Entries by Michaela Maupin

HOME VISITS ARE VIRTUAL

Home Visits will again be virtual this year from Wednesday, October 20th through Friday, October 22nd. Sign-ups will open Monday, September 27th! You will sign up for one time slot per child. Pick-a-time closes on Oct. 8.  The link will be emailed and texted out on Monday. Remember there are only a few evening slots so make sure to register asap if you need one of them. Thanks!

TRANSPORTATION UPDATE

Because of the significant delays and cancellations of some bus routes, we will now be offering the following:

• Bus 4 & 5 families will hear from Family Ministries to see if there’s interest in forming carpool groups. (Carpools will be reimbursed by Hope and need to provide a copy of a driver’s license, proof of insurance and a background check). If you are willing to pick up other students, please email Michelle Vanderveen at michellevanderveen@hopeschool.org!

• We will waive fees for those Families needing before or after school care due the need to drive their students because of busing issues.
• If you are willing to have your students ride MTC we will reimburse for Sept and Oct at the current rate of $1 per ride when a student submits a paper receipt/transfer from MTC. *Anyone in a household with a student receiving Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) is eligible to receive this reduced fare. For details & to apply, go to TAP – Metro Transit.

Thank you for your continued patience and grace! Minneapolis Public Bus services continues to be understaffed. To locate your student’s bus please call 612-668-2300.

MAP TESTING

It’s that time of the year! Grades 6-9 will have MAP testing October 4-8. Grades 2-5 will have MAP testing on October 11-15. Make sure your student comes well rested and prepared to do their best!

CULTURAL HARMONY CORE VALUES

Hope Academy believes that God’s love has the power to create unity across cultures, ethnicities, income levels, and political parties. As believers we have the distinct joy of pursuing a higher calling—to love God and each other, even and especially in our differences. As we celebrate and learn about different cultures this year, we wanted to share our 4 main Cultural Harmony core values:

Imago Dei: We are captured by God’s beautiful, biblical vision for cultural diversity where all people and cultures are treasured and celebrated as creations of God.
Lament: We lament the painful legacy of sins of racism and discrimination, and we are committed to fighting prejudice in every form, personally and systemically.
Courage: We believe the gospel of the forgiveness of sins infuses our pursuit of cultural harmony with hope and courage to face sins of bias, abuse of power and prejudice whenever we are tempted to despair.
Community: We believe racial harmony happens through building meaningful relationships where we are intentional about hearing and empathizing with one another’s stories.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Current COVID staff cases: 1
Current COVID student cases: 2 US and 3 LS
Number of current classes moved to Distance Learning = 1 LS Class

Need to get tested for COVID? Click here to find the nearest testing location to you.

Click here for our Health & Safety FAQ. If you contract COVID or are exposed to someone with COVID, please follow this document and reach out to our Health Assistant, Ms. DaVonne Cottrell at 612-540-2822. Masks are still required for staff & students.

POWERSCHOOL

PowerSchool account info is coming Wednesday, September 29th! You will be able to check your child’s real-time attendance, assignments, grades, and more! An email will be sent out from communications@hopeschool.org with your parent login information. The PowerSchool app is also available free in the app store! hopeschool.powerschool.com

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: MR. G

How long has Mr. G worked at Hope Academy? (Hint: It’s more than 10 YEARS!)

What’s one thing he’s TERRIFIED of? What’s his very FAVORITE memory here at Hope? Click to read his staff spotlight and find out!!

END OF DAY CHANGES

Need to last minute pick up your child from school? Or send them home on the bus? If your child’s regular end-of-day transportation needs to change between busing and parent pick up, you MUST call the office by 3 pm. This timing allows the student lists to change and teachers to be informed so we can keep track of everyone. If you call after 3 pm, we may not be able to make that change.

NO PARKING REMINDER

When dropping off your student or picking them up, please do not use the Chicago Avenue entrance after 9:30am or before 4:45pm. We have 10 buses that need to park to drop off and pickup students. Also please do not park when you are using the parent pickup area by Peavey Park. You must get […]