April 3, 2020
A note from Dr. Stocks
We are using the same procedures. See the diagram below.
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have signs of COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not come thru the pick up service. We will arrange a time to get your child's materials to you.
We will let you know about future pick up dates once we receive guidance from the state and our district regarding this new order.
About the Pick Up:
The teachers have gathered students' classroom belongings and placed them inside bags labeled with your child’s name and teacher. Please write the names of the students you are picking up for on a piece of paper and hold it inside the driver window when you pull to the front of the school. Your window should remain up until your items are ready to be retrieved. We will have a set up that will allow you to get these items without having to make direct contact with anyone.
Any medications left in the health room that are not controlled substances will be inside the prepared bags that you will get in the curbside pick up line. Nurse Felecia will be in touch with any parent whose child has a controlled substance to be picked up. She will work out a pick up plan with those families.
Another thing we wanted to let you know is that our grading will be different for this 4th nine weeks that is an emergency end-of-year closure. The state has advised school districts to consider a different grading system for this time. In Hoover elementary schools, students will receive either a pass or fail for each graded subject. Students will pass if they demonstrate mastery or progress toward mastery of the standards covered during the 4th nine weeks. Teachers will be giving various assignments for students to demonstrate this mastery.
Also as a reminder, teachers may be contacting you through School Status. When they contact you via phone, the caller ID number will be a local, generic number. However, once the teacher uses School Status to call you, the number will always be the same. We recommend saving the number so that you know when the teacher is calling.
Your teachers will be in constant communication with you and your children. Please let them know if you have questions or concerns. If we can do anything to help you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. There will not be regular office hours, but be assured we are all working from various locations.
We miss your children terribly and hope we will be able to see them really soon. Thanks for your patience, cooperation, and support. We are a strong Greystone family!
You can turn in library books on any pick up/drop off day before the end of the school year. You can also turn in any classroom books, papers, or materials on any pick up/drop off day.
a note from mrs. williams about chromebooks
Here are some considerations BEFORE bringing the device to the school to be left for a repair.
We are working with the district to follow all of the required precautions during this time. This will cause the chromebook repair process to take longer than usual. Technicians will pick up after there has been a period of quarantining. It may take 5-7 days for devices to be returned to the building.
Chromebooks will only be repaired if they are not working. The technology department will only process critical repairs during this time.
If there is a need for a repair, please email Mrs. Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please let her know the student’s name and the reason a repair is needed. For now, if the chromebook is working, do not turn it in for a repair.
When a repair is completed and the device is returned to the building, Mrs. Williams will communicate with you.
The drawing for our 20-21 Pre-k is Friday, April 10th. Parents will be contacted about the results of the drawing within a few days.
Grace Klein Community is a resource for food. We know that some parents are concerned about providing food for their children. We have created a form for these parents to sign up to receive food while the schools are out. Click here for the form.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding the School Closure and COVID-19.
Parents, if you run into difficulty and have needs regarding internet access, device availability, or transportation to pick up essential items at the school, please contact Dr. Stocks.
THe Counselor's corner
If you are in need of counseling for your student, please email our School Counselor, Kristin Amos-White at email@example.com.
Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 9am-11:30am and 12:30-3pm.
Please be advised this email is not monitored 24-7 so If you have a medical emergency and need immediate assistance, please call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room. Here are other resources if needed:
The Crisis Center 205-323-7777 (24 hrs)
Teen Link 205-328-LINK (5465)
Kids Line 205-328-KIDS (5437) available 3-10pm
The Trevor Project 866-488-7346
Jeffco DHR 205-423-4900
Shelby Co DHR 205-669-3000
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800 273-TALK (8255) OR text TALK to 741741
PIRC (Psychiatric Intake Response Center) - 205-638-PIRC (7472)
For food, contact Hoover Helps at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your school counselor via email.
For other needs through Neighborhood Bridges, please contact your school counselor via email.
Online Reading Resources
If you have any questions on how to use these resources, please email Mrs. Richey at email@example.com
- Storyline Online https://www.storylineonline.net/ Hundreds of books read by famous people!
- Storytime with Ryan & Craig https://www.ryanandcraig.com/read-alouds Hilarious read alouds for all ages!
- MyOn (on Clever) Fiction and nonfiction books and activities.
- Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) On Clever or go to https://www.avl.lib.al.us/ eBooks and databases for all ages! Read an eBook, learn to speak a new language, research a favorite topic, or explore Animals & Science on PebbleGo
- Sora by OverDrive (on Clever or download the free app) More than 1,500 great eBooks & Audiobooks ready for students to borrow. Click here for directions.
- Capstone Interactive Books http://www.mycapstonelibrary.com/login/ Username: abc Password:123 *Make sure to click Capstone Interactive at login
- PebbleGo (complete access with more options than AVL) https://site.pebblego.com/login Username: eol Password: 123
- BookFlix https://bit.ly/2UjV24B Great selection of books and activities! Username: Learning20 Password: Clifford
- TrueFlix https://bit.ly/3ajEbEE Great selection of nonfiction books and activities! Username: Learning20 Password: Clifford
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