HASD - Home

2020-21 School Year Updates
Instructional Model update as of April 21, 2021: 
If the COVID Rate of Transmission  for Beaver County is 10% or higher on April 23, the Board of School Directors will discuss the matter at the April 26 board meeting. If the District moves to hybrid model due to transmission rate on April 23, the movement wouldn't occur until May 3 so parents have adequate time to address child care. 
Positive COVID case letter dated April 21, 2021 Click HERE for letter
Current District COVID cases and Transmission Rate Click HERE for chart


District News

Instructional Model Update as of April 21, 2021

If the COVID Rate of Transmission  for Beaver County is 10% or higher on April 23, the Board of School Directors will discuss the matter at the April 26 board meeting. If the District moves to hybrid model due to transmission rate on April 23, the movement wouldn't occur until May 3 so parents have adequate time to address child care.
 
 In regards to recent COVID cases, the District consults with PA Department of Health to review cases and case counts per building.  The District follows DOH’s recommendation of school closures due to positive cases.  Often, PA's DOH counts weekends as two days of closure and the COVID case count "resets" the following Monday.  
 
 If the District moves back to hybrid, PSSA/Keystone assessment schedules would adjusted as necessary.
More +

Request to attend HASD April 26, 2021 Board meeting

Please note that the public live meeting will be held in the High School Library due to the High School musical tech rehearsal in the auditorium.

HASD will hold the April 26, 2021 board meeting on a virtual platform called Zoom AND in public.  Please click on the link below if you are interested in attending the meeting virtually.  Public is welcome to attend in person in the High School LIBRARY beginning at 7PM. 

For those attending virtually, an invitation will be sent via email to those interested in viewing the meeting on the afternoon of April 26. Only those who sign up will be permitted in the virtual meeting.  

Those attending in person will be able to address the Board during the visitor's section of the agenda.  Those attending virtually will either need to contact Nancy Barber by noon on Monday, April 26 to be recognized during the visitor's section of the agenda or need to identify their request in the chat box during the meeting. 

Click MORE below for information on how to request to speak during virtual attendance at Board meetings.  





More +

COVID cases: Summary of cases during 2020-2021

Updated April 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Beaver County is currently in Substantial rate of transmission. 








More +

PDE issues new school guidance

See document below that provides guidance from PDE regarding school closures.  Please note that this document identifies guidelines for MODERATE and SUBSTANITAL transmission rates.  The District consults DOH anytime a potential school closure is considered. 

In addition, PDE aligned their guidance with the recent CDC guidelines regarding social distancing.  New PDE guidance includes that in instructional spaces, elementary students should be at least 3 feet apart regardless of community transmission level and middle/high school students should be at least 3 feet apart in areas of low and moderate community transmission. When students remove their facial coverings to eat breakfast or lunch, they recommend 6 feet of social distancing. 


More +

Pennsylvania's State of Education 2021 report

Check out PSBA and PASA's State of Education report.  This report provides information collected from 310 school districts in the Commonwealth and identifies recent trends and future challenges for school districts.  Click HERE for the 2021 State of Education Report
More +

Classroom and Cafeteria Partitions

Click HERE to view the partitions for classrooms and cafeterias.  Staff is working to place these in all learning spaces in preparation for our K-6 Vikings to return to the 5 days of in-person learning on Monday, March 29. 
More +

K-8 PSSA/State Assessment Dates

Starting the third full week in April, schools across the Commonwealth will initiate the annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) process.  As a result of the challenges schools have faced over the last year, modifications have been made to the previous testing window.  Click on MORE below to view the new dates for elementary, junior high, and cyber students.  Information has been shared with parents of elementary and junior high in-person learners. A letter with more specific information for cyber parents will be forwarded in coming week(s). 



More +

Track closed between 8AM-2PM on school days

Until the end of the school year, the track will be closed for public use between the hours of 8AM to 2PM on school days in order for physical education classes to hold class in the stadium facility. 
More +

Revised 2020-2021 School Calendar

The Act 80 Day on May 14 has been moved to May 7, due to change of Prom date.
More +

Return to Five Day Instruction: Updated Information as of March 20, 2021

Updates are now available regarding family decisions to move to/from cyber or in-person learning. 
  • Students in grades K-4 will return March 29.  This is a scheduled half day for students in grades K-4.

  • Students in grades 5 & 6 will return March 29 for a full day of in-person learning.  

  • Students in grades 7-12 return to classes, five days per week, beginning April 6. 

Elementary classrooms expected to have more than 25 students will be split this week.  Communication will be provided to parents this week by the principals or building office personnel regarding the following:

  • Current cyber students returning to in-person learning will be assigned a classroom or course schedule.

  • Students who are reassigned due to class size will be notified of the change in teacher assignment.  

More information can be found by clicking on the document link below. 

Note: This document was updated as of 2:00 March 23 to reflect current cyber/in-person requests.
More +

Spectators at Hopewell spring athletic events

The following are the restrictions for spectators at Hopewell's spring athletic events.  All spectators are expected to adhere to social distancing and facial covering must be worn at all times.  Guidelines set by DOH, State and HASD must be followed.
 
Varsity/JV/Middle School Baseball- Home and Away athletes are permitted 2 spectators each.  Spectators must mask and social distance except for families.  No students are permitted unless accompanied by a parent.
 
Varsity/Middle School Softball- Home and Away athletes are permitted 2 spectators each.  Spectators must mask and social distance except for families.  No students are permitted unless accompanied by a parent.
 
Track- Home and Away athletes are permitted 2 spectators each.  Spectators must mask and social distance except for families. Both Home and Visitor bleachers will be open.  No students are permitted unless accompanied by a parent.
 
Boys Volleyball- Home athletes will be provided 2 passes each. No students are permitted unless accompanied by a parent. Visiting Spectators will be limited to 2 tickets/athlete, see your Athletic Director prior to event at Hopewell High School for tickets.   Matches will be live streamed via https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/hopewell-high-school-aliquippa-pa

Middle School Swimming- NO spectators permitted.
More +

SIGN UP for breakfast and lunch pick-up

Beginning March 29: Families can pick up food for students 18 and under at the High School auditorium entrance between 11AM - 1PM on Mondays.



Beginning Monday, March 29, curbside distribution of breakfasts and lunches will occur ON MONDAYS ONLY at High School from 11 AM- 1 PM


Meals are available for families with children at any age through 18.   Families will be given meals for the days that students would be in school for that week.  This service is provided by the Hopewell Food Service staff and it is for all of our Hopewell students and siblings, including our cyber students, ages 0-18.
 
 

More +

Hopewell returns to five days of in-person instruction

HASD Board of School Directors' Statement


As Beaver County COVID rates continue to decline, Hopewell Area School District is preparing to welcome all of our learners back into five days of in-person instruction in the coming weeks. The District has offered hybrid instruction since beginning in September and continuing through November 2020.  As Beaver County COVID transmission rates moved to substantial in November, virtual instruction was implemented and continued through January for most learners.  Hybrid instruction has been offered districtwide from February until the present, as recommended by the PA Department of Health and Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Since the start of the 2020-21 school year, the District has relied on the recommendations from the PA Department of Health.  Since then, additional guidance about COVID in regards to safety of schools and the level of spread within school buildings has been published. With continued decreasing COVID rates in the state, region, and county, the District is prepared to hold five days of in-person instruction for students. The following is a brief overview of the District's five day in-person learning plan. 


Key Aspects of HASD’s Five Days of In-Person Learning Plan

  • Students in grades K-6 return to classes, five days per week, beginning March 29. 

  • Students in grades 7-12 return to classes, five days per week, beginning April 6. 

  • Social distancing of 6 feet will occur during lunch for all learners.  Any student eating at a desk or table will have Plexiglas partition for additional protection. All students will eat in the cafeteria or in alternative locations in each school building.

  • Social distancing in classrooms will be applied to the greatest extent possible.  

  • Strict adherence to facial covering requirements will be enforced.

  • Continued cleaning and disinfecting protocols will be enforced along with additional time for custodial staff to enhance cleaning, as needed.

  • Parent decisions regarding movement to the District’s cyber program or movement from the District’s cyber program will have upcoming deadlines to decide so that appropriate District planning can occur for the return of all students. 

  • Students in the elementary will continue to be kept as a classroom cohort as much as feasible for recess, specials, and lunch. 

  • Students on bussing will be assigned seats on the AM and PM bus routes and may be assigned two students per seat. Facial coverings must be worn at all times on bussing in accordance with the DOH requirements. 

  • If Beaver County’s PCR Percent Positivity Rate is at 10% or higher for 2 consecutive weeks, the District will return to a hybrid instructional model. 


Additional information is provided in the accompanying document. Questions should be directed to your child’s building administrator for specific questions about student return to in-person learning.  



More +

HASD Executive Summary of February 12, 2021 CDC report

On February 12, 2021, the CDC published updated guidance for schools regarding COVID.  An Executive Summary was created on February 16, 2021 to highlight the District's alignments or possible needs based on the CDC Report.  Please click on the link below to view the Executive Summary. 
More +

Virtual Board Meeting: Public Participation

Effective January 1, 2021, public participation at HASD board meetings has been revised so that the public can speak during the Zoom meetings at designated times.  Please review the following information if you are interested in speaking at an upcoming Board meeting.  
More +

NOW OPEN! 2021-22 Kindergarten Registration

Welcome families of Hopewell Area School District's Class of 2034! 


Due to the current pandemic, an adjustment will occur to our traditional registration process.  Please click the registration link below answer the questions which will better assist us in communicating with families and plan for the upcoming school year. Additional details about finalizing your child's enrollment and how to register for our upcoming screening dates will be forthcoming. We are looking forward to meeting our littlest Vikings in the coming months. Once we receive your registration, one of our secretaries will be in contact with you.  


Students registering for Kindergarten must be 5 by August 31, 2021.  



All 3 school sites will hold screenings on the following dates and times:
April 26 - 1:00-3:00
May 14 - 9:00-3:00
May 24 - 1:00- 3:00
July 28 - 9:00-3:00

More +

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.  
More +

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.

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.)   
More +

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
Apr
26

Act 80 1/2 Day K-4 ONLY

Mon Apr 26 2021
Apr
26

School Board Meeting

Mon Apr 26 2021
May
7

Act 80 Day (Prom)

Fri May 7 2021
May
10

School Board Meeting

Mon May 10 2021
May
24

Act 80 1/2 Day K-4 ONLY

Mon May 24 2021
District Calendar
Quick Links
© 2021. Hopewell Area Schools. All Rights Reserved.
View text-based website