Holly Academy News & Views

September 18, 2020

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At the end of August Governor Whitmer instituted an additional Executive Order for school districts. The requirements in this Executive Order include:

  1. An "Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan". This plan must be approved at the Board level, the CMU level, and submitted to the Michigan Department of Education. Holly Academy's Learning Plan will be presented to our Board of Directors for approval on September 23rd.
  2. Publicly announce at Board meetings the weekly two-way interaction rates since the Board's last monthly meeting.
  3. Allow for public comment on the Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan (ECLP). This will occur beginning at the October Board meeting.
  4. At each Board meeting administration must reconfirm how instruction is going to be delivered during the 2020-2021 school year.

Upon approval of our ECLP it will be uploaded to our website. We appreciate your partnership as we navigate through this COVID environment! Power of the Pack!

Unity Day

October 21st is Unity Day. The purpose of Unity Day is to demonstrate that we stand together against bullying. Teachers stress the importance of inclusivity during the week of October 19th, that we are united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion of all students. On Unity Day students may wear orange or our HA "Stand Up To Bullying" shirts with dress down bottoms. Recent events in our nation have emphasized the need for a culture of acceptance in all situations. Please see the "Stand Up To Bullying" order form should you wish to purchase a shirt/s. Any type of SUTB shirt can be worn as dress code (elementary students may not wear the hooded sweatshirt). It's GREAT to be a Husky!

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For the safety of our Husky family, we are requesting that adults wear masks while you are outside your vehicle dropping off students. We so appreciate your support and cooperation! Power of the Pack!

We have received clarification from the Oakland County Health Department regarding our Huskies who are sent home due to COVID symptoms. The student must have one of the following:

  1. A negative COVID test
  2. 10 days isolation, improvement of symptoms, and no fever for 48 hours without fever-reducing medications
  3. A physician's note stating that the student is okay to return to school

Thank you for keeping all our Huskies safe!

Thank You

A special thanks to the Freedom Center Church and ECO for the generous donation of mums for the staff! They are beautiful and appreciated!
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Another great week is in the books!

Beginning the week of September 28th, NWEA testing will begin for Young 5 through 8th grade students. Grade level teachers will communicate testing dates to you. If your Husky is a blended student, they may come to school on testing days that fall on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Our HVA students will test remotely. Information for remote testing will be shared with parents next week.

Continuing this coming week, Holly Academy teachers will be presenting virtual Curriculum Nights via Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link from your child’s teacher. We have had wonderful turnouts so far! Thank you for those who have already attended. Please note the days and times for your child/ren below:

3rd grade Monday, September 21 from 5:30 - 6:30

4th grade Monday, September 21 from 6:45 - 7:45

Specials Tuesday, September 22 from 5:30 - 7:30*

*5:30 - 6:30 Science and Spanish

*6:30 - 7:30 PE and Music

The Zoom link was sent to families today for the specials session.

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All students have been trained in Big Ideas Math, Odysseyware, and Google Classroom.

Important items to note:

  • Student's first point of contact is their HVA teacher.

  • Daily attendance is required. Virtual schooling is a full week of academics. While you may be able to flex your time during the day, it is expected that students participate daily, Monday - Friday.

  • Attendance needs to be signed in the HVA Google Classroom daily for all virtual students.

    • This is a new step third through middle school virtual students.

    • Kindergarten through second grade this is just a reminder that you must go log your child’s attendance in the Google Classroom.

Y5 - 2nd grade students:

  • Sign into your homeroom Google Classroom each day and sign the attendance. (This must be done daily).

  • Check out the songs and stories teachers have posted.

  • Complete daily assignments in Google Classroom or paper copy of the resource packet (if applicable).

3rd - 5th grade students:

  • Check your email.

  • Login to Odysseyware and complete assignments for the day in their assigned classes.

  • Log in to Google Classroom for math resources, PE, and Spanish.

  • Log in to Big Ideas Math for math assignment.

6th - 8th grade students:

  • Check your email.

  • Login to Odysseyware and complete assignments for the day in their assigned classes.

  • Log in to Google Classroom for math resources, PE, and Spanish.

  • Log in to Big Ideas Math for math assignment.

  • Check Skyward.

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Food Distribution

The USDA has extended the free meal program for all children 18 years and under and students with special needs through age 26. Holly Area Schools in partnership with Chartwells will be providing meals seven days per week. Children do not need to be present for a parent to pick up meals and students do not need to be enrolled in Holly Area Schools.

Meals may be picked up two days each week:

Monday - three meals (breakfast and lunch)

Thursday - four meals (breakfast and lunch)

Site times for meal pick-up:

Holly High School: 3:00-5:30pm

Groveland Manor: 3:30-4:00pm

Springrove: 3:30-4:00pm

Holly Elementary: 3:45-5:30pm

Oakhill Estates: 4:00-4:30pm

Hawaiian Gardens: 4:15-4:45pm

Meadow Lake: 4:45-5:15pm

Holly Hills: 5:00-5:30pm

School Pictures

Event Code: FE2320

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: FE2320, 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

Did you know…

  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and text
  • 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 once

Please contact Matthew Then, at JostensPIXAdmin@jostens.com, if you have any questions.

From the Board of Directors

The September 23rd Board of Directors meeting will be conducted in-person in the auditorium. Attendees must wear a mask and social distance. We hope to see you there!
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  • Sept. 22-25 - Vision testing for Y5, 1st, 3rd, 5th & 7th grades
  • Sept. 23 -Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm - in the auditorium
  • Sept. 25 - PTO dress down day - $1.00
  • Oct. 2 - PTO dress down day - $1.00
  • Oct. 5 - Picture re-take day
  • Oct. 7 - Count day
  • Oct. 8 - PTO meeting at 8:15am - via Zoom
  • Oct. 9 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am - free dress down day
  • Oct. 16 - PTO dress down day - $1.00
  • Oct. 21 - Unity Day - wear orange or Stand Up to Bullying T-shirt to dress down
  • Oct. 21 - Coffee & Conversation 8:00am - location TBD
  • Oct. 21 - Hearing re-test day for K, 2nd and 4th grades
  • Oct. 26-30 - Spirit Week
  • Oct. 28 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm - in the auditorium
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Birthday Marquee

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PTO Online Clothing Store - round 2


Holly academy PTO is happy to open the online clothing store once again. The store will be open Monday 9.7.2020 and close on 9.21.2020.

Please use the link to be directed to the store and place orders online.

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