Greystone News

October 9, 2020


Please remind your children to wear their masks and/or face coverings correctly all throughout the school day. This has been the main factor in us preventing the spread of any germs!

Make sure the face coverings you send with your child fit properly and do not fall off or squeeze their face too tight.

We have had many students forget their masks. Please try to keep a spare mask, in a baggie, in your child's backpack at all times for emergencies like a forgotten mask or a mask that gets dirty or lost.

If your child rides the bus, remind him/her that face coverings are required at all times while on the bus.

Thank you for helping us keep healthy so that we can stay in school!

Dr. Stocks

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from the hoover city schools department of equity and educational initiatives

Core Beliefs

As educators, we are committed to meeting the diverse needs of our students. This means we will serve the HCS community by creating a positive change for students who may not be receiving equitable treatment. We recognize both the existence of disparity in our community and the importance of continuing efforts to remedy those imbalances where they exist in the school system. We have been entrusted at this moment to make a positive difference in the lives of our students. In order to do this, we need to understand the problems that occur on our watch and find appropriate solutions.

We must eliminate any barriers in our school district that have the effect of impeding a child’s academic and social-emotional development so that all may succeed.

August 2020: District Equity and Educational Initiatives

Initiative: Employee Institute Equity Training

Overview:Hoover City Schools employees received equity training on Institute Day. The training addressed Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, How to Have Conversations on Race, and How to Respond to Microaggressions.

Initiative: Equity Training Survey Data

Overview: Click here for the survey results.

Initiative: Elam Leadership Institute Equity Training

Overview: The District Equity Committee received updated training from experts from the Elam Leadership Institute.

Initiative: Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Overview: The Elam Leadership Institute (ELI) oversees the district PBIS school-level processes. ELI will focus on equitable practices and positive behavioral support.

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From your PTA

We have reopened the link to purchase any extra COVID items (masks, neck gaiters, and hand santizer) and field trip t-shirts we have on hand. There are limited quantities and sizes available. Here is the link

Also, there is still time to join PTA if you haven't already!

click above to apply!

All students are currently receiving free breakfast and lunch, but that is scheduled to expire on December 31st! There are many benefits to qualifying for free or reduced meals and no harm in applying. Go ahead and fill out the quick application today! All income information remains confidential within the Child Nutrition Department.
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  • The Hoover City Schools Foundation was established in 1992 to bridge the gap between increasingly limited public school funding, and the growing needs of our students and teachers.
  • The Foundation has invested in grants in our school system for decades, and on behalf of all of us at the Hoover Board of Education, I want to thank those in our community for "Committing to 36" - representing $1 for each week of school.
  • New this year is an option to make your donation on The Riverchase Career Connection Center has this option under their public fees or simply visit and make your tax-deductible donation today!
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October Menu

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kids mercedes marathon

february 20, 2021

The Kids Mercedes Marathon is a HUGE deal in the Greystone P.E. department and school wide as well!! We average around 150 students running in this event each year. Many of them started participating in Kindergarten. Greystone is going to be a participant this year. We will be making a few changes. I have listed the few changes that are necessary for this year's run.

* All runners must register online.

* Runners must keep their own running log and all running for the Kids Marathon will be done at home under parent supervision. Students will not run their required 25.2 miles at school this year.

* Runners may turn in their running log to me or Coach Rand or turn into the Mercedes office. Information regarding this is on their website.

* During January look for all updated information regarding packet-pick-up.

If you would like to register go online to Click on races, scroll down to Kids Marathon. The deadline to register is November 15, 2020.

Please let me and Coach Rand know that you are participating in the Kids Marathon. We are still putting our "running tennis shoe" with your name on the wall. We would love to be your biggest cheerleader while you are running your miles from now until you run your last mile on February 20.

Happy Running! Leta Hoit (

Light Up Friday Nights

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, our local healthcare workers, including school nurses, are not letting up. They continue to protect us and care for us when we get sick, and we would like to honor them during the month of October.

Let’s Light Up Friday Nights in our community as a way to say “Thank you” to our healthcare heroes.

library news

We are now checking out library books every week on your child's library day. Please help your child remember their books each week! 4th and 5th graders can keep their books for 2 weeks, but should return them if they are finished so they can get a new book. All students can log in to Destiny to renew their books, place books on hold, or see what they have checked out. There is a video and a PDF document about how to use Destiny on Mrs. Richey's Google Classroom if you need help!

If you need any help, contact Mrs. Richey at or 205-439-3242.

Mark Your Calendars

October 16 - End of 1st nine weeks!

October 19 - 23 - Leave a Legacy Fundraiser!

October 21 - 1st Wednesday back in school!!

October 21 - Report Cards come home

October 22 - PTA Board Meeting Virtual - 10:00 - Meet:

October 26 - 30 - Red Ribbon Week

November 2 - 13 - Oak Mountain Missions Drive

November 3 - School Picture Day!

We will have school between Thanksgiving and Christmas and return January 4th.
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