Answers to most questions can be found in the Student Handbook, which is located in your myHope login area. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from parents:

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What are the school hours for the Elementary Campus?

    The school day will begin at 8:15 for all students and dismiss at 2:50 for 1st-5th and 2:40 for Pre-school - Kindergarten. Morning care is available beginning at 7 am until 7:30 when the students will be taken to the playground. Extended care will available until 6 pm. If your child is not picked up when the pull-through closes at 3:15 they will be taken to extended care. Thank you for your cooperation in assisting to keep all students safe.

    If you arrive after the pull-through has closed in the morning, please go to the office and sign your student in. The tardy policy for elementary students is in the Student Handbook.
  • Q: Can parents help in their children's classrooms?

    Yes. Parental involvement is encouraged and solicited by many teachers to assist with special lessons/projects, grading, field trips, etc. Opportunities to volunteer for Recess Duty, in classrooms, athletic events, concerts, plays and other activities are open to parents who pass a background check. Parents volunteering to drive on field trips are also required to complete a "Volunteer Driver" form. The background checks are required to be done each year on the academic school calendar (August to July). Please complete the background check online (link to the right). There is a nominal processing fee for the background checks.

    Please see the Student Handbook for an expanded explanation of Parental Involvement. Also see the Parents section of our web site for more information on ways to get involved, volunteer guidelines and expectations, etc.
  • Q: Is there a PTA at Hope?

    No, but we have a PSF (Parent Support Fellowship), whose mission is to prayerfully serve to strengthen the HCS community, all to the glory of God. They are a blessing to the students and teachers on all campuses. Learn more about PSF under the Parents section of our web site for more details on what PSF is, what they do, and how you can get involved!

    Please check the Student Handbook for any additional information.
  • Q: Does Hope Elementary require uniforms?

    No, but we do have a Dress Code which is strictly adhered to. You will find details of our Dress Code in the Student Handbook.
  • Q: Is there a Before and After School Program at Hope?

    Yes. Please see the Student Handbook for details.
  • Q: What is the Sick Policy at Hope?

    If your child has any symptoms of being ill (fever, diarrhea, etc.) you need to keep them home until they are symptom-free for at least 24 hours.
  • Q: Can parents or other visitors join children for lunch?

    Yes.  Parents and grandparents are welcome to purchase a hot meal and join their children for lunch, providing they call to place their order by 10am that morning.
  • Q: What is the visitor policy at Hope Elementary?

    All visitors must check in at the office first. Parents and Grandparents coming to the Elementary campus to join their students for lunch, or to volunteer in a classroom or elsewhere on campus, must check in at the Elementary Office. See Student Handbook for details.
  • Q: Is there a hot lunch program at Hope?

    Yes, our Elementary campus cafeteria is managed by Canteen services. Children may purchase a hot lunch (beverage and salad bar included). Children who bring a sack lunch may also purchase a drink (regular milk, chocolate milk, juice, or water bottle) from the cafeteria.

    Fees for the lunch program must be kept up to date and are payable online. The monthly menu is posted on the Elementary section of our web site.

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