Each school in San José Unified annually develops a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). This plan includes the academic goals the school will be working on during the year and shows how the school will be using the funds allocated to the site.
The SPSA is written with the help of the School Site Council, which then approves the final document and forwards it to the Board of Education for their approval.
To ensure student access to Blended Learning programs, please use the application links above. You can bookmark this page on your personal device/s so that you can easily navigate back to it in the future. In addition to this page, you can also review the Blended Learning links guide here. This guide explains how to use the OneLogin or Clever dashboard for access, both methods are fully supported. We do not advise using a search engine (Google, Yahoo, etc.) to find application login pages. San Jose Unified uses Clever to sync student/teacher/roster data so that it is always up-to-date, our supported programs have to be accessed through the unique links that integrate with Clever.
If you are using an iPad at home, please download the “Clever” application and the specific app (Dreambox, Lexia) that your student is trying to use from the App Store. Open the Clever app, login, and it should work as expected.
Monday - Friday
7:00am - 3:00pm
Library Media Center Technician
(408)535-6270 ext. 53626
The Hoover Middle School Media Center is a hub of creativity, inspiration and information!
The Media Center provides a comfortable place for students to access and create media. WiFi is always available and Internet computers support all daily academic activities. Media Center staff assists students in locating books, conducting research, writing essays, printing assignments and producing digital projects.
From outside your school network, Gale databases can be accessed using “SanJoseUSD” for the password.
|Gale Student Resources In Context reference database of magazines, journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and websites.|
|Gale PowerSearch advanced tool for searching content from Student Resources In Context.|
Search our Online Catalog
The Media Center collection is searchable online through the Destiny library management system. Every student and faculty member is provided a personal library account. Students and staff may access their account to renew and place a hold on items. Please ask the Media Center staff if you have questions about searching the online catalog or accessing the personal account.
Visit the San Jose Public Library website to search their catalog and learn about their available locations and free services.
Hoover offers a number of sports throughout the school year: view the slideshow here.
The following dates, coaches, and seasons are currently tentative.
Co-Ed Baseball in the Blossom Valley Pony League
Coach: Aaron Lilly, Hoover P.E. teacher
Co-Ed Wrestling in the San Jose Eastside League
Coach: John Soto, Hoover campus supervisor
Co-Ed Cross Country in the San Jose Eastside League
Coach: Aaron Lilly
Tryouts start August 24th; season ends October 8th
Cheer in the SJUSD League
Coach:Denisha Connet, Hoover Social Studies teacher
6th/7th Grade Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball in the SJUSD League
Coaches: Eric Cordova (Boys’); Mario Galicia (Girls’), Hoover P.E. teacher
8th Grade Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball in the SJUSD League
Coaches: Eric Cordova (Boys’); Mario Galicia (Girls’), Hoover P.E. teacher
Tryouts start December 7th; season ends February 5th
Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer in the San Jose Eastside League
Coaches: Aaron Lilly (Boys’); Jeremiah Stagi and Greg Wolcott, Hoover parents
Tryouts start March 28th; season ends May 13th
Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball in the San Jose Eastside League
THINK Together’s daily middle school program consists of academic and enrichment elements and a healthy living component that includes physical fitness, character education and nutrition education.
The program is open to 6th through 8th grade students from the time the school day ends to 6 pm (approximately 20-22 hours a week). Students receive a healthy snack before participating in a rotation of structured activities. We use strategies rooted in the core elementary school curricula but augmented with more choice and enrichment activities.
The resulting program has a “club” feeling that is engaging to young adolescents while still boosting academic achievement. THINK Together staff emphasize the three Rs of Afterschool: Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor by embedding them into club activities. Middle school students work more effectively in small groups if they can see the connection between the activity and the real world that they live in, and if the activities are challenging enough to reduce boredom and easy enough to develop a sense of self-efficacy.
Courses and Sports
ACE Courses cover a variety of topics including math, science, art,cooking, choir, dance, and more. There may also be special topics led by teaches that complement the content being learned in the classroom.
ACE Sports programs promote collaboration, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Individual players learn beginning and intermediate skills in their respective sport, while developing self-confidence and a healthy self-image.
ACE also prides itself on making positive contributions to the school community, training instructors and coaches to incorporate the values of your school into weekly courses, practice plans and games.
Programs are offered throughout the school year on 8-week terms. Courses/practices are held at your school one day/week at 3:15-4:30pm or 4:45-6:00pm, and games take place on the weekends at your school. See the Schools tab for more specific info or to register. To learn more about ACE, view this video!
A Breakthrough student’s academic journey begins in middle school, the summer between 6th and 7th grades, and lasts six years, until they graduate from high school and attend four-year colleges. Once enrolled in Breakthrough, we are with them every step of the way; from academic summer sessions to year-long math programs, from college essays to college tours, from high school counseling to college placement.
Students’ involvement continues after the summer in our year long after-school program which includes number talks, critical thinking word problems, Khan Academy practice, and “Student Success Skills” curriculum.
Students take classes two times per week during their 7th and 8th grade years.
TechGYRLS® is a highly successful nation-wide YWCA after-school empowerment program that provides girls ages 5-14 with opportunities to increase their skills and confidence in the use of technology and engineering. TechGYRLS® was developed by the YWCA USA in 1997 after seeing the need to strengthen girls’ interest and competency in computer literacy — a key job skill in nearly every profession today. The goal of TechGYRLS® is to provide technology education in an all-girl environment where girls feel comfortable taking risks and opening up to new learning opportunities.
Middle school girls engage in activities to stimulate a deeper interest in technology using critical thinking, time management, teamwork, problem solving, and presentation skills. Career development is another component as the program tries to reach girls at a young age. Part of this is achieved through presentations given by professional women volunteers. These guest speakers provide an important link between the topics covered in TechGYRLS and the potential job opportunities waiting for them once they finish school.
Public schools throughout California are required to provide information to the community in the form of an annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC). These report cards provide a variety of data about a school’s student achievement, environment, resources, and demographics.
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Parents and students are responsible for knowing and following the attendance regulations found in the SJUSD Parent Handbook.
Students in Middle School can be held legally accountable for their attendance if they are absent due to ditching or choosing to stay home without parent permission.
Hoover students are rewarded for coming to school every day, on-time. Award notices and prizes are given each month to students with perfect attendance. The same students are also entered into a drawing for a special prize such as a free dress pass or a ticket to a school event. We hope to provide a special prize at the end of each semester for students with perfect attendance for the entire semester.
School starts at 8:29—Please arrive at school no later than 8:18 to allow sufficient time for your child to walk to class. *Tardies for doctor’s appointments can be excused, but we prefer that you schedule appointments on inservice and vacation days. *When a student arrives to school over thirty minutes late without a valid excuse, the tardy is marked as a “truant tardy”, which qualifies as an unexcused absence in the student’s attendance record.
Students are expected to arrive to each of their classes on time. Teachers are encouraged to provide consequences in their classrooms for students who arrive tardy. Students earning 10 or more tardies are assigned to Saturday School.
It is appropriate for students to stay home sick when they have a fever, vomiting, a contagious condition, or doctor’s orders. Please consider any other absences carefully. Any absence for which a reason is not reported to the office within 5 school days will be marked as unexcused and cannot be changed. After three unexcused absences, a letter is automatically sent from the District Office with a warning about truancy. The SJUSD Parent Handbook offers more detail on absences and District policies.
WHEN YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT:
Inform a member of our office staff every time your child is absent—teachers cannot excuse absences. Do not rely on your child to submit a note to the office—notes are often lost before they reach the office. Parents are encouraged to call the office every day their child misses school. If your child is absent more than three days in a row, you must provide a doctor’s note in order for the absences to be excused.
HOLIDAY TRAVEL/FAMILY EMERGENCY/DEATH IN THE FAMILY:
Please check the school calendar and plan your family’s trips to occur during vacation weeks. Travel absences of 5-15 days are only excused if work is completed by the student and turned in within five days of returning to school. The criteria below must be met in order to receive an independent studies contract. Permission for a student to miss school may not be granted if s/he has failed to complete independent studies work in the past. Trips of any length may be excused under the following conditions:
1) The parent informs office staff in writing at least two weeks prior to the trip.
2) Principal approval is received.
3) The teachers agree and have at least two weeks to prepare a packet of work.
If students need to attend funeral services, they can be excused for 1-3 days with proper verification. Family emergencies need to be approved by the principal or her designee in order to be excused.
Questions or concerns related to a student’s attendance can be directed to Karen Kochenburg, Outreach Consultant, who is on campus every day in the main office area. She can be reached through the school’s main phone line: 408-535-6274.
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:
HMS School Wide Expectations.pdf
Expectativas de la escuela.pdf