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A Message from Mrs. Rosenblum

Dear HMSA Families,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Hoover Math and Science Academy  for the 2018-19 school year.  While there is still plenty of summer left to enjoy, the HMSA staff is already looking forward to an amazing year together. We wanted to share some important dates with you for your calendar.

Being new to Hoover, I can’t wait to get to know you and your children. I have scheduled two opportunities to meet families before school starts. Families can come play at the park behind the school and I will be there to introduce myself and get to know you. I hope you will be able to stop by! I can’t wait to hear about your summer adventures. A few highlights from my summer included spending time with my kids at a lake house in Wisconsin, a trip to Nashville with my husband, Steve, and my parents came from Ohio to visit for a week. My oldest son, Chad, is going off to college in August-I can’t believe it!

The HMSA staff is dedicated to bringing out the very best in your child(ren) and helping them achieve their highest potential. Throughout the summer our staff members have already been hard at work preparing to ensure your child’s success. Staff devoted time this summer attending trainings, reading professional books, planning curriculum, and will soon be getting their classrooms ready to create an amazing learning environment for students.   We are all anxiously awaiting their arrival, and we know this year will be filled with endless opportunities to open doors to new learning.   

Here are a few updates and reminders in preparation for the school year:

Play at the Park and Meet the New Principal
Come on by to say hello on Friday, August 3 from 10-11am or on Wednesday, August 8 from 6:30-7:30pm.

School of Information Day/Classroom Assignments
Visit Hoover on Wednesday, August 8 anytime between 9:00am-11:00am or 6:00-8:00pm to see who your child’s teacher will be, update health records, join our PTA, pick up pre-ordered supply kits, and purchase spirit wear. Please make sure you have registered your children and provided residency documents to ensure your child is on a class list.

Meet and Greet Day
Please join us on Friday, August 17 from 2:00-2:45 to meet your teacher, see your classroom and drop off your school supplies.

First Day of School
We look forward to welcoming all students in Grades 1-6 on Monday, August 20.  Kindergarten students will begin on Monday, August 27

Additional Information:

Registration
Please make sure you have registered your child for the 2018-2019 school year to ensure your child is placed in a classroom. Registration now requires all students to prove residency.  Students who are not registered will not be assigned to a classroom.  Summer registration is open at 520 E. Schaumburg Road through July 26.  The attached letter contains more information about summer registration, including available times. Summer Registration Flyer -2018 (1).pdf 

Office Hours
The Hoover office will be open beginning August 3 from 8:00AM-3:00PM each day until August 17.  Beginning August 20 the office will be open from 7:30AM-4:00PM.  As a note, the office will be closed on Tuesday, August 14 as all staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity to better serve our students.  The office will reopen on Wednesday, August 15 at 8:00AM.

School Supply Lists
School Supply lists can be found on the Hoover website.

A Reminder to Parents of Incoming Sixth Graders
A packet was mailed home in January regarding health requirements for entry into the sixth grade. A current physical examination (dated 8-15-17 or later) is required for entry into the sixth grade. All children entering sixth grade must show proof of receiving 1 dose of Tdap, 3 hepatitis B vaccines, 2 doses of varicella vaccines and 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.     Please have the Certificate of Child Health Examination (sixth grade physical examination form) completed by the physician and documentation showing proof of required vaccines and return it to the school nurse by the first day of school in August 2018. Sixth grade students who have not had the above requirements completed will be excluded from school.

Lunch/Recess Schedule

11:15 – 12:00 1st Grade and 2nd Grade

Lunch 11:15 – 11:35, Recess 11:35 – 11:55

3rd  Grade and 6th Grade

Recess 11:15 – 11:35, Lunch 11:35 – 11:55

11:45 – 12:30 Kindergarten

Recess 11:45 – 12:05, Lunch 12:05 – 12:25

12:15 – 1:00 4th Grade

Recess 12:15 – 12:35, Lunch 12:35 – 12:55

5th  Grade

Lunch 12:15 – 12:35, Recess 12:35 – 12:55


Upcoming Dates

8/3         Play at the Park and Meet the New Principal  10am-11am
8/8        School Information Day, 9am-11 am or 6-8pm
Play at the Park and Meet the New Principal 6:30-7:30pm
8/17       Meet & Greet 2:00-2:45pm
8/20       First Day of School for Grades 1-6
8/27       First Day of School for Kindergarten

We hope you enjoy more summer fun with your family before school starts!