April 24, 2020
School Supply Information for 2020-2021
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:
We will have another time for turning in documents and
student materials drop off and pick up will resume Monday, May 4th. Please be on the lookout for dates and times.
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
a note from dr. stocks
Please remember that school is back open and has been required since April 6th. While your teachers have provided assignments that should be completed for practice, they have others that they need to see evidence that your child's has mastered the standard. Teachers can also monitor reading on MyON and work in iXL. Some students may even start using a new resource, iStation, which can provide teachers evidence of student work. If your child is having trouble completing any assignments, please work with your child's teacher. If there is no evidence of work for an entire week without explanation, you will receive a reminder letter from me through the mail.
Progress reports will be sent in the form of an email on Monday. Your child will receive a pass, fail, or incomplete for his/her work in each subject. If you have questions, contact your child's teacher.
I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. We look forward to the day we can all be back together face to face.
Parents, if you run into difficulty and have needs regarding internet access, device availability, or transportation to pick up essential items at the school, please contact Dr. Stocks.
a note from mrs. williams about chromebooks
Here are some considerations BEFORE bringing the device to the school to be left for a repair.
We are working with the district to follow all of the required precautions during this time. This will cause the chromebook repair process to take longer than usual. Technicians will pick up after there has been a period of quarantining. It may take 5-7 days for devices to be returned to the building.
Chromebooks will only be repaired if they are not working. The technology department will only process critical repairs during this time.
If there is a need for a repair, please email Mrs. Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please let her know the student’s name and the reason a repair is needed. For now, if the chromebook is working, do not turn it in for a repair.
When a repair is completed and the device is returned to the building, Mrs. Williams will communicate with you.
Grace Klein Community is a resource for food. We know that some parents are concerned about providing food for their children. We have created a form for these parents to sign up to receive food while the schools are out. Click here for the form.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding the School Closure and COVID-19.
How Can I Support My Child If They Are Experiencing Anxiety During COVID-19?
Many causes or contributing factors can lead to anxiety and stress during COVID -19; social isolation, school work, uncertainty about the pandemic, etc. Here are some ways you can help:
“Knowledge is power.” Make sure you have the facts from trusted groups like the CDC.
Develop a routine that matches as close to what it was before we had to socially isolate.
Listen and check in frequently with your child.
Make sure you and your child practice self-care: get enough sleep, eat healthily, and exercise.
Make sure to stay virtually connected. This is good for kids and adults. Speak with friends, family, teachers, counselors, and co-workers.
Make plans for activities you can do together - watch a movie, go for a bicycle ride, go for a hike. Build activities into your weekly routine.
Teach coping skills - deep breathing, walking, journaling, reading, drawing, etc.
Be mindful of screen time. Too much information often causes anxiety and stress. Recognize when news or other media might be causing an increase in anxiety symptoms, and know that it is okay to unplug when needed
Focus on the positive.
Always reach out to your counselor if you need assistance. Counselors are still here and available to help students, parents, and families.
Added to and adapted from NAMI, Child Mind Institute, and the CDC
First Aid for Feelings
An additional resource for parents of elementary students is a free downloadable workbook from the Yale Child Study Center called First Aid for Feelings. This is a workbook to help kids cope during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The workbook in English and Spanish can be found here:
THe Counselor's corner
If you are in need of counseling for your student, please email our School Counselor, Kristin Amos-White at email@example.com.
Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 9am-11:30am and 12:30-3pm.
Please be advised this email is not monitored 24-7 so If you have a medical emergency and need immediate assistance, please call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room. Here are other resources if needed:
The Crisis Center 205-323-7777 (24 hrs)
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
Shelby Co DHR 205-669-3000
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800 273-TALK (8255) OR text TALK to 741741
PIRC (Psychiatric Intake Response Center) - 205-638-PIRC (7472)
For food, contact Hoover Helps at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your school counselor via email.
For other needs through Neighborhood Bridges, please contact your school counselor via email.
Online Reading Resources
If you have any questions on how to use these resources, please email Mrs. Richey at email@example.com
- Storyline Online https://www.storylineonline.net/ Hundreds of books read by famous people!
- Storytime with Ryan & Craig https://www.ryanandcraig.com/read-alouds Hilarious read alouds for all ages!
- MyOn (on Clever) Fiction and nonfiction books and activities.
- Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) On Clever or go to https://www.avl.lib.al.us/ eBooks and databases for all ages! Read an eBook, learn to speak a new language, research a favorite topic, or explore Animals & Science on PebbleGo
- Sora by OverDrive (on Clever or download the free app) More than 1,500 great eBooks & Audiobooks ready for students to borrow. Click here for directions.
- Capstone Interactive Books http://www.mycapstonelibrary.com/login/ Username: abc Password:123 *Make sure to click Capstone Interactive at login
- PebbleGo (complete access with more options than AVL) https://site.pebblego.com/login Username: eol Password: 123
- BookFlix https://bit.ly/2UjV24B Great selection of books and activities! Username: Learning20 Password: Clifford
- TrueFlix https://bit.ly/3ajEbEE Great selection of nonfiction books and activities! Username: Learning20 Password: Clifford
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