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Updated Information:
Parent/Guardian Questions:
 
Hopewell's 2020-2021 school year will look very different for students, staff, parents and families. We know that families are needing to make decisions regarding child care, health and safety of family members, and what is in the best interest of each child.
 
With so much unknown and new, please use this form to send the District questions. The administrative team will respond as soon as possible. We will try our very best to provide you any available information that can assist you in your decision-making.
 
We will collect some of these questions and responses in order to create a FAQ for parents that will be posted on the website.
 
 
Hopewell's Health and Safety Plan
 
This Plan was approved by the School Board on August 10, 2020, and sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for approval.  Please reference this for the most current school reopening plans:
 
 
Cyber Orientation meetings: 
 
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District News

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. 

Parent Informational Letter: August 12, 2020

Please read the attached letter from Dr. Miller regarding information for the start of the 2020-2021 School year.

Viking Connect

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)

 

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.

If you have any questions regarding the pick-up schedule, please contact Dr. Maslyk maslykj@hopewellarea.org. If there are any issues accessing the electronic forms or payment system, please contact Mr. Nelson nelsond@hopewellarea.orgTechnology Coordinator at the HS.

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8/10/20 Board Agenda

Please Click the link below for a copy of the Board Agenda for the August 10, 2020 meeting.

Please click the link below for the Visitor Section Questions and Responses from the District during the August 10, 2020 board meeting.

HHS 2020 Back to School Updates, Athletic and COVID Information, HHS Cyber Registration

Check here for regular updates with important information for parents and students for the upcoming 2020 school year.
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Re-opening of HASD Schools: Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Click Here for FAQs 

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August Board Meetings

August 10 and 24 Board meetings at 7PM will be held virtually. A form for signing up for the virtual meeting will be available later this week. Click Here for a description of how the virtual meeting will occur.
Please complete this form if you are interested in participating on the August 10 board meeting.  You will need to submit your name by noon on August 10 in order to receive an invitation to the meeting.

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Hopewell athletic programs are set to begin

Please click on the link below with the Reintegration to Sports Plan. This plan provides details for coaches and athletes to return to sports this year.  Our priority is to keep athletes and coaches safe while providing our athletes time with coaches and teammates to prepare for their next season. Outdoor conditioning may begin on June 29, 2020 and indoor conditioning may being on July 6, 2020. 
 
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Hopewell Cyber Program Information and Sign Up

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. 

July 20, 2020 Virtual Board meeting with Re-opening Plans

Please click on the links below for the video of Monday’s board meeting as well as the Public Questions.
 
 

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! 

Hopewell’s Reset and Restart Parent letter

Please see the attached correspondence sent to all student homes on July 2, 2020.  Please be sure to read the information regarding the re-opening of school in the fall and how to share your thoughts and ideas in two very important District surveys.  
 
Click Here for the Letter. 

Facility Update as Beaver County is GREEN

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.

Education Letter

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 normalcy.

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. 

Thank you,

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

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program

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Parent Workshop-Coping with COVID: A Link Between Anxiety and Behavior

The Hopewell Area School District, along with neighboring school districts, is partnering with the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit to support our families during COVID-19! The parent training is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. All families are invited to participate. 
 
Click below for more details. 
 
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Utchell, Director of Special Education, at utchelll@hopewellarea.org or at (724) 375-6691 ext. 3010. 
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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 +

Hopewell Area School District - Class of 2020 Commencement

 

Class of 2020 Commencement

Hopewell Area School District
is pleased to present
The Graduates of The Class of 2020
 
The 80th Commencement Ceremony of Hopewell Area School District is being held virtually to ensure the safety of the families of the district.  Although the ceremony is not being held in the traditional way, we were pleased to be able to spotlight each of the students with this video.  These students have worked hard and deserve to celebrate their accomplishments.  The link below will pull up the PDF version of the commencement program.  If you would like to print the program you will have the ability to do so after you click the link.  A formal printed copy will be mailed out with actual diplomas.
 
 
 

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
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24

Board Meeting

Mon Aug 24 2020
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14

Board Meeting

Mon Sep 14 2020
Sep
28

Board Meeting

Mon Sep 28 2020
Oct
12

Board Meeting

Mon Oct 12 2020
Oct
26

Board Meeting

Mon Oct 26 2020
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