For siblings entering Kindergarten next school year
Wed, Feb 13 12:17am
Hoover Elementary

Dear Hoover parents,

It's that time of the year...

If your current Hoover student (K-4th grade) has a younger sibling and you would like your younger sibling to attend Hoover in 2019-2020, please fill out an Application and Contract for Hoover Elementary School form by Feb 20th.  Your incoming Kindergartner will have preference at Hoover without having to go through the lottery again.

Below are the requirements for "Preferred Sibling Placement"


1. Concurrent siblings
Your older child needs to still attend Hoover in 2019-20. If they are a 5th grader this year and headed to middle school in 2019-20, unfortunately you need to go through the lottery process again for your younger child.
2. Registration during Round 1
Mark your calendar to register your new Kindergartner with the Palo Alto Unified School District during the Round 1 period (January 9 - February 13, 2019). Online Registrations will open on January 3, 2019 ( You need to finish the registration in person at the District Office. Appointments can be scheduled starting December 10, 2018. 
To register a student with the Palo Alto Unified School District, a parent/guardian must follow these steps: Step 0: Be currently living full-time in a dwelling within PAUSD boundaries. Future residents can register two weeks prior to the move-in date.

More information about registering for Kindergarten can be found on the District website:  
To Attend Palo Alto Unified School District schools, a student must: Be currently "residing" (read legal definition of "residence") full time within the boundaries of the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD): To verify if your student qualifies to attend - and REMAIN ENROLLED IN - PAUSD schools, read Residency - Important Information.; Some areas of the city of Palo Alto are not within ...

3. Inform the Hoover office: 
Please let us know by replying to this email no later than February 16th, 2018, that you have an incoming Kindergartner. We need to know how many spaces we need to reserve for siblings. 
4. Fill out a Hoover application: Once you registered your child, stop by the Hoover office and fill out the Application and Contract for Hoover Elementary School. This is new this year and needs to be done before February 20th.
Please contact us with any questions at (650) 320-8106.
Thank you,
Rachelle Tarifa.