Hoopeston Area Families Project Success Reminder Project Success does not operate on Fridays.
Hoopeston Area Families, Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 Board of Education and Administration is creating an opportunity for community stakeholders to have their questions answered. A HA Virtual Public Forum will begin in late April with quarterly segments highlighting important information about the school district, including a segment to answer questions. The first HA Virtual Public Forum is scheduled for release April 23. Please have your questions submitted a week in advance. To submit questions, send your question in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information will be provided regarding how to access the HA Virtual Public Forum.
Dear Hoopeston Area Parents or Guardians, The State of Illinois is approved to provide new Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits to all eligible Illinois students. Families in our district qualify for P-EBT because we are a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). You do not need to complete an application to receive these benefits. Please note that citizenship status does not affect eligibility. What action needs to be taken now? At this time, it is very important for all families to ensure that the mailing address on file at your enrolling school is current. A complete mailing address will be needed to receive the P-EBT issuance in the near future. What is P-EBT? The purpose of P-EBT is to provide food assistance to families with students who would have received free or reduced lunch while attending school but are not receiving these meals in school due to COVID-19 restrictions. Who is eligible for P-EBT benefits? The following students are eligible for P-EBT benefits for School Year 2020-21. Students must be enrolled in an eligible NSLP participating Illinois school and; Students must be determined eligible to receive free/reduced lunch for the 2020-21 school year or enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school and; Students are P-EBT eligible on school days in which a reimbursable meal was not provided to the student to consume at school. When will I receive the benefits? The Department of Human Services should begin issuing new P-EBT cards to all known eligible students in March 2021. Please note that all eligible students will receive benefits for all eligible school days, back to the beginning of this school year. If you need to change the address on file for your child(ren) please log into your InfoNow parent portal to update the address. If you have questions concerning P-EBT, please contact Chrissy Coffman at 217-283-6663. Thank you for your time to this matter.
2021 Concert Band Recitals https://youtu.be/6Ej364lnSdo - Monday, February 22 Concert Band Recital https://youtu.be/kZ7mXU4206k - Thursday, February 25 Concert Band Recital
Hoopeston Area Families, This is Superintendent Robert Richardson with an important announcement. Due to inclement weather conditions the Hoopeston Area School District will be closed for Tuesday February 16th. All practices and extracurricular activities are canceled as well. Be safe and enjoy your snow day.
Hoopeston Families, The start date for all Hoopeston Project Success sites has been postponed to April 5th. The Teen Reach program will run until April 5th for students K-8. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to seeing you then!
Hoopeston Area Spectators, Hoopeston Area Administration is working directly with NFHS network to correct the malfunctions of the camera system. We are hopeful to have the system operating correctly by next week. The boys basketball game "Senior Night" against Watseka scheduled for Saturday will be streamed lived.
How to get signed up: Go to www.nfhsnetwork.com Click the person icon in the upper right corner Create an account Scroll down until you see the “Subscribe” button Click Subscribe button You will have two options $69.99 annual pass (can be billed monthly) $10.99 monthly pass (charged monthly, cancel any time) All passes offer access to live regular-season and post-season events On-demand events when available If you choose an annual pass, a portion of the fee will be returned to the school/athletic department (~$19.99 per subscription) When prompted, search for Hoopeston Area Other Information: At this time, we have cameras set up at both the MS and John Greer gyms to stream live indoor events. The hope is to get cameras set up for outdoor events in the future. Away games at most of our conference schools will also be broadcast on the network. At this time no conference school is allowing visiting fans and only allowing limited home fans to attend, so a subscription may be beneficial. In-Person Spectator Information: At this time, in-person home fan capacity is set for 36 spectators at the MS gym and 40 spectators at the John Greer gym. Ticket vouchers for admission to each contest will be given to the players to distribute to their families. Based on the number of athletes participating in each sport, some sports may be limiting athletes to only one ticket per athlete per contest. In order to attend in-person, spectators must be COVID screened and present that night’s event ticket voucher at the door prior to entry. Spectators will also be asked to provide their name and contact number to the ticket takers upon entry in the event that future contact tracing would be required. At entry, spectators will be given an assigned seat number that they will be expected to sit in during the contest. All spectators are mandated to wear a mask at all times while in the building. If a spectator leaves for any reason, they will not be allowed back into the building. Doors will open 30 min prior to the game start time. No concessions will be sold but a vending machine for drinks will be available at the MS gym.
Hoopeston Area Families, The Middle school has experienced positive cases and a large number of required quarantines. We will be moving all sixth grade learning to remote beginning tomorrow Friday January 29 through February 11. In-person learning for sixth grade will resume on February 12.
Good Morning Hoopeston Area Families, Due to the icy road conditions Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 schools will be closed today Tuesday January 26, 2021. Thank You, be safe and have a great day.
Meal distribution for remote learners will begin for second semester on January 6, 2021. Remote learners requesting meals for 2nd semester should sign up by sending an email to email@example.com. Please be sure to include student name(s), as well as the location you will be picking up the meals. Locations include Rankin Lion's Club, East Lynn Fire Station, Wellington Post Office, or behind Hoopeston Area High School. Meal distribution will resume on January 6th.
Hoopeston Area High School and Middle School are proud to present the virtual band and chorus Christmas concert. Please follow the link below to watch. The video will also air on New Wave Cable Channel 16 starting at 1:00 pm and play throughout the rest of the day. #CornjerkerPride https://youtu.be/sGTwT5P6Rbg
As we enter the 2nd semester, we ask that remote learners requesting remote meals for the new semester please sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include student name(s), as well as the location you will be picking up the meals. Locations include Rankin Lion's Club, East Lynn Fire Station, Wellington Post Office, or behind Hoopeston Area High School. As a reminder, remote meals will not be distributed on Wednesday, December 23rd, or Wednesday, December 30th. Meals will resume on January 6th.
Hoopeston Area has created a webpage to provide remote learning support to parents and students. You can find this page on the district website or by following this link: https://sites.google.com/hoopeston.k12.il.us/success-with-remote-learning/home
2020 Veteran's Day Video link: https://www.hoopeston.k12.il.us/2020-veterans-day-tribute--2
Good Morning Hoopeston Area Families, Honeywell Bricks are available. The bricks are free and may be picked up at the District Office during business hours, no limit.
Good Afternoon Hoopeston Area Families, Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 recognizes the importance of protecting students and staff, and is doing everything in our power to keep our schools open and in-session. The Illinois Department of Public Health has categorized basketball as a higher risk level activity. IDPH guidance classifies basketball at a Higher-risk sport and may currently participate at Level 1. Level 1 is defined as No-contact practices, and training only. Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 will continue to follow the guidelines of ISBE/IDPH for educational activities to keep our students and staff safe and our schools open. Click the link below to read the IDPH Sports safety guidance. https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/sports-safety-guidance The statement released by IHSA does not identify the liability risk a School District would be accepting if they made the decision to defy the IDPH guidance. In plain language, this means the district could be held responsible, if any negative outcomes occur. In consultation with legal counsel and liability insurance carriers, Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 will comply with the IDPH guidance and restrict basketball to Level 1 No-contact practices, and training only. Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 will continue to await direction from the state about when it is safe to resume play before taking any further action to schedule our basketball season. We remain grateful for the hard work that students, families, and our staff have done to keep students protected and our schools open for in-person instruction, and we are committed to doing our best to keep everyone safe.
Good Evening Hoopeston Area Families, this is Superintendent Robert Richardson with an important announcement. Hoopeston Area High School was notified of a positive COVID-19 case today. Through working with the Vermilion COunty Health Department, we have identified close contacts and have notified those individuals of their need to quarantine. Hoopeston Area High School will move to fully remote learning beginning Monday November 2 through Wednesday November 11, with in-person learning resuming on November 12. Staff will be available to assist students with remote learning through Google classroom or students may contact the teacher and make an appointment. High School families may utilize meal distribution on Wednesday November 4 and November 11 behind the High School cafeteria, Wellington Post Office, East Lynn Fire Station, Rankin Lions Club or a country bus route. To utilize the meal distribution send an email to email@example.com with the students name and pick up location you will utilize by Tuesday November 3 at 12pm. Families, Thank you for your cooperation in this matter, stay strong and we will get through this together.
Hoopeston Area Schools have been notified of positive cases of COVID-19 within our John Greer and High School buildings. Administration is working with the Vermilion County Health Department to identify close contacts and notify them of the need to quarantine. Hoopeston Area staff are cleaning and sanitizing the areas identified to contain the positive cases. We will provide more information to the community as it becomes available. Stay strong, and we will get through this together.
As Hoopeston Area Schools return to in person learning, Remote Learning meal distribution will only apply to individuals learning fully remotely. Individuals on the meal distribution list prior to October 9 will receive meals. Meal distribution for remote learners is scheduled for Wednesday evening 5-6 pm behind Hoopeston Area High School, Wellington Post Office, East Lynn Fire Station, Rankin Lions Club and country bus route. If your child is fully remote learning and you have not taken advantage of this opportunity, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the child's name and the pick up location you will utilize. Individuals transitioning to in-person learning are not eligible for remote meal pickup.