There are a lot of questions that come with being a parent of an elementary school parent. We do our best to make sure all information is readily available for you in multiple places. If you don’t find the answer to your question below, please also look at the 18-19 Parent Summary General Information for Hoover to see if you can find your answer there. And, of course, you can always call the front office at 541-757-5958 or email Marcy Hermens.
Who do I call if my child will be missing school?
Please call the front desk at 541-757-5958
When your child is absent for either a full or partial day, it is very important to report the absence to the office by 9:00 am the day of the absence. In the interest of student health and safety, the office staff will start to phone parents or contacts who have not reported to us after the 9:00am cut off.
When leaving a voice message to report and absence, please include 1) your name, 2) student’s name, 3) teacher, and 4) nature of the absence. If you are prearranging an absence for another day, please include the date(s) of the absence. As always, you are welcome to phone Marcy Hermens or Natalie Kovac at the above number for questions about this process.
What are the rules for the Hoover Parking Lot?
Our parking lot is a busy place especially during drop off and pick up times. Here are some basic instructions to help you remember how our parking lot works.
- In Lane 1 (the lane closest to the school) you can park your car, get out, and walk with your student to class or go pick them up after school. This is the only lane where you can walk away from your car.
- In Lane 2 (the middle lane) in the morning you may drop off only. In the afternoon you can park your car, but you may not leave the vehicle. During pick up times, stand next to your car and a staff member will bring your student to you.
- Lane 3 (the lane closest to the street) is a through lane. This lane needs to keep moving (except when stopping for crossing guards). Students may not get in or out of the car from the 3rd lane.
Please keep in mind that Northwest Hills Church allows Hoover parents use of their parking lot before and after school to help alleviate the the stress of finding space in our parking lot.
Where do I get emergency and school closure information?
Emergency notifications (such as snow days or delayed openings) are communicated district wide via Flash Alert. You can sign up for this service through our District Website.
These notifications will also go out through our Hoover Listerv (please email Marcy at the front desk to be added to this email). We also post emergency notifications on the Hoover Facebook Page.
How are Weather Related School Closures Decided?
The following is a message from our District Office describing how the make decisions on weather related school closures:
The safety of students is our primary consideration. In any situation where safety is a concern, the superintendent consults with district staff and/or regional agencies to make informed decisions regarding risk factors. Safety considerations include:
- student drivers, student access to bus stops, students walking to/from school and all other aspects of transporting students to and from school
- the suitability of our facilities for occupation, as well as the condition of local infrastructure
It is important to remember that the school year calendar includes nine possible weather make up days including December 22, January 26, February 19, March 16, and June 18-22. The December 22 date will be used as a make-up day only if we have a school cancellation day on or before December 8.
How We Communicate School Delays or Cancellation
In the event of the decision to delay or cancel school, an alert will immediately be shared via the district website, the FlashAlert newswire, and social media. Parents and guardians will be notified through a School Messenger automated call, typically at 6:00 am or 7:00 pm depending on area weather conditions.
In the event of a school emergency, please do not call the school. We will relay information to parents/guardians as soon as possible. Emergency updates are recorded on the district emergency hotline at 541-757-4555. Our goal is to respond quickly in order to minimize the impact of an emergency situation and to provide accurate information to parents and if necessary, emergency personnel. For community public safety messages we recommend opting-in to the Linn-Benton Alert Notification System. More details are available on the Benton County website at: https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/emergency-alert
How We Communicate about Snow Routes for Buses
For most schools, one or more bus routes follow alternative snow routes during inclement weather. Paper copies of individual bus snow routes will be given to student bus riders in the next week. Snow routes are also available on the district website.
In the event that buses are on snow routes, the district will share that information via the district website, the FlashAlert newswire, and social media.
If you have any questions about Corvallis School District communications, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What time is lunch for my student?
You can find our bell times (including lunch times) as well as the days of school and more on our 18-19 Hoover Info Sheet.
What are the Hoover Bus Routes?
Please see our Transportation Page.
What is the Hoover Dress Code?
Student dress and grooming are the responsibilities of the individual and parents under the following guidelines:
- Dress and grooming shall be in keeping with health, sanitary, and safety practices.
- When a student is participating in special activities, dress and grooming shall not disrupt the performance or constitute a health or safety threat to the individual or other students.
- Dress and grooming shall not disrupt or impede the teaching/learning process. For example, all students should wear (or bring) tennis shoes to participate in PE class.
- Students should dress appropriately for the day’s weather in order to participate in recess, which will be outside every day regardless of weather. Specifically, on rainy days, students need to be wearing waterproof jackets with hoods. Our recess breaks are held outside, rain or shine.
Is there a Hoover Newsletter?
Hoover has a weekly email newsletter, Hoover Happenings. (To receive this and the rest of our email communication, please make sure to be part of our listerv. You can contact Marcy Hermens at the front desk to be added. email@example.com) This newsletter contains a lot of important information such as HPTO events, monthly tasting table information, local events, school calendars, and more. If you need a hard copy, several are available in the front office.