Holly Academy News & Views

September 17, 2021

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Oh my goodness! We had a terrific turnout for the Holly Days Parade! We had our largest group of Huskies in recent memory. THANK YOU to everyone that participated. Also, thank you to our staff members that represented Holly Academy at the Community Play Day and those of you that visited our station. We received lots of love from the community! It's great to be a Husky!

Substitute Teachers

We are in dire need of substitute teachers. If you have 60 or more credit hours from an accredited college or university you meet the requirements to be a substitute. Subs earn $100 per day and are also enrolled in the Michigan Teacher Pension Program. We would love to have you join our pack! Dare to be remarkable!

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We were pleased with the number of families that attended our Virtual Curriculum Night on Monday. For those of you that could not attend the event, the links will be available on our website in the Curriculum Corner tab, soon.


Due to new pupil accounting guidelines, students will be marked as unexcused unless a parent calls the attendance line. When calling please include your child's name, grade, and reason for the absences. If your child is ill, please include symptoms.

To reach the attendance line call 248-634-5554 and press 7.

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Event Code: FE29221


Good news! Your Husky's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!

Click on the link below to create a free account and get started.


Steps to finding your student's photos.

1. Create a free account

2. Click "find your student" at the top of the page

3. Fill in all the boxes (school name - Holly Academy, event code: FE29221, student's first name and student's last name)

4. Click search

5. When asked for a home number type in the numbers of your address


  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay

Please email JostensPIXAdmin@jostens.com if you have any questions.

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Holly Academy Families,

The breakfast and lunch order form for October has been completed. All orders must be placed by 10:00am on Friday, September 24th. At that time the link to the form will no longer be available.

Due to supply chain issues, menu items are subject to change.

All pizza orders for additional slices that were ordered for August/September have been reconciled. Emails were sent to families if a balance is owed. If you have a balance due and have not paid this by the time the October orders are due, those students will only be eligible for 1 slice of pizza for the month of October.

Step 1:

Please use the link below to place your breakfast and lunch orders through the end of October. A separate form will need to be completed for each child. If a form is completed for a child more than once, we will use the first submission unless we receive communication from the parent/guardian that the first submission should be voided for their child. Once you submit your form you will receive an email that shows all of your selections. The sender of this email will show as Google Forms. Please check your spam folder.

You must make a selection for every meal. You will have multiple choice options for each day.

All breakfasts and Tuesday through Thursday lunches:

1. None

2. Menu item w/ White Milk

3. Menu item w/ Chocolate Milk

Pizza Days (Mondays and Fridays)

1. None

2. 1 slice w/ White Milk (no cost)

3. 1 slice w/ Chocolate Milk (no cost)

4. 2 slices w/ White Milk ($1.50)

5. 2 slices w/ Chocolate Milk ($1.50)

6. 3 slices w/ White Milk ($3.00)

7. 3 slices w/ Chocolate Milk ($3.00)

October Breakfast and Lunch Order Form

Step 2:

If you choose additional slices of pizza for your child(ren) you will need to make a separate payment on RevTrak (preferred method of payment) or send a check or money order to the school.

For those families that choose to pay via RevTrak, below is the link to the RevTrak account that we will be using for payments. You must pay for each child separately as these are tracked by homeroom teachers. If you are new to Holly Academy or have not used RevTrak in the past, you will need to follow the steps in RevTrak to create an account. New account set-up will be completed once you choose to checkout. Please do not pay under any other account in RevTrak other than Food Service.

Food Payment Link (RevTrak)

If you are paying via check/money order, you may pay for all students on one check or money order. Please make the check payable to HOLLY ACADEMY, label the envelope as Pizza Lunch and ensure that all student names and homerooms are listed on the memo line of the check or money order or provide a sheet stating this information.

All payments are due by Monday, October 1st.

Sample payment amounts for pizza orders (pricing is only for the October dates):

2 slices on Monday/Friday for all applicable days: $10.50

3 slices on Monday/Friday for all applicable days: $21.00

2 slices on Monday only for all applicable days: $6.00

3 slices on Monday only for all applicable days: $12.00

2 slices on Friday only for all applicable days: $4.50

3 slices on Friday only for all applicable days: $9.00

If you have any questions regarding the menu or food service program please contact Angie Cryderman at crydermana@hollyacademy.org.


Food Service News

If your child is quarantined and you ordered meals, you are still eligible to receive those meals. Please email Angie Cryderman at crydermana@hollyacademy.org if you would like to arrange pick-ups for meals.

Angie Cryderman

Finance Assistant

Holly Academy

248-634-5554 x154


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Parking lot

The safety of our Huskies is our number one priority. We have noticed that students are running between cars in the morning in the west parking lot. If you are dropping off your Husky to walk into the school, we request that you walk them from the car to the door. Thank you.

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Copper Country Coders is a student-led organization at Michigan Technological University dedicated to educating pre-college students in programming and all the fun included. Each year, we offer a variety of courses that range in difficulty for students with absolutely no experience to students who excel with programming.

Classes are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30pm. There will be roughly 10 classes per MTU semester as we take breaks for holidays. As for cost, we simply ask for donations to those that can afford it, otherwise we are 100% free. You can find more information about us on our website, coders.mtu.edu. For middle school students interested, there will be a Zoom orientation on September 25, 2021, from 1-2:30pm.

Zoom Invitation

Laura Albrant is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Each student participating in the Zoom session must have a parent present.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86244517072?pwd=R25EUmNLQVRjc25jSmRoeUNkMnR0UT09

Password: 502824

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 862 4451 7072
Password: 502824
International numbers available: https://michigantech.zoom.us/u/kr0a3kthN

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Healthy Huskies

Over the past two weeks, it has been unfortunate that we have had some positive COVID cases and have had to quarantine students and staff members. We need your help to keep our Huskies as safe and healthy as possible. Please adhere to the following guidelines:

1. If your Husky has any symptoms related to COVID, keep them home and visit a physician. Huskies may return with a physician’s note. We recommend COVID testing if your student has symptoms for three days.

  • COVID symptoms include 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 or vomiting, diarrhea.

2. If anyone in your household is getting tested, please keep your Husky at home until you receive the negative test results.

Current quarantine guidelines:

Oakland County Health Department has considered the need to balance COVID-19 transmission risks with the impact of longer quarantine periods on student learning and participation in school activities when endorsing the following three quarantine scenarios:

  1. A 14 day quarantine is still the best quarantine strategy after known COVID-19 close contact.

  2. OCHD is recommending a 10 day reduced quarantine strategy (stay home for 10 days after exposure while wearing a mask and physically distancing from others). Holly Academy is now adhering to the 10 day quarantine, rather than 14 days.

  3. A 7 day COVID-19 test option can be implemented. The test must be:

  • A PCR test (not a rapid or at-home test)
  • The testing occurs no sooner than 7 days after the exposure date
  • The student may return to school on day 8 with a negative PCR result

* These modified mitigation measures may be changed at the discretion of OCHD.

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  • Sept. 22 - Board of Directors' meeting, 5:30pm in the media center
  • Oct. 1 - PTO dress down day, $1.00
  • Oct. 4 - Picture re-take day
  • Oct. 6 - Count day
  • Oct. 8 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
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Holly Academy Alumni

Congratulations to Evan Blascoe who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 43 of Holly. He went to Holly Academy from Kindergarten to 8th grade. For his Eagle project, he replaced the handicap ramp at VFW Post #5587 in Holly. The new ramp is bigger with extended platforms to make the VFW hall more accessible to people who use electric scooters. While working to achieve the Eagle Scout rank, he earned 34 Merit Badges, two Nova awards for STEM, and the World Conservation Award. He is currently enrolled at Holly High School and is a member of the Marching Band.
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Are you looking for a fun way to become more involved in your child’s school? Do you enjoy meeting new people and working toward a positive goal? Then consider applying to become a trustee for the Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF)!

Fill out the application by Sept 30, 2021.


Learn more about HAEF:


HAEF MISSION: The Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF) expands educational opportunities for Holly Academy students by generating financial assets to achieve current and future academic goals.

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Uniform patches can be ironed on to clothing items to make them dress code appropriate.


- Add the patch to a crewneck sweatshirt (approved dress code colors only)

- Add the patch to a zip up fleece jacket (approved dress code colors only)

If you have any questions regarding the patches, please email pto.hollyacademy@gmail.com

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