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HLA Re-Opening Letter from the Principal
Rob Milner
Friday, October 02, 2020

Text Box: 2800 E. Linwood Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64128

                                                                         

October 02, 2020

Dear New and Returning Hope Leadership Academy Families,

As we prepare for the next phase of our 2020-2021 school year, our top priority is the well-being and safety of all students and staff.  Reopening our school in a manner that is responsive to the needs of our families and communities will come with some challenges, however, through the guidance from local health officials and other health experts, we remain optimistic.

We understand that children need social and emotional support as well as in-person interactions, however, the more people a student or staff member interacts with, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2020).  With this, and the valuable feedback from parent surveys in mind, we will use a Hybrid Learning Model that offers BOTH an in-person teaching and learning model AND online learning.  We will also allow families to choose a continued 100% Online Learning Model if that is their preference.

For those families who choose the Hybrid Learning Model, Hope Leadership Academy is set to enter our next phase on October 19th. Classes will be in session from 8:30a – 3:30p, Monday-Thursday.  The school building will be closed on Fridays; this will be reserved for online learning only and teacher work days.  Below, you will find a table that explains how we will implement this plan:

Group A

(Team Vision)

**Please note: specific group assignments are still in progress

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

In-Person Learning only

In-Person Learning only

Online

Learning only

Online Learning only

Online Learning for all students 

Group B

(Team Future)

**Please note: specific group assignments are still in progress

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Online Learning only

Online Learning only

In-Person Learning only

In-Person

Learning only

Online Learning for all students 

Online

**Please note: specific group assignments are still in progress

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Online

Learning only

Online

Learning only

Online

Learning only

Online

Learning only

Online Learning for all students 

It is our goal to assure our families that we are diligent in closely following all health and government directed guidelines; we will stay connected with you as we navigate this school year together. 

As Principal of Hope Leadership Academy, I want you to know that it is my aim to provide the safest and most secure environment possible for our scholars.  We have been separated for far too many days, and as much as we miss all of our students, we will do nothing to jeopardize their health and safety.  Our ultimate goal is to have each and every student return to HLA and experience face-to-face learning with all of their friends. However, at this time, because of COVID-19, we are offering the Hybrid Learning Model as well as a choice of 100% online.  Thank you for all of the time spent filling out the surveys to inform our decision.  As the future is not completely certain, our plan is that school will continue as stated above.  Thank you for your patience and commitment to Hope Leadership Academy.  We are grateful that you are our family.  

Sincerely,

Robert N. Milner

Robert N. Milner 

Principal of Hope leadership Academy 

rmilner@hlakc.org

816-921-1213