Week of May 20, 2013
Hoover High Five Word of the Day
Summer Academy at Sacred Heart
• Do you want to make sure your Child is challenged Academically this summer?
• Do you want your child to learn about future careers?
• Do you want your child to go to a University or College?
Students in 4th to 8th Grade Can Attend the Summer Academy at Sacred Heart this July! For more information: Summer_Academy_English.pdf
Course Selection for 2013 - 2014 School Year
For students who did not get forms on next year’s classes, you can download the Course Selection Forms, the Electives Course Catalog, and the Math Advancement Letter for the 2013 - 2014 school year, listed below.
8th Grade 2013-2014 Course Selection Video
7th Grade 2013-2014 Course Selection Video
School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County/SHCSCC
School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County keep kids healthy and in school by providing high quality, easily accessible primary medical care and preventive health services to low-income children and adolescents. Good health is basic to a child’s ability to succeed in school and in life. Yet children are the most medically underserved group in Santa Clara County. As the public safety net of health care services is reduced, families need us more than ever. They increasingly rely on our school-based health clinics to put their children on the road to a healthy future.
School Health Clinics
HMS Hawk Shop is Open!
The Hoover Middle School Hawk Shop is now live and online! You can view and place orders for Hawk Shop items easily. Check out the informational flyer: HawkShop.pdf
Greetings Hoover Families
We are extremely proud to announce that the academic achievement has increased by 38 points on the API scores. It is a great honor to have such outstanding students, staff and parents in our community. The staff at Hoover is planning to celebrate this wonderful accomplishment, further details will follow via our school website. Thank you.
Hoover Scores with a 38 Point API Gain!
Hoover was featured on ABC News this week, which featured our academic achievement of an increase of 38 points on the API scores.
South Bay Schools Make Big Gains in API
New Attendance Phone Number
Parents, please note that we have a new telephone number to call in your child’s absence: (408) 287-6354.
New - Parent Portal (PIV) App
Parents and students can now use the Infinite Campus Portal App on mobile devices. To get instructions, read the attached: IC_Portal_App.pdf
The Hoover Homework Center Needs Volunteers!
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians, The Homework Center will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 3:10-4:00 p.m.
· We would like a volunteer for the sign-in/sign-out table. Donate 1 hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or pair-up with a couple of friends to share the days.
· We also need someone to volunteer for the Computer Lab in the Media Center. We need an adult presence in the room to monitor computer usage and printing.
· We need tutors, especially in math. Or, if there are other areas in which you would like to tutor such as Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, etc., we would appreciate any and all help.
If you can donate some time to help our students, even if only for a week or two until we get some permanent volunteers in place, please contact:
English Language Arts and Social Studies
Important Information for Parents of Incoming 7th Graders
All incoming 7th grade students must have documentation on file with the school district showing that they received a Tdap or pertussis booster on or after their 7th birthday no later than the first day of school, August 15th. Students will not be able to pick up their schedules (on August 7th for 7th graders) without this proof, and students will not be able to attend school until the documentation is on file. For more information: Pertussis_Booster_Talking_Points_4.12_.pdf
Greetings Hoover Families:
This is a request to all Hoover Middle School parents: Please consider donating your student’s outgrown, gently used uniform clothing to the school for their “spares” store. We are looking for all sizes of plain, undecorated polo shirts and sweatshirts (green, white, gray) and pants/shorts in khaki cotton, polyester, denim or corduroy. Please bring all used clothing donations to the front office. Thank you very much!
Healthy Start for Families
Healthy Start provides services and referrals to students and their families in collaboration with local community agencies. HSNewLocation.pdf
Resources for Families
SC County Resource Directory
How to View Grades Using the PIV
The Parent Internet Viewer (PIV) is available for parents and students to view student grades, missing assignments, and attendance records. Parents must obtain a code from the school office to register and create a user name and password to access the PIV. Students can log in with this information: PIV_instructions.pdf Parents and students—after 5 failed attempts, you will be locked out of the system. Contact Ms. Ikegami to unlock your access to the PIV.
R2S3 at Hoover
Hoover is continuing R2S3 school wide again this year. We practice Respect and Responsibility for School, Self, and Society. The new matrix for R2S3 can be viewed on the attached file: R2S3_Expectation_Matrix.rev_._7-11_.pdf
Hoover is on FaceBook!
Attention Hoover families, alumni, and community members: Hoover is now on Facebook and Twitter! Updates and information regarding Hoover events will be posted there for all to see. Click on the links to visit the pages. Hoover on FaceBook
Hoover on Twitter
PBIS: Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports
Hoover’s implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to improving the behavioral and social culture for all students here at Hoover to achieve social, emotional and academic success. You can find Hoover’s PBIS Matrix at: HMSSchool_Wide_Expectations.pdf HMSSchool_Wide_ExpectationsSP.pdf
STUDENTS MUST STAY ON CAMPUS
Students are reminded that they must remain on campus when dropped off or arriving at school in the morning.
Students who leave campus for any reason will face consequences for cutting.