VIRTUAL HOME VISITS

Home Visit sign-ups are now OPEN! Click here to schedule your 45 minute “virtual” appointment with your child’s teacher.These will take place on Wednesday, October 14 – Friday, October 16. Sign-ups will close next Wednesday, September 30th at 11:59 p.m. so make sure to schedule yours ASAP. Upper School parents: Please note that grades 6 – 12 have TWO options for signing up. You can sign up for either “Option 1” or “Option 2”. If you and your family are new this year, you will need to create a Pick A Time Account to get scheduled. Click here for instructions. These virtual meetings will be done through TEAMS and you will receive a link invite after you’ve scheduled your appointment. Looking forward to seeing you all!

PICTURE DAY

Monday, Oct. 12th & Tuesday, Oct. 13th

Picture Day will take place in the Lower Gym. 100% Distance Learning Students will also participate by entering the exterior Lower Gym doors. Temperatures will be checked upon entering and students will leave out the other exterior door immediately after their picture is taken.

FLU SHOTS

We are rapidly approaching flu season. Protecting your family from getting the flu is very important, especially this year with COVID-19. You can make an appointment at your clinic for the flu shot.

Below are a few dates of flu clinics that Hope Academy families can also attend. Even though you do not need insurance to get the flu shot, please remember to bring proof of insurance if you have it.

South High School: October 5 // 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Burroughs Elementary School: October 3 // 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lake Harriet Community School: October 14 // 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SELF REPORTING: COVID-19 QUESTIONNAIRE

For the purposes of informing Hope Academy of COVID-19 cases/symptoms please fill out our COVID-19 Questionnaire: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=uqeMUPG1W0WqRFeyMx1Y75nRZ_KwsW1IlzLeRQMrkCVUOFhEQUxCU05KSlZGNTRTNjIyR0Q4QUFGWC4u

Questions? Contact our COVID coordinator at covidcoordinator@hopeschool.org or 612.540.2820.

SECURLY: OUR NEW CONTENT FILTERING + MONITORING APPLICATION

With the transition to more devices, we wanted to take some extra precautions in internet safety for your children. We are excited to announce that Hope Academy has made an investment in this area through the purchase of a school subscription to a content filtering and monitoring application called Securly: https://vimeo.com/352131659 An email was sent home this week to both you and your students regarding Securly. Please take the time to sit down with your child and talk about internet safety, how to honor God in this area, what it means to guard your heart, and why that is so important to do so. We continue to appreciate your partnership in this all.

RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER ILLNESS POLICY

Click the links below to see what protocol will be followed if a Hope student is sick. This protocol clearly outlines what will need to take place for them to return to school. Questions? Email our COVID Coordinator at CovidCoordinator@hopeschool.org

English Version, Hmong Version, Somali Version, and Spanish Version.

WEEKLY HOUSE TOURNAMENTS

Come one come all (not all at once, of course, because of physical distancing) to our weekly Cohort Tournament! In years past, we have had students compete in House systems, but, in order to keep students from mixing with different classrooms, we have decided this year to have Middle School Cohorts compete against other Middle School Cohorts and High School Cohorts compete against other High School Cohorts. So, let’s have some fun playing physically distant games! We have also implemented ways for 100% Distance Learning students to participate. And, like always, the prize is some amazingly delicious food prepared in the most COVID-safe kitchens in the great state of Minnesota!

FREE MEALS FOR K-12 STUDENTS

*NEW* Minneapolis Public Schools has 27 sites across the city of Minneapolis, open M-F, for parents to pick up a box of 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for any children in their homes ages 1-17. Click here for more information: https://cws.mpls.k12.mn.us/smb_locations.

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.