JULY 6, 2020


Bumpus Family,

Decisions about in-person school are still being finalized at the district level. The option to select virtual school has been extended to July 17th. By then, you will have a good idea of what the day-to-day operation of the school will look like. A platform called SchoolPLP will be used. It was purchased by the state and will be monitored by a HCS teacher. It is my understanding that it will require virtual face-to-face time with the designated HCS teacher(s).

Currently, students who select virtual school will not be allowed on campus during the school day. K-8 students will have to choose either in-person instruction or virtual instruction. Not all elective options will be available. It depends on what SchoolPLP has to offer. However, we will support those students who choose virtual school as much as possible so that when the opportunity to return to school arises, they will be able to transition to the band/choir or other school programs, such as Math Team, as seamlessly as possible.

I hope this information helps. I am in communication with our sister schools, Simmons and Berry, and we are planning together to do what's best for Hoover middle schoolers. You will have a good idea of what the Fall will look like BEFORE the July 17th deadline for determining whether you want your child(ren) to participate in virtual learning or at school learning. I welcome your thoughts and questions. I will do my best to respond to every email. In the end, I will do what is best for our 110 staff members and 1100 students.

Again, for K-8 students, it is virtual learning OR at school learning for the nine weeks. We will not have blended sessions for K-8 students. Stay tuned. Again, the information request sent out by HCS last week soliciting information about your desire for virtual learning or at school learning will be open until July 17th.

Please stay tuned for news from our district leaders this week.

If you plan to come into the building.

Please be prepared to wear a face covering and to have your temperature read by a handheld scanner. We also have hand sanitizer available. Thank you for helping to keep us all safe.

Back-to-School (tentative) Timeline

***All dates and information are subject to change according to CDC guidelines, Department of Health regulations, ALSDE SEAL Task Force recommendations, and district requirements.

July 20 (date change) - Welcome packets mailed

Packet includes: Team letter/assignment, Class schedule, Bus information, Locker information, Year-long school calendar

*6th graders needing tDap immunization and any students needing an updated blue card, with lease/deed issues, with incomplete online registration, and with any A/R issues will not receive their packets. These students will be notified the week of July 6th by postcard.

July 27 - 30 - Welcome visit to school

Small groups each day by last name to put materials in lockers and walk around.

A-D Monday, July 27th

E-K Tuesday, July 28th

L-R Wednesday, July 29th

S-Z Thursday, July 30th

Fall Open House

August 17th (6th grade)

August 18th (7th/8th)

***All of the above dates and information are subject to change according to CDC guidelines, Department of Health regulations, ALSDE SEAL Task Force recommendations, and district requirements.

Open Communication

We have all become accustomed to a high level of communication during our at home learning phase. Although it may not feel like it, this is your summer vacation! The level of communication always decreases in the summer. However, if you have questions or concerns, we are here to listen and will always respond. You can email us directly or through bumpushelp@hoover.k12.al.us

Dr. Tamala R. Maddox, Prinicipal tmaddox@hoover.k12.al.us

Mr. Justin Jones, 6th grade Asst. Principal jjones@hoover.k12.al.us

Ms. Donna Burke, 7th grade Asst. Principal dburke@hoover.k12.al.us

Mr. Sean Colosimo, 8th grade Asst. Principal scolosimo@hoover.k12.al.us

Be well.

Dr. Tamala R. Maddox

Picking Up Items & Bookkeeping Information

Pick-up Times

Monday - Thursday, 9:00 - 3:00

Locker Bags

We have about 90 left. We will dispose of them before school resumes.


Purchased yearbooks are still being held in the main office. They will not be mailed out unless the student has withdrawn and moved out of town.

We have a few extra yearbooks for sale. Call or come by the main office to purchase one! $55

8th Grade Farewell Gift

Whether an 8th grader ordered a yearbook or not, we have a farewell gift provided by our PTO. If your child did not received their farewell gift, please come by the main office to pick it up.

Refund Checks

If you received a refund check, please cash it as soon as possible.

Textbooks & Library Books

If you have textbooks or library books out from 2019-2020, please turn them in as soon as possible. If not returned, the cost of the books will be added to your child's MySchoolFees, to be paid before registering for 2020-2021.

Contacting and Visiting Us

Our bumpushelp@hoover.k12.al.us email address will continue to be open if you have questions. Our website will be updated frequently with up-to-date information. Our office phones will be manned, 205-439-2200, during June and July from 9:00 - 3:00, Monday - Thursday. And as always, we’re all just an email away. We request that everyone entering the building wear a mask (of some form) to protect us all. If you need to go beyond the lobby area into the building, we will also need to take your temperature. Thank you for your patience.


Online registration - Thanks to everyone who has submitted their information! (802 parents have completed their online registration!) We still have about 300 parents who have not filled out their online registration information. Please fill out your registration information as soon as possible. If, by chance, you did not get an email with your link and snapcode on it, please email Carol Stone @ cstone@hoover.k12.al.us. Before you email, please check your junk and spam mail.

Parents, Welcome Packets will be mailed to students on July 20th. (date change) If you have NOT completed your child's online registration process, if your lease has expired, or if your child's immunization record has expired, your child will NOT receive a packet and their account will be put on hold.


Please keep your residential information updated. If you have moved recently, or if your lease has expired, please email, fax or mail a copy of your new deed or lease along with a current utility bill to Mrs. Stone. Thanks

Fax # - 205-439-2201 Email address - cstone@hoover.k12.al.us


Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

Here is a helpful article regarding the emotional challenges of reopening and returning to school.


The Counselors,

Mrs. Bruno - cbruno@hoover.k12.al.us - 6th gr

Ms. DiMarco - mdimarco@hoover.k12.al.us - 7th gr

Ms. Keith - bkeith@hoover.k12.al.us - 8th gr

The Crisis Center 205-323-7777 (24 hrs) TEXT 205-328-5465

Teen Link 205-328-LINK (5465) Kids Line 205-328-KIDS (5437) available 3-10pm

The Trevor Project 866-488-7346 Jeffco DHR 205-423-4900

Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 Shelby Co DHR 205-669-3000

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800 ­273-TALK (8255) OR text TALK to 741741

PIRC (Psychiatric Intake Response Center) - 205-638-PIRC (7472)”

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**If you plan on attending the volleyball skills/drills and/or tryouts please read the link below**

If you have any questions contact Coach Love

Bumpus Volleyball COVID Procedures


Bumpus Volleyball Skills and Drills

When: July 7th, 8th, & 9th

Where: Competition gym

Time: 8:00am- 10:00am

Bumpus Volleyball Tryout

When: July 27th

Where: Competition Gym

Time: 8:00am-10:00am

All players MUST have a current physical and consent form to participate in the skills and drills and the tryout. Forms are on the Bumpus website. Please upload the forms to Dragonfly. If you have not already, fill out this google form. If you have any questions email Coach Love- mlove@hoover.k12.al.us

*** In accordance with the AHSAA masks are required! Also, please bring your own water bottle***


Girls Basketball - TBA until August.

Coach Rena Holden


Girls Interested in Playing Golf - Here are some links that provide opportunities for girls to take lessons and play in matches to gain experience!



Please email Coach Heard if you have any questions!



Preparation for Math and ELA 2020-2021

If you want to keep the skills of your child sharp during this break, we have provided recommended IXL lessons for both Math and Language Arts.

IXL skills which are important in preparing your child for their Math and ELA classes are listed below by grade level and course.

These are prerequisite topics for each course. Each student may also take the diagnostic test within IXL. The diagnostic test will suggest IXL skills based on performance.

Click on the links below for more information. IXL ELA link IXL Math link


Hoover City Schools Child Nutrition Program is providing Summer Feeding/Free Meals for ANYONE age 18 and younger starting May 26, 2020 - July 24, 2020 With (4) locations, the program will be an outreach to all parameters of the district.


4 Locations - Green Valley Elementary, Berry, Bumpus & Simmons Middle School

Click on the following link for more information!



Bumpus does not offer pre-packaged school supply packs. However, each grade level has assembled a supply list for the 20-21 school year.

6th gr school supply list

7th gr school supply list

8th gr school supply list


CROSS COUNTRY - 2020-2021

If you are planning to run Cross Country this fall, then please join this google classroom account.


It's time to get information out to you. Please share this with anyone you know who didn't run with us last year but is planning to run this year. 6th graders can run but can not compete in the team races.


Coach Doran (Bumpus Coach)


Need to return books to school? The book return container will be located by the front door of the school only on Mondays from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Students, along with library books, you can also drop off your textbooks or any of your classroom teachers books. Remember to read everyday! I miss being at school with you all! Mrs. Mims - dmims@hoover.k12.al.us

Hoover Public Library News

The Hoover Public Library has valuable resources. Here is a message from Katie Jane Morris at Hoover Public Library.

HPL is here to support our librarians, educators, students, and families during these unusual and often difficult times. Please help us spread the word!

Hoover Public Library WEBSITE

This gives you access to our downloadable services, Katie Jane's daily blog post (which is filled with resources), and the help form. This is the best way to get fast answers from the library regarding important issues -- getting and using a library card, downloading digital resources, finding resources for children, getting book recommendations, using technology, doing online research, and more. A person simply gives their name, number, email, and request, and a staff member quickly provides an answer.

We're posting daily storytimes, weekly and monthly challenges, and other online programming.

I don't want to neglect the adults! See what the library is offering YOU!

We're also on Twitter. https://twitter.com/hooverlibrary
And Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/hpllife/


Help spread facts

The impact of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is being felt all over the world. With lots of information being rolled out, it’s important to receive and share accurate information, so that you can take the necessary steps to keep yourself and those around you safe.

We believe we are better when we work together. That’s why we have designed a range of social media posts and poster templates to help our community share accurate information from the World Health Organization.

#stopthespread with these handy tips.

Follow these tips from the World Health Organization to keep yourself safe and help contain the spread of the virus.

1. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
2. Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, and nose.
3. Avoid contact with people who are vulnerable. And if you can’t, wear a mask.
4. Cover your cough with the bend of your elbow.
5. Disinfect surfaces you regularly use.
6. If you feel unwell, stay at home and call your healthcare provider.
7. Only share information from trusted sources.

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