Learning Updates

UPDATED 8/18/2021: On Aug. 17, the Hopkins School Board approved our 2021-22 School Safety Plan. Starting Aug. 18, all K-12+ students and all staff, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear face masks in indoor spaces.

Hopkins is committed to the goals of Vision 2031 and the health and safety of our students and staff.

Now more than ever, our scholars need the qualities of the graduation traits in a world that is rapidly evolving. Regardless of what the world looks like, our core values hold true and these are the traits we will instill in our scholars that will set them apart from their peers. Whether in distance learning, in-person learning, or a hybrid of the two, we are committed to the goals of Vision 2031. 

Scroll down to "Updates and Resources" to read our most recent announcements. 

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Our Ongoing Commitment

Quality Instruction

Whether distance learning or in person, we are committed to providing high-quality, rigorous instruction which sparks critical thinking while inspiring optimistic innovation. 




When we co-create a culture where every child has a voice and is empowered, it benefits every child. As we develop and transition into new learning models, we will continue our work in creating anti-racist teaching practices. 


Social-Emotional Wellness Culture

We love our students and are dedicated to fostering growth in empathy and developing holistic habits. Social-emotional learning will co-occur with academic learning to enhance student intellectual growth — not replace it — and we will vigilantly integrate social-emotional curriculum through a culturally-responsive lens.

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Updates & Resources

Pandemic News & Updates

Hopkins Public Schools will hold two COVID-19 vaccination clinics in response to the FDA approving the Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11. The clinics will be held Nov. 12 from 4-7 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 4-7 p.m. at the North Junior High athletic structure (10700 Cedar Lake Rd, Minnetonka).

In this school-year guide, you will find important information about our health and safety protocols, school calendar dates and adjustments, back-to-school updates, and more. 

As we prepare for the opening of school, we are looking closely at the COVID-19 landscape, which changes almost daily as the Delta variant circulates through our global and local communities.

We’d like to share updates with you about the 2021-22 school year -- including junior high and high school start times --  and provide a preview of future transformations being considered for the 2022-23 school year and beyond.

In accordance with the Minnesota School Safety Plan, masks are required through the end of the school year for our scholars and staff in all of our indoor spaces — this includes when students are riding on buses.