School Calendar For Next Year

Our school calendar is all ready for the 2023-24 school year! Click to see the English version and the Spanish version. A couple changes to note for next year: Upper School Kick-Off will be for both Upper school parents and students next year! Picture Day will now be earlier in September. We also split Parent Involvement Day to be Upper and Lower School specific. Summer Session will also end before the 4th of July! Thanks! We’re excited for what’s to come!

May Lunch & Breakfast Menus

Click here to see May’s Breakfast and Lunch Menu’s! Reminder: Breakfast is FREE, Lunches are $3.30 unless you qualify for Free or Reduced meals. Click here to pay online or view lunch transactions. (School Zip Code: 55404). Click “Make Cafeteria Deposit” to make a payment. Note: Credit Card Payments have a 2.3% + $1 per transaction. Questions? Email [email protected]


If your child misses school, please call or email the Main Office with the reason for your child’s absence.

Lower School: 612-540-2001 or [email protected].

Upper School: 612-540-2002 or [email protected].

Also, if you need to change your child’s transportation plans for the end of the day, please contact the Main Office BEFORE 3 pm. That way we can ensure your student ends up in the right place. Thank you!

Check-In at Hope Academy

Visiting Hope Academy? You’ll get to sign-in at our iPad kiosk! Parents, you will sign-in with your QuickPIN. This was emailed/texted from SchoolPass on 10/25. (Example email & text). Can’t find it? Call our front office and they can tell you. Watch our short check-in instructional video here and make sure you eventually save your Digital ID and QuickPIN. If a student is leaving early, parents need to sign them out and if an Upper School student arrives after 9:55 am, they will need to sign themselves into SchoolPass in the US Office and be marked tardy. Tardies will be registered starting at 9:56 each school day – no grace period. Thanks for helping us keep Hope Academy safe for our students!


Gym entrance on E. 22nd Street
Morning Drop-Off: 9:45 – 9:55 am
Afternoon Pick-Up:
LS: Starts at 4:15 pm and US: 4:25 pm

Staggered arrivals:

– If you only have Kindergarten & 1st grade students: try to come at or before 4:15. 

– Other Lower School students usually come outside between 4:20-4:25. 

– If you have one or more Upper School students: Do not come before 4:25 (when the US is dismissed). Teachers will supervise your Lower School students outside until 4:30.  

Click read more for additional information!

End of Day pick-up:  

  • Wait along the street on Park Ave and E. 22nd Streets.  
  • If you use the east side of Park Ave, please come across the street to pick up your child. 
  • Teachers will deliver your student to you in your vehicle.  
  • For safety reasons, we will not release students to parents who are parked in the bike lane. Please do not double park in the bike lane. 
  • Do not park in the 22nd Street cul-de-sac. It makes it difficult for turn-arounds, and it is unsafe for children to walk across the cul-de-sac.  
  • If you are not there by 4:30, your student will be brought to the office to wait for you at the Chicago Ave (Main) door. 

Do not go to these places:  

  • Do not park in the 22nd Street cul-de-sac. It makes it difficult for turn-arounds, and it is unsafe for children to walk across the cul-de-sac.  
  • 22nd Street Allina parking lot (near the cul-de-sac) 
  • 24th Street parking lot (by Teen Challenge entrance) 
  • Peavey Park building circle (off Chicago Ave) 
  • Chicago Ave Parking lot/loading docks – this crosses the sidewalk where bus students are walking. 
  • Chicago Ave (until after 4:30, when the buses leave) 

 Call the office by 3:00pm to change your child’s arrangements (either from bus to pick up OR from pick up to bus)  612-540-2000

In the mornings, students dropped off before 9:30 will be sent to Before School Care Program (and charged). Parents may bring their children to the Gym entrance between 9:30-9:45, where they will be supervised until the doors open at 9:30. If they come to the main/front doors between 9:30-9:45, they will be sent to Before School Care Program (and will charged). If a Lower School student (not enrolled in after care) is not picked up by 4:45 pm they will be sent to after school care and billed $10 for every 15 minutes late.    


Ever wondered how to control what your child sees on the internet? Your Securly parent account has access to block specific webpages, view your child’s real-time activity, set internet time limits, pause the internet and get bullying or self-harm alerts. You should have received an email from Michael Patterson this fall with information on how to set up your account!

1. Download the Free SecurlyHome App (or go to

2. Tap the “Login” button

3. Enter your school registered email: (Emailed to you from [email protected]).

4. Tap the “get instant access” button.

You can also set up a password if you prefer by clicking on the “Forgot Password” link.  Additional Information: Securly for Parents. Questions? Email [email protected]

Mom’s Bible Study!

Join our Mom’s Bible Studies!

English Bible Study: Wednesdays from 10 am – 12 pm. Meet across the street at the First Care/Odam Clinic building at 2015 Chicago Ave.

Spanish Bible Study (Jesús y las Mujeres): Viernes de 10 am a 12 pm todos los viernes y un sábado al mes. Son siete semanas y luego tendremos nuestro banquete de latinas en diciembre. Inscribase con Gloria Reyes enlace de padres latinos al 612-540-2039.


To receive Hope Academy text notifications, opt-in by texting “Yes” to 67587. (We will also need to have that phone # on file that you are opting in from). Communication will also be emailed & added to the Hope Happenings every Friday!


…if you haven’t accessed your PowerSchool parent account! Click here for instructions and information. Need help or have questions? Email [email protected]. PowerSchool is where you go to check grades, attendance and assignment reminders. They also have a PowerSchool mobile app! (District code: GGXD).


Want to submit a tech ticket? Have questions about Microsoft TEAMS or want to ensure your internet runs smoothly? Check out our Technology FAQ’s page!

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.