SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
An understanding person is patient and kind.
“No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.” ~ Plato
Grade Level LiveStream Sessions - Tuesday, September 8th
Our Technology Integration Coach will be reviewing tips for success in F2F/Remote Learning and Virtual Learning. Links will be sent out next week. All are encouraged to attend.
- 6th Grade 6:00-6:30
- 7th Grade 6:30-7:00
- 8th Grade 7:00-7:30
Virtual students may pick theirs up M-F, 8:15 - 4:00 in the main office of the school. Thank you.
If you have questions or concerns, we are here to listen and will always respond. You can email us directly or through firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tamala R. Maddox, Prinicipal email@example.com
Mr. Justin Jones, 6th grade Asst. Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Donna Burke, 7th grade Asst. Principal email@example.com
Mr. Sean Colosimo, 8th grade Asst. Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tamala R. Maddox
STUDENT SCHOOL PICTURES
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17TH - LAST NAMES, A-L (During P.E.) - 8:30-3pm.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16TH - ALL VIRTUAL STUDENTS - 1st floor conference room. 8:30-12:30 pm.
Everyone must be in dress code!
INFORMATION FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE, MRS. SCHMITH
Parents, please remember, it is very important to call the health room if your child has been exposed to or is positive for Covid 19 as soon as this information is known. This will help determine if your child needs to stay at home and for how long and if anyone in their class will need to stay home from school as well. All information that is discussed and obtained will be kept confidential and not disclosed to anyone. (except Dr. Maddox, Mrs. Phillips, HCS lead nurse and Health Department (if necessary)) without your permission.
Everyone seems to be doing a good job of wearing their masks while at school. Please keep reminding your child the importance of wearing their mask at all times and maintaining social distancing.
You can contact the Nurse Schmith in the health room at 205-439-2230 or email at email@example.com
Thank you for allowing us to keep your child safe and healthy while at school.
Contacting and Visiting Us
Our firstname.lastname@example.org email address will continue to be open if you have questions. Our website will be updated frequently with up-to-date information. 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.
MySchoolFees opened last Tuesday. Please pay your child's school fees online as soon as possible.
Please remember that Face to Face students using lockers MUST pay the Locker Fee of $10.00. (It is listed under Optional Fees this year because our virtual students who are not using lockers don't have to pay it.) We have the lockers serviced each year and must collect this money to pay the bill for that service. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!
PARENT HOME PORTAL INOW INFORMATION
You can get to it using the Bumpus Website (https://www.hoovercityschools.net/bumpus) under the Resources tab.
ATTENDANCE - MRS. PHILLIPS
Attendance questions? Please email Mrs. Phillips at email@example.com or call (205) 439-2268
- For the first 4-week staggered schedule: Please make every effort to make appointments on the student's virtual days so valuable, in-person instruction is not missed.
- A parent/doctor note is still required within three (3) days of returning in order to excuse an absence or check-in/out and can be dropped in the excuse boxes in the main lobby or throughout the school.
- Anticipated absence forms need to be filled out entirely with parent and all teachers signatures, and turned into the 2nd floor office for approval at least three (3) days prior to the anticipated absence in order for it to be excused. Anticipated Absence Forms should include all consecutive school days within the requested time (including in-building and out-of-building days). Students can pick up the form in the 2nd floor office or download it off the Attendance page on the Bumpus website, have parents fill out and sign, and then have students bring it to school for the teachers to sign prior to turning back in to the 2nd floor office for approval.
NEWS FROM OUR COUNSELORS
We are the counseling team at Bumpus Middle School! We are committed to encouraging, supporting, and empowering our students to become their best selves. Our primary task is to help ALL students become better learners by providing a counseling program that meets their academic and social/emotional needs. We will be meeting with students individually or in groups, providing curriculum-based counseling lessons, collaborating with parents and teachers, and organizing events and resources to benefit and meet the needs of our Bumpus students. We are able to provide brief, short term counseling to help students overcome issues impacting their school performance. Confidentiality between counselor and student is respected unless the student is hurting themselves or has a plan to, is hurting someone else, or someone is hurting them.
Although we do not require parent consent, if you would like to request we meet with your student about a specific concern, please don't hesitate to contact your grade level counselor. Your child can contact us during the school day in person, via email or by using the Counselor Button on our school website.
We are excited to be your child's school counselor and look forward to this school year!
Mrs. Catherine Bruno - 6th grade Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. MaryAnn Grear - 7th grade Counselor email@example.com
Ms. Brennita Keith - 8th grade Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
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)”
DATES TO REMEMBER!
9/3 - Football vs Clay-Chalkville @ HHS
9/3 - XC @ Hewitt-Trussville
SCANTRON TESTING - 8/31-9/4
9/7 - LABOR DAY - SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED
9/9 - Volleyball @ Mtn. Brook
9/10 - Football @ Thompson
INFORMATION FROM OUR P.E. DEPARTMENT
The Bumpus Middle School Physical Education Department wants to reassure you, that your child’s safety is our top priority. Our goal is to provide a quality physical education experience for all students while practicing social distancing in a safe and supportive environment.
In all Physical Education classes at Bumpus,students are instructed to wear their masks when inside and remain aware of the social distancing. They sanitize their hands before entering and after leaving the gym. Each student has an assigned spot labeled on the gym floor with tape. The assigned spots are spaced apart to ensure each student is socially distanced. Students are allowed to bring water bottles to PE. Up to 3 students at a time are allowed to be excused to the restroom during class. When class is over, we stagger dismissal between the classes and using several exits to assist with the social distancing efforts.
When we go outside, students are constantly reminded to remain socially distant. If students are able to maintain their distance, students may take their masks off. Please remind your child that for them to be able to remove their mask when outside, they MUST be at least 6 feet away from anyone.
Students will never be required to do any strenuous activities (i.e. running, lifting, pushing/pulling, etc…) while wearing a mask.
Please remind your child to communicate with their teachers if an issue arises in class. Please continue to communicate with us regarding any concerns you may have.
Bumpus Middle School
Physical Education Department
BUMPUS 2020-2021 DEBATE TEAM
BUMPUS FACE MASKS
PE Instagram : bumpus_bucs_p.e
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!
Tryouts for Girls Basketball, 7th and 8th graders, will be held after school on Monday, October 5th and Tuesday, October 6th after school from 3:30-5pm. Please make sure you login to Dragonfly and get all your info in BEFORE tryouts! You cannot tryout if you do not have the necessary documents uploaded. Please see Coach Holden or Coach Hudson if you have any questions. Thanks, and Go BUCS!'
7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball tryouts will be Oct. 19-20 from 3:30 - 5:30 in the Competition gym. All students must have an AHSAA physical and Hoover consent form on file. Rides MUST be here on time for pickups. Any questions, please contact Coach Jeffries at email@example.com or 205- 439-2235.
BUMPUS BOWLING TEAM
Show your school spirit and purchase a spirit shirt!! ADULT SIZES ONLY: AS-AXL are $15 and 2XL-3XL are $17. You can purchase them on MySchoolFees (MSF): https://secure4.myschoolfees.com
Mark your calendars!! We will be having our first Spirit Night of the school year on September 22nd at Chick-Fil-A at the Grove from 4pm-7pm. PLEASE NOTE: our Chick-Fil-A location this year has changed!
Bumpus Color Run
Due to circumstances beyond our control, The Color Run (our biggest fundraiser) is being pushed back to March 12th. Registration and payments will not be accepted until January 2021. Stay tuned for more details......
Support Bumpus by supporting the PTO! PTO funds are tight right now as we have had to move our biggest fundraiser to the second semester. But our school still has needs and we want to help meet those needs. Please consider making a donation. You can do so on MSF https://secure4.myschoolfees.com. Directions: Once you have paid your required fees, the system should display a green box that says: Registration-Optional fees. Click on the green box and it should take you to the donation amount options.
Fax # - 205-439-2201 Email address - firstname.lastname@example.org
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