Dominic Snyder
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Hello, 7th grade families!

My name is Dominic Snyder, and I am very pleased to be returning to the Hope family as the 7th grade teacher after attending for eleven years as a student. We are all heading into this new school year accompanied by many different complex feelings, but I know, personally, I am very hopeful about the possibilities and excited to get to know all of you and all of your wonderful kids. I wish that for you and your child, there is a lot of that same hope and excitement among those complex feelings.

There will be tons of information shared with you and your student in these first days of the year, but here are a few things we wanted to highlight for you:

APPLE PENCIL – School Supply Needed

If your child doesn’t already have an Apple Pencil (or an iPad compatible stylus), please make sure to order one right away. We will be using the Apple Pencils in many of our middle school classes for taking notes, completing assignments, and various other lessons. We have found that an actual APPLE Pencil seems to work best and last the longest but if you would like to buy a different model that is less expensive, some students have used this version with great success:
NEW Google Classroom vs. Schoology
A new change we are making this year is switching FROM Schoology TO Google Classroom. We will have more information about this for the students (and parents) available in the coming weeks.
Welcome Back to School Day – Monday, August 30th
Families are invited to join us in the classroom from either 11:00 AM-1:00 PM or from 5:00-7:00 PM based on family last name. After visiting in the classroom, please head out to the north parking lot for the uniform exchange tables and yearbook distribution. PTH (Parents and Teachers of Hope) will host an ice cream social in the north lot and on the north playground for families.

Families with the following last names should arrive at these times:
A-C     11:00-11:15     or         5:00-5:15
D-F     11:20-11:35     or         5:20-5:35
G-J      11:40-11:55     or         5:40-5:55
K-N     12:00-12:15     or         6:00-6:15
O-R     12:20-12:35     or         6:20-6:35
S-Z      12:40-12:55     or         6:40-6:55

We will not be passing out iPads this day (this will happen on the first day of school), but we will be sending home other important information such as schedules, class information, and Gradelink information (a new school-wide information system manager the office is switching to).

Here is the link to the 7th grade master schedule 2021-2022.

I can’t wait to meet you and your 7th grader then! Enjoy the weekend!

-Dominic Snyder