Learning Updates

In all learning models, 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. 

Current Models

Preschool
IN PERSON
STARTING JAN. 19

Elementary
IN PERSON
STARTING JAN. 19

Secondary
HYBRID (25% CAPACITY)
FOR GRADES 7 & 10
STARTING FEB. 1


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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. 

 

 

Anti-Racism
 

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

The Minnesota Department of Education announced changes to Minnesota’s School Safety Plan. We have carefully reviewed these changes and are developing plans to bring elementary and secondary students back to their schools at different capacity levels, as informed by the guidelines.

Important update to the Minnesota Department of Education’s School Safety Plan to allow public school districts to begin in-person learning for early childhood, preschool, and elementary students starting January 18.

Apply for Meal Benefits by Dec. 15 and help our schools! Even though all students receive free meals this year, each eligible application helps provide important funds and resources to our schools.

Our COVID-19 Dashboard is designed to help families, staff, and the community understand the data points that most impact our learning models. These data points will be updated weekly on Wednesdays.

Because the health and safety of our staff and students is our highest priority, district and school leaders have made the difficult decision to pivot to near system-wide distance learning starting Monday, Nov. 23. 

We are excited to announce that starting this fall we will be using Canvas, a premium learning management system. Using Canvas, teachers can collaborate to build world-class, student-centered experiences delivered in person, distance, or hybrid.

Making in-person school safe for our students, staff, and families is our highest priority. The following protocols will be in place to ensure that school is safe for our staff and students.