Hopkins Middle School Newsletter

September 3rd, 2020

From Mr. Stockwell


Students and Parents,

We are making our way towards a more consistent school week. Thank you for your patience and questions so far this year. Here are some updates:

First, your student should be enrolled in Google Classrooms for every teacher except FLEX. That will be a total of 5 or 6 Classes for most. In addition, every parent should have received an email from your student’s first-hour teacher inviting you to be a “guardian” within the google classroom. This one invitation will open up access to ALL of your student’s google classrooms. You will receive daily or weekly updates on assignments. If you have not been invited, please reach out to your student’s first-hour teacher via email.

Next, I have been getting questions about the amount of belongings students are required to bring to school. After meeting with the teachers on this issue, here is our recommendation: Students only need as many binders/folders as they will need to stay organized. I recommend one three-ring binder with dividers or folders for each class inside. That should be enough to handle and organize the little amount of paperwork they may have. Nearly all of the assignments this year will be digital through Google Classroom.

Band students have the opportunity to drop off their instrument in our band storage room in the hallway next to the SRC room before heading to their first-hour class.

PE students have the opportunity to drop off their PE bags into designated areas in the gym bleachers before heading to their first-hour class.

This should reduce the number of items students need to carry with them throughout the day.

Finally, I want to outline the next week of instruction.

Friday 9/4: No School. There will not be assignments/instruction for ANY Hopkins students.

Monday 9/7: No School. There will not be assignments/instruction for ANY Hopkins students.

Tuesday 9/8: B-Day students report to school. A-Day and Remote students will log-in for the next lesson.

Wednesday 9/9: Remote Day for ALL Hopkins students.

Thursday 9/10: A-Day students report to school. B-Day and Remote students will log-in for the next lesson.

Friday 9/11: B-Day students report to school. A-Day and Remote students will log-in for the next lesson.

Thank you for a great start to the year. Enjoy the Labor Day weekend!


Scott Stockwell

HMS Principal

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New Band Room and Choir Room

Hopkins Public Schools has been renovating multiple areas of our facilities to prepare for the return of students for the Fall of 2020. Some major changes include renovating the high school media center into a band classroom, renovating the middle school band room into a choir classroom and modifying high school classrooms into a new media center. All of these projects were paid for through sinking funds approved by our supportive community. We are looking forward to another great year with our students, staff and community.
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Picture Retakes

Picture retakes are scheduled for October 8th and 9th. Remote students may make appointments for either day :)

Please call the office at 269-793-7407

Take Home Lunches

If you would like to order meals for the days your students are at-home learning, please complete this form. Each student will need to complete their own form.

DEADLINE TO ORDER is Friday, September 4


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Breakfast/Lunch Menu

September Lunch Menu

Newsletter Archive

Did you know you can access All of our previous Newsletters on the hpsvikings.org website? Just follow the link.

Stay Connected


Hopkins Middle School Counseling Website

For additional resources and information please click on the link.


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

Office Business


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.


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


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


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

Haverdink, Melissa melihave@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