Hopkins Middle School Newsletter

April 2nd, 2021

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HMS Photo Contest

Attention HMS Students:

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:

HMS 2021 Photo Contest Info

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Electronic Devices

Electronic Devices – Devices such as used for listening to music, recording, laser pointers, and other electronic devices are not permitted to be used in the classroom without permission from the teacher or administrator. Such items will be confiscated.


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.

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Dress Code

Students are expected to keep themselves properly groomed and neatly dressed at all times. An individual’s appearance has a bearing on how he/she acts and how others react. Neatness of appearance and cleanliness of a person reflects an expression of pride of one’s self and in one’s community. Dress should be neat, clean, decent, and appropriate for the learning situation. Any form of dress that is considered contrary to good hygiene or which is disruptive or distracting to the purpose of the school will not be permitted. Students will be asked to change into appropriate attire. If attire is not available, the school will provide it.


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.

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HMS Study Hall

Mask Guidelines

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.


Mask Guidelines

  • 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

Hopkins Athletic Department

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

Viking View

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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.

Hopkins Middle School Contact Information



ADMINISTRATION: E-mail Address

Scott Stockwell, Principal scotstoc@hpsvikings.org

Pat O’Dell, Dean of Students patrodel@hpsvikings.org

Todd Crook, Counselor toddcroo@hpsvikings.org

Tamara Johnston, Counselor tamajohn@hpsvikings.org

Jennifer Hitchcock, Secretary jennhitc@hpsvikings.org

Jennifer Johnston, Social Worker jennjohn@hpsvikings.org

Stephanie Caulder SRC Coordinator stepcaul@hpsvikings.org

STAFF:

Aleman, Kathleen kathalem@hpsvikings.org

Barry, Joseph josebarr@hpsvikings.org

Bisbee, Kailee kailbisb@hpsvikings.org

Byville, Suzanne suzabyvi@hpsvikings.org

Dana, Katie kathdana@hpsvikings.org

Dykstra, Krystal krysdyks@hpsvikings.org

Fisher, Mark markfish@hpsvikings.org

Megan Barg meganbarg@hpsvikings.org

Hazen, Rick rickhaze@hpsvikings.org

Irwin, Julie juliirwi@hpsvikings.org

Kerber, Brian briakerb@hpsvikings.org

Klumpp, Molly mollklum@hpsvikings.org

Kok, Wendy wendkok@hpsvikings.org

Oaster, Jacob jacooast@hpsvikings.org

Osborne, Craig craiosbo@hpsvikings.org

Reszka, Richard richresz@hpsvikings.org

Rynsburger, T.J. tjryns@hpsvikings.org

Schoonveld, Missy missscho@hpsvikings.org

Scudder, Mack mackscud@hpsvikings.org

Smith, Julie julismit@hpsvikings.org

Tomaszewski, Katelyn katetoma@hpsvikings.org

VerMerris, Steve stevverm@hpsvikings.org

Weibel, Alexis alexweib@hpsvikings.org

Weick, Pat patweic@hpsvikings.org

Williams, Jessica jesswill@hpsvikings.org