Please click on the link below to view the parent questions regarding the reopening of schools. This document will be updated when additional inquiries are made.
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Hopewell Area School District is proud to offer our K-12 Cyber Program. The purpose of the Hopewell
Cyber Program is to offer students the education they need to prepare for life in the 21st century while
providing students, parents, and families the needed flexibility, especially during the current pandemic. Our
program allows students to remain at home while experiencing a robust and rigorous curriculum.
Hopewell is proud to meet the needs and wants of students and their parents in the same quality academic
environment with which stakeholders have become accustomed. The quality of education with which you
are accustomed remains as high as ever, but the courses are presented in a different way. No matter
which program a student chooses to enroll in, successful completion will result in a Hopewell diploma.
Parents and students can be assured that they are prepared for the next steps in education or in life.
Please Click Here for Information about the Program and Courses.
Please Click here to Enroll in Hopewell's Cyber Program for grades K-8.
Please Click here to enroll in Hopewell's Cyber Program for grads 9-12.
We are passing this onto our families in case you are
interested. Feel free to share the link with anyone who might be
interested. Proceeds will go to the food bank and to each building’s Viking
Stay safe and healthy!
June 15, 2020
Dear Beaver County Students and Families,
The recent weeks have brought yet another reminder of the need for all Americans to
reassess the state of the cultural and racial issues that exist in our country. As members of
the school communities of Beaver County, we strongly support the efforts of those who
fervently and peacefully advocate for fairness and equal treatment for all people. We
endorse reforms that keep our communities safe while respecting the rights and
constitutional freedoms of all of our fellow citizens.
believe that the offense taken against George Floyd in Minneapolis was indefensible,
horrible and inhumane. As many have said, there is no place in our society for it and no
place in our collective sense of righteousness and compassion. We commit ourselves,
individually and jointly, to those efforts that will eliminate racism, improve community
relationships with the police, and protect our children.
As the instructional leaders of our districts, we welcome discussion and discourse in our schools and are proponents of creating opportunities for students to seek ways to become part of solutions to the problems we face as a society. We will continue to be strident advocates for diversity and inclusivity and opponents of discrimination in any form. We hope for a day when all our nation’s children will be judged simply by “the content of the character and not be judged by the color of their skin.”
As superintendents of the fourteen school districts, and Directors of the Beaver Valley
Intermediate Unit and the Career Technology Center, we denounce any act of violence in
our community, especially when it is perpetrated based on the color of one's skin.
Though Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s words were spoken more than a half-century ago, they
remain true today.
Dr. Jane Bovalino, Superintendent
Rochester Area School District
Mr. Alan R. Fritz, Jr., Superintendent
South Side Area School District
Dr. Peter Carbone, Superintendent
Aliquippa School District
Dr. Jeffrey A. Fuller, Superintendent
Freedom Area School District
Dr. Joseph A. Guarino, Superintendent
New Brighton Area School District
Dr. Donna Nugent, Superintendent
Big Beaver Falls Area School District
Dr. Joseph Pasquerilla, Superintendent
Ambridge Area School District
Dr. Eric Rosendale, Executive Director
Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit #27
Mr. Sean D. Tanner, Superintendent
Midland Borough School District
Mr. David A. Wytiaz, Administrative Director
Beaver County Career & Technology Center
Dr. Michelle Miller, Superintendent
Hopewell Area School District
Dr. Nicholas Perry, Superintendent
Central Valley School District
Dr. Robert H. Postupac, Superintendent
Blackhawk Area School District and
Western Beaver County School District
Dr. Carrie Rowe, Superintendent
Beaver Area School District
Mr. Bret Trotta, Superintendent
Riverside Beaver County School District
In anticipation of Beaver County being identified as GREEN on June 12, please see the re-opening of our outside facilities:
Outside facilities will be available for informal or personal use beginning Saturday, June 13 with expectations of following CDC guidelines.
Inside facility requests are on hold at this time due to the need for appropriate staffing/cleaning in order to follow all required safety measures.
School athletics are dependent on the PIAA guidance. Further information will be forthcoming.
Outdoor facilities by community athletic groups can begin June 13, pending that fields and/or facilities are prepared and ready for use and proper request process is followed. Please note that any indoor facilities that have been previously used in conjunction with outdoor facility use will not be available until further notice.
June 4, 2020
Dear Beaver County Students and Families,
We want to thank everyone for your patience, flexibility, and understanding during these
uncertain times. The last few months were unlike any that we had ever seen in our lifetimes
and we hope that you and your families are safe and healthy as our country heals from all that it
has faced. We realize that as the school year closes the traditional summer excitement is being
replaced with questions and uncertainty surrounding what lies ahead. We are as anxious as
you are to get your children back to their typical routine and for everyone to return to a sense of
We, as educators and school leaders, are continuing to work together as we receive guidance
from our state and federal leaders. We are engaged with regional experts to gather more
information and determine our next steps. And, we know that while one size does not fit all, we
must look at what is best for the county and focus on how all Districts come together to support
our students, families, and communities.
This week the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released initial guidance on school
re-opening. This guidance is expected to be the first of many releases throughout the month of
June. We are anticipating another release by the PDE in mid-June, along with
recommendations from some of the leading public education associations across the
state. Today, we want to assure you that we are reviewing this information, awaiting future releases, and beginning to formulate a way for our Districts to work together in planning for the 2020 – 2021 school year. The work we do together will help lay the groundwork for what is needed throughout the schools of Beaver County and will then be complemented with specific guidelines for each individual District.
We recognize that school is often a place of comfort and normalcy for our children and the closure has caused significant disruption to daily schedules. We know that this virus has implications that are unique to each family and we must take that into account when planning for the future. We wanted to reassure our communities that we are actively monitoring the issuance of recommendations from the PDE and the PA Department of Health, so we may utilize those resources to collectively and productively plan for the 2020 – 2021 school year.
Beaver County school leaders will continue to work together to help guide our educational communities through these challenging times. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available. It is our sincere hope that the disruptions of this school year will be temporary and that we will soon be able to get back to doing what we do best, upholding our District’s educational mission for our students. We appreciate your patience as we adapt to these unusual circumstances. Ensuring that we are a healthy community must remain our top priority until this threat has passed.
In lieu of the originally planned registration process, we will be posting an online form for parents of students who will need to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year that have not yet registered. If you have a student who will be of school age to begin Kindergarten this Fall, or if you know of someone who will have a child that is ready to enroll, please check out the link below to begin the registration process. This will better assist us in communicating with those families and plan more effectively for the upcoming school year. Additional details about finalizing your child's enrollment and potential screening dates will be forthcoming. We are looking forward to meeting our littlest Vikings in the coming months. Until then, be safe and healthy! We look forward to welcoming our littlest Hopewell Vikings in August!
Dear District Resident,
As many of you are aware, over the past several months the Hopewell Area School District has been considering a proposal that would involve relocating the Fourth Grade to the Hopewell Memorial Junior High Building. The primary reason behind this proposal has been the projected size of next year's kindergarten class, as well as the projected size of the kindergarten classes in subsequent years. Based on these projections, the proposal has highlighted potential issues related to lack of classroom space and the negative impact on certain educational programs throughout the district's elementary buildings.
Recently, the Hopewell Area School District Board of School Directors has been made aware of the inaccuracy of these future class-size projections. Accordingly, a vote on the potential relocation of Fourth Grade to the Junior High Building will NOT take place during the March 9, 2020, Board Meeting. Furthermore, the Hopewell Area School District Board of School Directors will no longer consider relocating the Fourth Grade to the Junior High Building to take effect for the 2020-21 school year.
The Board will address this in more detail during the March 9, 2020 Board Meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hopewell Memorial Junior High Cafeteria.
The Hopewell Area School District Board of School Directors
Hopewell High School has partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts Inc.) to produce our new Hopewell High School alumni directory. PCI is a company located in Dallas, TX that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation. This project will allow Alumni the opportunity to purchase an Alumni directory to interact and reconnect with their peers and classmates. We previously produced Alumni directories in 1999 and 2009. If you receive mailings or phone calls regarding this project it is legitimate and not a hoax. A frequently asked questions document is available by clicking "MORE" below.
Last night, several of our students used the new Safe2Say Something anonymous reporting system to alert school administration and law enforcement of a potential threat made toward the Junior High on XBox. Because of our students’ willingness to report a concern using Safe2Say, law enforcement was able to address the matter very quickly with the student and family last night. As a precaution, the administration partnered with law enforcement this morning to ensure the safety of students and staff upon arrival. Police and administration also interviewed several students this morning. Law enforcement was able to confirm that the reported threat described in the Safe2Say App was not credible.
The Safe2Say Something system provides an anonymous
reporting system for students, parents, or community members. Should you
know of a student or situation that causes concern, please Say something so
that we help keep our students, schools, and community safe.
This information can also be found on the District’s website at www.hopewellarea.org
Students must have required immunizations per PA Department of Health. Please click here for more information and contact information for your child’s school nurse.
Beaver County Crisis Line, 800-400-6180
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255
Women’s Center of Beaver County, 724-775-0131
Beaver County Food Bank (Salvation Army Food Bank),