Holly Academy News & Views

February 19, 2021

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"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents." (Jane D. Hull) As you know, virtual parent/teacher conferences are next Thursday from 1:00-4:30pm and 5:30-8:00pm. As an educator with almost 30 years of experience, I've seen over the years that the most successful students are those whose parents are involved and value education. Attending conferences and understanding your child's journey through the current grade is essential to academic achievement. Please go to www.hollyacademy.org/ptc to find the links for all staff so you can set up your conference(s). Thank you! Power of the Pack!

Open Enrollment

Holly Academy's annual open enrollment period extends from the day we return from winter break through March 12th. Please remember to re-enroll your Huskies on the Google Form link below by February 26th. If you have a Y5 or kindergarten sibling you must fill out an application form. This is sometimes confusing to families. All brand new students must have application and registration forms filled out prior to acceptance.


Re-enrollment link: https://forms.gle/k5UJduYTBi5R1wRFA

New student application:

Annual Education Report

All school districts must publish an Annual Education Report following the Michigan Department of Education guidelines. Please view our 19/20 AER on our website. Paper copies are available in the main office. Dare to be remarkable!
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As you may know, spring is testing season for schools. Each year, in April and May, students across Michigan take the PSAT (8th grade only) and M-Step (3rd through 8th grade). In January, Michigans Department of Education applied for a waiver from the US Department of Education to waive state testing requirements this year. However, we have not received a response from the USED at this time. That means we are moving forward with our plans for M-Step and PSAT state testing this year. As of this newsletter, the state will not allow remote testing. Rest assured that we are creating a plan for students to come to the building and safely complete their PSAT and M-Step assessments. I will continue to update you as we learn more from MDE.

HVA

The next opportunity for your HVA student to return to in-person learning is April 5th. Should your choice be to return to in-person learning it must be full time, as we are not accepting additional students to our blended model. There will be a two week window for you to respond. The survey link for our HVA families to complete will be in next week’s newsletter.

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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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Prospective Husky Y5 & Kindergarten Meet and Greet

Do you love Holly Academy? Spread the word!!
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From the Board of Directors

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Feb. 22 - Prospective Huskies Virtual Y5/K Family Meet and Greet at 6:30pm
  • Feb. 24 - Board of Directors' meeting, 5:30pm
  • Feb. 25 - Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences from 1:00-4:30pm and 5:30-8:00pm
  • Feb. 25 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Feb. 26 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am, free dress down day
  • March 5 - Music department dress down, $1.00
  • March 11 - PTO meeting at 8:15am via Zoom
  • March 12 - PTO dress down, $1.00
  • March 19 - PTO dress down, $1.00
  • March 24 - Board of Directors' meeting, 5:30 pm
  • March -26-April 2 - Spring break, no school
  • April 5 - School resumes
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HA5K

HAEF is looking for your feedback regarding this year’s HA5K. Please use this link to answer a short survey. Do you think we should have a virtual 5K this spring or would you like to delay it in hopes of having an in-person race this fall or next spring? Thanks, Huskies!


https://forms.gle/b4voVW1LJ3aUHxFz7

BRICK PAVER

Through HAEF, you can leave a lasting imprint for your child on Academy grounds. A personalized paver is a permanent way to document your child’s years at Holly Academy. Pavers ordered this school year are installed over the summer. Students returning to HA next fall will enjoy finding their pavers and seeing it as they grow throughout their years at the Academy.
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PTO Elections

Elections for the PTO Board are held at the April meeting. There will be some turnover of our current Board for the 21/22 school year. Typically, we like prospective candidates to have attended three PTO meetings prior to being nominated for a Board seat. Should you be interested and not meet this requirement, please follow-through by emailing PTO.hollyacademy@gmail.com, we do not want to turn away any candidates that have a passion to serve! Power of the Pack!

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