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For the Parents

 Welcome Back-To-School


Dear Parents, 


On behalf of the staff at Murphy’s Hope Academy, I am happy to welcome you to the 2023-24 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers  

  3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

  4. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

  5. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject  

  6. Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school


Please consider joining our school volunteer program as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations.  We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:


  1. Teacher-led instructional support, usually in the classroom

  2. Reading with children who need extra help

  3. School-wide events

  4. Student recognition events 

  5. Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers


I am attaching a copy of our school rules so that you and your child can review them together. If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. Please feel free to review the MHA Parent Handbook which can be accessed on our website.

The wonderful MHA staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.



Dee Murphy James


School Principal/Chief Administrator


Bus transportation is not available at this time. We are requesting that parents and guardians provide transportation to and from school for their child each school day.

Uniforms/Dress Code


Burgundy, gray, or black


Black. gray or khaki


Shoes must be burgundy, brown, black or navy. Athletic shoes must be black, blue, brown, white or gray.


Holidays & Absence

For holidays and teacher workdays please review the school calendar. For Absence Policies please refer to the parent student handbook,

Lunch and Snacks

Parents and guardians are asked to provide nutritious snacks and lunch for their child. Please include water.

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