mandate for wearing a mask on school buses changed. Effective March 28, wearing a mask on buses for school-related activities will be optional.
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.
The Flint Hill Golf Invitational and Skills Clinic Is Back!
The Flint Hill Golf Invitational and Skills Clinic is back! We can’t wait to spend a day on the course with fellow Huskies, parents and alumni — on May 26 at the Westfields Golf Club. This casual golf scramble brings together our community like no other, and all levels of golf ability are welcome. Registration and sponsorships are now open, so start creating your foursome or sign up on your own to make new connections! Not ready for a full 18? Play in the skills clinic or volunteer throughout the day. Visit flinthill.org/golf to register, sponsor, volunteer or learn more!
Volunteer at the Igloo Snack Bar!
In order to keep the Igloo open, parent volunteers are critical. Sign up for a morning or afternoon shift here.
I describe Flint Hill as an opportunity. An opportunity for us as parents and for our children as students. This week is full of opportunities for me. The opportunity for me to be present.