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Update: COVID-19 FAQ 2021-2022

One‌ ‌thing‌ ‌we’ve‌ ‌all‌ ‌had‌ ‌in‌ ‌common‌ ‌this‌ ‌year‌ ‌is‌ ‌concern‌ ‌over‌ ‌COVID‌ ‌and‌ its‌ ‌impact‌ ‌on‌ ‌school.‌ ‌We’ve‌ ‌worked‌ ‌hard‌ ‌to‌ ‌listen‌ ‌to‌ ‌questions‌ ‌and‌ concerns‌ ‌of‌ ‌our‌ ‌student‌ ‌families,‌ ‌along‌ ‌with‌ ‌questions‌ ‌from‌ ‌parents‌ ‌in‌ the‌ ‌community‌ ‌considering‌ ‌Hampton‌ ‌Park‌ ‌for‌ ‌their‌ ‌children.‌ ‌We’ve‌ compiled‌ ‌many‌ ‌of‌ ‌these‌ ‌questions‌ ‌into‌ ‌one‌ ‌FAQ‌ ‌document‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ parents‌ ‌access‌ ‌this‌ ‌information‌ ‌easily.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌additional‌ ‌questions,‌ please‌ ‌give‌ ‌us‌ ‌a‌ ‌call‌ ‌or‌ ‌fill‌ ‌out‌ ‌our‌ contact form.

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Update: June 2021

Praise the Lord for a wonderful ’20-21 school year! We met five days per week for in-person schooling all year long after having taken reasonable precautions to protect from the COVID-19 virus. And now we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be returning to normal for the 2021-2022 school year. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Please let us know if you have any questions.


Town Hall—July 16, 2020

We hosted our second town hall meeting on Thursday, July 16 on Facebook Live. We rolled out more specific protocol and details about our Fall semester plans, as well as answered questions and concerns that parents submitted to us ahead of time and during the live event.

If you have a question about our plans for the upcoming school year, we invite you to submit your questions to us in the form here! We promise to listen to you and to offer meaningful, concrete answers about what you can expect at HPCS this fall.


Town Hall—June 9, 2020

We hosted a town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 9th on Facebook Live. We rolled out our fall semester plans, as well as answered questions and concerns that parents submitted to us ahead of time and during the live event.

If you have a question about our plans for the upcoming school year, we invite you to submit your questions to us in the form here! We promise to listen to you and to offer meaningful, concrete answers about what you can expect at HPCS this fall.


Update from Dr. Priest—May 19, 2020

In the past couple of days, I’ve had more than one parent ask me about school this fall and what changes we anticipate. So I thought it might be helpful to write and let families know our plans so far.

It’s important to note that we haven’t yet received any directives from federal, state, or local authorities regarding school in the fall. At this point, the trend in South Carolina and for most parts of the country seems to be “getting back to normal” while “taking sensible precautions” going forward. If that trend continues, it would serve as a good description of what we anticipate school looking like for HPCS this fall: normal schedule with added precautions. School would meet on campus Monday through Friday during regular hours but with an increased awareness of adjustments we could make to the school day to mitigate risk.

For parents, the school day would look just like it did for most of this past school year: normal. For students, they would frequently be reminded about hand washing and proper hygiene, and they might not sit as many to a table at lunch (or even eat lunch only with their classmates in their classroom rather than the dining hall). We would also continue with an increased regimen of disinfecting surfaces around campus and spread out our classroom seating arrangements a little more and adjust activities to account for more physical distance between students. These are examples of the kinds of sensible precautions we would take to mitigate risk.

A lot can change between now and August, and we can’t know what we can’t know. (If this virus has done one thing, it’s reminded us of the importance of faith in omniscient God when the future is unclear to us). But be assured that we’re planning to return to school on campus this fall on the posted start date and with a normal school schedule. We’re also planning on taking every sensible precaution at our disposal to help shepherd and protect your children in what’s becoming a “new normal” for all of us.

Thank you for your trust, support, and patience! We sure have missed your kids and can’t wait to get them back to campus! Lord bless you,

Kevin Priest