Bumpus E-NEWS!

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

Bumpus Middle School

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We are so excited about the Color Fun / Color Run Day!! Here are a few reminders:

1. Students should not bring backpacks or Chromebooks to school. Students can bring a small drawstring bag.

2. All students should bring a water bottle to school.

3. If a student brings a phone, the student is responsible for it. The school does not take any responsibility for phones if they are broken or lost. Phones can only be used after the COLOR RUN.

4. Students who ride the bus should bring a towel for the bus. Students should leave the towel on the bus in the morning, and the students should sit on the towel when they get on the bus in the afternoon. Students riding carpool will also need to sit on a towel in the car when picked up after school.

5. Please review the Color Run Dress Code below.


Checkouts will be difficult so if students are going to need to checkout on Friday, parents should check out students out prior to the run ...... before 1pm.

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Dates to Remember


9-24 Fri. COLOR RUN FUN!

9-28 Tues. - GO GOLD FOR AUTUMN - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Wear Yellow/Gold!



The Bumpus Color Run will take place TOMORROW, September 24.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our Color Run TOMORROW! Thank you to those of you who registered, as well as everyone who has volunteered to serve at our run. It will be a day of fun our students will not forget.
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2021 Color Run Sponsors

We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to all of the amazing sponsors who are helping to make our 2021 Color Run happen! We appreciate your support!

Allison Burleson, Realtor
Birch Tree Day Spa
College Admissions Made Possible
CRST International
D-BAT SW Birmingham
DMS Color
D.R. Horton Birmingham / Tuscaloosa
Robb Williams - EXP Realty Hoover
Khushi and Zena, LLC
Prestige Movers
Riverchase Collision Repair
Samuelson Orthodontics
Signature Homes
Touch & Glow Nails Spa
The Trak Shak
Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux Hoover
Paragon HM Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley
3 of a Kind Realty Group
Camellia House
I See Me, Inc.
Heather Goss Real Estate Group
Forestdale Express Wash
Riveting Relics, LLC
Shay's Jewelers
The Church at Ross Bridge
Weatherly Animal Hospital
Meridian Clinical Research
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Highlights from RFB's Outside Pep Rally/Parade!


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Hoover City Schools is partnering with IMPACT Family Counseling to provide the Family Strengthening Program. This program will be offered for free to families with middle school students. The program consists of one evening session a week for six weeks total and will be offered multiple times throughout the school year. If you are interested in participating or learning more about this opportunity, please contact your child’s counselor.

Mrs. Catherine Bruno - 6th grade Counselor cbruno@hoover.k12.al.us

Mrs. MaryAnn Grear - 7th grade Counselor mgrear@hoover.k12.al.us

Ms. Brennita Keith - 8th grade Counselor bkeith@hoover.k12.al.us

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)”


https://zoom.us/j/98394493837?pwd=MllLQVpzcnBUTG93NUhCejh0R2cxZz09 Meeting ID: 983 9449 3837 Passcode: 296240
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If your child has ANY symptoms of illness, please keep him/her at home until you can determine the cause of the symptoms. If your child has symptoms and they have been tested for COVID-19, they must remain home until the COVID-19 test results are reported to you. Per the ADPH Back to School Guidance, if your child has symptoms and has a negative covid test result, the child should stay home for 10 days UNLESS a healthcare provider issues an alternate diagnosis. We don't need to know the specific diagnosis but we need to know there is a diagnosis other than COVID-19 to explain the symptoms. When students report to school with symptoms of illness and subsequently test positive for COVID-19, they have exposed countless others, creating multiple close contact individuals and additional COVID positive cases. Please refer to the ADPH Back to School Guidance pages numbered 13 and 15, or your personal Healthcare Professional if you have questions. https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/assets/cov-school-guidance-073021.pdf


Click on the following link to view the "revised face covering plan" beginning Sept. 22.

"New Face Covering Matrix Procedures"



CONGRATULATIONS to the following student who qualified for the Swim/Dive Team at Hoover High School - Ryan Miller, Anika Begur, Sragvi Gaddam, and Tinzley Phifer! Way to go, BUCS!


Congratulations to 8th grader Hasini Grandhi who was selected to be a part of the World Games Youth Choir 2022. The World Games 2022 Youth Choir is comprised of selected 7th-12th graders from the Birmingham area that will perform at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of The Games.

Powerschool - Student Portal and Parent Home Portal Information

Powerschool Home Portal for Students

Students can access the portal through CLEVER. Students can follow these directions to view their grades and attendance. If you have any questions about your student's grades, please contact your teachers directly.

Powerschool Home Portal for Parents

Information was sent home last Tuesday with your child. Your child would have received the parent letter during their homeroom class. You will be able to keep up with your child's grades and attendance. Follow the directions on your letter which also contains your Access ID and password.


Student pictures will be taken on Thursday, Sept. 30th, during p.e. classes. 8:15-3pm

This is for all students, face to face and virtual!


Required Fees due by 9/30/21!

Registration fees opened for payment on MySchoolFees on Sept. 1, 2021. Please go to https://secure4.myschoolfees.com to pay your required fees. Required fees are due by 9/30/21.

After you have paid any previous outstanding balances and the required fees, you will be able to "Continue Shopping" to pay some optional fees and donations! After you click on "Continue Shopping", just click on the green box that says "Registration--Optional Fees" and a page of fees will appear including PTO Donation, other donations, and the Yearbook fee.

After you pay those fees, you can "Continue Shopping" and look at the fees under the green box and see if any of those apply to your student.

If you have not used MySchoolFees before, please click on the following link to the User's Guide.


*If you do not have a MasterCard, a Discover card, or electronic checks, you may pay by exact cash or check at the drop box in the school lobby. Check MySchoolFees to see exactly what you owe.



Tryouts begin this Friday, September 17th. Competitors should check Google Classroom for specific information about tryout schedules.
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Students can stay informed with “all things Bumpus” by clicking on the HCS Bookmark Tab on their Chromebooks and scrolling to the Bumpus News. This gives them access to our announcement monitor slides that are running throughout our school with lots of important information and photos! Go Bucs!


Please email Mrs. Prescott at jprescott@hoover.k12.al.us or call (205) 439-2268 concerning any attendance issues.

A reminder about excuse notes...

*Parent's note or email note must contain a signature to be accepted

*Absences are excused for the following reasons:

  1. illness

  2. death in the immediate family

  3. inclement weather

  4. legal quarantine

  5. emergency conditions as determined by the Principal/Designee or Superintendent/Designee

  6. permission of Principal and consent of parent


All students will have free breakfast and lunch during the 2021-2022 school year. While breakfast and lunch will be free, à la carte items such as extra snacks and beverages must be purchased. To replenish your child’s lunch account, please visit MySchoolBucks.com or send cash or check with your student to pay in the lunchroom or a secure drop box for lunch payments is located in the Front Lobby.


Ticketing. Everyone who attends the game are encouraged to buy a ticket online using GoFan.com. Use this link to purchase tickets. https://gofan.co/app/school/AL68127

The following procedures must be adhered to:

  • Tickets must be pre-purchased through GoFan (see instructions below).
  • All tickets are $7.00 for both adults and children. Children 5 and under are free.



9-23 RFB Football vs Simmons @ HHS

9-25 RFB XC @ Veterans' Park "Under the Lights"

9-27 RFB Volleyball @ Lib. Park

9-29 RFB Football @ Berry @ SPHS


The cross country team will be competing in the Spain Park Twilight Race this Saturday at Veterans Park. Girls run at 5:45 pm and the Boys run at 6:15 pm.


BUMPUS WRESTLING NEEDS YOU! Any 7th or 8th grade male or female, athlete or non-athlete not involved in a winter sport can sign up for wrestling. Join the 21-22 Bumpus Wrestling Google Classroom with code hay5zxu. We will announce a time and date our pre-season meeting soon.
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INTERESTED IN THE MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM? Anyone who is interested in joining the cross-country mountain bike team should email Mr. David Crossman (dkcrossm@mindspring.com) for more information. Team trains locally and races in different locations throughout the state. Everyone participates! There is no bench! Information Meeting at Hoover High School (look for team tent in parking lot) on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00PM. Read more about us in our Information Flyer. Stay current by following our Facebook (@hooverbucscycling) and/or our Instagram (hooverbucsmtb) page.
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7th-8th Grade Boys Basketball tryouts will be October 18-19th 3:45-5:30. Must have a valid AHSAA physical and Hoover consent form uploaded on Dragonfly to participate. Go to Bumpus Athletics webpage and register on Dragonfly. Any questions, please contact Coach Jeffries or Coach Peckham.

Join this google classroom if interested in trying out I56do65.


If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email or call. If the question is specific to a teacher, email the teacher directly. If you have a general question you can email us directly or through bumpushelp@hoover.k12.al.us

If you have a question email your administrator.

Ms. Donna Burke, Principal dburke@hoover.k12.al.us

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

Mrs. Pamela Davis, 7th grade and Principal pdavis@hoover.k12.al.us

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

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