UPPER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Summer School Menus

This summer’s lunch is a “super snack.” All students are encouraged to take a free breakfast and free lunch. In addition, if parents are dropping off or picking up students for summer school, any siblings ages 18 and younger are able to receive a free breakfast and/or a free lunch. Click here to view the menu!

(There is also a variety of Minneapolis Parks and Recreation facilities that are offering free summer meals. It’s a  great way for children 18 years and younger to have free food, during all mealtimes, up to 6 days a week during the summer!)

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10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT 2019 SUMMER SESSION

1. Times: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:20.
2. Dates: June 10-13, 17-20, 24-28, July 1-3.
3. Required for students completing K-8th grade and some High School students.
4. Some students will be required to attend from 12:30-2:30 for extra Math/Reading Support.
5. ACT Prep Classes for 10th and 11th Grade – Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
6. HopeWORKS internships with small stipends for some 9th/10th/11th grade.
7. Summer School shirts, khaki shorts, and tennis shoes are required.
8. 6th Grade Local Mission Trip is the 1st Week (June 10-13). Leave Monday morning, get back Thursday at lunch.
9. Click here for more info.
10. Inverted Arts Exploration Showcase Event – Tuesday, July 2, 7:30 pm at Hope Academy.

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Summer Office Hours

June 10th-July 3rd: Summer Session. Mon-Thurs 8am-3pm (closed on Fridays) July 8th – August 9th: Summer Break. Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm (closed on Fridays) Starting August 12th: Regular Hours. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Just to clarify – these are the times our Hope Academy front office will be open, NOT the times students are expected to be here. Thanks!

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BUS NOTIFICATION CARDS

Summer Session bus notification cards will be mailed out the week of June 2nd. These notification cards will include bus stop location and time information. Transportation address changes during the summer may be done by calling (612) 540-2084. Bus stop location may not be changed and transportation is not available outside of Minneapolis District lines.

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FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS THIS SUMMER

All students participating in Minnesota State High School sports next year (typically our 7th-12th grade sports) must have a current physical on file at Hope Academy.
Here are two places you can get free physicals this summer:

Twin Cities Orthopedics: July 15th, 16th, and 18th.
More info and registration here: https://www.tcomn.com/sportsphysicals

Tria Orthopedic Center: July 23rd & 25th and August 5th & 6th.
More info and registration here: http://tria.com/events/mshsl-physicals/

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT FIELD TRIP

7th and 8th grade students will have the chance to learn about personal finance during the first week of summer school through the Junior Achievement program. The week will culminate with a trip to Junior Achievement’s Biztown on Thursday, June 12th where students will serve as business owners and learn about how a local economy works. 7th & 8th grade students will return to school at 2:15 pm and will need to have a ride home at that time.

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METRO TRANSIT SUMMER BUS PASSES

Get a summer’s worth of rides on buses and light rail with a Summer Student Pass for only $29! Any current 9-12th grade student at Hope Academy can get unlimited rides on buses and trains from June 1 through Sept. 3. Go to www.metrotransit.org/summer-pass to get more details about the pass.

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NOW HIRING: Tech Integration Specialist & Instructor

This role plays a key part in building and delivering a strong technology program for Hope Academy. The role has two key dimensions. First, the Technology Integration Specialist dimension of the job will help train and support teachers in how to integrate technology in the classroom. Second, the Technology Instructor dimension of the job will focus on the development of a K-12 technology curriculum and teaching classes defined for delivering that curriculum. To apply click here!

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6TH GRADE MISSION TRIP INFO

During the first week of Summer Session (June 10-13), the 6th grade students participate in local Minneapolis mission trip. Students will stay overnight at Hope Academy Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night and will go and serve at various places in the neighborhood during the day. The cost of the Mission Trip is $25. If you still need to info, please email Mr. Simms: kelvinsimms@hopeschool.org .

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NEW MAIN ENTRY SCREENING POLICY

In order to maintain a safe environment at Hope Academy, we are implementing a new main entry screening policy. Effective immediately, front desk workers may ask you to provide your name and purpose of visit before buzzing you in. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for helping keep Hope Academy a safe school.

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PARENT PICK-UP REMINDER

After School Parent Pick-up is on Park Ave and 22nd Street, to the west of the school building. Please do not try to pick up your children in the bus lane. When coming for pick-ups, do not drive through the Allina Hospital parking lot. Thanks!

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LATE PICK-UP FEES

This is a friendly reminder that late pick-up fees ($10 for every 15 minutes late) also apply to after-school ASC and to athletic practices/games. After School ASC ends at 5:30 p.m. Late fees start at 5:45. Please be a blessing to our staff by making sure you are picking up your child on time.

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PARKING RESTRICTIONS

The next phase of our “Growing Hope” campaign includes the building of a new gym! In order to continue this work, the Parking Lot on 24th will be closed until further notice. Please plan to find alternative street parking if you visit the school. Remember, during every school day there is NO PARKING in front of the school between 9:00a – 10:00a and 3:00p – 5:00p.

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BUSING REMINDERS

Buses are run by the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). Call MPS at 612-668-2300 with late bus questions. Hope will send out a text if your child’s bus is running 30 minutes or more late.

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