Uniform Policy

Navy blue shirt and navy blue or khaki pants

Hopkinson T-Shirt ( available for purchase in the office for $5.00)

Navy blue shirt, navy blue or khaki pants, or navy or khaki skirts or jumpers.

Hopkinson T-Shirt ( available for purchase in the office for $5.00)


Regular attendance is essential to a student’s success in school. Most subjects are taught in sequence, requiring the understanding of each concept in the order of its presentation. Persistent absenteeism creates a gap in the student’s acquisition of knowledge, which frequently leads to lower grades. Excessive unexcused absences are reported to truancy court.
The following reasons are the only recognized excuses for school absences:
Personal illness
Family illness
Religious holiday

Students must bring in a note following their absence explaining the reason for the absence.

Schedule doctor and dentist appointments outside of school hours. When this is not possible, students will be excused for these special appointments.

Cancellation of school takes place only during extraordinary circumstances such as:

Extreme weather
Equipment failure
Public crisis
The school board, academic area officers and administrators are aware of the hardship which can be caused by an abrupt cancellation. Therefore, school will not be cancelled unless a significant safety risk has been created by unusual circumstances.
Every practical means is used to notify parents of an impending cancellation, including radio and TV. In the unusual circumstance where school must be cancelled during the school day, teachers will determine that all students have satisfactory supervision at their home before releasing them from school.

Please be sure that the office has the correct work. home, and emergency numbers for your child in case of emergency.

Emergency Information

Fire drills are conducted once each month. Detailed plans are posted inside of the door of each classroom. For fire drills each class has an escape route to an outside area that is a safe distance from the building. Children are escorted to these designated areas in less than 75 seconds in a safe, quiet and orderly manner.

A detailed emergency plan is available in the school office.

In case of emergency each student is required to have on file at the school office the following information:

Parent(s) or guardian(s) name(s).
Complete and up-to-date address.
Home phone number and parent(s) work phone number.
Emergency phone number of a relative of friend.
Physician’s name and phone number.
Medical alert information.