Entries by Michaela Maupin

Lower School Classroom Aide (Part-time)

Type: Part-time. 13 hours per week. Could go to full-time if we go back to full-time in-person learning for all lower school grades. 

Position is for the 2020-2021 school year.

*Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision as well as our Faith & Life Covenant.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details

Position: 

  • – Assist teachers in shepherding students and pointing them to Jesus!  Comfortable praying with students.
  • – Discuss duties with the classroom teacher to coordinate educational efforts.
  • – Support the teacher in classroom management and student discipline. Make wise decisions independently.
  • – Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment and demonstrations.
  • – Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • – Assist in assessment of student growth.
  • – Confidently supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeteria, playground, and gymnasium, or on field trips.
  • – Be comfortable learning and using office machines, copier, laminator, binder, etc.
  • – Ability to see classroom needs during instruction and provide support where needed.

General Faculty Qualifications

– Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.

– Mature Christ-follower with the ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.

– Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.

– Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.

– High School Diploma or GED required.

XYLOPHONE CLUB SIGN-UP

First quarter, instead of Lion Singers, we will have a xylophone club for 3rd-5th graders!  This is a new offering, and depending on how many students are interested, we may have half of the students come on Monday and the other half on Wednesday from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. to keep the class sizes small. Students must turn in the below permission slip by Wednesday, September 16. Parents can email Kristin Stitt directly (kristinstitt@hopeschool.org) or have their child turn in the permission slip in-person. Click for more info & for the permission slip.

BORROWED DEVICE EXPECTATIONS

By issuing students of the same grade the same type of device (Laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads), we hope to make technology access and learning opportunities equitable. All students have the same tools aligned with teaching and designed to best support their learning. Please remember that using the borrowed device is a privilege and not a right. You and your student are responsible for the borrowed device until you return it at the end of the year. Click here to read the Borrowed Device handbook.

MASKS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

Masks will be required during the school day. *Please Note* Patterns and designs are allowed on masks as long as they are school appropriate and not distracting. This is a change from what was announced during Parent Kick-Off Night. Thank you!

TAKE HOME MEALS FOR HYBRID STUDENTS

Take home meals are available for hydrid upper school students on their days of at home learning. Students who qualify for Free or Reduced meals will be given a bag of 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches before they leave for the day. Cohort A students will receive their meals on Monday and Cohort B students […]

MEALS FOR DISTANCE LEARNERS

Grab and go meals are available to pick-up on Mondays from 10 am to noon. (Or Tue if there is no school Mon). Any family who is in distance learning can come pick up a box of breakfasts and lunches (1 per school day) and a free Fresh Fruit or Vegetable if the student is […]

BUSING UPDATES

New bus protocols include wearing a mask, siblings sitting together, buses being loaded back to front, buses being exited front to back, keeping the seat behind the driver empty, and leaving windows & overhead hatches open (weather permitting). There is also a new bus app this year! Download ‘Versatrans My Stop’ from the App Store to get bus stop information and live bus tracking updates. Please select “MN Charter Schools (MN)” for our school district Click here for more bus app information.

FREE COVID TESTING

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been around someone with COVID-19 we strongly encourage you to sign up for a testing appointment. You do NOT need insurance or identification.

Info on free testing for un-insured:
https://mn.gov/dhs/health-care-coverage/

Other free community test sites:
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/testsites/index.html

Testing locations link:
https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/testing-locations/