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.
Tuesday, February 16: Families can pick up food for students 18 and under at the High School auditorium entrance between 11AM - 1PM.
Beginning Monday, January 25, curbside distribution of breakfasts and lunches will occur ON MONDAYS ONLY at each building from 11 AM- 1 PM. If school is closed due to a holiday or scheduled day off for students (February 15 and April 5), meal distribution will occur on the following Tuesday from 11-1 at the high school.
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.
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.
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.