Hoover Elementary School

Family E-Blast 01.03.2016


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Monday, January 4

  • School Resumes


Happy New Year!

I hope that you have all enjoyed a wonderful Winter Break with your family and friends. As we begin a new year, many of us take some time to reflect on all that has happened over the past twelve months. Becoming a part of the Hoover community was certainly a highlight of 2015 for me! I am proud of our outstanding students, teachers, families, and neighbors. It is both an honor and a pleasure to be your principal!

Thank you all for the wonderful work that you do to support your children and our school everyday. I'm looking forward to returning to Hoover tomorrow, feeling refreshed and focused on making the remainder of this school year a success! See you in the morning!

Crossing Guard Update

Beginning on Monday, January 4th there will be a crossing guard positioned at the intersection of Bower Hill Road and Firwood Drive (next to the Post Office) from 7:00-8:30AM to assist Hoover students during arrival. This is a change from the previous schedule, which had a guard posted at this intersection from 7:00-8:00AM only. The crossing guard will be on post from 3:00-4:00PM to assist with dismissal, as well.

A special thanks goes to Lt. Mark Rayburg, Chief Lauth, and Crossing Guard Supervisor Sharon Kroner for their timely help with this new post. If you have any questions about this change, please do not hesitate to contact me in the main office.


Recess Announcements

Please remember that we will be taking the students outside for recess as long as the weather holds out. It is very important to send students with proper winter attire, including a warm coat, hat, gloves, etc. If there is snow on the ground, students must have boots and snow pants to play in the snow during recess times. Thank you!

Weather Delays

Recently Dr. Steinhauer sent out information regarding procedures for delaying and/or cancelling school in the event of inclement weather. If you did not receive this notice, you can find the letter by clicking HERE.

To ensure that you receive weather notifications from the district, please take a moment to review your contact information on Dashboard. Additional resources for navigating our Dashboard system can be found HERE.

Weather Delays and Kindergarten:

In the event of a 10:00AM start due to inclement weather, the Kindergarten schedule will be adjusted as follows:

  • AM Kindergarten will be in session from 10:00AM-12:00PM (students should arrive to Hoover by 9:50AM)

  • PM Kindergarten will be in session from 1:00PM-3:30PM (students should arrive to Hoover by 12:50PM)

Kids of Steel

The Kids of STEEL Program challenges children to run 26.2 miles over the course of 18-weeks, culminating with the Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon 1 Mile Race on April 30th, 2016. The goal is for kids to taste and study different fruits and vegetables at home each week to encourage healthy eating habits along with daily exercise to reach their goal of 26.2 miles or more!

Click HERE for more information about the Hoover Kids of Steel program!

Principal's Notes

  • Your Information: Please inform the office if your phone number has changed from last year, or if it changes throughout the year.

  • Absences: For an absence, or a tardy, to be considered excused it must fall under the following categories set by the school board. Permissible excused absences from District Schools are: (1) personal illness/medical appointments, (2) death in the immediate family, (3) traditionally recognized religious holidays, (4) approved educational travel.

  • Pick-Up/Drop-Off: To ensure the safety of our students, cars should not pull into the driveway between the hours of 8:00AM-9:00AM or 3:00PM-4:00PM. Additionally, please do not park along Robb Hollow in front of the building and exit your vehicle. Specific details regarding the Go Zone procedures can be found below.

  • Morning Arrival: In the morning, supervision is not available for students on the blacktop until 8:20AM. For safety reasons, students should arrive to school, no earlier than 8:20AM. After 8:30AM, students may use the front entrance.

  • Lunch/Recess: The school lunch/recess hour occurs daily from 12:00-1:00PM. Students who leave for lunch should return to the building by 12:55 and report to the Main Office.

  • Visitors: All visitors to the school will need to buzz in at the main entrance door and sign in at the office. We will continue to require visitors to obtain a visitors pass.


Monday, January 11

  • Winter MAP Testing Begins: Class schedule to follow

Tuesday, January 12

  • Lunch Clubs Begin

Monday, January 18

  • No School: In-Service Day

Wednesday, January 20

  • PTA Meeting: 7:00PM in Hoover Cafeteria

Friday, January 22

  • End of 2nd Quarter