Dear Hoover Families,

It is with a great deal of enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year!  Quality learning is not an accident; it is our intentions, our attention, our energy and our efforts that work in combination to create the best opportunities in learning for all of our children It is the strong partnership between our home and school communities. It is the commitment on the part of our staff to provide the best possible learning experiences for each of our students, our parent/guardian/PTA community to support and enhance student learning opportunities, Palo Alto Partners in Education to fund the supplementary staff and initiatives necessary to sustain the exceptional quality of our school programs, and our students themselves to grow their brains and do their best learning in school each day. Finally, it is the collaborative synergy of our staff and Site Council to to assure that cohesive, standards-based best instructional practices, programs, and curricula are present in our classrooms, along with our PTA and PiE, who so generously fund our efforts that create optimum conditions for students to realize their unique potential.

This handbook is a summary of Hoover's guiding principles, practices, policies and standards and important District policies. You belong to a team of staff, parents and students who take pride in their school. The principles, policies, and procedures are designed to keep each of our community members safe and to promote the best possible social, emotional, and academic learning experiences for our students, staff, and families. Please read and discuss pertinent information in this handbook with your children.  After reading, please sign the bottom of the acknowledgement page that will come home in your child’s first Friday folder and return it to school as verification that you have reviewed its contents.

It is my honor to be the principal of this exceptional school, and I look forward to working together with you as partners throughout a most exciting, engaging, and productive school year!

With warmest regards,

Jim Sherman