Holly Academy News & Views

December 4, 2020

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I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. As we neared the holiday weekend intuitively we knew that COVID positive cases would increase, as Holly Academy is a microcosm of the greater local community. Our probable cases (meaning those quarantined due to exposure to a positive individual) have risen significantly. These cases include four classrooms that are currently quarantined. One of the classrooms returns on Monday. Of all the probable cases, few result in a positive COVID test as evidenced by the "number of probable cases not resulting in COVID" on the chart in Healthy Huskies.


If your child is impacted by a positive case, whether it is a student or a teacher, you will be contacted directly by the school. HIPPA guidelines prevent us from giving any specific information about the individual that tested positive. We understand your concern about your children, please understand that we are erring on the side of safety with each incident and we will not subject your child to an unsafe environment. As of the writing of this newsletter we are staying the course for next week. I am sending out a more detailed correspondence via Skyward this evening. Character defines us!

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Healthy Huskies

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If you or your Husky receives a positive COVID result, please contact the school as soon as possible. On a weekend or in the evening, you can email any of the administrators. There are measures that we have to take immediately, including contacting the health department if a student tests positive. Thank you.

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Probable Case: A contact of a probable or confirmed case, or epidemiologically linked to a cluster with at least one confirmed case.

Confirmed Case: A person with laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 infection, irrespective of clinical signs and symptoms.

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Last week, a parent letter was sent via Skyward regarding changes to our learning mode for the week of December 14th - 18th. On Monday, you can expect to receive a schedule of learning from your student’s homeroom teacher. The information being sent by homeroom teachers will include the necessary Zoom links for the week of the 14th.


For a tutorial on how to access your Zoom meetings, please click here: https://www.loom.com/share/121679dbc8f24806b461481a66ffaba5


Reading and mathematics will be prioritized with Zoom instruction during remote learning in our Y5’s through 5th grades. Other subject areas will continue through Google Classroom and Loom videos.


Middle school students will follow a schedule that mirrors what they are doing in school a little more closely. Please look for more information to come home next week.


ALL HVA STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THEIR FACE TO FACE TEACHERS IN THE ZOOMS THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 14TH.


As always, if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Potteiger at potteigj@hollyacademy.org.

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Holiday Tradition

A Holly Academy tradition is for everyone to dress down following a daily theme the week prior to winter break - that means next week! *


Monday: holiday hat

Tuesday: holiday socks

Wednesday: holiday accessory or flannel

Thursday: holiday top

Friday: ugly holiday sweater or "you choose"


* students who do not celebrate holidays can dress down each day without following the theme

Thank You

A special thank you to Laura Petrauskas and Barb Bunker for decorating the vestibule! It looks beautiful and festive for the holidays!
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Open Board Position

Holly Academy has an open Board seat on the Board of Directors. We are looking for a community member or parent who is interested in the value of education and would like to promote Holly Academy within the local area. If interested, please contact Holly Academy at 248-634-5554 or email Dave Cruickshank, Board President, at David.cruickshank.jr@gmail.com, or Julie Kildee, Director, at kildeej@hollyacademy.org.

Holly Food Distribution

Families may pick up seven days worth of meals every Wednesday at Holly High School from 3:30-5:30pm. Please pull around to the back parking lot for pick-up.
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Holly Academy Education Foundation is hosting its Fall Fundraiser. The online raffle will end on December 15th. HAEF raises funds for immediate and long term educational purposes through endowment grant distributions. Please buy your raffle tickets today and help support this event.



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Camp Invention

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Dec. 7 - Holiday hat day
  • Dec. 8 - Holiday sock day
  • Dec. 9 - Holiday accessory or flannel day
  • Dec. 10 - Last day to turn in Adopt-a-Family gifts
  • Dec. 10 - Holiday top day
  • Dec. 11 - Ugly holiday sweater day or "you choose"
  • Dec. 14-18 - Virtual teaching and learning
  • Dec. 21-Jan. 4 - Winter break
  • Dec. 25 - Merry Christmas!
  • Jan. 1 - Happy New Year!
  • Jan. 4 - School resumes
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January Pizza Form

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Annual Pizza Form Pizza for 2021

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January Milk Form

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Congratulations

Thank you for reading our newsletter! Please email info@hollyacademy.org with your name and phone number to be entered in a raffle for a $5.00 gift certificate to Dairy Queen.
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