Upper School Newsletter - February 17, 2021
Quote of the Week
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Welcome to the Athletics Corner! Find all your Flint Hill Athletic weekly updates here!
- We are excited to announce that, beginning this week, all of our contact winter sports (ice hockey and basketball) are able to have intrasquad scrimmages and practice with mixed cohorts.
- Good luck to our Flint Hill Indoor Track Team and our Flint Hill Dive Team in their virtual competitions this week.
- Tuesday, February 16, the Flint Hill Indoor Track Team will have a virtual track meet vs. Episcopal High School.
- The Dive Team is currently working on their virtual dive submissions for the Virginia Independent School Athletic Associations (VISAA) Dive State Championships.
- Stay tuned for results!! We will post results from both on Instagram and in next week’s Athletic Corner!
- Fall sports will transition from strength and conditioning workouts to season practices on February 22. How will season practices be different from current strength and conditioning?
- Teams will be able to share equipment, following careful health and safety guidelines.
- Intrasquad scrimmages will be allowed.
- Every Wednesday, cohorts will mix so that students in grades 9 through 12 can practice together.
- Social Media: Please follow our social media accounts — @flinthillathletics on Instagram and @Athletics_FHS on Twitter — for fun challenges between our athletes, Husky highlights, and photos from our athletic events!
- Senior Night Celebration for Winter Athletes: Our Winter Sports Senior Night Celebration will be on February 24, at 3:30 p.m. Be on the lookout in the morning report on how to access the link for this event.
Save the Date: Empty Bowls 2021
Empty Bowls will look a little different this year — the entire event will be online! The excitement kicks off on March 1, at 7 p.m., with a live Google Meet featuring DC Central Kitchen’s CEO Mike Curtin, Upper School Ceramics Teacher Julia Cardone and the students of the Clay Club. The event will also serve as the launch of our online auction/sale website. You can bid on one-of-a-kind items, or purchase bowls for a fixed price. Watch this space for a link to be shared soon!
Virtual Upper School Division Coffee: Course Selection Process for Rising 9th Grade
We will discuss the process along with providing curriculum updates and recommendations for rising 9th grade students. We will also refer to the role of the advisor during this time.
Wednesday, March 10, 10 a.m.
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Virtual Upper School Division Coffee: Course Selection Process for Rising 10th-12th Grade
We will discuss the process along with providing curriculum updates and recommendations for rising 10th-12th grade students. We will also refer to the role of the advisor during this time.
Wednesday, March 10, 12 p.m.
Google Meet Link
New Resource: Senior Parent and Student Information Tile
A new tile to help senior families keep track of important upcoming dates and information is now live on the Resource Board in Husky Hub.
UPDATES AND REMINDERS FROM LAST WEEK
12th Grade Parent Coffees: Supporting you and your kids through the grief of a COVID-impacted senior year
Hosted by Director of Counseling Ilana Reyes
On Wednesday, February 17, Director of Counseling Ilana Reyeswill lead a group discussion about the grief and loss felt by our seniors (and their parents) during this uncertain year. Discussing how tough everything can feel for our kids will allow us to process and move forward in supporting their needs. As parents, it can be in our nature to try and “fix” things for our children to make life a little easier, and we are living in a COVID-impacted time when it is hard to effect change for anyone or anything other than ourselves. Let’s discuss together how to support each other and our kids.
There will be two coffees: one at 9 a.m. and one at 7 p.m. Parents may participate at whichever time is more convenient for them. These coffees will not be recorded given the personal nature of these conversations. The Google Meet link for both coffees is https://meet.google.com/myn-eycz-oev. To join by phone, dial +1 484-519-1297 and enter this PIN: 479 378 838#.
Community Service Reminder
I wanted to remind everyone that there is a service hour requirement of four hours this school year for all Upper School students.
Time for a mask check! An Update from Director of Health Services, Mary Hart
Here are some things to consider when deciding if it's time to upgrade you or your student’s mask:
- Does it fit well?
- Does it cover your mouth and nose without constantly having to adjust it?
- Have you tried the light and candle test?
- If you hold your mask up toward the light, can you see the light coming through the weave of the mask?
- Can you blow a candle out while you are wearing your mask?
If you answered yes to the above two questions, it is best to wear a different mask or add another layer underneath. Even Dr. Fauci says he doubles up on his masks!
As a specific example, although super well-fitting and really nice looking, the popular Rothy’s masks may not be the best choice to wear alone. If you or your student/s own one of these masks, try the light and candle tests to see how well they fare. If they are just too comfortable to get rid of, then try adding a disposable mask or another layer or filter underneath.
The CDC reminds us to choose a mask that has:
- Two or more layers of breathable, washable fabric that completely covers your nose and mouth and fits snugly against your skin without gaps on the side.
- A double-layered disposable mask with a pliable metal piece that goes around your nose is another great option and is great for those of us who wear glasses!
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
Grades JK-12 Virtual Parent Education: Kaleidoscope Book Club
Monday, March 1, 9-9:45 a.m.
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Empty Bowls Virtual Service Event Kick-off
Monday, March 1, 7-8 p.m.
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