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 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.
Our Ongoing Commitment
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.
Updates & Resources
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.
On Thursday, May 7, Governor Walz announced lifting many COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota. These restrictions are mostly related to face masks and capacity limits.
As a reminder, if you traveled last week, Hopkins Public Schools strongly recommends that you and your scholars test for COVID 3-5 days upon your return to Minnesota. You can find free COVID-19 saliva testing sites here.
As we approach spring break, we know that families may have questions about travel. Please consider these guidelines with your spring break plans in mind.
Hopkins will return to a five day in-person model for elementary families starting the week of April 5th. If your child is currently enrolled in the Distance Learning Royal Academy, your child will continue in that model.
On March 8, Hopkins secondary schools will begin Phase 5 of the secondary reopening plan, which brings scholars back for in-person learning two days a week. On March 22, we will begin in-person learning. Scholars who have made that selection will learn in-person four days a week.
With cold weather in the forecast, it’s a good time to review our severe weather protocols. Because our scholars are in various learning models, school closings due to weather will look different this year.
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.