District Kickoff Day

2021 District Kickoff Day

Tuesday, August 24, 8:30 a.m.  
Lindbergh Center, 2400 Lindbergh Dr., Minnetonka
Face masks are required indoors

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Kickoff Week

Masks are required indoors.

Monday, Aug. 23:
  • District video message from superintendent and IDL team to premiere on this page and Youtube live at 8:00am. 
  • Site-based professional learning for teaching staff
  • Early Childhood staff will begin the morning together at Harley
Tuesday, Aug. 24:
  • Brave New Workshop event to be hosted at Hopkins High School 8:30-11:00am.
  • 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
Wednesday, Aug. 25:
  • Site-based work day for teaching staff
    • Community Ed staff  will receive additional information
Thursday, Aug. 26:
  • Site-based work day for teaching staff
Friday, Aug. 20 or 27:
  • 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

Monday, August 23 , 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 
Site-based professional learning 

District video message from superintendent and IDL team members premieres on this page and YouTube at 8 a.m. and can be watched anytime after that. 

To allow our district office staff the opportunity to fully participate, please expect district office services to be unavailable from 9:30-12:00 on Monday and 8:00 to 12:30 on Tuesday to provide for full staff participation.

Tuesday, August 24 , 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 
Lindbergh Center, 2400 Lindbergh Dr, Minnetonka. 
8:30-11:00 a.m.: District-based professional learning for all Hopkins employees

We invite you to join us for a special District Kickoff Day. This year, we are partnering with Brave New Workshop to bring you a morning filled with laughter, and an opportunity to connect with colleagues to unite around our common purpose. This experience is designed with restoration and rejuvenation in mind. After, enjoy a delicious meal (see menu below) prepared and presented by our nutrition staff, followed by an afternoon of engaging learning opportunities. This event is for all Hopkins employees. We can't wait to reconnect and spend the day with you! 

Hourly staff contracted to work on Aug. 24 will be compensated for 3 to 6 hours. Find information below.

As an additional option, staff who prefer can participate in the event in satellite rooms throughout Hopkins High School, where we will limit the number of people gathered in the space to 10.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: All Hopkins employee lunch at the Lindbergh Center 

A special lunch at Hopkins High School is available for all staff prepared by our fabulous Nutrition team! Since quite a few staff have requested a non-HHS site for Tuesday’s district kickoff experience, our Nutrition Services team would like to ensure they prepare enough delicious food for staff wanting to attend the luncheon at Lindbergh. Please complete this form by noon on Monday if you are not planning to attend the luncheon on Tuesday.

12:45-3:30 p.m.: Professional learning opportunities
  • All non-certified staff are invited to attend a Vision 2031 & Restorative Cultures learning session at Hopkins High School. Hourly employees not contracted to work on Aug. 24 will be compensated up to 6 hours for the day. More information coming soon.

  • Early Childhood Staff will participate in professional development specific to their program. More details will follow.

  • Elementary certified staff will return to their buildings to participate in IXL and Seesaw/Canvas training. More details will follow.

  • Secondary certified staff will return to their buildings for site-based professional learning supported by IDL. More details will follow.

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