October 2, 2020
from the hoover city schools department of equity and educational initiatives
As educators, we are committed to meeting the diverse needs of our students. This means we will serve the HCS community by creating a positive change for students who may not be receiving equitable treatment. We recognize both the existence of disparity in our community and the importance of continuing efforts to remedy those imbalances where they exist in the school system. We have been entrusted at this moment to make a positive difference in the lives of our students. In order to do this, we need to understand the problems that occur on our watch and find appropriate solutions.
We must eliminate any barriers in our school district that have the effect of impeding a child’s academic and social-emotional development so that all may succeed.
August 2020: District Equity and Educational Initiatives
Initiative: Employee Institute Equity Training
Overview:Hoover City Schools employees received equity training on Institute Day. The training addressed Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, How to Have Conversations on Race, and How to Respond to Microaggressions.
Initiative: Equity Training Survey Data
Overview: Click here for the survey results.
Initiative: Elam Leadership Institute Equity Training
Overview: The District Equity Committee received updated training from experts from the Elam Leadership Institute.
Initiative: Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Overview: The Elam Leadership Institute (ELI) oversees the district PBIS school-level processes. ELI will focus on equitable practices and positive behavioral support.
have you made your school instructional donation yet? We are about $4,000 down from last year. I know times are tough for many, but wanted to give one more reminder. This helps our teachers tremendously!
From your PTA
We have reopened the link to purchase any extra COVID items (masks, neck gaiters, and hand santizer) and field trip t-shirts we have on hand. There are limited quantities and sizes available. Here is the link https://greystone.new.memberhub.store/store
Also, there is still time to join PTA if you haven't already!
click above to apply!
To learn more about the league and what COVID-19 precautions are being taken, visit: https://www.asburykidstown.org/basketball.
- The Hoover City Schools Foundation was established in 1992 to bridge the gap between increasingly limited public school funding, and the growing needs of our students and teachers.
- The Foundation has invested in grants in our school system for decades, and on behalf of all of us at the Hoover Board of Education, I want to thank those in our community for "Committing to 36" - representing $1 for each week of school.
- New this year is an option to make your donation on myschoolfees.com. The Riverchase Career Connection Center has this option under their public fees or simply visit https://hoovercsf.org/ and make your tax-deductible donation today!
Light Up Friday Nights
As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, our local healthcare workers, including school nurses, are not letting up. They continue to protect us and care for us when we get sick, and we would like to honor them during the month of October.
Let’s Light Up Friday Nights in our community as a way to say “Thank you” to our healthcare heroes.
If you need any help, contact Mrs. Richey at email@example.com or 205-439-3242.
Mark Your Calendars
October 19 - 23 - Leave a Legacy Fundraiser!
October 26 - 30 - Red Ribbon Week
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.