Upper School Newsletter - October 13, 2021
Message From Division Director
I once heard a Head of School say at a meeting that, “if some event takes one hour to hold, it took at least three hours to plan.” I have reflected on that phrase often. In my own experience I have found it to be relatively accurate. Namely, it takes three times as long to plan an event as it takes to hold an event. And this aphorism existed before COVID event planning, which always creates limitations and last minute changes.
So this week I want to recognize the planners who are diligently working to put together events for the greater community. Though most Huskies will only see the final product, I have the privilege of seeing all of the work behind the scenes, particularly when I walk around campus after school ends. I see the theatre students diligently finding an outdoor space to work on their “Radium Girls” lines. I see “The Nutcracker” students making adjustments to their performance and integrating new dances. I see the different committees meeting to make sure that Homecoming is an absolute blast for all of our students on both campuses. I am sure there are other planners that I am missing in my note.
If you have a moment this week, thank one of the planners in the Husky community, whether parent, student or staff. Often it is this unseen work that gives the visible product its magical or momentous qualities.
Director of the Upper School
Upper School Coffee — Community Service — October 15
This week’s installment in the Upper School Coffee series will focus on the Flint Hill Community Service program, with presentations by a few of the community service coordinators. The program will be both virtual and in-person. Those wishing to attend virtually can find the link by going to the calendar in Husky Hub and clicking on the event.
The Return of Senior Breakfast!
We are bringing back the tradition of senior breakfast, an event hosted by parents and run by parent volunteers. Parents’ Association President Sibel Unsal will help coordinate donations and volunteers to bring breakfast to the Class of 2022 on Friday, October 15. We chose that day because it is the Friday before Homecoming Week, as well as the first major college application deadline for many of our students. What better way to appreciate our seniors than to feed them on that day! Look for more details from Sibel.
The Igloo Snack Bar Is Reopening!
The Igloo Snack Bar is scheduled to reopen on Monday, October 25. The hours are Monday-Friday, 2:45-3:45 p.m., and Tuesday-Friday, 10:30-10:55 a.m. The method of payment is cash only at this time. Students are expected to continue to wear masks indoors unless they are actively eating or drinking.
In order to keep the Igloo open, parent volunteers are critical. Please sign up here.
Senior Ads for Yearbook
Senior Ads are now open for the 2021-2022 Yearbook! These personal ads serve as a way for families to share messages of congratulations, love, and pride in your senior’s accomplishments. You will be able to design your own ad online at the Flint Hill portal of the Herff Jones Yearbook Order Center: enter our code, 5486, if prompted, and then click “Buy a Yearbook Ad.” More information can be found in the Senior tile on Husky Hub. These ads must be submitted by Friday, October 29, to be included in this year’s “Iditarod” edition.
The SCA is excited to bring back the Homecoming Dance for this school year. We will be hosting the dance on campus, using both the Learning Commons and the outdoor area behind that space. This will allow for people at the dance to be inside or outside, depending upon their comfort level. Students are allowed to bring guests from other schools, but those guests will need to follow the current Flint Hill guest policy, which requires all guests to be fully vaccinated. Students who want to bring a guest to Homecoming should see Mr. Howard Chang, dean of students.
Homecoming Dance Logistics
The dance will be held on Saturday, October 23, 8:30–10 p.m., in the Upper School building on campus. Students are required to be at the dance by 9 p.m. and may not leave until 10 p.m. All grade levels are invited to attend the dance. In terms of dress, the SCA will release a theme for the dance that can guide student attire.
Nearly every family who enrolls at Flint Hill was either referred by or talked with a current family during the admission process. Your perspective is critically important. You are in the best position to identify potential Huskies who are a great fit for our school.
Refer a Husky and the Admission team will reach out to invite them to learn more about Flint Hill.
Early Admission Process for Siblings — Application Due November 1
As a reminder, we are offering members of our Husky family an early start to the admission process for siblings who do not currently attend Flint Hill and are interested in applying for the 2022-23 school year.
If you have a child who is not currently enrolled at Flint Hill and you are interested in the application process for the 2022-23 school year, please complete the admission process by the November 1 deadline. Applications completed by November 1 will receive an admission notification at the end of January. For more information, please schedule a 15-minute admission consultation with Jennifer Webb, director of enrollment management and financial aid or Dawn Hopke, associate director of admission.
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.
Friday, October 15, 7:30 a.m.
Upper School Division Coffee, In-Person and Virtual
Topic: Community Service
Friday, October 15, 8:45 a.m.
Parent Social — Grade 11
Sunday, October 17, 5–7 p.m.
Freshman Family Dinner
(Watch a recorded video)
Monday, October 18
Friday and Saturday, October 22-23
Friday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 23, 8:30–10 p.m.
End of First Quarter
Upper School Virtual Admission Session
Tuesday, October 26, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
2 Hour Delay (School starts at 10:10 a.m.)
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Upper School Conference Days (Virtual Only)
Thursday and Friday, November 4-5
What Is Homecoming All About?
Homecoming is all about the people! Volunteering makes so many memories. Here are a few of my favorites! Read more.
School Store Open During Homecoming!
Mark your calendars, Homecoming will feature a pop-up School Store in the Peterson Middle School Commons. We’ll be open Friday, October 22, 4-6:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. until the end of the football game’s second quarter. All shoppers and volunteers are required to wear a mask. Purchases may be made with cash and credit cards.
To prepare for the School Store pop-up at Homecoming, the store website will close on Tuesday, October 19, and will reopen on Wednesday, October 27.
Restocking and New Inventory
Please continue to check the New Stock and Restock Alert tabs on the website. Check out our Last Chance Spiritwear. All items have limited quantities and most have been discounted. Not sure what size to purchase? Purchase the size your student currently wears. If these items do not work for your student, please contact Adrienne Robinson to start the return/exchange process.
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.