Hope Hall expects its students to behave in a professional manner with respect for the community. Students have a choice in their behaviors knowing that their choices have consequences (positive or negative). The goal is for the students to be able to self-monitor their behaviors and learn from them. School staff will utilize disciplinary action only when necessary to support the students’ need for structure.
Students are not permitted to enter the building before 7:30am. Students who arrive to school between 7:30am and 7:50am are to report directly to the Cafeteria. Students arriving after 7:50am must either report to the cafeteria for grades 3-8 or to the gymnasium for grades 9-12. Students are not allowed to loiter in the hallways at any time. Students will only be allowed to leave their designated breakfast area if they have a pre-signed pass from a teacher. Students will be released to go to homeroom between 8:20am -8:25am.
Dismissal begins at 3:15. If you pick up your child before 3:00, you must sign them out at the Main Office. If you pick up your child after 3:15, you must sign him/her out via the Student Sign-in/Sign-out form which is located at the bus door. Students must leave campus by 4:00 pm unless they are participating in an after school activity. All students must be picked up from after school activities on time.
Based on Hope Hall’s philosophy that given enough time and the right learning environment all children can learn well, creating a learning environment that fosters the social/emotional development of our children as well as their cognitive development is extremely important. The social/emotional growth of our students goes hand-in-hand with their academic growth, and the two cannot be separated. The goal of Hope Hall’s Counseling Program is to facilitate the development of various skills and strategies that will strengthen the students’ social/emotional growth, and help each student form healthy relationships with peers and adults.
The Counseling Program will…
It is important to understand that the Counselors at Hope Hall are not therapists. Hope Hall Counselors help to foster skill development and offer support to the students. If at any point a student’s social/emotional or mental needs exceed our Counselors’ realm of support, referrals to outside agencies will be made.
Teachers, staff, parents/guardians, and students can make a referral for counseling at any time throughout the school year. Referrals can be made a number of ways.
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