Picture Retake day is next Tuesday! (December 7th). Make sure to have your student come if they missed the first picture day. Thanks!
LOWER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
‘Tis the season! This year, we are presenting 3 Lower School Christmas programs.
Wednesday, December 8 at 7pm
2 & 3 Grade + Lion Singers
Thursday, December 9 at 7pm
4 & 5 Grade + Lion Singers
(Students may dress up or wear uniforms. Please no jeans or sweats. Students report to classrooms at 6:45pm)
Friday, December 10 at 3:15pm
Kindergarten & 1 Grade (Students must wear uniforms).
Parking vouchers for the 24th street ramp will be available for all three programs. Every student has an important job at their performance, please make sure your student is present!
…if you haven’t accessed your PowerSchool parent account! Click here for instructions and information. Need help or have questions? Email email@example.com. PowerSchool is where you go to check grades, attendance and assignment reminders. They also have a PowerSchool mobile app! (District code: GGXD).
Current COVID staff cases: 0
Current COVID student cases: 1
Number of current classes moved to Distance Learning: 0
Got COVID? If you contract COVID or are exposed to someone with COVID, please reach out to our Health Assistant, Ms. DaVonne Cottrell at 612-540-2822 as soon as possible. Click here for our Health & Safety FAQ.
Need to get tested for COVID? Click here to find the nearest testing location to you. Masks are still required for staff & students. We will revisit the mask policy every two weeks. (Considering Hennepin County COVID rates, Hope’s transmission rates, CDC/MDH recommendations, and practices of similar schools). Please continue to send your children to school with masks.
Please DO NOT send symptomatic children to school for any reason. (Fever, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, vomiting, etc.) We must err on the side of caution if we want to protect in-person learning for the majority of our school community. Thank you!
Your child’s Quarter 1 grades have been finalized! As always, you can access grades, standards, and comments in the PowerSchool app. If you would like to view the PDF version of your child’s report card, log into hopeschool.powerschool.com/ and select Student Reports. As a reminder, we will no longer be mailing a paper copy of your student’s report cards. Please ensure you have access your PowerSchool parent account and checked your child’s grades before conferences. Thanks!
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! https://hopeschool.org/technology-faq/
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.
Calling all artists! If you are a parent, alumni, musician or artist in some capacity, please send your name, medium and contact info to ShaunLaRose@hopeschool.org. We want to find more ways to connect and include our hope community musicians and artists as part of a dynamic and creative community!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. Tap the “get instant access” button.
Join our Hope Academy Mom’s Bible Study!
Wednesday Morning: English Bible Study from 10 am – 12 pm in Room 141.
Friday Morning: Spanish Bible Study from 10 am – 12 pm. Contact Gloria Reyes with questions!
You can still attend either Bible Study no matter what language you speak! We’d love to see you there!
Gym entrance on E. 22nd Street
Morning Drop-Off: 9:45 – 9:55 am
LS: Starts at 4:15 pm and US: 4:25 pm
– 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.
Need to last minute pick up your child from school? Or send them home on the bus? If your child’s regular end-of-day transportation needs to change between busing and parent pick up, you MUST call the office by 3 pm. This timing allows the student lists to change and teachers to be informed so we can keep track of everyone. If you call after 3 pm, we may not be able to make that change. Need to locate your student’s bus? Call 612-668-2300.
Morning Program: 7:45 – 9:45 am
Afternoon Program: 4:15 – 5:30 pm
Both morning & afternoon programs are offered Monday through Friday (on school days) for K-5th graders. This is a relaxed time of social interaction and play for students K-5. For daily & monthly rates, and to register go to https://hopeschool.org/before-after-school-care/.
To receive Hope Academy text notifications, opt-in by texting “Yes” to 67587. Communication will also be emailed & added to the Hope Happenings every Friday!