Online Distance Learning

      • 1/18/2022

        Hello HCPA Students and Families,

        Since transitioning to distance learning, HCPA has continued to monitor community trends and numbers of staff/student positive COVID-19 cases.  With this information on hand, HCPA has decided to extend our Temporary Distance Learning an additional week through the end of Semester 1.  Students will continue with their current distance learning schedules for January 24th through January 27th.  January 28th will remain a “No School” day for students and a grading/professional development day for staff.  

        The goal is to resume in-person learning on Monday, January 31st for the start of Semester 2.  However, HCPA will continue to monitor positive cases to ensure that the operation of the school is feasible and safe.  Please continue to report any positive COVID-19 cases within your household to HCPA in order for us to maintain accurate data.

        An additional date for student food distribution has also been added for Tuesday, January 25th from 10AM to 5PM.  Registration is not required for food pick-up.

        Thank you for your support during this time.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 651-209-8002. 

        For resources on COVID-19 testing, please see: https://mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/testing-locations/index.jsp

        For information on the State of Minnesota’s “Kids Deserve a Shot” vaccine program and possible $200 Visa gift card, please see: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-rewards/kids-deserve-a-shot/index.jsp

        • Distance learning from home Class schedules will run as normal with live classes and work posted to Schoology (3-12) and Seesaw (K-2).
        • Students will return to school on-site on Monday, January 31th.

        During this time, we highly encourage all families to take extra precautions regarding social distancing and large gatherings to further prevent the new cases of COVID-19. 

        Main Office Hours during Online Distance Learning Monday-Friday (except January 17th) 7:00 AM-3:30 PM


      Online Distance Learning Calendar

      • Update Calendar

      Elementary Daily Expectations

      • K-5 Elementary students should log in to their device and navigate to Seesaw (K-2nd grade) or Schoology College Prep Class (3rd-5th grade) each day before 8:00 a.m. 

        ·        Students will need to complete an attendance question to be marked present for the day. 

        ·        On their class page, Zoom links will be provided for students to join live, synchronous instruction with their teachers.  Breaks will be provided, but classes will follow the normal schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

        ·        Classwork and assignments will be completed on Seesaw (K-2nd grade), Schoology (3rd-5th grade), or other related website/application as directed by their teacher.

        ·        For help with login information, please reach out to your child’s teacher or call 651-209-8002 to speak with IT.

        ·        For internet needs, please call 651-209-8002 to speak with IT.

        For distance learning, elementary students will be receiving the following to take home on January 5th.  Devices and chargers should be returned on January 24th when in-person instruction resumes. 


        Kindergarten, 1st, and 2ndGrade Students

        3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students

        HCPA iPad

        iPad Charger

        HCPA Chromebook

        Chromebook Charger

        Online Learning Platform: Seesaw (app)



        Online Learning Platform: Schoology (website)


        Schoology allows instructors, students and administrators to create a meaningful virtual classroom and extend learning beyond the boundaries of the physical classroom


        schoology - YouTube


      Secondary Daily Expectations

      • Distance Learning Expectations

        Students are expected to go online daily, attend live (synchronous) classes via Google Meets or Zoom, and complete the tasks assigned by the teacher. HCPA encourages students to do their best to maintain a daily schedule by logging in during the regular bell schedule.



        Student Attendance

        In accordance with state requirements, Hmong College Prep Academy will continue to take attendance during distance learning. Accountability for learning (completing assignments/assessments) will be separated from showing up for distance learning (attendance). 

        Student attendance will be determined by attending live class and/or submitting work and attendance post.  Ideally we would like all students to attend live sessions, but some may need to help support younger siblings with online learning.

        If students are ill and are unable to engage in distance learning, parents should call HCPA to inform staff and update attendance. Please call the attendance hotline at 651-332-8567, or call the main office at 651-209-8002.

        ●        In 6th through 12th grade, attendance will be tracked daily.

      Common Questions and Answers

        • 'We are having issues with login or Zoom, What to do next?"
          • Please contact the Main Office at 651-209-8002. We will assist you.
        • 'My student left their equipment at school, what to do next?'
          • Please arrange a pick-up date time by contacting the Main Office at 651-209-8002.
        • 'My student was absent prior to the Distance Learning launch, How do we obtain technology or band equipment?'
          • You may call and arrange to pick-up technology supplies or band equipment by contacting our Main Office at 651-209-8002.

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      • Technology

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