Greystone News

May 15, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020


Current Students AND

High School Seniors (former GSES students)

Last Names A - K: 5:00 - 5:20

Last Names L - Z: 5:20 - 5:40


Families will follow the afternoon carpool line like normal during the designated times. Feel free to decorate your car or have a sign with your name(s) so teachers can know who is in the car.


Teachers will be spaced out along the drive to wave to you.


To ensure social distancing, student safety, and to maintain the schedule, all non-HCS employees must stay in their cars.

Want to know who is 2nd semester House champion? Come to the Drive Thru Farewell for the announcement!

House Teams of Greystone: Hawks, Lions, Wolves, Turtles, Dolphins

Students... FYI - HOUSE points reset at the beginning of the year. You will not be earning any more HOUSE points after today!

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School Supply Information for 2020-2021

New Kindergarten students... Don't forget to ask your parents to complete your registration forms, copy the required documents, and drop them off at the school!

new student pre-registration is now open. please register your kindergarten children and share with others.

If your child is currently enrolled in HCS, there is no action needed on your part; however, please share as needed.


Looking ahead to the 2020-2021 School Year, we invite families to complete our HCS New Student Pre-Registration Form. This process helps our schools plan for the upcoming year. The form is provided in both English and Spanish:


https://bit.ly/2020_2021NewStudentEnglish

https://bit.ly/2020_2021NewStudentSpanish


Paper registration forms and copies of documents may be turned in during any of our curbside drop off/pick up days. Registration packets are available on our website or you may pick up paper copies of the registration packet during those times.

Free Meals M-F from 11 - 1

Free Nutritious Meals - Children 18 and Younger

[ONE LOCATION: GREEN VALLEY ELEMENTARY]

Hoover City Schools: Free Meals for Children
(NOT required to be on Free & Reduced Lunch Program)

Curbside pickup of grab-and-go bagged meals will be available for children 18 and younger at Green Valley Elementary School (3200 Old Columbiana Road). These meals include breakfast and lunch items.


  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Children must be present to receive meals
  • Meals cannot be consumed on-site
  • Social distancing: families must stay inside vehicles during curbside pickup

Library news

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Imagine Your Story!

The Hoover Public Library Online Summer Reading Program has begun! Sign up at https://hooverlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 and watch the kickoff video at https://youtu.be/tFNdo_CBPbs

Internet Safety - Keeping kids safe - 10 tips for adults

  1. Limit Screen Time - Set limits for school assignments, gaming, and talking with friends so that your student doesn’t veer towards other online activities.

  2. Protect Your Personal Identifiable Information - Don’t share any information that a stranger could use to find out more about you. This includes; full name, date of birth, address, and school name. Turn off your location. Double-check that your student is not using P.I.I. on games and social media.

  3. Control Downloads and Installations - Prevent your student from potentially dangerous online environments by vetting any new apps or games.

  4. Get Talking! - Conversations with your student can help you learn more about your student’s online lives and why it’s important to them.

  5. Reinforce Social Awareness - Talk to your student about recognizing safe and unsafe situations and when they need to ask for help. Like in real life; we teach our kids to stay away from strangers, we need to remind them not to have private online connections with people they do not know.

  6. Model Safe Behavior - Kids watch and learn from the adults around them. Make sure you model online safety.

  7. Set a No-Photo Rule - For younger students, set a no-photo rule. Make it clear they are not to share a photo without an adult present. For older students, set guidelines regarding what kinds of photos they can share. Remember - protect you P.I.I.

  8. Create a Safety Plan - Have a plan in place so that your student knows exactly what to do when someone asks for personal information or makes them feel unsafe in any way.

  9. Create a List of Approved Online Spaces - Keep a list of websites, games, apps, and social media platforms that are approved and safe to use.

  10. Get Online Together - Ask your student, to teach you how to play their favorite online game. Explore YouTube and TikTok. Create fun videos together.


These guidelines are provided by Move This World.

internet safety checklist for students

There are a lot of great things to do online but remember to stay safe. Before you post anything or connect with others through games, apps, and social media, use this checklist to keep yourself safe:


  1. I am not sharing P.I.I. like my name, address, birthday, or school name. My location is turned off.

  2. I am not posting pictures without my parent’s approval.

  3. My parents know my online profile and are familiar with the websites, games, and apps I am using.

  4. I am not talking to anyone I don’t know.


How do you know when something online may be unsafe? Talk to an adult when:


  1. If someone asks for your personally identifiable information.

  2. If someone you don’t know wants to connect over email, private message, or video chat.

  3. If someone asks you to send pictures.

  4. If you see or experience bullying

  5. If anything you see makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Trust yourself!


These guidelines are provided by Move This World.

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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

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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