Mrs. Herda

COVID-19 Updates
Hopewell Area School District is currently Closed due to the COVID-19 virus.

The Hopewell Area Board of School Directors meeting scheduled for April 6, 2020 has been cancelled.  

Parent information regarding continuity of instruction:
Please click on the following for HASD’s Continuity of Education Plan as required by PA’s Department of Education:
Please see our COVID-19 Updates page for the latest news from the district.  Latest update: 3/30/2020 (Prom Information)


The Beaver County School Districts and the Career and Technology Center continue to work together as we receive guidance from our state and federal leaders. Today, Governor Wolf announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.  Therefore, all Beaver County school facilities are closed and events cancelled through the end of the school year.  While much uncertainty still exists, this announcement will allow families to plan for their needs in the coming months.  All schools will continue to provide continuity of education and meals through the last regularly scheduled day of school.  We understand that this is heartbreaking for the Class of 2020, but please be patient as we seek additional guidance from our state leaders regarding graduation and other special events.  We appreciate your patience and support during this closure and we will continue to provide updates as we move forward together.

The breakfast and lunch pickups are still on-going at the Junior High and Independence Elementary School between 11-1 each weekday. 


Device Pickup Information: 

 If a Hopewell student is still in need of a device for continuity of instruction, please let your child’s teacher know.
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Mrs. Herda

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Welcome to 
     It is with Purpose, Passion and Pride that I welcome you and your child to an exciting school year. This year I will be teaching Social Studies to your son or daoughter in 6th grade. I am looking forward to the year because there has been many changes with the new common core standards in the Social Studies curriculum. Our academic standards for the year will incluse the following: Geography, Economics, History, Civics and Government. I plan to tie current events to the curriculum to engage the students with the news from around the world.  


Education can be competitive as well, and we all want our children tobe the best that they can be. Therefore, when a homework assignment is given in one of my classes, I expect that it be done on time. Missing or incomplete assignments result in points beingdeducted from the student’s grade. Homework missed due to absence is the student’s responsibility. I will be glad to send home any work at. parents’ request.

Planners: Planners should be used to record student assignments and/or information for the parents. This is a great communication tool for us to keep on track and updated as to what is due and when.

Remind 101: Plan to sign up for remind 101 because it is another great way to communicate between school and home. (It's A Free App!)

Grades: As in the past, parents can log onto CSIU and monitor your child's grades. Grades are posted by: Test, Project, Homework, and Classwork.  

                                                    Looking forward to a great year! 

                                                    Mrs. Joanne Herda


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