As the 2019-2020 school year draws to a close, I am amazed at all that we have accomplished and all that we have faced together. When this school year began, we met at our back-to-school events, and looked ahead with eager anticipation; none of us could have contemplated a global pandemic. During these trying times, I am inspired by the continuous growth of our teachers and students. Our students have grown even more than we could have imagined. Your child’s determination is stronger than ever. To our parents who have taken on the role of a teacher in their home – thank you for your determination and dedication. I am forever grateful for your support.
Now, we must look ahead to the new school year, as we consider the reopening of school in the fall. Hope Academy has been in constant communication with the Department of Education and the Miami Dade County Health Department. We have started implementing our contingency plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
Unfortunately, the guidelines for reopening are unclear, and it is too early to predict the beginning of the school year. Nevertheless, we are preparing for any scenario including returning to school under modified conditions such as mandatory face masks for all students and staff, hand washing stations and hand sanitizing stations, as well as other safety protocols. We also have a plan in place for continuing to operate remotely. I assure you that we are committed to providing the most effective educational platform possible while keeping your children and our staff safe. We are committed to ensuring every child have a laptop for the 2020-2021 school year.
We will update you as the summer progresses. Please continue to check our website, www.hopeacademyonline.com, for any new information regarding the implications of the pandemic and the reopening of school. Please sign up for Remind in order to stay updated on any important announcements. To do so text @mrsauta to 81010 and follow the prompts. If your child is in absolute need of transportation for the upcoming school year, please fill out a bus registration sheet and turn it in to the school office. Be advised that bus routes will be affected and bus seating will be minimized due to social distancing guidelines.
Congratulations to all of you as we end a most unique school year. Have a safe and healthy summer. We look forward to seeing all of you soon.
Mrs. Nirvala Autar
Principal: Mrs. Nirvala Autar