Hopkins Middle School

5th Grade Welcome Letter

Welcome to Hopkins Middle School!

May 14, 2020

Dear Incoming 6th-Grade Students and Parents,

As we are wrapping up this school year, it is appropriate that we look ahead to next year and what life will be like at the Middle School!

I wanted to officially communicate our plan for your student’s transition to the Middle School next fall. Below you will find resources and dates that will help answer your questions. Please mark your calendar for ​May 22nd​. All students must make their elective selection via the Google Form no later than 5/22 so we can build a complete schedule.

This is an introduction to the people you will see and the schedule you will have at the Middle School.
This is an introduction to the music choices you have for elective classes next year
Please click the link and make your elective class selection after ​viewing the HMS Music Department Video above. Please complete by May 22nd.

This document will help you become familiar with the physical layout of the building and answers many Frequently Asked Questions.

6th-Grade Orientation (Physical Meeting)

This is the opportunity for students and parents to come in over the summer to discuss expectations. Students will have their ​picture taken​ for their ID card and yearbook, and receive their ​class schedules​ and locker assignments​.


Date and Time is to be determined.

(Note: We are currently developing alternative plans just in case we are still under social distancing orders by the end of the summer)


The teachers and staff at HMS are excited to meet you! We want you to have an awesome experience in your first year as a middle school student. Our sixth-grade team does a great job of creating a fun and educational atmosphere. If you have any questions, concerns, or individual needs for the next school year, please reach out to me.

Sincerely,

Scott Stockwell

HMS Principal

scotstoc@hpsvikings.org

269.793.7407

Hopkins Middle School Counseling Website

For additional resources and information please click on the link.

hopkinsathletics.org

For questions regarding our Athletics program, please contact the Athletic Director, Adam Valk (adamvalk@hpsvikings.org) or the Athletic Secretary, Kelly Smith (kellsmit@hpsvikings.org) at the Athletic Office. 269-793-7616 ext 1511/1504

Office Business

ATTENDANCE

Please call the Middle School office at (269) 793-7407 within 24 hours of your students' absence. You may leave a message on our voicemail system day or night. When reporting illness, please inform the secretary of the type of symptoms your child is experiencing (fever, sore throat, ect.). If your child is absent 2 days or more, you may request homework. If your student is absent only 1 day, homework may be picked up from their teachers the following day. You may also email absences to jennhitc@hpsvikings.org.

PHONE CALLS

Telephones in the office are to be used for illness and emergencies only.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Please report all immunizations that your child has had so we are able to keep our school records up to date. All new students and all 6th graders must be completely up to date on all immunizations. Contact the HMS office if you have any questions.

MEDICATION

ALL medications needing to be dispensed to students must be supplied from home. The school does not provide any type of medication. All prescription medication must be provided in a pharmacy labeled bottle. Tylenol/Aspirin must be brought to the office in an unopened bottle. All students requiring any type of medication must have a medication form completed by their parents and on file in the office.

CHANGES in Phone Numbers, Home Address & E-Mail

Please inform the office any time there are changes in your address or phone numbers. We need to have this information so we can update our records and successfully contact you if needed.

The Hopkins Public School District Board of Education complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, or disability in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Mr. Gary Wood Superintendent of Schools, Hopkins Public Schools, 400 Clark Street, Hopkins, MI 49328 Phone 269-793-7261.

HMS Contact Information

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