CHICAGO AVE CLOSURES

Chicago will be closed to Southbound traffic just right at the intersection from April 5-16 or 17th. There will be periodic lane closures until mid to late June thereafter. 24th and Chicago will be worked on too at some point but not planned for this season. This is part of the D Line project that will be requiring work from downtown to 60th Street over a period of years.

WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE

Current student cases: 0
Current staff cases: 0
Current cohorts moved to Distance Learning: 0

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. Send questions to covidcoordinator@hopeschool.org.

Please note that the Minnesota Department of Health does not count students or staff who were not in the building when infectious.

TUITION/SCHOLARSHIP CONFERENCES EMAIL COMING NEXT WEEK

This spring, Tuition Conferences will be easier than ever. Similar to Parent/Teacher Conferences this year, you will use Pick-a-Time to schedule a 15-minute online meeting between May 3-5 to finalize your tuition and scholarship award for 2021-22. In preparation for the conference, you will need to complete the PowerSchool Enrollment Forms that will be sent to you by email next week. These forms will need to be returned by April 19th. Every family must complete a Tuition/Scholarship Conference before enrollment is finalized for next fall.

P-EBT BENEFITS

P-EBT benefits for September and October 2020 have begun to be distributed to eligible families. The P-EBT Hotline is available for families Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to answer questions about P-EBT benefits. You may call 651-431-4608 or 1-833-454-0153 or submit questions through the P-EBT Help Form. Please contact Janette Takata at 612-540-2010 or janettetakata@hopeschool.org with questions about eligibility for free or reduced-price meals.

COVID RELIEF

If you have experienced loss of income related to COVID and would like to apply for assistance with rent, groceries, or utilities, please reach out to Jamie Leeper at jamieleeper@hopeschool.org.

SUMMER SESSION PLANS

Summer Session 2021 is June 14- July 9.

Mon-Thurs 8:30-12:30 = June 14-July 1  &  Tues-Fri 8:30-12:30 = July 6-9.

We are planning that all Lower School Classrooms will have 100% in-person Summer Session. Upper School will have mostly in-person Summer Session with limited distance learning options. More details to come.

Reminder that Summer Session will continue to be required for K-8th grades.

DO YOU HAVE A CHILD ENTERING KINDERGARTEN?

Do you have a child entering Kindergarten? Or additional students you’d like to attend Hope? Applications for next year are open!

We encourage you to apply ASAP as spaces can fill up quickly. Visit hopeschool.org/apply to complete an application. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your Admissions Coordinator! LS: Ady Pliego (612-540-2088, adilenepliego@hopeschool.org) and US: Kaili Grandville (612-540-2091, kailigrandville@hopeschool.org).

FREE WEEKLY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

North Minneapolis: Sumner Library has a new partnership with Farmhouse Catering! Every Sunday from 2:00-4:00pm, families can stop by to pick up a week’s worth of free fresh groceries – fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, cereals and grains. Click here for details.

South Minneapolis: Tuesdays from 11 am – 3pm at St. Paul’s Church parking lot (1901 Portland Ave).

Daily food box pick-ups: https://cws.mpls.k12.mn.us/smb_locations All sites will be open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, except holidays. Food boxes will continue to be free for all youth 18 & under.

CREATE YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT

5 steps to create your Parent PowerSchool account: (1) Go to http://hopeschool.powerschool.com.(2) Click “Create Account” & enter your parent info. (3) Find your students access code & password. This was emailed to you twice from communications@hopeschool.org. (4) Link your students to your account. *For the relationship field – this is your relationship to your student (i.e. Mother, Father, etc.). (5) You’ve created your account! Verify your email and you are all set up! Now you can check your student’s attendance and grades online. Bonus: Download the PowerSchool app! (District Code: GGXD)