Hopkins Middle School Newsletter
April 2nd, 2021
HMS Photo Contest
The HMS Photo Contest is back and open to all HMS students!!!
This year's theme: Springtime
If you are interested, please carefully read the info in the link below:
Cell phones are to be turned off and in backpacks during the school day. Cell phones that are used during the school day will be confiscated and must be picked up by a parent.
If a student needs to contact a parent/guardian, they can go to the office to either use their cell phone or call from the office phone. If a parent needs to reach a student, they can leave a message for their student with the office.
1. Dress should be neat, clean, comfortable, and in good taste. Shoes will be worn at all times.
2. The wearing of hats and head coverings are prohibited in school. Exceptions may include Spirit Days keeping within the guidelines of that specific Spirit Day.
3. If poor personal hygiene becomes disruptive to the educational environment, parents will be contacted, and appropriate steps to resolve the issue will be taken.
4. Non-prescription sunglasses will not be worn in the school building.
5. Shirts need to be appropriate: Tops that expose the midriff, cleavage, back, or bare sides (such as muscle shirts, tank tops, or cut-off t-shirts) are considered inappropriate. Sleeveless shirts must be a minimum of a hand’s width wide on the shoulder. Strapless tops are not allowed.
6. Skirt/Skort/Shorts length must come to a minimum of the student’s fingertips when arms are naturally at the side.
7. Clothing must not be too tight, too short, too sheer, or too revealing whether standing or seated, this includes tights and leggings, that may be deemed inappropriate by an administrator. If you choose to wear these items where the outline of private body parts are noticeable, a long top must cover all a student’s privy parts fully.
8. Clothing that allows undergarments to be seen are not allowed. This includes pants with holes and “sagging” pants.
9. Any article of clothing that graphically depicts anything in poor taste (i.e. tobacco/alcohol products or advertisements, profanity, etc.) will not be allowed.
10. Coats and backpacks shall remain with the student until lockers are assigned.
NOTE: Interpretation of the Dress Code is left to the discretion of school staff members. Any form of extreme or conspicuous dress that disrupts the educational process will be subject to corrective action and/or disciplinary action see page 10 for consequences. Students in violation of the dress code will not be permitted to attend regular classes until properly dressed.
NEW 2020-21: All students are required to wear masks properly over the nose and mouth. The mask will be subject to the same rules as other attire. Any masks deemed disruptive or distracting may result in a dress code violation.
HMS Study Hall
Please take a moment to review the Mask Guidelines with your student. Students who choose to wear their masks improperly may be asked to report to the SRC or may be sent to the Office.
Masks will be worn properly in classrooms, hallways, and bus at all times
It is recommended that students label their mask
Mask breaks will NO LONGER be scheduled throughout the day
Masks are not required during eating or outside but are required if socializing at the table after food is consumed
Masks are required to be worn by all Staff and Students unless not medically tolerated
Approved Styles of Masks
Choose Masks That...
Correct and Incorrect Examples
Your mask should fit snugly OVER your nose and mouth. It should not be worn below the nose or mouth.
For questions regarding our Athletics program, please contact the Athletic Director, Adam Valk (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Athletic Secretary, Kelly Smith (email@example.com) at the Athletic Office. 269-793-7616 ext 1511/1504
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephones in the office are to be used for illness and emergencies only.
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.
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.
Hopkins Middle School Contact Information
ADMINISTRATION: E-mail Address
Scott Stockwell, Principal email@example.com
Pat O’Dell, Dean of Students firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Crook, Counselor email@example.com
Tamara Johnston, Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Hitchcock, Secretary email@example.com
Jennifer Johnston, Social Worker firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Caulder SRC Coordinator email@example.com
Aleman, Kathleen firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry, Joseph email@example.com
Bisbee, Kailee firstname.lastname@example.org
Byville, Suzanne email@example.com
Dana, Katie firstname.lastname@example.org
Dykstra, Krystal email@example.com
Fisher, Mark firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Barg email@example.com
Hazen, Rick firstname.lastname@example.org
Irwin, Julie email@example.com
Kerber, Brian firstname.lastname@example.org
Klumpp, Molly email@example.com
Kok, Wendy firstname.lastname@example.org
Oaster, Jacob email@example.com
Osborne, Craig firstname.lastname@example.org
Reszka, Richard email@example.com
Rynsburger, T.J. firstname.lastname@example.org
Schoonveld, Missy email@example.com
Scudder, Mack firstname.lastname@example.org
Smith, Julie email@example.com
Tomaszewski, Katelyn firstname.lastname@example.org
VerMerris, Steve email@example.com
Weibel, Alexis firstname.lastname@example.org
Weick, Pat email@example.com
Williams, Jessica firstname.lastname@example.org