January 16, 2021

Hello Hoover Community, 

We had another great week at Hoover Math and Science Academy!  We are looking forward to seeing many of our students at the building next week.  Enjoy the long weekend. 

Return to Hybrid In-Person Learning
We look forward to welcoming our hybrid in-person students next week!  Please click here to review our last newsletter that contained all important information for returning to campus.  

MAP Testing Starting February 1st 

Hoover will be inviting all of our students to take the MAP test in person this winter for grades 2-6.  We will begin testing on February 1st.  Below you can find the schedule overview.  Our hybrid students will test on a day they come to school.  Full remote students will receive a letter via US Mail with their assigned day to come into the building to test.  On their testing day, students will take both the reading and the math test.   

February 1st & 2nd – Fourth and Sixth Grade 

February 4th & 5th – Second and Third Grade

February 8th & 9th – Fifth Grade

Upcoming Kindergarten Registration

District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year by appointment only starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Families must begin the process by completing an online registration (starting January 25th) prior to securing an appointment.  If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register your incoming kindergartener through your Parent Portal account.  Families new to District 54 can register through the link on our website ( 

Once your online registration is complete, you will be contacted to schedule your in person appointment to complete your student’s registration.  If you have any questions, please contact our office.

El Distrito 54 llevará a cabo la inscripción de estudiantes entran al kínder para el año escolar 2021-22 únicamente con cita previa a partir del miércoles 3 de febrero de 2021.

 Las familias deben comenzar el proceso completando una inscripción en línea (a partir del 25 de enero) antes de asegurar una cita.

Si tiene un estudiante actualmente inscrito en el Distrito 54, puede inscribir a su estudiante de kindergarten entrante a través de su cuenta del Portal para padres. Las familias que registran por primera vez en el Distrito 54 pueden registrarse a través del enlace en nuestro sitio web (

Una vez que complete su inscripción en línea, nos pondremos en contacto con usted para programar una cita  para completar la inscripción de su estudiante en persona.  Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame  a nuestra oficina.

District 54 Open Enrollment Fair – January 27

District 54 offers the opportunity for students to be a part of an additional curricular program to give them a unique learning experience outside of general education. Join District 54 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, for a virtual informational fair to learn more about the registration, application and acceptance process and timeline, transportation and the assignment of schools. Representatives from each school will also briefly introduce their programs. Open Enrollment Fair Zoom Link

Students must be registered at their District 54 neighborhood school before they can be accepted into an open enrollment program. Registration opens on February 3, 2021. Open Enrollment applications are available at and are due by March 5, 2021.

The School District 54 Food Pantry at Keller

The D54 Food Pantry at Keller is open and ready to serve our District 54 families. Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to place an order online and pick up at the pantry site.  Please click on this link to place your order online.  If you have any questions, please call (847) 357-6500.

Student Attendance

Your child’s daily attendance in virtual learning is vital to their continued academic success. Students who are absent miss a great deal of instruction.  Regular, daily attendance is a key factor for school success and is required by law. Unnecessary absence from school may have a negative effect on a student’s attitude, work habits, and academic progress.  Our priority is to work with our families to support their child’s consistent attendance in school.  If families are struggling with supporting their child with attendance and work completion, please reach out to your child’s teacher, or contact us at 847-357-5800 for assistance. We understand that some students are struggling at this time, and we want to work as a team to ensure your child’s success. 

If your child is not able to attend class, please continue to call the attendance line by 8:00 a.m. each day your child will be absent. Please make every effort to schedule vacations and medical appointments around the school calendar.  Any student absences not reported will be marked as unexcused.  The Parent Portal is available for attendance and tardies. 

Travel Guidance
The Cook County Department of Public Health and CDC also require individuals to quarantine for 14 days after travel. Students in the in-person hybrid plan would need to attend school remotely during the quarantine period. Click on the links above for more details from those agencies.

Text Messages for School Information
Occasionally, we will use text messaging to share important information with our families. If you would like to receive a text message from District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

PTA Updates

Access our PTA Hoover Hawk Newsletter for updates and important information. 

Important Dates

  • January 18th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Student Non-Attendance Day

  • January 19th – Begin Hybrid Group B on Campus

  • January 20th – All Students Remote

  • January 21st – Begin Hybrid Group A on Campus

  • January 22nd – Hybrid Group B on Campus

  • January 27th – Student Non Attendance Day

Have a great weekend!

Cassandra Zingler & Carol Novak