UPPER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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2021-22 TRANSPORATION FORM!

It’s that time of the year already! To help us prepare for the fall, we are asking ALL parents to complete our 2021-22 transportation form. Click here for the Transportation Form! This form should take less than 3 minutes to complete. Please complete one form per student. This form is for both bus riders and people doing parent pick-up. Deadline to complete is July 28, 2021. Also a reminder that busing is only available within the city limits of Minneapolis, to and from a home or childcare facility. Busing is not available outside the city limits of Minneapolis, nor to a business address. Questions? Contact Janette Takata at janettetakata@hopeschool.org or 612-540-2010.

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BOYS/GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER SUMMER PRACTICES

If you are in 8-12th grade and are interested in playing soccer this fall, summer practices are starting. Please email Mrs. Timm (heathertimm@hopeschool.org) to be added to the Team Snap for the teams. If you are already on the Snap you will be able to see practice days/times. Any questions email Mrs. Timm.

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PARENT SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

Thank you all for taking our Parent Survey! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback with us.

Here are some three highlights we collected from the survey:

  1. 98.4% of parents feel that the Hope Academy staff genuinely care about them, and feel welcome as a member of the school community.
  2. 98.4% of parents believe our school has high expectations for their children.
  3. 97.8% believe their Hope Academy tuition is a worthwhile investment in their child’s future.

Based on your feedback, here are three areas that we are looking to grow at Hope Academy:

  1. Look for ways to share how the beautiful ethnic diversity at Hope is celebrated and valued.
  2. Find additional ways to equip, support, and provide resources to parents.
  3. Share next years plan for strengthening our curriculum.
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SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT

High school parents (last year’s 8th – 11th graders) please be checking in with your student(s) to make sure they are making progress on their summer reading assignment.  If your student didn’t receive their book, please email Mr. Johnson at benjohnson@hopeschool.org to arrange a pickup time. Thanks!

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SUMMER SESSION PARENT DROP OFF & PICK UP

Parent Pick Up is located on the Park Ave and E. 22nd Street side of the building.

Morning drop off:
• Drop off in the cul-de-sac of E. 22nd Street (not off Chicago Ave).
• The Gym door will be staffed from 8:10-8:35.
• After 8:35, go to the Chicago Ave (Main) door.

End of Day pick-up:
• Wait along the street on the Park Ave and E. 22nd Streets.
• Teachers will deliver your student to you in your vehicle.
• If you are not there by 12:35, your student will be brought to the office to wait for you at the Chicago Ave (Main) door.
Afternoon Activities:

If your child is enrolled in an activity, pick up will be at the front door on Chicago Ave at either 2:30 or 3:30 pm.

Call the office by 11:00am to change your child’s arrangements (either from bus to pick up OR from pick up to bus) 612-540-2000.

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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)

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SIGN UP FOR SECURLY TODAY!

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!
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COVID-19 INFORMATION

When do I need to contact Hope Academy about COVID symptoms or exposure?
Reach out to our COVID Coordinator ASAP if in the past 14 days you have (1) had close contact with someone testing positive to COVID-19, (2) tested positive yourself for COVID-19 or (3) someone in your household is exhibiting COVID-related symptoms. (See below for list of common symptoms).

How do I contact the COVID Coordinator?
Our COVID Coordinator, Nathanael Smith, can be contacted by phone (612.540.2820) or email (covidcoordinator@hopeschool.org).

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