Holly Academy News & Views

April 22, 2020

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"Tough times don't last; tough people do!" Our Husky Pack is tough, and together we can tackle distance learning, social distancing, executive orders, and anything else that is thrown at us! It is such a testament to our fortitude that during this crisis our Husky family has been so flexible and open to all the changes we have made since school closed. I have been overwhelmed with pride to be part of a staff that changed teaching practices "on a dime" and part of a school family that has been nothing but supportive and generous of spirit. It's GREAT to be a Husky!

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1. I have questions about Zoom meeting invitations or classwork, who do I contact?

Please start by contacting the teacher via email of the course in question.

2. When and where do I return my student’s packets?

Following social distancing guidelines, packets may be returned every other Monday, beginning May 4th from 9 am - noon and Tuesdays from 3 pm to 6 pm for the previous weeks. There will be boxes set up for each homeroom teacher in the vestibule.

Return dates are as follows:

May 4 - 9 am - noon

May 5 - 3 pm - 6 pm

May 18 - 9 am - noon

May 19 - 3 pm - 6 pm

June 1 - 9 am - noon

June 2 - 3 pm - 6 pm

The final date to return packets will be Wednesday, June 10 from 9am - 6 pm. Tables will be set up in the main gym for each homeroom teacher. Textbooks and classroom materials should also be returned at this time.

1. Who do l contact for food assistance or financial help?

Please go to the website www. grumlaw.com/help and fill out the form.

2. I have paid for my student’s yearbook/s. How will I receive them?

Yearbooks will be delivered to the office in May. We will contact you when they arrive and schedule pickup dates.

3. I have paid for a girls’ basketball sweatshirt and pictures. When will I receive them?

Both companies are currently closed. As soon as they reopen we are confident that HA’s orders will be completed in a timely manner. We will contact you when they arrive and schedule pickup dates.

4. Will there be a National Junior Honor Society Induction for new inductees?

Yes, we will schedule the induction for September.

5. Will my 8th grade student participate in a clap-out?

Yes, we are working on an alternate plan for our 8th graders to participate in the traditional HA end of the year activities.

6. I purchased a concert DVD in the winter. How will I receive it?

Distance learning required our I.T. department to drop everything to get our program up and running. As soon as the DVDs are finished we will put them in the mail to you.

7. Will the Talent Show be rescheduled?

Yes, we are planning a Virtual Talent Show towards the end of the school year. Details will be sent at a later date.

8. Will the 5th grade Mackinac Island field trip be canceled or rescheduled?

It is highly probable that the trip will be rescheduled for the fall. We will contact all families regarding the trip when we have a firm plan.

9. Will there be an alternate Field Day for students?

Yes, we will have a Virtual Field Day. Details will be shared at a later date.

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Thank you for your patience and willingness to co-teach with us! I am confident that each week of living our distance learning plan will get easier! There are a few housekeeping items to address regarding the Zoom classes being conducted. Please reiterate these with your students:

  1. Students must enter the Zoom session using their correct first and last names.

  2. Participants must use the video function.

  3. Normal classroom expectations are in place. If your student does not adhere to these expectations you will receive an email or phone call from the teacher. After your child receives a warning, if they continue to break rules they will only be allowed to access the session recordings - they will no longer be able to participate “live”.

  4. Unfortunately, some of our Huskies are inviting non HA friends into their frames in a Zoom session. This is an immediate cause to be removed from “live” sessions.

Thank you so much for supporting our PAWS requirements!

Teacher Request

Please see the attached Google Form to request a homeroom teacher for the 2020-21 school year. All forms must be submitted by May 1, 2020.

Thank you


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