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Ellen Hopkins Elementary

Ellen Hopkins Elementary

Phone: 218-284-4300
Fax: 218-284-4333

Attendance Office: 218-284-4301
Counseling Office: 218-284-4312
Health Office: 218-284-4310
Media Center: 218-284-4334

School Hours :
7:55 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Lynnelle Dirksen, Principal
Lynnelle Dirksen,
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Diana Johnson, Assistant Principal
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Important Summer Contact Information

Moorhead Area Public Schools operates with limited staff during the summer months. The following information is provided to make it easier for the public to contact the district.

If you need further assistance regarding the following programs:

  • Ellen Hopkins Main Office is closed from June 18 to July 27. You may leave a message for Hopkins office staff at 284-4300 that will be returned after this date.
  • UPDATED: For Ellen Hopkins EXCEL Jump Start Extended Learning Year, please call Sarah Martin at 284-4335. Jump Start Elementary will be 8-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday from July 23-Aug. 10 at Hopkins Elementary.
  • Ellen Hopkins summer library hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 12, 19 and 26, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, and Aug. 7.
  • For Elementary Special Education Extended School Year, please call Ashley Nelson at 284-3887 or Winifred Evensen at 284-3711. ESY is from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 19-28, July 10-19, July 31-Aug. 9 at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary.
  • For ESY bus transportation questions, please call Mike Steffen or Ruth Smith at 284-1400.
  • UPDATED: The 2018-19 grades K-4 school supply list is available here.
  • Pay for school activity and supply fees online through PayForIt.
  • Grades K-12 student schedules and teacher assignments will be available to view online through PowerSchool at 8 a.m. Aug. 22.
  • Elementary back-to-school sessions will be the afternoon of Aug. 30. Families and students will be assigned to a session, which will be posted in PowerSchool on Aug. 22. During this time, students and families can meet the teacher and tour the school. Back-to-School night will be Aug. 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. Families only need to attend one event so if you can make the assigned afternoon event, you do not need to attend in the evening. If the time you are assigned does not work for you, you can call the office to reschedule.
  • As part of the summer food service program, free meals for all children will be served at Arrowhead Park, Queens Park and Moorhead High School. See the Moorhead Schools summer meals schedule. Meals may be purchased at Horizon Middle School using student meal accounts.

If you need immediate assistance or assistance with other inquires please call Probstfield Center for Education at 218-284-3300. The district office is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 8. From June 11 through Aug. 10, office hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7-11 a.m. Friday. Regular hours resume Aug. 13.

Legacy Foundation awards eight impact grants to Moorhead teachers last year

Published August 10, 2018

The Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation granted its first round of eight $500 Spud Student Impact Grants last fall to teachers in Moorhead Area Public Schools. The foundation is currently accepting application from Moorhead Area Public Schools educators for the second round of grants to be awarded this fall. Read More »

Moorhead School District holding substitute training

Published August 7, 2018

Moorhead Area Public Schools is looking for interested candidates to apply for open substitute positions as teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians and food service workers for the 2018-19 school year. Read More »

Moorhead Area Public Schools holding new student registration in August

Published August 7, 2018

Kindergarten students who are not yet registered and students in grades 1-12 who are new to Moorhead Area Public Schools should register during August. Read More »

Moorhead Area Public Schools provides free summer meals for youth

Published June 8, 2018

Moorhead Area Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for 2018. Meals will be provided to all children in the Moorhead area, ages 1-18, free of charge. Children may eat at any site. Read More »

Welcome

Welcome to Ellen Hopkins Elementary School! Hopkins Elementary School hosts a vibrant, multicultural community dedicated to meeting the needs of students through a structured curriculum and a variety of programs. It is our belief that education is a shared responsibility of our students, parents and staff working together. Hopkins Elementary is located in central Moorhead and has approximately 750 students in grades K-4 in both an English program and a Spanish Immersion Program (SI). Read more

Family Involvement

Family involvement is a critical link to student achievement, to achieving a high quality education and to a safe, disciplined learning environment. Parents and guardians have opportunities to become involved both at home and at school, and communication between parents/guardians and the schools is encouraged. Your participation in your child's education is important to us. Read more