Students in the Hope Public Schools District will get a peek at the new school year Aug. 10. Open House activities are set for all campuses in the district beginning at 3:30 p.m. and concluding at 7:30 p.m.

Students in the Hope Public Schools District will get a peek at the new school year Aug. 10. Open House activities are set for all campuses in the district beginning at 3:30 p.m. and concluding at 7:30 p.m.
All teachers and staff will be on campus to meet parents and students and provide valuable information for the 2017-2018 academic year. Expectations for each classroom will be explained by teachers during the event
School supply lists are not issued in the HPS since all essential school supplies are furnished by the district. However, students at Clinton Primary School, Yerger Middle School and Hope Academy of Public Service are asked to provide a box of facial tissues, a bottle of hand sanitizer, and hand wipes for their use during classes.
Supplies for specific classes such as art may be required.
CPS Principal Ashlea Stewart said first day of school student drop-off on Aug. 14 will be 7:10 a.m.
HAPS students, grades 5-9, must have parents complete updated contact information in the HAPS Back to School First Day packet, according to Principal Dr. Carol Ann Duke.
“Students whose parents complete the required information during Open House will receive a new ‘limited edition’ HAPS tee shirt,” Dr. Duke said.
HAPS packets must be completed and returned to the campus office no later than Aug. 18.
Beryl Henry Elementary School parents and students should report to the administration office at the north entrance to the main building for directions to classrooms because of new campus construction.
BHE Principal Dr. Roy Turner said parents may also sign-up for the BHE Parent-Teacher Organization in the school cafetorium, where the PTO will serve cookies and punch. Fathers and male guardians of students may also sign-up for the WatchDOGS campus program, Dr. Turner said.
“BHE has Sixth Grade Leadership Council, fifth and sixth grade choir and band, Makerspace class, gifted and talented class, physical education classes, Artist in Residency program, Century 21 programs, business, business technology, robotics, art, music, Red Ribbon Week, and a Boys to Men Club,” he said. “Students may need to talk to teachers about how to join.”
The end of the first quarter is on Oct. 13. The second academic quarter closes Dec. 22, and the third quarter closes March 9. The last day of classes for the year will be May 25.
Early dismissal days are set for Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2.
Parent/teacher conference dates are Oct. 26 and March 15. No classes will be conducted the day after on Oct. 27 and March 16.
The holiday schedule for the district begins with Labor Day on Sept. 4; Thanksgiving break, Nov. 20-24; Christmas break, Dec. 25 – Jan. 5; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Jan. 15; Winter break, Feb. 16-18; Presidents’ Day, Feb. 19; Spring break, March 19-23; and Good Friday, March 30.
The complete academic calendar is included in the 2017-2018 districtwide student handbook, which will be made available to each student.