VIRTUAL PARENT INVOLVEMENT DAY

Parent Involvement Day is tomorrow Saturday, October 31 LIVE via TEAMs!

The Schedule:

9:30 a.m. – Program starts!

10:00 a.m. – Session 1: Breakout Groups (K-3, 4-5, Upper School Cohorts)

10:30 a.m. – Session 2: Parent ONLY Breakouts (Choose 1)

– Helping Your Child Cope with the Effects of Trauma

– How to Have Great Conversations with your Teens

– Fitness and Movement for a Healthier, Happier Winter!

11:00 a.m. – Program finishes!

Go to https://hopeschool.org/PID to register your attendance, learn how to turn on spanish captions and get all the event links for tomorrow. We are looking forward to our time together!

NO SCHOOL NEXT WED-FRI

There is NO SCHOOL next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Nov 4th – 6th).
Please do not send your child to school. Thanks!

QUARTER 1 LUNCH MENU

Click here to view the Quarter 1 Lunch Menu (October & November).

QUARTER 2 LEARNING MODELS

After reviewing the Quarter 2 Preference forms submitted by our Hope families, we determined that we are able to accommodate all families who have submitted a request to KEEP their current learning model.
Families who have requested a CHANGE in learning models will be contacted through phone, email, or letter.

PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY

Picture Re-Take Day will be Monday, November 16. Time TBD.

WEEKLY COVID UPDATE

1.Three students who were out of school, having tested positive for COVID-19, have made a full recovery after their 10 days of quarantine, and are back with us in person!

2.We have been notified of one new positive test result this week. One of our non-teaching staff members has received a positive test result. MDH has been notified of this case. We have communicated with potential close contacts within the school and are working with them to determine next steps.

Click here to reference our COVID-19 Case Grid.

Please be praying for all those affected by COVID. Thank you for your continued partnership, and may God help us to trust him as our refuge and strength. Questions? Send them to our COVID Coordinator covidcoordinator@hopeschool.org

CREATE YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT!

PowerSchool, our new school information system, is now live! You will be able to check your student’s grades, view their lunch account, check attendance, and register for classes. An email was sent out with your child’s access code and password. You will need to create a parent account and link it with your students info. Click here for more PowerSchool parent information. Don’t forget to download the PowerSchool app too! (District Code: GGXD)

FREE/REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION

We are still asking that all families complete the Free & Reduced Lunch application regardless of income, whether students will be eating a school lunch or are participating in distance learning. This program brings critical funding to our school. Letters have been sent home with applications. Applications can be completed online through Chalkable or a paper application. Click here for instructions for how to set up your Chalkable parent portal and to submit your Free/Reduced lunch application. Five minutes of your time can continue to bring smiles to the 544 students at Hope Academy!!

NEW SECURLY PARENT ACCOUNT!

Hope Academy has created your parent account on the SecurlyHome app! You will now receive your child’s weekly online activity report via email. Want a real time view of this activity? Download the Free SecurlyHome app. Instructions were emailed to you, so check your inbox! (This email came from noreply@securly.com so make sure to check your junk or spam folder if you don’t see it). As a reminder, Securly is our new content filtering and monitoring application. With the transition to more devices, we wanted to take some extra precautions in internet safety for your children.

CALENDAR CHANGE

In addition to the Thursday 11/5 and Friday 11/6, will will not be having school on Wednesday, November 4. This will give our teaching staff adequate time to prepare for Quarter 2.