Online Distance Learning

      • January 5th 2022

        Hello HCPA Parents/Guardians,

        Omicron cases continue to surge throughout the United States, and with a return to school after the holidays, HCPA has been closely monitoring how it impacts our teachers, staff, students, and families.  In anticipation of growing cases of COVID-19 due to close contacts over winter break, Hmong College Prep Academy will be transitioning temporarily to distance learning for the next two weeks. 

        • On Wednesday, January 5th, all K-12 students will be given their technology devices to bring home.
        • On Thursday, January 6th, there will be NO SCHOOL for students. Teachers will spend the day preparing materials and curriculum online.
        • Distance learning from home will begin on Friday, January 7 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 24th.

        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

      • 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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