District Kickoff Day

2022 District Kickoff Day

Tuesday, August 23, 8:00 a.m.  
Hopkins High School Theater, 2400 Royals Drive, Minnetonka

*Event will be live streamed for those who want to view at their sites

group shot during the kick off

Kickoff Live Stream

Staff members also have the option of viewing a live stream of the kickoff presentation from their sites. The live stream will be available at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23 at the video link above. 

Kickoff Week
At-A-Glance

Monday, Aug. 22:

  • Site-based professional learning for teaching staff

Tuesday, Aug. 23:

  • District Kick Off hosted at Hopkins High School 8 - 10 a.m. 

  • District-based professional learning for all Hopkins employees. More information  at right with options to reserve space in a smaller group setting. 

  • All Hopkins employee lunch 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 24:

  • Site-based work day for teaching staff.

Thursday, Aug. 25:

  • Site-based work day for teaching staff

Friday, Aug. 19 or 26:

  • Site-based work day for teaching staff
    • Please note: some site days may vary depending on prior agreements between staff and administrators.

Kickoff Day Schedule

Tuesday, August 23, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Hopkins High School Theater, 2400 Royals Drive, Minnetonka. 

8-9:30 a.m.: District-based professional learning for all Hopkins employees

Please join us for the 2022 District Kickoff — a time for us to come together as a Hopkins community to reaffirm who we are as individuals and as a collective. Connect with your Hopkins colleagues, enjoy performances from students and staff, and prepare for a new school year with keynote speakers Dr. Raj Sethuraju and Superintendent Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed. This event is for all Hopkins employees. We can't wait to reconnect and spend the day with you! 

Hourly staff not contracted to work on Aug. 23 will be compensated for up to 6 hours. Complete this form to enter your hours of attendance.  Do not enter hours for Aug 23 in True Time.

As an additional option, this event will be live streamed so staff will also be able to access it at their sites.

10-11:30 a.m.: District-based professional learning for all Hopkins employees

All certified and non-certified staff are invited to attend learning sessions centered on the theme of identity. Most sessions will be at sites with a few at the high school.  Please refer to the schedule for your session location.

Workshop Schedule

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: All Hopkins employee lunch at the Royals Activity Center

A special lunch at Hopkins High School is available for all staff prepared by our fabulous Nutrition team! Menu is below.

1:00-4:00 p.m.: Professional learning opportunities
  • All certified and non-certified staff are invited to attend employee group breakout sessions. Most of these sessions will be at the high school. Please refer to the schedule to determine your session location.

  • Special Services Staff will receive further information from Fhonda Contreras and/or Brian Stanley.