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COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT (12)

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

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MARCH 23-27 ANNOUNCEMENTS

3.27.20 Hope Academy parents, Happy first day of spring break! Today’s announcements are the last ones until break is over. Spring Break: Today is the first day of Spring Break. There will be no classes today Friday, March 27 until April 3. Enjoy your time off! Lower School Distance Learning: Click here for a letter from Mrs. Smith with important information about Lower School starting April 6. Tech Support: For Tech Support, students should enter a ticket here: http://help.hopeschool.org Computer Login: Username – Username is the student ID minus @hopeschool.org. So instead of russgregg@hopeschool.org its russgregg. Password – The password is the same that the student uses to login to a computer at Hope or to O365/TEAMS Free temporary Wi-Fi: Click here to view several free Wi-Fi and hotspot options that are being offered for free due to COVID-19. Free Internet – Go to https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19 to learn about free and low cost ‘Internet Essentials’ from Comcast. Governor’s Address: Distance learning will continue until at

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The Seed of the Jack Pine

Sometimes, we experience things in life that can seem totally unbearable. Tragedy can come into our lives and scorch the very fabric of our souls. And yet, despite the reality that tragedy exists, despite the fact that our lives can be singed with the flames of trauma, God can use those fiery experiences to produce beautiful new life in us. Through those experiences God is able to give us “a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair” (Isaiah 61: 1-3). In his book, Meditations of the Heart, Howard Thurman pens a devotional entitled “The Seed of the Jack Pine” that illustrates how fire (tragedy) can actually produce something beautiful…

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MARCH 16-20 ANNOUNCEMENTS

3.20.20 Dear Hope Academy Community, Happy Friday! We’ve finished our first week of distance learning. Thanks for sticking with it and being patient as things have changed. This email is replacing the Hope Happenings for the time being. Today’s announcements: First and foremost, with the possibility of a state shutdown we want to ensure every middle and high school family who needs access to a laptop has a device. We have already distributed laptops to all our high school students who needed one. Starting immediately at 1:30 pm today we will be distributing Hope Academy Chromebooks to all middle school (grades 6-8) families who need them. Stop by Hope Academy today (3/20) from 1:30 pm – 8pm or tomorrow (3/21) from 8 am – 2 pm. if your student needs a device to use at home. If school is closed after Spring Break, all long-term learning will be paperless after Spring Break. We

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COVID-19 UPDATE: SCHOOL CLOSED STARTING TUESDAY (3/17)

Dear Hope Academy Community,

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, know that we are taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

The Minneapolis Public Schools district has made the decision to close schools starting on Tuesday, March 17 for several weeks. This means that Hope Academy will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Please note that this is different…

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POSTPONED EVENTS & ATHLETICS

In an effort to monitor the spread of COVID-19, the following has been postponed:

– 10th & 12th grade Mission Trips
– All athletics
– 5-6 Grade Info Night

We will let you know when they will be re-scheduled. Thanks.

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TUITION CONFERENCES

*Postponed until further notice*

Tuition conferences are April 20th, 21st and 22nd from 3 – 7:30 pm in the cafeteria. Please bring your 1040 tax return to the conference. Also, please read over the Parent Covenant before you come!

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6TH GRADE IMMUNIZATIONS

6th graders going into 7th grade need to have two additional vaccines (Tdap and Meningitis) by August 2020. Please turn in your records to our school nurse Sarah Holden at Sarah.Holden@mpls.k12.mn.us or bring them to the front office. Click here to view a list of Minneapolis Area Clinics that do immunizations.

If insurance or cost is an issue, the public health clinic in Hennepin County has an immunization clinic on Fridays from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Families must make an appointment first (612-543-5555). Each immunization costs 10 dollars unless the cost is too burdensome. There are very few slots available so plan accordingly.

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DRIVER’S ED AT HOPE ACADEMY

Driver’s Education classes at Hope Academy will be held Wednesdays (4:45-7:45 p.m.) and Saturdays (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) after Spring Break. A+ Driving School gives Hope Academy students a discount, and an even greater discount if your family receives free or reduced lunches. The cost includes both the class and behind-the-wheel training. Students must be 14 years old or older to take the classes. Click here for more information and to register!

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HEALTH PROCEDURES + PREVENTION

Reminder: To stop the spread of illnesses and keep everyone healthy at Hope Academy, we ask that you use good preventative practices. (If your child is sick – please keep them home, wash your hands frequently, cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, etc.) Click here for a letter from Russ Gregg addressing the prevention measures we will be taking against the coronavirus, flu, colds and other illnesses.

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ENTRANCE PROCEDURE

For the safety of our students, anyone entering the main entrance doors may be asked to give their name and purpose of their visit. Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to keep Hope Academy a safe and secure place!

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WOMEN’S CONNECT PRAYER

On Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., all Hope Academy moms are invited to a time of prayer before Bible Study! Questions or prayer requests? Call or text Gloria Reyes (612-540-2017) or Sara Naranjo (612-516-4006).

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SNOW DAYS

Hope Academy closings will reflect the same as the Minneapolis Public School District. Listen to WCCO 830 AM radio, watch WCCO Channel 4 TV, or check www.wcco.com for school closings. Make sure to text “YES” to 67587 to receive text message notifications from Hope Academy.
IMPORTANT: We are listed as “Hope Academy – Minneapolis” – NOT “Hope Community Academy”.

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WOMEN’S CONNECT BIBLE STUDY

Come join other moms for a wonderful time of Christ-centered learning, growing, and fellowship! This group meets every Wednesday in Room 145 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Questions? Contact Tunisunia Reed (tunisunia.reed@gmail.com) or Mary Brown (maryrosebrown07@gmail.com).

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ATTENTION BOX TOP USERS!

  • 1. Download the Box Tops app or go to https://www.boxtops4education.com.
  • 2. Scroll down to find “Hope Academy” and enter your information.
  • 3. Scan your receipt, WITHIN 14 DAYS, and Hope Academy will earn credit for your purchases.
  • 4. If you have old Box Tops, you can still bring them in to and get credit. Click here to view a video demonstration or contact Stacey Welman at 612-207-6582 or Slwelman@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!  In the past couple of years, we’ve been able to purchase more than 100 NEW BOOKS and 200 used books for Hope’s library.

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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 pick up your child in the bus lane on Chicago Avenue or the Hope Academy parking lots. During Pick-Up, please 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) apply to after-school ASC starting at 5:30 p.m. and after athletic practices/games. Please be a blessing to our staff by making sure you are picking up your child on time.

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BUSING REMINDERS

Buses are run by the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). Call Janette at 612-540-2010 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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