HOOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

SEPTEMBER 2020

WELCOME MESSAGE

Hoover Family,


Welcome to the 2020-21 school year.


Our Superintendent Trevor Greene and the Yakima School District announced that the 2020-21 school year would begin with instruction delivered remotely. This scenario generates many questions, mixed emotions, and concerns. Over the summer, action teams composed of school professionals, parents, and community members came together to develop a remote learning plan that would be best for our students.


At Hoover, our staff has been working on creating a student and family-friendly distance learning model. Distance learning is different from a traditional classroom. In distance learning education, our staff uses technology and programs, such as pre-recorded videos, live- google meets, and Freckle among others to create learning opportunities.


A major change from last spring is an increase in accountability of attendance and academic progress.


Attendance will be taken daily and grades will be determined in a traditional fashion. Our students need to engage with their learning on a daily basis using technology, as well as working independently on planned instruction.


This year, more than ever, parent engagement and communication will be extremely important to help our students be successful. We will be using multiple platforms to provide information and announcements, including Robo-calls, letters home, email, and website. For example, our student schedules have been posted on our website.


Please make sure your contact information is up to date. This includes your phone number, email, and home address. For updates, please contact Mrs. Torres at 573-5906.


We know this will be a challenging year for all. I too have children in the Yakima School District and have experienced firsthand, as both an educator and parent, the difficulties distance learning creates. Our staff at Hoover is prepared for this challenge and we are committed to helping each student succeed during this challenging time.


As the year progresses, we know you will have questions. We will be providing updates. Please keep close communication with our staff. Our teachers have started establishing communication with our students. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and practicing grace. Please take care, keep your social distancing, mask up, and be safe. We care about our Hoover Family!


Julio Sanchez

Principal

Mr. Sanchez
Hi, my name is Mrs Kirk
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HOW DO WE LOG ON TO THE COMPUTER AND G SUITE?


We are asking parents to please practice logging in with your child using their YSD laptop and google account. We mailed this information home

Here is the information:

  • Log onto to YSD laptop. This same for all K-5 students and won't change!

Username: student Password: 1234

  • Log into their Google (G-Suite) account to access Google Classroom (assignments) and Google Meet (live meeting with teachers). K-3 students and 4-5 students have a different method.

Username: Last-last name + last 5 digits of student ID + @ysd7.org
(For example, if a student’s ID is 1234567, and the last name is Gonzalez-Gomez, the username would be gomez34567@ysd7.org)
Password:

For grades K-3: 1234 For grades 4-5: Elem1234

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IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, September 07: NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY

Friday, October 09: NO SCHOOL - PROF. DEVELOPMENT DAY FOR CERTIFIED EMPLOYEES

Monday, October 12: INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY

SAFETY

Safety Information

Help fight COVID-19: Take action now to protect your family and our community. For safety information and resources, please visit: Yakima Health District Resources and/or https://yakimatogether.org/

DISTRICT RE-OPENING UPDATES

The Yakima School District has created a website with information about reopening our schools. To view this information, please visit www.ysd7.org/reopen. On that website, you can also register to receive updates on reopening decisions via email and/or text. Re-opening of YSD schools is a TEAM EFFORT! Mask Up to Open Up. Let’s all do our part to stop the spread and re-open our schools.

MCKINNEY-VENTO ACT: THE BASICS

If you lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act.

For information, contact your school counselor or call Javier Vela @ 573-7142.

CHARACTER EDUCATION WORD FOR SEPTEMBER:

Responsible - Being the primary cause of something and so able to be blamed or credited for it. Capable of being trusted.


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Yakima School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Students): Title IX / ADA / Section 504 – Amanda Jewell, Executive Director of Student Life, 105 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 573-7004, jewell.amanda@yakimaschools.org;

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Non-Students): Title IX / ADA – Robert Noe, Chief Legal Counsel, 104 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 573-7039, nondiscrimination@yakimaschools.org.

• Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to attend a program or activity sponsored by the Yakima School District should contact one of the
ADA Coordinators 24 hours in advance of the event to inquire about reasonable accommodation. Deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and/or speech impaired individuals may access Washington Relay Services by calling 7-1-1- or 1-800-833-6388.