UPPER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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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8TH GRADE BREAKFAST & VALLEYFAIR

The 8th Grade Breakfast will take place on Thursday, May 30th from 8:00 to 9:30 am in the Hope Academy Chapel. 8th Graders will go to Valley Fair after this breakfast and will arrive back to school at 6:30 p.m.

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SUMMER SCHOOL ATTENDANCE POLICIES

If you are going to be absent for any Summer Session days, it is important to read the Summer Session Information Flier. Doors open at 8:20 am. Summer School starts at 8:30 am each day. If you are late, you must make up that time by staying twice the minutes late in the afternoon. Click here for the: Upper School Summer Session Info 2019

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DID YOU KNOW?

Our 3rd graders have been attending swim lessons every Tuesday & Thursday for the past few weeks at the Phillips pool! In order to keep every student safe & supported – we’ve needed 12 volunteers to help with these lessons. 12 VOLUNTEERS! Praise God for all the amazing people who’ve taken time to help out.

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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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ACORNS TO OAKS CEREMONY

Thursday, May 30th at 3:00 p.m. will be Hope Academy’s “Acorns to Oaks” Ceremony. It will be a combination of the Kindergarten and Senior Graduation for all students in grades K-12 to attend. The Official Graduation for Seniors will take place Saturday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the Hope Academy gym.

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SENIOR DINNER (5/23)

The Senior Dinner will be held next Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Hope Academy.  Each senior will be honored with a speech by a staff member and the senior awards and scholarships will be given out at the event.  This evening is always one of the best events of the year for high school staff members and the students and parents of seniors.  This is a closed event, open only to seniors, their parents, and staff members.

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SICK CHILDREN REMINDER

If your student is sick in the morning on a school day, please keep them home that day; you will receive a call from the health office to come pick your student up if they are sent to school while still ill. If your student threw up the previous day, they NEED to stay home the next day, per MPS nursing protocol. There has been an increase in the number of ill students and this is happening due to the number students being sent to school ill and germs being spread. We appreciate your dedication to helping everyone stay healthy here at school!

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GRADUATING SENIORS: STUDENT ACCOUNT REMINDER!

A reminder that is is the policy of Hope Academy that all student accounts must be paid in full before official records, grade reports or transcripts are released. This means that parents of graduating seniors must have all tuition and fees paid before transcripts will be released. Please contact Lisa CasaDeCalvo or Tennille Ziegler with questions.

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6TH GRADE MISSION TRIP INFO NIGHT

The 6th Grade Mission Trip info night was last Tuesday, May 14th. 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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CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION DATES

Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00pm: Senior Dinner (Seniors and their parents only) Thursday, May 30th at 3:00pm: Acorns to Oaks Ceremony (Open to K-12 students) Saturday, June 1st at 6:00pm: Graduation Ceremony (Open to anyone)

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THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE

The Upper School Gospel Arts Team will be performing The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on Friday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 18th at 5:30 p.m. in the Hope Academy Gym. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Children 10 & under get in free!

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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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THE SHERIDAN STORY

Needing some extra help with food on the weekends?  Sign up for a free bag of food every week, which your child will bring home on Fridays. Request a form to participate in “The Sheridan Story” from the Reception Desk or the Main Office. Families can opt in or opt out at any time.

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TEAM APP – HOPE SPORTS SCHEDULES

Hope Academy uses an app to post up-to-date schedules for all sports teams (K-12).  The app is called “Team App” and is available for download on Android or Apple devices (www.teamapp.com). After downloading the app, search for “Hope Academy Minneapolis” to view Hope team schedules.

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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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