Dear Hopkins Students and Families:
We continue to think about our students’ emotional, psychological, and physical safety. We love our Hopkins families and we remain deeply troubled during this time of soul searching and confronting history within our country. We respect the right to freedom of assembly, as well as each family’s personal decision about whether and how to engage. We will not silence the voices of students, families, or staff. In fact, we honor those voices.
While we continue to mourn George Floyd, there are many people from outside our state who are looking to take advantage of peaceful demonstrations. As a precaution, Governor Walz signed an executive order that implements a temporary nighttime curfew. This is an attempt to provide safety for Minnesota residents. The temporary curfew is scheduled tonight from 8pm to 6am. During the curfew, travel is restricted on Minneapolis and Saint Paul streets. We encourage all Hopkins families to stay safe this evening and abide by this 8pm curfew. Many surrounding cities in our district have also issued similar curfews. We love our students and care about your safety.
Please know we have resources in place should your child or you need support during this time. We invite you to contact your principal or your counselor should you be in need. If you are looking for ways to have conversations with your student(s) about this tragic event, below are links to resources that may be helpful to you:
Although we are distanced from one another, we are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that encourages voice and change. We embrace the rich life learning so accessible to us during this moment in history.
Please be well and stay safe,
Superintendent of Schools