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Hopewell News 9/11/2020


Sept 11, 2020

Orientation schedule continues next week for grades 1 - 5 

Orientation Days for 1st-5th Graders: Sept. 8 - 18


AM Session: 


PM Session:


Monday, Sept 14th

Last Name A-D

Last Name L-R

Tuesday, Sept 15th

Last Name E-K

Last Name S-Z

Wednesday, Sept 16th

Last Name A-D

Last Name L-R

Thursday, Sept 17th

Last Name E-K

Last Name S-Z

Friday, September 18th

Last Name A-D 

Last name L-R 

Kindergarten students will follow their regular scheduled hybrid school days. 

You can find the Kindergarten Orientation/Hybrid Calendar here. 

  • Last name A - D: AM kindergarten Monday AM, Thursday AM, alternating Wednesday AM
  • Last name E - K: AM kindergarten Tuesday AM, Friday AM, alternating Wednesday AM
  • Last name L - R: PM kindergarten Monday PM, Thursday PM, alternating Wed. PM
  • Last name S - Z: PM kindergarten Tuesday PM, Friday PM, alternating Wed. PM


  • Please click on this link for updated

important back-to-school dates.  


  • Lunch Ordering Information


Hybrid Student Lunch Choice OR 


Remote Learning Student Lunch Choice  


  • Free Hopewell T-Shirts Coming Soon
    • Thank you to the tremendous support of The Ohio Glass and Aluminum company, each student will be receiving a free Hopewell Elementary t-shirt! The shirts are grey with green Hopewell lettering. A HUGE thank you to the Zook family for their generosity.


    • If you wish to purchase additional spiritwear, we will have several options coming soon. First, we are thrilled to offer you custom-designed, super-soft Hopewell gear! Ordering is now open and will continue until Wed, September 26. Your gear will arrive by the end of October. If you wish to pick up at the school, use the online checkout code "HopewellPickup" which will negate shipping costs. Orders can be sent home with hybrid students or picked up by RLA families when they arrive. Please use the Note section in the checkout Cart to indicate your child's grade and homeroom teacher, to help us sort for pickup. If you do NOT use the code, you'll be charged shipping and your order will be sent directly to you.  A second company will be offering a variety of different spiritwear options next week also. We will share it in our newsletter next week.

  • Girl Scouts – You’re invited to join Girl Scouts!  Visit to check out one of our FREE virtual events.  New troops will be forming soon for Hopewell Elementary grades K-3.  Contact Laurie Wirt at or (614) 340-8835 for more information on how to get involved!


  • Student Drop Off Student drop off is from 8:30-8:40 or 1:00-1:10 at the Bright Road entrance only.  Please do not release your child from your car until 8:30/1:00 in an effort to prevent students from congregating at the doors.  If you will be arriving late with your child, please park and walk your child to the front doors and sign them in at the front office.  Students must be escorted by their parent/guardian into the building. Thank you!


    • Frequently Asked Questions Many parents have asked similar questions so I have also started a Hopewell Frequently Asked Question document. We will also continue to update this document as new questions arise. 


  • AttendanceU If your child will be absent from school, please email our attendance line at



  • Important reminders for this week:
      • Monday, Sept 11th - Hybrid orientation schedule continues (see schedule above)
      • Please see our COVID Guidelines for students below:

COVID-19 Guidlines


District Information

Breakfasts and lunches free until further notice

All students enrolled in Dublin City Schools will be able to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch on each school day. This includes students in the Hybrid Attendance Model, whether learning at school or at home, and all Remote Learning Academy students. This opportunity is temporary, as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended waivers which allows Dublin City Schools to offer meals at no charge to families. It is not known how long these temporary waivers will be available, but we will communicate in advance when free meals for all students will be discontinued.


Dublin City Schools’ grab and go breakfast and lunch service will continue.

A schedule is posted here


Dublin City Schools has most National Merit Semifinalists in Ohio for 5th straight year

Thirty-five (35) Dublin City Schools students have been named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Details are available at this link.  


Local COVID-19 data and resources


You can find the latest local COVID-19 data and other resources at this link.  


Homework help from the Columbus Metropolitan Library system

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is offering many resources to students and parents at 

Resources include: 

  • Library staff availability to answer homework questions and help with reading practice via text, chat and phone, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Video tutorials with step-by-step instructions on how to use key homework tools
  • HelpNow, a resource that offers 24-hour access to study tools and test preparation, plus online tutors available every day from 2 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • Links to school district online classrooms and other library resources.




Susann Wittig 

Hopewell Principal


Sarah Wilcox 

Assistant Principal