¡Qué divertido! Hispanic Heritage Month was Sept. 15th to October 15th. We had a lot of fun celebrating and learning about Hispanic culture here at Hope Academy! Some of our highlights included learning Spanish worship songs in chapel, reading Esperanza Rising in 5th grade (A story about a Mexican family that immigrates to the US) and reading Waiting for the Biblioburro (About a man in Columbia who delivers library books via donkey to various villages) in 3rd grade! Some Lower School students even sang “Las Mañanitas” as a surprise for Luz Maria on her birthday! Upper School researched different Hispanic scientists in Mr. Quiggle’s class and our PSEO Spanish students made a special Hispanic Heritage Month bulletin board! Our Mom’s Spanish Bible Study also started on Friday mornings. Click ‘Read More’ for some fun pictures!





Virtual Home Visits are next week! Wednesday (10/20) – Friday (10/22).  These are 20 minute meetings for you and your student to relationally connect with their teacher! Teachers will be emailing your Teams meeting invite on Monday and Tuesday so keep an eye out. The invite will be sent to both your parent email and your students Hope email. If you have tech questions before Wednesday (10/20), please call Simon Hall at 612-540-2099. If you have tech questions or issues the day of your home visit, please call the front office at 612-540-2000. Need Spanish interpretation during your Home Visit? Please call Gloria Reyes at 612-540-2039 to make sure we have an interpreter scheduled for you. Thanks! We look forward to seeing you all!


Because of home visits, there is no school Wednesday (10/20), Thursday (10/21), or Friday (10/22). Enjoy the couple of days off.


Revive is an after-school program that provides a safe space for youth to build healthy friendships and connect with older godly mentors. Students in grades 6–9 are welcome to attend. We meet on Tuesdays from 5:30–8:00pm at Hope Academy. You can find more information and register your child at jubileeminneapolis.org/revive. Contact Frank Schmidt with any questions: f.schmidt@jubileeminneapolis.org or (715) 937–0064.


Reminder: Please keep potentially sick children at home when symptoms arise! If your child complains of a headache, stomach-ache, fever, or cough, please keep them at home and if possible, get a COVID test before returning to school. It’s better to err on the safe side and have one student miss a day or two, than to jeopardize in-person instruction for 20 of their classmates. Thank you! Doing school during a pandemic is challenging, but we can succeed with God’s help.


Parent Involvement Day is Saturday, October 30th from 9 am – 12 pm. NEW THIS YEAR: Because of health precautions we are splitting the Parent Involvement Day’s into two groups.
Fall Parent Involvement Day (10/30):
Upper School: Student last name starts with A – J.
Lower School: Student last name starts K – Z.
Winter Parent Involvement Day (1/22):
Upper School: Student last name starts with K – Z.
Lower School: Student last name starts A – J.
Note: If you have both Lower and Upper School students, you will be asked to attend both Fall and Winter Parent Involvement Days, otherwise you will only need to attend the one assigned above. This is a new format for this year only.


Congratulations to our women’s soccer team who finished with an all-time school best record of 10-6. Freshman Liza Timm finished the regular season with 45 goals, which is the 5th most in state history! Vote for Liza as Top Minnesota Player of the Week! (Closes on Sunday 10/17).

The men’s soccer team advanced to the section semifinals (Saturday @4:00 vs. Cristo Rey) with an amazing assist kick by Abhi Peterson with the header goal by Joel Santana to go into overtime where Abhi scored the winning goal off a penalty kick. Go Lions!


Have you accessed your PowerSchool parent account?  Find the email “IMPORTANT: PowerSchool Account Info” from communications@hopeschool.org on 9/29 and complete the steps to access your PowerSchool parent account! Questions? Go to go to https://hopeschool.org/powerschool or email powerschool@hopeschool.org. Bonus: Download the “PowerSchool Mobile” app on your phone! District code: GGXD. US Families: Check your student’s PowerSchool account for daily assignments and grades. LS Families: This is where you will access your student’s quarterly report card. Daily assignments will not be available here.


Current COVID staff cases: 1
Current COVID student cases: 5 LS students
Number of current classes moved to Distance Learning: Grades 3-5 have moved to distance learning until 10/25

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.


Ever wondered how to control what your child sees on the internet? Well good news! Hope Academy has partnered with a software company called Securly to help do just that. As a parent, you can manage your child’s Securly settings and see what they are working on in real time! You can begin your journey via the Securly website: https://securly.com/parent-login or you can setup in the Securly App!

  1. Download the Free SecurlyHome App (or go to https://securly.com/parent-login)
  2. Tap the “Login” button
  3. Enter your school registered email: (Emailed to you from communications@hopeschool.org).
  4. Tap the “get instant access” button.

You can also set up a password if you prefer by clicking on the “Forgot Password” link.

Your Securly parent account has access to:

  • Block specific web addresses. Type in the URL’s you want blocked & your child won’t be able to see them on their school device.
  • Check the real-time activity feed to see what your kids are doing.
  • Set specific time windows for your child to have internet access. Whether bedtime or family time, parents can use this feature to encourage their children to take a break from devices.
  • Pause the internet on specific devices.
  • Enable “Flagged Activities” notifications to be alerted when activity indicating bullying or self-harm is detected on your child’s device.

Click here for instructions on how to set up these features on the Securly app!

Thank you for partnering with us in providing a remarkable, God-centered education for your children! Questions? Contact Hope Technical Support at support@hopeschool.org


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