Do we have a summer program?
Yes, we do! It is actually a lot of fun with a great deal of learning going on at the same time. We typically start the summer session a week after the regular year ends and it finishes the end of July. High school students can earn up to one full credit typically with two formal courses.
How often do students receive progress reports and report cards?
Progress reports are issued at the end of each nine-week grading period. In the progress report, the student’s classroom teacher will indicate the student’s progress towards his/her IEP goals and the student’s academic progress in each course. Semester grades are issued in report cards after each eighteen-week grading period. Parents are welcome to discuss their child’s progress at any time during the school year. Conferences with your child’s teacher and/or therapist may be scheduled by contacting the school principal. Parent-teacher conferences are typically scheduled at the end of the first grading period (near the end of October) but can be scheduled throughout the school year.
How is technology monitored and used?
It is always a challenge to stay one step ahead of teenagers and technology. We monitor their usage at school constantly and have programs in place to block access to offensive sites. But, if students use the computer and other technogy devices inappropriately, they lose their use privileges for a time determined by their teacher and/or administration.
What is the schools policy on personal belongings?
Valuables, cash, and personal belongings should remain at home. Hopewell is not responsible for personal items that are lost, stolen, or damaged.
What's your medication policy?
- Certified staff members administer medications during the school day. A registered nurse oversees the staff members and monitors the student’s medication administration on a regular basis for therapeutic value and side effects. Arrangements will be made to transport necessary medication to school. Medications are kept in a locked cabinet at all times.
- Medications must be in the original pharmacy container and must be labeled with the medication name and prescribed dose to be administered. The label must be consistent with contents.
- A Medication Administration Form must be completed and signed prior to the dispensing of any medication. A physician form must also be completed.
- Any change in prescription or dosage should be reported immediately and a new permission form must be obtained. The parent/guardian provides medication.
How do I contact a staff member?
The easiest way to contact staff members is through email. The email addresses are available in the contacts section. Otherwise, you can call the school to leave a message for a particular staff person or to speak with an administrative staff. Teachers may not be available during the school day hours when students are present. We always welcome parental contact. Staff directory
What supplies are needed?
Your child’s teacher will provide a list at the beginning of the year. Usually, just start off with pens, pencils and paper. We provide all textbooks and most materials at no additional fee.
If the weather is bad how will I know if school is cancelled?
Go to www.emergencyclosings.com and search "Hopewell" or "Bridgepoint" to find out if school is closed or delayed. We also have an alert system in place that will notify you of any emergency closings. If some home school districts are closed and some are open, we are usually open. However, if your home district is closed, your son or daughter is excused because of no available transportation.
What do I do if my child will not be in attendance?
Call the appropriate school number and either leave a message or speak with one of our staff members. We will call you if a student does not arrive at school and we have not heard from you. Please contact the transportation company also to avoid an unnecessary trip. If your child is expected to be out of school for an extended illness, contact us to pick up school work.
How will my child be transported to school?
Your home school district provides free transportation from your door to our door every day. Some upperclassmen high school students may drive to school with written parent and school permission.
Do we serve breakfast and lunch?
Yes. We serve a free breakfast every morning that consists of cereal, granola bar, juice and/or milk. Lunch is served through Hope's Kitchen Culinary Arts Program daily. Cost of lunch is $2.50. A lunch calendar is sent home a month in advance.
What are school hours?
The school day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.