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Hoover's Administrative Team: Principal, Sinkler (center) and Assistant Principals, Duchene (left) and Fierst (right).

School Information

Herbert Hoover Middle School

2290 14th Avenue @Santiago

San Francisco, CA 94116

Tel: 415-759-2783

FAX: 415-759-2881


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Carline Sinkler, Principal

Elizabeth Fierst, Assistant Principal (Curriculum & Instruction)

Lucas Duchene, Assistant Principal (Student Support)


Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm

Tours: Register online -


Attendance secretary contact: 

Cecilia Nastor

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Hoover PTSA

Calling All Hawks!

Mr. Austin is looking for tech savvy Hawks interesting in working as part of an elite team of student tech support experts. If you are interested in helping your fellow hawks learn how to use apps, Chrome Books, MacBooks, iPads, and all manner of digital media, please fill out this form online. 


Mr. Austin

Hoover Learning Coach and Digital Storyteller


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High School Information Night Presentations

If you missed our High School Info Night on Oct.13...

Click here for presentation for High School Information Night- Applications and Enrollment

Click here for presentation on Career Tech Ed


*Applications will be sent to you address on file the weekend of October 29*

*Enrollment Fair- Saturday, October 29 9:30-2:30 @CCSF Ocean Campus*

*SOTA application Due: December 7, 2016 TO SOTA*

*Lowell application WITH SFUSD application Due: December 15, 2016 TO Hoover or EPC*

*SFUSD application Due: January 13. 2017 TO Hoover or EPC*

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Find out more about Lunchtime Clubs!

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Early Release Mondays and No Late Start Wednesdays


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Monday's Hawk News - a place to see our weekly announcements!

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10/11 - Indigenous Peoples & Columbus Day - no school

10/12 - ELAC meeting 9:30

10/13 - High School Night - 5:30

10/19 - PTSA meeting 8:30

10/20 - SSC meeting 3:45

10/29 - SFUSD Enrollment Fair



11/9 - ELAC meeting 9:30

11/11 - Veteran's Day - no school

11/14-11/18 Parent Teacher Conference Week - Early Dismissal @ 2:30 everyday

11/16 - PTSA meeting 8:30

11/16 - Art Exhibition 5-7pm

11/17 - SSC meeting 3:45

11/18 - Chorus Winter Concert - 7:30

11/21 - Hawk-A-Thon Fundraiser

11/23-11/25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - no school



12/2 - Orchestra Winter Concert

12/3 - Shared Schoolyard Celebration & Hawk Hill Community Service Day

12/9 - Band Winter Concert

12/14 - ELAC meeting - 9:30

12/15 - SSC meeting - 3:45

12/16 - Last day of Fall semester

12/18-1/2 - Winter Break



1/3 - School resumes; first day of Spring semester





Dear SFUSD families,


Earlier this week gunshots were fired in the school parking lot at dismissal time at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE), and four students were physically injured. They are recovering. The assailants were not part of the school and appeared to be targeting one student -- there is no ongoing threat to students at JJSE. This isolated event, although awful, should not be viewed as a negative reflection on JJSE, an extremely safe school focused on caring relationships.  


This terrible incident has shaken everyone in the community. While students at other schools were not directly impacted, we recognize that an event like this can bring up difficult feelings for you and your child. Please know that school staff is prepared to discuss these feelings with your child and provide additional support as needed.


All school staff remain alert to any potential threats to safety in our school district.  The safety and security of the San Francisco Unified School District’s students and staff is of utmost importance. SFUSD has a comprehensive crisis plan, and district administrators coordinate closely with city emergency management officials and law enforcement representatives to monitor and update plans on a regular basis.


In addition, schools have security measures to ensure the well-being of students and staff. These include: visitor check-in procedures, locked doors after the start of the school day, surveillance cameras, and school resource officer support.


How we notify you if there is a school emergency

If there is an emergency at your child's school or a citywide emergency that impacts your child’s school, SFUSD will notify parents using the contact information in our student information system. Depending on the impact level of the emergency, we will attempt to reach you via a phone call and email using the information in our database, and, if you have opted in to receive text messages, you will receive text notifications as well.


If you do not receive a message it is likely because your current contact information has not been entered into the district’s confidential student information system. We encourage you to check with your school site secretary or principal to ensure they have the most up to date contact information for you in SFUSD’s student information system.  This is the how, in the event of a school or citywide emergency, we can reach you immediately.


Notifications regarding high-impact emergencies will also be posted on the district’s website, Twitter account (@SFUnified) and shared with the media.


How to sign up for text notifications

If you have a mobile phone entered into our system, you will receive one prompt from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger asking you to opt in to receiving text messages. The message will only be sent one time from the number 67587 and will read: "SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies."


We encourage you to reply "Y" to receive text messages from SFUSD and your school, as it often makes for faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency. However, if you do not wish to opt in, you can simply ignore the text message.


You will only receive this message one time, and if you do not reply "Y" to confirm, the district cannot send you future text notifications. If you already received a text message and didn’t reply but do want to receive urgent messages via text, you may still sign up by texting “YES” to the number 67587 from your mobile phone. Please note, if you text this number and your mobile phone is not entered in the student information system, messages will not be sent to it.


More information about SFUSD’s emergency notification procedures can be found here:



Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent


All of us in the San Francisco Unified School District are deeply troubled by the incident that took place yesterday afternoon in the parking lot at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE). Our understanding at this time is that a small group of outsiders unaffiliated with the school came to campus around the time of school dismissal, targeting a particular JJSE student for reasons that are presently unclear. Sadly, four students were injured during the incident. They have received appropriate medical attention and are recovering from their injuries. 


We want to thank the San Francisco Police Department for their support immediately following the incident and for their work in the ongoing investigation. We are also grateful to the paramedics and medical professionals who tended to our students, and we are committed to supporting our students and their families as they overcome their physical and emotional wounds. We also appreciate the offers of support immediately made by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor John Avalos. Finally, we commend JJSE’s leaders, faculty and students both for their steady, calm and caring actions as the situation evolved and for the dedicated and courageous efforts that they have already begun to heal from yesterday’s events.  


I need to state emphatically that this isolated event, although awful, should not be viewed as a negative reflection on JJSE. June Jordan is an intentionally small, extremely safe school focused on deep and caring relationships between all students and adults. All those connected to this school take great pride in, and put special care toward, creating a nurturing community rooted in the shared value of social justice. Through its small class sizes, college-going culture, and focus on rigorous, independent thinking, many JJSE students become the first in their families to attend college.  


Though only four students were physically injured, this terrible incident has shaken everyone in the community, particularly the staff and students at June Jordan. Fortunately the school has a strong tradition of coming together daily to discuss challenging topics and to support one another. In addition to coming together as a community, JJSE has trained counselors who will be meeting with students and faculty. We deeply appreciate the educators and students at June Jordan School for Equity and will proudly stand by them through this disturbing, but temporary, challenge.


Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent, SFUSD


Hello Hoover Community - 


Please see attached memo from SFUSD regarding "creepy clowns". We have not received any threats at Hoover and I have reminded students not to spread rumors as this can frighten students. 


Due to this situation, students will NOT be allowed to dress as a clown for Halloween. Masks are not allowed at school either during the regular school day or on Halloween.


Thank you for your cooperation!


Carline Sinkler




Dear Parents and Guardians,


For several weeks, there have been reports on social media concerning the “creepy clown” sightings and pranks. While these reports come from different parts of the country, they all share a similar theme of frightening people and threatening violence. Numerous recent social media posts have included threats to schools both locally and throughout California and in other cities across the nation.


We are not aware of any credible threat, and I assure you that the San Francisco Police Department has been in continuous communication with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Our local law enforcement is aware of this phenomenon and are actively monitoring the recent wave of social media posts. Like other school districts, we are also monitoring social media and will continue to advise law enforcement. Schools will continue to use their universal safety precautions including prohibiting unauthorized visitors and will immediately contact law enforcement when warranted.


We are sharing this information with you as part of our ongoing efforts to keep you informed, as these stories may affect some students’ feeling of safety. The safety of all students and staff is, and always will be, a top priority for our District.



Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent


Drop Off: Safety first!

In the morning, please drop students off on 14th Avenue at Santiago (along the white zone mid-hill).

In the afternoon, please identify a location to meet your child for pick up.  The intersection and mid-hill is for buses.


Additional safety tips:

  • Please avoid Casteneda - it's narrow and congested.
  • Take caution of the cross walk and crossing guards.
  • For the safety of all, no U-Turns, please!
  • Don't forget to drive slowly