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Principal Jodi Coppolo’s 2023 – 24 Pre-K Welcome Letter

August 2023

Welcome Families!

Harry Hoag is very excited to welcome your children as members of our Prekindergarten Program! Our program aims to support the students to develop school readiness skills. Your child will be in an environment that is supportive, nurturing and rich in hands-on learning opportunities.

Preparing your child for a successful start to school:

1. Please be sure to establish a reasonable bedtime routine the last week of August.

2. Establish a place where he/she can be responsible to store a backpack daily.

3. Develop a routine to check for notes, papers, and communications daily.
The first day of school for the Prekindergarten Program is Thursday, September 7, 2023.

We will host a Prekindergarten Visitation Day on September 6, 2023. The visitation is meant to be a casual experience and typically lasts about 15 minutes. During the visitation, students can drop off their school supplies, view the classroom and meet the teacher.

Students with last names beginning with the letters A-K are invited to visit anytime between 9-9:30 a.m. Students with last names beginning with the letters L-Z are invited to visit anytime from 9:30-10 a.m.

Harry Hoag School Day

7:30 -7:40 a.m. — Bus drop off
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

Again this year, parents will be asked to stay in their vehicles. 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 also report to the Main Entry.

Transportation to and from school will be provided by the school bus for any students who are 4 years of age. If your child begins the school year as a 3 year old, he/she must be transported by an adult until he/she comes of age to be eligible to ride the bus per New York State Law.

Please be sure to watch the website ( for information related to safety and wellness procedures for the upcoming school year.

Supply List

Please label personal items with your child’s name such as the clothes, blanket and backpack.

  • Backpack
  • Blanket
  • Change of clothes
  • Optional items to donate to the classroom: Kleenex, gallon Ziploc bags and paper towels, glue sticks, folder.

I look forward to meeting our youngest learners soon! Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Proud to be your principal,

Jodi Coppolo