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Harry Hoag Principal Jodi Coppolo’s 2023 – 24 Welcome Letter

Greetings Families of Harry Hoag Elementary,

It is that time of year, where we begin to think about the start of a new school year! I would like to welcome new and returning families back to Harry Hoag. Let’s gear up to have a blast this school year. We look forward to providing our students with an enriching experience learning new things.
Students will be provided with the support they need to help them reach their fullest potential.

A ParentSquare was sent out a few weeks ago regarding the review of our policies. Attached was an electronic signature link, this would allow you to sign necessary forms online. Please read these over and complete the signature portion as soon as possible. Below is information regarding procedure here at Harry Hoag.

Harry Hoag School Day

  • 7:30-7:40 a.m. — Bus drop off only
  • 7:30-7:40 a.m. — Parent drop off and walkers are welcome
  • 7:50 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Instructional day
  • 2:30 p.m. — Bus dismissal only
  • 2:35 p.m. — Parent pick up begins

Fifth and Sixth Grade

Fifth and sixth grades at Harry Hoag Elementary use a departmentalized model to provide instruction. Homeroom groups travel to different classrooms to receive instruction in the core subjects each school day.

The following welcome letters from Harry Hoag Elementary School Principal Jodi Coppolo include grade-level information for fifth and sixth grade:

View the Fifth Grade Welcome Letter from Principal Coppolo

View the Sixth Grade Welcome Letter from Principal Coppolo

Use of School Transportation

Please be sure to review the Ride with Pride and Code of Conduct documents with your children before the first day of school.

Self -Transportation

A traffic enforcer will manage traffic flow through the bus loop to the main entry. If you are early for Drop Off or Parent Pick Up, please park in Wiles Park. For Parent Drop Off and Pick Up, please remain in your car. A staff member will greet you at both times. If you pick up your child on foot, please report to the Main Entry.


Students in PK – Kindergarten will be offered an iPad to use for the school year. Students in Grades 1-6 will be offered a Chromebook to use for the school year. Older students will be able to bring their devices to and from school per their teacher’s directions. Caregivers and students (Gr 1 and above) will be asked to sign a Technology User Agreement.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Teachers will escort Parent Pick Up students to the library. All others will be escorted to the buses. After the buses depart, Parent Pick Up will begin.

We kindly request that you update any forms related to your child’s residency and/or health needs. A demographics form has been mailed out. We appreciate any effort to return updated forms to the Main Office as soon as possible, upon students returning in September.

To stay abreast of all that is taking place at Harry Hoag, please be sure to have an updated cell phone number and email address to receive information via our ParentSquare messaging system. Also, remember to visit our website and social media platforms regularly for current news and
upcoming events.

I am honored to continue to serve as the building principal. It is wonderful to be a part of a community where students, teachers, and families care for each other and strive to build meaningful relationships that support academic and social-emotional growth.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel to reach me in the Main Office at (518) 993-4000 ext. 3059 or via email at

Hilltoppers—let’s make it a fantastic year!

Jodi Coppolo