A Message from Our Principal

Dear Friends and Families,

Welcome back! We have missed our Falcons very much and are looking forward to reconnecting soon! 

Due to school closure during COVID-19, all students will begin the year with online learning. The instructional day is from 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) and 8:40 a.m.–1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. All teachers will schedule a brief morning meeting with the whole class at the beginning of each day.

After that, students will engage in a combination of independent online learning as well as small-group instruction in live meetings with their teachers. Creating and following individual student schedules will be very important to keep children on track.

Without a doubt, this is going to be a year of significant transition and transformation. Our first task is to transition from a traditional education model to multiple “blended learning” models where technology and flexible scheduling provide students multiple pathways for accessing a high-quality education. These models provide exciting new ways for students to learn and demonstrate their understanding. Along with changes to the instructional model come new expectations for staff, students and families.

Expectations that will help maximize the learning, safety and well-being of everyone:

  • Students will have their laptop and charger with them every day
  • Students will participate in online learning every day (Monday–Friday)
  • Students will sign in to all scheduled meetings and will participate actively in small-group synchronous learning
  • Parents and guardians will ensure the office staff has updated information for at least two emergency contacts
  • Parents will communicate with the school if a child is sick and unable to participate in online learning

We are a Kids at Hope community and believe all children are capable of success, no exceptions! We realize our students have missed a significant amount of instruction, but we are confident that by working together we can help them catch up to where they need to be.

How to support your children’s learning:

  • Maintain two-way communication with teachers through email or Remind
  • Attend virtual Meet the Teacher Night and Student-led conferences
  • Regularly check your child’s grades using ParentVue.
  • Watch virtual meetings of the governing board and school PTA to stay informed
  • Participate in focus groups when invited to do so
  • Please like and follow us on Facebook. We will be posting often to keep everyone connected.

Your partner in learning, caring and growing,

Charles Blanton

Charles Blanton, Principal