Greystone News

August 20, 2021

house drawing for new students was awesome!

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students waiting to see what house they are in

1st and some 3rd graders celebrated the new students in their houses

New students joined their houses and got to say their house cheer

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Our School highlight video

In May, our teachers, Ms. Horn, and Mrs. Evans created a video to highlight all the wonderful things about our school. We had a Spiderman theme and shared this at the Hoover City Schools institute. It is just too awesome to not share with our families, too!
Greystone Super Heroes Institute Video

greystone pta online spirit store is now open!

A Note from the principal

Parents,


We would like to remind you that students should leave any "unauthorized communication device" turned off and in their backpacks. The HCS Code of Conduct states...

Students are not permitted to use wireless/electronic devices at school without express permission from the school principal or designee. (Devices include but are not limited to cell phones, cell phone accessories including earbuds and headphones, computers, or wearables.)


Students are allowed to use earbuds or earphones when using their Chromebooks and sound is necessary. Students are not allowed to use wearables or cell phones during the school day. A wearable is an electronic device that is physically worn by individuals in order to track, analyze and transmit personal data. Wearables would include Apple watches or any such device that can be used to communicate through text or voice messaging.


We understand that some students need their communication device when they go home, so we allow them to be off and in the backpack until the student gets home. Please know that most backpacks are hung in the halls and are not constantly monitored. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen devices, but we are always glad to assist in finding a missing item, should that occur.


Thanks for your support,

Dr. Stocks and Mrs. Williams

covid update

Parents,


Please continue checking the health of your child every morning before school for overall wellness. Take a temperature EVERY morning and determine if signs of illness exist. Students with a fever of 100 degrees or higher or who are exhibiting any signs of being ill or have COVID symptoms should not come to school.


We will continue to follow the district's protocol for notifying parents of close contacts of students who have tested positive for COVID.


We want to continue to keep our students in school, so it is going to take each of you staying mindful of illness, encouraging your child to wash or sanitize hands frequently, and keep the face covering on inside.


Thank you!

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transportation reminders

* If you would like your student to go home via a different mode of transportation one afternoon, please write a note indicating the change. Be sure to include the student's first and last name, the date and your signature on the note. The student should give the note to their teacher first thing in the morning. The teacher will then send the note to the front office. If you do not send a note for a transportation change, whatever you documented on the most current transportation form will be the mode of transportation used for your student.

If you forget to send a note the day of the change, and are in the area, you can drop off a note at the front desk before noon on the day a change is needed.

No email or phone calls for a transportation change will be accepted. If there is an emergency, you must call and speak to an administrator.


* Please review your student's carpool number with them (their number is what is on the carpool tag you were given). Please review the way it could be called out. For example, if the number is 132, we will call out one-three-two and one hundred thirty-two. Teaching them the different ways their number might be called is helpful. For carpool to flow smoothly, it is imperative that your child knows their carpool number.


* For afternoon carpool- Please have the carpool tag hanging from the rearview mirror the entire time you are in carpool, meaning from the time you enter the property until you have your student in the car. (If you are unable to hang the tag from your rearview mirror, please place the tag in a plainly visible area in the front windshield.) Also, once your car has loaded, please DO NOT pull around the other cars ahead of you unless directed to do so by one of the adults.


* If your student attends aftercare with the YMCA, park in the front parking lot and walk to the right side of the school to pick up your student. If your student is supposed to go to YMCA aftercare daily and you are picking your student up early, they will not be in the carpool line unless you sent in a note changing transportation for that day.


If you have any questions regarding afternoon carpool, please call Officer Katie at 205-439-3215 or Mrs. Jessica Todd/front desk 205-439-3200.

jag running club is back!

kids running

Save the date! August 24 is the first day for JAG Running Club! The JAG Running Club is for all students in grades 3-5. It is a dedicated school-year-long program. Running days are Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 a.m.


The front door will open at 7:00 a.m. Runners will be dismissed at 7:35 to freshen up/change clothes before going to class.


Runners must bring a water bottle with them!


Questions?? Email Mrs. Hoit lhoit@hoover.k12.alus

Birthday Book Club and Registration - NEW!

My School Fees is now working, too!

birthday cake

You can now pay for the Birthday Book Club on MySchoolFees during Registration! Just go to the Library tab on MySchoolFees and add the fee to your cart. Mrs. Richey will be notified and will contact you soon! For more information, click here.

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If your child participated in a Summer Reading program at any public library or the ALSDE program, please send in your reading log or certificate or email Mrs. Richey at jrichey@hoover.k12.al.us for a special reward!

2021-2022 pta budget

The PTA Board approved the 2021-2022 budget at their July meeting. Click here to review the budget. If you have any questions or concerns, please email them to gsespta35242@gmail.com by 9/15/2021.
parent meeting dates and times

My School bucks is replacing PayPams

My School Bucks information part 1
My School Bucks part 2

did you know that completing the free/reduced meal application benefits you and our schools in many ways? Much of our federal funding is tied to this, so please take time to complete it today!

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Mark Your Calendars

August 31 - 4th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00pm

September 2 - 5th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00pm

September 6 - Labor Day - School is closed

September 8 - Hoover City Schools Budget Hearing - 7:30am

September 8 - Room coordinator Meeting - 9:00 - 10:00am

September 13 - Hoover City Schools Budget Hearing - 4:30pm

September 13 - Hoover City Schools Board Meeting - 5:30pm

September 15 - Fall School Pictures

September 16 - PTA Board Meeting - 10:00am

September 21 - Zaxby's Spirit Night - 5:00 - 8:00pm

September 23 - Vision and Hearing Screening

we will be providing new students with their first house shirt soon. if you need a replacement shirt, we will be taking orders as soon as My School Fees is open.

House Teams of Greystone: Hawks, Lions, Wolves, Turtles, Dolphins
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Our Greystone Motto

Learn - Lead - Leave a Legacy

Our Greystone Mission

As a school community, we empower learners, inspire leaders, and encourage all children to reach their potential.

Our Greystone Vision

Empowering a generation of learners and leaders to leave a legacy.

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Greystone Elementary

Greystone Elementary is committed to ensuring all information is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability or face any barriers accessing website content, please contact (205) 439-3200.
EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES  (Board policy, 6.6) No student will be unlawfully excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the Board on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, disability, creed, national origin, sex, immigrant or migrant status, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status. All career and technical education opportunities are offered to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. The district also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Mrs. Claire Moore, IDEA Coordinator Mrs. Marley Stephens, Section 504 Coordinator Dr. Debra Smith, Title I Coordinator Dr. Cindy Adams, Title II Coordinator Mrs. Claire Moore, Title III Coordinator Dr. Tera Simmons, Title IX Coordinator Hoover City Schools 2810 Metropolitan Way Hoover, AL 35243 (205) 439-1000  EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  (Board policy, 5.13.1) The Board is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel actions and decisions will be made without regard to factors or considerations prohibited by federal or state law (as such laws may from time to time be amended), including but not limited to race, gender, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, and religious preference. Subject to the limitations set forth in 4.6.2, the general complaint (grievance) policy (4.6.1) may be used to present any complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or harassment. Inquiries regarding compliance and complaint procedures can be directed to:  Mary Veal, Equal Opportunity Employment Coordinator  Hoover City Schools 2810 Metropolitan Way Hoover, AL 35243 (205) 439-1000