Hope Academy parents,
Welcome back from break! We hope you had a restful time with your family.
New Distance Learning Schedules:
- Lower School K-2: Anytime during the day
- Lower School 3-5: 9:15 am to 12 pm (for those sharing a device with MS siblings)
- Middle School 6-8: 12:30 to 4:15 pm
- High School 9-12: 10 am – 2:15 pm
- Lunch Break: We’re leaving 12:00 – 12:30 pm open for students so they can eat lunch as a family.
Lower School Distance Learning: As a reminder, Lower School Distance Learning will begin Monday for Lower School. Daily plans will be posted on Seesaw for K-2 and Microsoft Teams for 3-5.
K-2 parents: If you have a Hope computer: Open Seesaw.
If you are using your own device: Please download “Seesaw class” from the app store and type in the class code provided by your teacher.
3-5 parents: If you have a Hope Academy computer: Log in and open up TEAMS.
If you are using your own family computer: Access TEAMS either through the Microsoft Portal found at https://portal.office.com or click here to download the TEAMS app and sign in using your Hope Academy log in. (If your student was issued an iPad they will receive special instructions.)
Coronavirus Stimulus Checks: As you may know, the federal government recently passed legislation to provide stimulus checks to American families that will help them through the coronavirus crisis. Click here for some useful information about the checks and how to make sure you receive one if you are eligible.
New Food Distribution Schedule: On Monday, March 30 MPS started expanding to nearly 50 food distribution sites offering WEEKLY food pick up. Each day, up to 10 different sites across the city now offer food pick-up from 10 am – 2 pm, Monday-Friday. Each food box contains 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for a total of 10 meals. Click here for more information.
Upper School Welcome Back Assemblies: The High School will have a welcome back assembly at 9:45 a.m. The Middle School will have theirs at 12:45 p.m. Mr. Z will give a short address followed by Ms. Kaufmann talking about the tech side of learning. Students will receive an email with a link.
Childcare and Office Staff at Hope: Following Spring Break, we are unable to continue providing childcare on-site at Hope. Our Main Office will not be staffed, but phone calls are still answered, as they are transferred offsite.
Borrowed Hope Academy Technology: Hope Academy has issued iPads, Chromebooks and laptops to several hundred students. These devices are owned by Hope Academy and made available to students in order to continue their education process at Hope Academy. Click here for guidelines and expectations regarding borrowed Hope Academy technology.
Creative Expressions (CE) Nights: We will not be meeting in person for CE Nights this year. More information will be coming after Spring Break about how students will be reciting their pieces in a different way as well as how some of the musical components will be presented. Students should still be working on their pieces.
Another Week of Videos From Mr. Z: Watch this week’s episodes of “Social Distancing from Mr. Z.”
Keep the faith,
Co-founder and Head of School