Holly Academy News & Views

November 20, 2020

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As Thanksgiving approaches and I think about all of our blessings, I do so with a grateful heart. This year has been so challenging for all of us. One shining example of everyone working toward the greater good is our Husky family. Through everyone's diligence, we have done what I would have believed to be unthinkable before we opened in August - 12 weeks of uninterrupted face-to-face teaching and learning!


Please continue to be vigilant over the short Thanksgiving break. Holly Academy staff and Board of Directors wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving! It's great to be a Husky!

MORNING DROP-OFF

PLEASE be prepared to drop off your child(ren) when you enter the drop-off lanes. Traffic becomes backed up when students are putting on their mask, saying a long good-bye after leaving the car, and then putting on their backpack. This creates a traffic problem, and some cars are also trying to move forward as this is occurring. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE – Please have students prepared prior to entering the drop-off lanes, and please avoid the long good-byes. Thank you.

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Healthy Huskies

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There has been a lot of parent concern and input regarding Holly Academy's plans for teaching and learning over the next month. Please understand that no decision is made lightly. If your Husky family is hesitant about having your student return on January 4th, you are welcome to have your child continue learning virtually. The date to return from virtual learning to in-person learning is January 19th, which is the first day of the third marking period. Everyone is welcome to provide input at our monthly Board of Directors meetings, as each month the Board must approve any revisions to our Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan.


We are asking that all families use caution and be vigilant following all health and safety guidelines as we return to in-person learning after both Thanksgiving and winter breaks. The continued health and wellness of our school community depends on it. Character defines us!

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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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Yesterday, Holly Academy administration sent a parent letter via Skyward regarding changes to our learning mode for the week of December 14th - 18th. Next week, you can expect to receive a schedule of learning for that week. Students will be attending Zoom meetings Monday through Thursday of that week. Teachers will have virtual office hours on Friday morning of that week to meet with students who need assistance or have questions.


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

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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.

Fish Lake Road Closure

Fish Lake Road will be closed south of Grange Hall Road starting November 9-23. Please seek an alternate route.

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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Winner of the raffle

Congratulations to Stephen Ghostley who is the winner of last week's raffle! It pays to read the newsletter!
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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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Due to the short week, there will not be a newsletter published on 11/25/20. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Nov. 23 - Half day of school, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Nov. 23 - Virtual parent/teacher conferences - 1:00-4:30pm & 5:30-8:00pm
  • Nov. 24 - Half day of school, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Nov. 24 - Virtual parent/teacher conferences - 1:00-4:30pm
  • Nov. 25 - Half day of school, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Nov. 26 - Happy Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 27 - No school
  • Dec. 3 - Virtual PTO meeting at 8:15am
  • Dec. 9 - Virtual Coffee & Conversation at 8:15am
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PTO Meeting

Please join us for the next virtual PTO meeting on Thursday, December 3rd at 8:15am. We would love for you to participate!


Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/5925047525?pwd=U2hSUUdncnErOUlGcFNrK3c2U0dlUT09


PTO Board

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December Pizza slingers

The PTO is looking for 3 volunteers twice a week to sling pizza. Please sign up on the link below:

December Pizza Slingers

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