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  • Distance Learning Plan Updated 5.5.2020

    Posted by Tony Hang on 5/5/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Hmong College Prep Academy COVID-19 Distance Learning Plan

    Updated May 5, 2020

    At HCPA, the health and safety of our students and staff members is always a priority. Earlier this month, HCPA sent home several documents detailing the proactive and preventative actions HCPA were taking as a school in response to COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus. It also included guidelines HCPA asked for all families to follow in order to ensure the health of each student and the community as a whole. During this time, HCPA also wants to safeguard the academic success of each student and take measures to ensure that students have access to learning no matter the situation.

    Since the announcement from Governor Walz on Sunday, March 15th, our schools have been closed to allow for planning and preparation of distance learning materials. Subsequent executive orders and guidelines from Governor Tim Walz, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota Department of Education have led to the creation of this document. Below is information detailing and summarizing the logistics of Hmong College Prep Academy’s Distance Learning Plan for kindergarten through 12th grade.

    HCPA’s Distance Learning Plan is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 6, 2020following HCPA’s scheduled Spring Break from March 30th - April 2, 2020.

    This means that HCPA will remain in distance learning through our final day of school on Thursday, June 4th, 2020.

    As distance learning continues, these plans will be monitored and are subject to change and modification.

    Additional information from the Minnesota Department of Health on COVID-19 can be found online in Englishand Hmong.

    To access our Distance Learning Plan please click here.

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  • April 23, 2020 Updates

    Posted by Tony Hang on 4/23/2020 3:00:00 PM

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    April 23, 2020

    Governor Walz ordered K-12 schools in Minnesota to remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, the Minnesota State High School League canceled the spring athletic and fine arts season. These steps are being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

    ·       We will end the year through Extended Flexible Learning. We continue to refine instructional practices and seek an appropriate balance of activities and connection. We will double down on these efforts to make extended flexible learning for the remainder of the school year the best experience we possibly can.

    ·       May 1 and May 4 there will be no student instruction days as teachers plan for the rest of the year. The governor had previously closed schools through April 30 with planning days on May 1 and May 4 in anticipation of schools reopening on May 5. We will use these planning days to prepare for the last six weeks of the year. Next week, we will be asking for feedback on how extended flexible learning is going to inform our planning.

    ·       Meal service and childcare continue. The district is continuing to provide essential food services to community children and child care services to Tier 1 and Tier 2 level essential employees during this time.

    ·       We are looking at all spring events.  Spring in our schools brings many important events and milestones. Over the next few weeks, we will be making decisions about what to postpone, do differently or cancel. 

    ·       We are postponing prom and graduation. Our plans will continue to be subject to changing conditions, and we remain hopeful we can preserve these experiences. More to come. 

    • Please see the appropriate school newsletter for the most up-to-date information on extended flexible learning. Links to school newsletters can be found HERE. The primary, day-to-day communication between students and families is now at the building and classroom level. 

    Please continue to check here for the latest information. 

     

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  • 6-12 Student Submissions for Determining Attendance

    Posted by Tony Hang on 4/13/2020 8:00:00 AM
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    6-12 Student Attendance Update.
    Starting Tuesday 4/14 there will be an additional component for how we track attendance.  Normally, during in-person school, teachers record attendance based on who is in the room. Students are marked present regardless of the work they complete.  Last week it was identified that our attendance was being tracked more for an accountability of learning versus students being present. The district needs attendance to be 100% accurate and based on which students were present, versus who completed specific learning tasks. 
     
    In order to help with that all teachers will post a discussion board in their course for each period, every day. Students will simply have to submit their name in the discussion board.Students will have between 8:00 am and 11:59 pm to complete this. Then on the following day, teachers will use the data in the discussion board to record students present or NDLAs long as a student puts their name in the discussion board prior to 11:59 pm they will be marked present.  Official attendance will continue to be taken in PowerSchool by using the multi-day or seating chart tools. Of course students are still expected to complete the expectations set by teachers, but this process helps to separate attendance from the accountability of learning.
     
     
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  • Saint Paul Bridge Fund

    Posted by Tony Hang on 4/9/2020 4:00:00 PM
    To all our Warriors who live in St. Paul  

    Applications are now open for the Saint Paul Bridge Fund, which will provide emergency relief for families and small businesses most impacted by COVID-19.

    The Saint Paul Bridge Fund is an emergency relief program for families with children and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The $3.85 million fund will be distributed to qualifying Saint Paul families with children as a flat-rate $1,000 grant and to qualifying small businesses as a flat-rate $7,500 grant. It is designed to complement other state and federal emergency relief programs and ‘bridge the gap’ between now and when those dollars are available

    Apply by April 19 at 5 p.m. at stpaul.gov/bridge-fund

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  • Extended flexible learning March 30-May 5, 2020

    Posted by Tony Hang on 4/8/2020 3:00:00 PM
    Important Message: Extended flexible learning March 30-May 5, 2020

    All Minnesota schools are in an extended flexible learning environment March 30-May 5 2020. Right now, the statewide plan, which is subject to change, is for schools to resume in person on May 5, 2020.

    Through May 4, 2020, district activities, athletics, programs and services remain closed. The district is continuing to provide essential meal delivery services to community children and child care services for health care workers and emergency responders during this time.

    Find the latest information at (our website link to COVID updates)
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  • Distance eLearning Starts Monday April 6,2020

    Posted by Tony Hang on 4/4/2020

    Elearning

    Distance Online Learning Begins April 6th thru 30th for all K-12 Students.

    *Do not bring your child to school site. School building will be closed until further notice.

    Grades K-5 Questions may be directed to Krista Skoglund. Email Krista.Skoglund@hcpak12.org or (651)-231-3960

    Grades 6-12 Questions may be directed to Mrs D.
    Email Danijela.Duvnjak@hcpak12.org or 651-269-3865

    All other questions may be directed to Mr Yang at Email Pao.Yang@hcpak12.org or 612-290-2793

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  • COVID-19 Distance Learning at Hmong College Prep Academy

    Posted by Tony Hang on 4/2/2020 1:00:00 PM

    COVID-19 Distance Learning at Hmong College Prep Academy

    Greeting Parents, Students, and Families,

    Governor Tim Walz and Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker announced last week that all Minnesota public school districts and charter schools will implement a Distance Learning Period beginning on March 30, 2020, until at least April 30, 2020

    It was announced that all Minnesota public schools will close from March 18 through March 27, 2020, to allow districts and charter schools to develop distancing learning plans. 

    Just a reminder that we are closed for Spring Break (March 30 – April 3).  Our HCPA teachers and staff have been working hard over the last several weeks to prepare resources for distance learning. This learning will start after Spring Break – Monday, April 6th.   Students should not start their packet work/ distance learning until that time.

    If you have not picked up a student learning packet for your students in grades K-2, please contact Mrs. Krista Skoglund at krista.skoglund@hcpak12.org

    We care about keeping you, your family, and our staff safe and healthy, and look forward to seeing you online in the coming days as we prepare for extended distance learning!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Christianna Hang, Superintendent

    Administration Team

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  • Material Distribution Process

    Posted by Tony Hang on 3/20/2020 6:00:00 PM

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    Our K-5 teachers and staff at HCPA have been working hard over the last several days to prepare resources for distance learning.  In the event of a school closure due to COVID-19, we will move to distance learning for all students in Kindergarten through 12thGrade. Kindergarten, 1stgrade, and second grade students will be receiving a packet of lessons and activities as well as links to online resources.  3rd, 4th, and 5thgrade students will be receiving a Chromebook so that they can conduct their lessons online with their teachers.  This video is to explain the process for which you will pick up and receive these resources for your student!

    Here are the details:

    • Chromebooks and learning materials for K-5 will be available for pick up next week.
    • Monday, March 23rdwill be pickup for students who have a last name that starts with A-U.
    • Tuesday, March 24thwill be pickup for students who have a last name that starts with V-Z.
    • Hours for pickup on both days will be 9:00-noon and 1:00-3:00.
    • All resources will be brought out to your vehicle for you.
    • When you arrive, please enter the parking lot across from the Main Office C. There will be staff members directing traffic. Please review the included map.
    • A parent or guardian must be present to check out the resources. For 3rd-5thgrade students, we will go over the Chromebook contract with you at that time.  You will have the option to purchase insurance for the device to protect against potential damage.
    • If you are a high schooler or middle schooler and you left something in your locker, you may also come during this time. Someone will retrieve your items for you. 

    Please note – Distance and e-Learning would not start until after Spring Break – Monday, April 6th.   K-2ndgrade students should not start their packet work until that time.

    We care about keeping you, your family, and our staff safe and healthy.  If you are sick, we also ask that you please do not come to the resource pickup at HCPA.  Please call HCPA on Monday at 651-209-8002 to let us know.

    Thank you for your help and support!  We look forward to seeing you next week.   

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  • Distance Learning Material

    Posted by Tony Hang on 3/19/2020 8:00:00 AM

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    Hello parents and families!  We are working with our teachers and team to coordinate the distribution of K-5 E-Learning materials.  This includes issuing Chromebooks for all students in 3rd – 5th grade.  The materials will include all the resources you need for your students to continue learning at home with their teachers in the event of a COVID-19 school closure.

    We are planning for the distribution to occur at HCPA next week (Week of March 23-27).  Please watch our website, Schoology, and Facebook page for more details. 

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  • COVID-19 Meal Access Plan

    Posted by Tony Hang on 3/18/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Meal Plan

    Hmong College Prep Academy will be offering a week worth of meals to all enrolled families. We will be distributing the food once a week at school. For the week of March 16-20, 2020, parents, guardians and or students can pick up meals today Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at DOOR B anytime between 10AM – 12PM.  Next week’s pick-up is on Monday, March 23, 2020, at the same time.   After next week, we go on Spring Break so there’s no meal distribution.  When we come back from Spring Break, we will send another communication should the school continue to be close. 

    Inform your parents of the following:

    1.      Only the parents, guardians or student can pick-up meals
    2.      Must park on the curbside of DOOR B and staff will bring out meals in bags to the parents
    3.      Parents must notify the school if they want to participate or discontinue meal pick-up so the kitchen can better plan for meal
    4.      Pick-up time is any time from 10:00AM – 12:00PM on 3/18/2020 or 3/23/2020.  Further information will come for future pick-up dates

    Thank you for all your support in this process.

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