Hoover Happenings

May 22, 2020

A Note From The Principal

Hey Hoover families,



Even though the world in which we live has changed since we started our school year, our purpose has never wavered as we continue to assure learning excellence and readiness for a changing world.


I want to share with you that not only have Hoover teachers adapted quickly to a new system of providing instruction but all of our staff have been rising up to the challenge. I would like to highlight two.


1) Our cooks, have been providing meals for students since the beginning of our interruption to the school year.

2) Our paraprofessionals, have assisted with Emergency Child Care and Meal Distribution. They have stepped way out of their comfort zones and risen to the call for help.


These are just two examples of the great work our staff have been engaged in.


While we currently do not know what our future holds for school this fall, we do know that we have an amazing team to rise to whatever challenges we may face.


Enjoy your weekend.

Details to June 4

Device & Book Drop off & Personal Belongings Pick Up

Hoover Elementary

Office: 507-388-5202


** WE WILL BE DOING OUR BEST TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES**

*THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE*


WHO: All families with students at Hoover Elementary.


WHAT TO DROP OFF: Devices and charge cords, books (classroom and library)


WHAT TO PICK UP: Personal belongings from locker & desk (bagged up and ready to go)


WHEN: Thursday, June 4

  • Last Name A-C = 11:00 to 11:45

  • Last Name D-G = 11:45 to 12:30

  • Last Name H-L = 12:30 to 1:15

  • Last Name M-R = 1:15 to 2:00

  • Last Name S-Z= 2:00 - 2:45

  • To reduce congestion please try to come during your designated window of time, but we understand if you need to come at a time different than what is assigned.


WHERE: (SEE MAP BELOW) To assist with the flow of traffic we ask that you come to Marie Lane via Roe Crest Dr. The Hoover Parking lot will be used to collect materials, there will be a spot for devices and books. We ask that you stay patient and stay in line with your vehicle. After returning items, proceed right out of the parking lot toward Hoover Dr. Turn right on Hoover drive and enter the bus lane (Horseshoe driveway) at door #11 and #12.


HOW TO DROP OFF:


  • Follow the flow of traffic around the parking lot.

  • Have your device and cord ready to drop off as well as any books.

  • Pull up to the drop off table/area.

  • Either a staff member wearing gloves and a mask will approach your vehicle for the hand-off allowing you to remain in the car OR you will step out of your vehicle and leave the items on the designated table.

  • Get back in your vehicle and proceed to the route.



HOW TO PICK UP:

: Come to the bus lane (Horseshoe driveway off Hoover Drive).

  • Please pull forward as far as you can when you enter the horseshoe.

  • On a large piece of paper, please write your last name, student grade(s) and teacher name(s) and display in the passenger window.

  • A staff member will approach your car to get the name(s) and grade/teacher of your child(ren).

  • We will bring your children’s materials out to a table near the curb.

  • Then we will back away and you can get out and grab the bag(s). (Having a passenger to do this will help speed this up.)


NOTE: Our school is now closed to the public, we regret that we cannot let you into the building at this time.

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WE ARE HAVING A REVERSE PARADE...........WHAT IS THAT?

During the drop off and pick-up times Hoover staff will be spread out (6 feet or more) along the driving route. This will give you a chance to see staff members one more time before summer. It is crucial that everyone stays in their vehicles. We want this to be fun, but we also must adhere to social distancing guidelines.

This means, stay in vehicles, no posing for photos, no hugs or high fives...


WE ARE EXCITED TO FINALLY SEE YOUR FACES AGAIN! WE HOPE TO SEE YOUR SMILE AND WAVE ON THIS DAY!

WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP?

With the cancellation of Kindergarten Round Up in the spring, information will be coming to parents of registered incoming kindergarten students on May 29. This will be information about the school day and some of the other nuts & bolts pieces about school.


We are working on a plan to connect in person with families at Hoover when we are able to make this happen.

DO YOU NEED SCREENING FOR YOUR IN-COMING KINDERGARTNER?

Minnesota state law requires a child to be screened prior to kindergarten entry. Early Childhood Screening is required for public school entrance. Additional information can be found on our website.

If your child has not yet been screened, call now to make an appointment:

507-387-2125

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HEALTH SERVICES UPDATE

Medications:

Mankato Area Public Schools medication policy has changed.

Beginning Fall 2020, all medications, both prescription and non-prescription will require a

signed physician/licensed health care provider order along with parent permission in order for

medications to be given in school. Examples of common non-prescription medications include

Advil/Motrin(ibuprofen); Tylenol(acetaminophen); Aleve(naproxen); Benadryl; Tums; cold and

cough medicine.


MAPS Consent Form for Administration of Medication During the School Day along with the

District Medication Guidelines can be found on the District website under Health Services/Care

Plans and Forms.

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