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2020-21 School Year Updates

Presumptive Covid Case: Parent Letter Please click HERE for Covid parent letter October 23
Update: Administration is anticipating another presumed Covid case in our District. More information will be provided once confirmed with parents or Department of Health. 
Nurse Update: When to keep your child home from school Click here for guidance on when to keep your child home from school


District News

October 26, 2020 Board Meeting

The October 26, 2020 Board of School Directors' meeting will be held both in-person and virtually at 7:00PM. Please find information regarding the meeting in the document below. If you would like to participate in the virtual meeting, please complete the form below and a link will be sent to you the afternoon of October 26, 2020. 

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HOPEWELL Food Box: Drive Through

What? Food box for Hopewell School District families in need
Where? Margaret Ross Elementary School
When? Thursday October 15TH & 29TH from 5:00-7:00PM
What? Genesis Church, in partnership with Mission Co and World Vision, will be distributing 30lb of perishable food boxes to families in need in the Hopewell School District. No paperwork required, come receive a box while supplies lasts. Our boxes include produce, fruit, meat and dairy, including milk.  Please stay in your car while being served, we will have volunteers that will deliver your box to your trunk.
Help us spread the word to those who are in need!
Need more Information? Contact Genesis Church at www.genesischurchlife.com or 724-512-5562
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UPDATE: New Spectator Guidelines as of October 6, 2020

New guidelines were released by the state on October 6, 2020.  The information below has been updated and reflects the new guidelines. 


HOPEWELL FALL HOME EVENTS

 

Varsity Boys/Girls Soccer, JV/Middle School Football, Girls Tennis, Boys/Girls Middle School Soccer – Spectators are welcome. NO students will be permitted without a parent accompanying them. No tickets provided.

 

B/G Cross Country All Levels- No visiting spectators, Home athlete 1 parent only. NO students will be permitted without a parent accompanying them. No tickets provided.

 

Girls Varsity Volleyball

All student athletes from Hopewell will receive 4 tickets.  Visiting team athletes will receive 2 tickets. NO students will be permitted without a parent accompanying them.

Gate opens at 5:45PM

 

All spectators are expected to follow all social distancing and facial covering guidelines.



 

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Full-Time Online Education Attendance Grades 7-12

Attendance notifications for full-time online education students in grades 7-12 will be sent out each week notifying parents and guardians of any discrepancies associated with their child’s online course work and the expectations set by the district.  Please review the attendance policy for full-time online students in grades 7-12 by watching the online education orientation and reading through the attendance policy. Please click on the title of this article to access this important information.  
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Parent letter: Lead Testing

The District has received the results of lead testing throughout each building. Please read the following information to learn more about the results of the testing and the District's next steps.
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High School Track closed

Between the hours of 7:30 AM and 2:00 PM, the high school track will be closed to the public so that Physical Education classes can be held in the track and stadium facility. 
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Viking Connect

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.  



Viking Connect Devices
 
The District is equipped to provide uniform devices to every student so that learning can be accessed at home and at school.  While parents may have devices at home, we would encourage you to participate in the Viking Connect initiative.  Should you choose to opt out of this program, please contact your school principal.
 
Why opting out is discouraged:
 
A parent/guardian may choose to decline a 1:1 device for their child(ren) ONLY if they decide to provide a personally purchased device to their student. 

An important consideration: Should your child opt-out and choose to use a personally owned device instead, please understand that software (apps) purchased by the District may not be available or distributed to personally owned devices. Students who opt-out will not receive technical support of any kind for any personally owned devices. It will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian & student to ensure the device is working properly and effectively every day.

Back to School Information for Students in Grades K-4

This article provides important back to school information for all students in grades K through 4, including an orientation presentation and supply lists for each grade and building.

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Independence Elementary Kindergarten Orientation

Please click here, this link will take you to the Kindergarten Orientation information for Independence Elementary.

Margaret Ross Elementary Kindergarten Orientation

Please click here, this link will take you to the Kindergarten Orientation information for Margaret Ross Elementary. 

Hopewell Elementary Kindergarten Orientation

Please click here, this will take you to the Kindergarten Orientation information for Hopewell Elementary School. 

2020-2021 School Calendar - Revised July 20, 2020

Students now start on September 8, 2020.  Click link for calendar. More +

Viking Facemasks!

The link below is an order form for Viking face masks.  Please know that the state is dictating requirements about face masks/coverings at this time.  If lifted, the District has not yet determined requirements.

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 PRIDE committee.

https://shieldsembroidery.tuosystems.com/stores/vikings

Stay safe and healthy! 

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program

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Safe2Say Something

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. Safe2Say Something (S2SS) teaches youth how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late. More +

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities: Subbing and Summer Work  The district is always looking for employees and substitutes for positions such as teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, cafeteria workers and bus drivers. Please visit our website at www.hopewellarea.org for more information.  We are also currently looking for summer employees.  If you or someone you know is 18 years or older and wishes to have summer employment to prepare our buildings for the next school year, please contact our buildings and grounds department at 2015 or visit our website at www.hopewellarea.org.  Click on the EMPLOYMENT link and complete the summer worker application.  This is a great opportunity for high school graduates and college students or others needing employment. We hope you will consider this great opportunity.  (The following information was sent to families via a phone blast on March 18.)   
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Immunization Information

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.

Building Specific Emails

You can now update your contact preferences so that specific school buildings can send you important information about events and announcements. More +

Calendar Filtering

Filtering can be used to isolate specific events and schools that are of most concern to you. The instructions to apply the filtering to the district calendar can be found inside this article. More +

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency Line at 911

Beaver County Crisis Line, 800-400-6180

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255

Safe2Say, 844-723-2729

Women’s Center of Beaver County, 724-775-0131

Beaver County Food Bank (Salvation Army Food Bank), 724-891-3605


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Oct
26

Board Meeting

Mon Oct 26 2020
Nov
9

Board Meeting

Mon Nov 9 2020
Nov
23

Board Meeting

Mon Nov 23 2020
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