Community Connection During COVID-19
Community Connection During COVID-19

 As we continue to ensure safety is the top priority for our students, faculty, and staff, during the 2020-2021 school year, this page will serve as a resource to our community. Please check back here frequently for updates.

2021 Updates

5 Day a Week In-person Learning

Effective April 19, 2021, Hope Hall School is opening for 5 day a week in-person learning for all students. Key details, including Revised Reopening Plans and FAQs for 5 Day Reopening should answer any questions related to the matter. For additional information, please contact

The  3-23-21 Parent & Guardian Update included information to prepare for the 4-19-21 switch to fully in-person learning as well a survey that all parents/guardians must complete by April 5, 2021. We look forward to safely welcoming our community back to 5 day/week in-person learning during the 4th quarter.

Please see the 12-31-20 Parent and Guardian Update . This update has information regarding Hope Hall students learning  fully on-line until after Martin Luther King Jr. Day due to the number of teachers currently in quarantine. We look forward to the return of our hybrid model on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Re-opening 2020-2021 Key Info:


Based on the New York State’s Micro-Cluster Strategy designation of most of Monroe County as a “Yellow Zone” in November, Hope Hall is required to conduct COVID-19 testing in order to continue in-person learning.

Please see the 11.12.20 Rapid Testing Consent Letter that went home to parents/guardians and complete the consent form ASAP, ideally by Friday, November 13th at 4:00 p.m. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Consent Form

September Planning and Information:

Based August parent forums,  we have a frequently asked questions form to address common questions and concerns from our families. We hope this information helps prepare you for the 2020-2021 school year.

Frequently Asked Questions for Families- 9-3-20

Additional details, including our full re-opening plan, and key components of the plan can be found below:

Reopening parent letter 7.31.20

Hope Hall Reopening Plans for 2020

Learning Models Overview

Testing & Tracing Plan

Safety Videos for Students & Families

As we prepare to return to in-person learning, we want students and families to be informed about key safety and community wellness procedures, including face coverings, hand-washing and social distancing. We hope these videos will be helpful resources:


Spring/Summer 2020 Parent & Guardian Updates:

All updates are sent via e-mail through our Praxi system. Key information is housed on our website for reference. Please contact your child’s teacher directly for clarification or further details.

Parent Guardian Update 8-27-20

7-16-20 Parent Guardian Update

5-8-20 Parent Guardian Update

4-17-20 Parent Guardian Update

Parents and Guardians Update Letter 3-16-20

On-line Learning:

2020-2021 On-line Learning will be through Google Classroom.

Here are some useful videos to help navigate Google Classroom from a parent/guardian perspective:

Your child(ren)’s homeroom teacher will be your first level of support with Google Classroom. Please reach out to them with any questions.

Community Resources:

March 31, 2020 Counseling Office Message

Parent Resources P. 1

National Parent Hotline: 1-855-427-2736

Virtual Community Meetings

During Spring of 2020 we offered virtual “Community Meetings” on-line for students.This was a great opportunity to stay connected and show families what Community is all about. The first is below and you can find all of them on our YouTube channel.

Faculty & Teacher Communications & Classroom Resources from 2020:

Hope Hall Video Challenges

Mindful Breathing  from Ms. Eaker

Practicing mindful breathing can help individuals maintain physical and mental wellness (i.e. reduce stress and anxiety, support with regulating emotions, etc.). Ms. Eaker demonstrates several breathing techniques in the following links/videos.

The Four M’s of Mental Health from Ms. Eaker & Ms. Butler

Movement Activites for kids at home- 3-24-20

Mindfulness Resource for Families # 2

Mastery Resource for Families- 3rd M

Meaningful Engagement- #4

A Fun Activity from Ms. Butler:

COVID19-TIME-CAPSULE-3.pdf 04-7-2020

Ms. Hauser’s Hello:

Mr. House’s Music Activities:

Here’s a fun activity for when you’re making breakfast, lunch, and dinner – turn it into a song with your family! Here are some easy rhythms to speak or clap to go with your meals and snacks.

Ms. Richardson’s Review:

Mrs. Sherron’s  Virtual Book Club:

Mr. Ture’s Art Warm-Ups:



A Message from Mrs. Weet: