With the school year approaching, the district is ready to begin to deploy devices for our Viking Connect initiative. This means that the district will supply a Chromebook and charger for all students in grades 3-12 and an iPad for students in grades K-2. These devices will be used for students who are attending school in the hybrid model, as well as those who will be attending our cyber program. Our pick up plan will follow the same drive-thru set up that was used in March. We will use the driveway at the HS with device pick up at the auditorium doors. Parents will be asked to stay in their cars and staff will deliver your devices, with proper PPE.
Prior to your arrival, you will need to complete several online forms including a student responsibility form, a parent responsibility form, a student acceptable use policy, a device monitoring acknowledgment, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) form. You will also need to pay a $25 technology fee to cover the damage or repair of your child’s device. Families who are on free or reduced lunch will have a reduced fee of $15. The forms and payment must be submitted prior to your device pick up.
District staff will be checking on these items prior to distributing a device to you. If these are not in order upon your arrival, we will ask you to pull into the HS parking lot and complete your paperwork at that time.
IMPORTANT-Devices for the Junior High and Kindergarten students at Margaret Ross are not yet scheduled for pick up. We will notify you when these devices are ready.
Devices deployment will begin on Monday, August 17th and run through Friday, August 21st between the hours of 9am-2pm. Evening pick up times are also available. Please review the assigned days below:
Monday 8/17 9 am-2 pm High School Students Only (last names A-K)
Tuesday 8/18 9 am-2 pm High School Students Only (last names L-Z)
Tuesday 8/18 4pm-6 pm Open to any families with multiple children/multi-devices
Wednesday 8/19 9-2 pm Cyber families only (K-12)
Wednesday 8/19 4-6 pm Open to any families with multiple children/multi-devices
Thursday 8/20 9 am-2 pm Elementary Students Only (last names A-K)
Thursday 8/20 4-6 pm Open to any families not able to make their scheduled time
Friday 8/21 9-2pm Elementary only students (last names L-Z)
If you have any questions regarding the pick-up schedule, please contact Dr. Maslyk email@example.com. If there are any issues accessing the electronic forms or payment system, please contact Mr. Nelson firstname.lastname@example.orgTechnology Coordinator at the HS.
Please click on the link below to view the parent questions regarding the reopening of schools. This document will be updated when additional inquiries are made.
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Hopewell Area School District is proud to offer our K-12 Cyber Program. The purpose of the Hopewell
Cyber Program is to offer students the education they need to prepare for life in the 21st century while
providing students, parents, and families the needed flexibility, especially during the current pandemic. Our
program allows students to remain at home while experiencing a robust and rigorous curriculum.
Hopewell is proud to meet the needs and wants of students and their parents in the same quality academic
environment with which stakeholders have become accustomed. The quality of education with which you
are accustomed remains as high as ever, but the courses are presented in a different way. No matter
which program a student chooses to enroll in, successful completion will result in a Hopewell diploma.
Parents and students can be assured that they are prepared for the next steps in education or in life.
Please Click Here for Information about the Program and Courses.
Please Click here to Enroll in Hopewell's Cyber Program for grades K-8.
Please Click here to enroll in Hopewell's Cyber Program for grads 9-12.
We are passing this onto our families in case you are
interested. Feel free to share the link with anyone who might be
interested. Proceeds will go to the food bank and to each building’s Viking
Stay safe and healthy!
In anticipation of Beaver County being identified as GREEN on June 12, please see the re-opening of our outside facilities:
Outside facilities will be available for informal or personal use beginning Saturday, June 13 with expectations of following CDC guidelines.
Inside facility requests are on hold at this time due to the need for appropriate staffing/cleaning in order to follow all required safety measures.
School athletics are dependent on the PIAA guidance. Further information will be forthcoming.
Outdoor facilities by community athletic groups can begin June 13, pending that fields and/or facilities are prepared and ready for use and proper request process is followed. Please note that any indoor facilities that have been previously used in conjunction with outdoor facility use will not be available until further notice.
June 4, 2020
Dear Beaver County Students and Families,
We want to thank everyone for your patience, flexibility, and understanding during these
uncertain times. The last few months were unlike any that we had ever seen in our lifetimes
and we hope that you and your families are safe and healthy as our country heals from all that it
has faced. We realize that as the school year closes the traditional summer excitement is being
replaced with questions and uncertainty surrounding what lies ahead. We are as anxious as
you are to get your children back to their typical routine and for everyone to return to a sense of
We, as educators and school leaders, are continuing to work together as we receive guidance
from our state and federal leaders. We are engaged with regional experts to gather more
information and determine our next steps. And, we know that while one size does not fit all, we
must look at what is best for the county and focus on how all Districts come together to support
our students, families, and communities.
This week the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released initial guidance on school
re-opening. This guidance is expected to be the first of many releases throughout the month of
June. We are anticipating another release by the PDE in mid-June, along with
recommendations from some of the leading public education associations across the
state. Today, we want to assure you that we are reviewing this information, awaiting future releases, and beginning to formulate a way for our Districts to work together in planning for the 2020 – 2021 school year. The work we do together will help lay the groundwork for what is needed throughout the schools of Beaver County and will then be complemented with specific guidelines for each individual District.
We recognize that school is often a place of comfort and normalcy for our children and the closure has caused significant disruption to daily schedules. We know that this virus has implications that are unique to each family and we must take that into account when planning for the future. We wanted to reassure our communities that we are actively monitoring the issuance of recommendations from the PDE and the PA Department of Health, so we may utilize those resources to collectively and productively plan for the 2020 – 2021 school year.
Beaver County school leaders will continue to work together to help guide our educational communities through these challenging times. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available. It is our sincere hope that the disruptions of this school year will be temporary and that we will soon be able to get back to doing what we do best, upholding our District’s educational mission for our students. We appreciate your patience as we adapt to these unusual circumstances. Ensuring that we are a healthy community must remain our top priority until this threat has passed.
Dr. Jane Bovalino, Superintendent
Rochester Area School District
Mr. Alan R. Fritz, Jr., Superintendent
South Side Area School District
Dr. Joseph A. Guarino, Superintendent
New Brighton Area School District
Dr. Donna Nugent, Superintendent
Big Beaver Falls Area School District
Dr. Joseph Pasquerilla, Superintendent
Ambridge Area School District
Dr. Eric Rosendale, Executive Director
Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit #27
Mr. Sean D. Tanner, Superintendent
Midland Borough School District
Mr. David A. Wytiaz, Administrative Director
Beaver County Career & Technology Center
Dr. Peter Carbone, Superintendent
Aliquippa School District
Dr. Jeffrey A. Fuller, Superintendent
Freedom Area School District
Dr. Michelle Miller, Superintendent
Hopewell Area School District
Dr. Nicholas Perry, Superintendent
Central Valley School District
Dr. Robert H. Postupac, Superintendent
Blackhawk Area School District and
Western Beaver County School District
Dr. Carrie Rowe, Superintendent
Beaver Area School District
Mr. Bret Trotta, Superintendent
Riverside Beaver County School District
Students must have required immunizations per PA Department of Health. Please click here for more information and contact information for your child’s school nurse.
Beaver County Crisis Line, 800-400-6180
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255
Women’s Center of Beaver County, 724-775-0131
Beaver County Food Bank (Salvation Army Food Bank),