Registration and Return to Learn

Hoover Students and Families,

On July 1, 2020 Dr. Ahart sent out a message to all families with the “Return to Learn” document outlining how we will begin the 20-21 school year. This document is an overview of the plan and details are being worked out over weeks ahead.

I commend DMPS for taking the lead on safety for our students and staff as cases of COVID continue to rise in Iowa and across the nation.

On July 10, 2020, families will receive an email from the district outlining the on-line registration process which will begin July 13th.  When students/families register for classes, they will need to choose which option of learning will work best for them for the FIRST TERM of the school year which will run from August 26-October 28, 2020.


One option students and families will have for the first term of next school year, which will run from August 26 to October 28, is all learning online. If students/families choose to enroll in the 100% virtual option, they will be served by our K-12 Virtual Campus.

This option will combine online instruction with a shortened in-person school week, in order to limit the number of people in our buildings. At this time students will be divided by grade level, each grade attending one day of school per week while learning virtually through TEAMS meetings and blended instruction for the remaining days.   **If students choose this model, they will complete two terms of instruction on a 4×4 instructional model taking 3-4 classes each term.

Term 1: August 26-October 28, 2020
Term 2: November 4-January 15, 2021

It is imperative that all families complete the registration process as soon as possible prior to August 1 to determine teaching and resources needed for both options.

1.    Those choosing the hybrid model will be required to wear a face mask or face shield while at Hoover.
2.    Central Academy will be 100% Virtual Learning.
3.    Central Campus will offer a select number of lab-based classes.

I realize that there are more questions than answers at this time, but please know that Hoover is working collaboratively with partners in our community as well as district leaders to identify needs and search for solutions so that we can best serve and support our students. I will update you as I know more details as I get them.

Since our community is one of shared sense of belonging and shaped when we are connected and care for the well- being of all, I invite all of you to be a part of these conversations and  encourage your thoughts and ideas of how to support our students in the weeks and months ahead.


Sherry Poole


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