The Hoover Hotline
Sharing Our Hoover P.R.I.D.E.
It's Been a Great Week at Hoover!
Hoover would like to wish Sarah Smith GOOD LUCK as she represents Hoover tomorrow at the Regional Spelling Bee in Lafayette, IN. Sarah is a 5th grader in Mrs. Smith's classroom. We know you'll do great! Good luck & have fun!
BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME MONDAY
Boys who play on Coach Wilson and Coach Lowe's teams will end our exciting boys basketball season by playing in the championship game on Monday at 5:30 in the Hoover gym. Admission is $3 for non-students, and concessions are available for $1 each. Congratulations to all of our players and coaches for a very successful program.
Don't forget to spring forward and set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Health experts recommend that everyone, especially children, go to bed earlier that evening in order to off-set the lost sleep from the time change. While the extra light is fantastic for time-off in summer, it can make bed time more challenging. Darkening bedroom windows and a consistent bedtime routine can help.
SPRING BREAK PLANS?
Just a reminder that students are expected to be at school on time everyday that school is in session unless excused. Spring break travel absences will be counted as unexcused unless prearranged 10 days before the scheduled travel dates. If you are traveling and know that your student will miss school, please contact the office for a pre-arranged absence form. *Please note that not all travel may qualify to be approved.
If you must make a transportation change, you need to call the school office at 362-2691 by 2:00 PM. Any transportation changes after 2:00 PM will not be permitted no matter the situation. Any changes for after school club transportation made after 2:00 PM will need to be directed to the Discovery phone at 376-3204. Teachers CANNOT accept any same day transportation changes through Class DoJo.
Notes from the Nurse
The school system has been working closely with local public health officials to plan and prepare for the possibility of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) within your school community. I wanted to provide some general information and prevention recommendations to raise awareness of COVID-19 and everyday actions everyone can take to prevent the spread of illness.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyday preventive measures to control the spread of COVID-19. These include:
- Staying home when sick and avoiding close contact with sick people
- Frequent, proper handwashing using soap and water for at least 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Avoiding touching your mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands
- Practicing respiratory etiquette (e.g., covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or upper sleeve)
- Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces using usual cleaning/disinfection products according to the product label
Sabrina Cyr BSN, RN
Hoover School Nurse
765-362-2691 Ext. 4204
The Hoover Hotline
Mar. 9-13, 2020
Hoover School weekly upcoming information will sent out electronically each week via email and social media. If you require a printed copy of this publication, please contact the school office and a paper copy will be sent home with your student.
5th Grade Boys Basketball Championship Game 5:30
Concessions $1 each, Admission for non-students $3
Student Council Meets
Student Success Night at CMS (5th graders) 5-7 PM
No Little Buddies
Fine Arts Nights - March 18th (5th) & March 19th (4th)
Spring Break - March 23-27
Spring Carnival - May 5
STATE TESTING SEASON
The second semester means it's time to start thinking about state assessments. The following windows have been set for elementary state assessments:
IREAD March 16-April 3, (3rd graders, Parents of any 4th or 5th graders who need to take IREAD will be contacted by the school)
ILEARN April 20-May 15 (Grades 3-8)
4th Grade will assess April 20-24
5th Grade will assess April 27-May 1
*I AM April 6-May 15 (Only administered to Special Education students who have this alternative state assessment identified in their individual education plans.)
Please schedule any appointments outside of these windows, or after 12:30 PM on testing days.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
Any after school club questions can be directed to our club coordinator: Jacinda Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to reach the school during after school clubs, the Discovery Club phone number is: 765-376-3204. The after-hours transportation number is: 765-376-3926 (Please use only for urgent matters related to your child’s after hours (5:00-7:00 PM) bus issues, NOT for address changes.)