Principal's Update

First Day of School is Wednesday, August 18, 2021


Dear Viking Families,

Our Crocker educators and I are excited to partner with our parents in the year ahead as we care for your children and each other. As a community of learners, we will live the HCSD essential outcomes through inclusive student-centered instructional practices of social-emotional learning and engaging standards-based academic instruction. We will work together to provide a safe, caring, learning community for our middle-schoolers during these changing and challenging times.


Happy New School Year,

Principal Maria Brady


Important Information and Dates


Crocker School Office

Monday, August 16, 2021, is an All Staff Professional Development Day. As a result, the Crocker Office will be closed to allow all staff to attend.


  • Students can view their schedule on Power School after 4 pm on Monday, 8/16

  • Students will receive a paper copy of their schedule at their first-period class on Wednesday, August 18.

  • Questions about schedules can be emailed to mbrady@hcsdk8.org and cc'd to bslater@hcsdk8.org. Principal Brady and School Counselor Ms. Slater will review questions and respond on Tuesday, August 17.

  • To report a student absence, please email Marianne Saucedo at crockerabsence@hcsdk8.org

  • For transcripts, please email Kris Murphy at kmurphy@hscdk8.org

  • For general information, please contact Administrative Assistants, Mrs. Murphy or Mrs. Saucedo, at (650) 342-6331 during school office hours 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.

  • Please complete the Re-Registration packet before 8/17/21 (see email sent from msullivan@hcsdk8.org )


New Student Orientation for Families New to HCSD only, please.

This orientation is not for incoming 6th-grade students who attended West, North, or South in 5th grade.

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 2:00pm-3:00pm

  • Location: Crocker Library

  • This event is for new students and parents to the Hillsborough City School District with an incoming Crocker student(s). This is not for students who attended West, North, or South in 5th grade


First Day of School, Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 8:25 am to 12:00 noon.

  • Click here Crocker Bell Schedule 21/22 School Year for daily start and end times.

  • Pick up and drop off is on the Crocker blacktop. Students can arrive at school no earlier than 8:15 am.

  • Please pick up student(s) promptly after dismissal. There is no after-school supervision.

  • Our Crocker students will be welcomed by student ambassadors directing students where to find their first-period classrooms.

  • Lockers will not be used on the first day of school. Instead, students will bring their backpacks from class to class.

  • Chromebooks will be distributed Thursday, Friday, and Monday. Students should not bring any other device besides their Chromebook and cell phone to school.

  • Students may bring a cell phone to school. However, cell phones may not be used during school and should be silenced and secured from the first bell until dismissal.


Crocker Parent Group, CPG, Welcome Back Coffee

  • Friday, August 20, 2021, 8:45 am - 9:30 am location on the lawn on the Northside of Crocker MPR.


Crocker What to Expect Night, WTEN, this is a Virtual Event

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Crocker CPG Networking Meetings Save the Date

  • 6th Grade Parents/Guardians Thursday, September 9, 2021, 8:45 am - 9:45 am

  • 7th Grade Parents/Guardians Friday, September 10, 2021, 8:45 am - 9:45 am

  • 8th Grade Parents/Guardians Friday, September 17, 2021, 8:45 am - 9:45 am


Health and Safety


At Crocker, we are following the best path to safe and full in-person instruction at the outset of the school year:

  • Encourage vaccination for all eligible individuals.

  • More targeted quarantine practices to support keeping students in school.

  • Access to the COVID-19 testing program for staff and students.

  • Recent evidence indicates that in-person instruction can occur safely without minimum physical distancing requirements when other mitigation strategies (e.g., masking) are implemented.

    • attention to physical distancing should occur when eating or drinking recommend (2-3) feet social distancing and shorten eating to 15 minutes for lunch

    • PE students will not change for the first 2-3 weeks of school ( this will allow time to go over COVID protocols and PE rituals and routines and prepare locker room and lockers for use)

  • Universal masking in schools, which enables no minimum physical distancing, allowing all students access to full in-person learning.

    • Masking indoors for all staff and students.

    • Mask-wearing is highly encouraged and recommended for all students and staff outdoors.

    • Band/Choir students will practice social distancing, wear (specialized band) masks, practice outside as practicable.

    • Encourage social distancing if unmasked for outdoor PE.


Here are several ways in which parents can support safe and full in-person instruction:

  • Monitor your child daily for symptoms of illness using this Home Based Symptom Screening tool excerpted from the CDC. Always keep a sick child at home.

  • Please report illnesses accurately to Marianne Saucedo at crockerabsence@hcsdk8.org

  • Follow the recommended travel guidelines upon return from travel.

  • Gently remind your child to follow the handwashing and masking protocols with fidelity.

  • At this time, we are not hosting parent volunteers. Soon, we will gladly welcome parent volunteers. We kindly request that parent volunteers are vaccinated.


Per HCSD School Reopening Plan, CPHD, and CDC Pandemic Recovery Framework, the above "guidance is designed to enable all schools to offer and provide full in-person instruction to all students safely, consistent with the current scientific evidence about COVID-19, even if pandemic dynamics shift throughout the school year, affected by vaccination rates and the potential emergence of viral variants." (CPHD COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year)