Bumpus E-NEWS!

SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

Bumpus Middle School

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE - DONNA BURKE

Our Spirit Week is next week - September 20th -24th. We will have dress-up days during the week, and in the place of a Pep Rally, we will have a parade outside on campus on Wednesday. We will end the week with our Color Fun/ Color Run Day on Friday, September 24th.


Yes, this is a week of many FUN activities. Researchers have documented a rise in mental health problems and this has paralleled with the lack of opportunity for students to play and have fun. It has been noted in research that adolescents need to take time to play.


For these reasons, we do value playing and having fun. Are academics important, absolutely, but we want to make sure we allow time for our students to have fun too!

Welcome to Bumpus - 7th Grade Assistant Principal - Mrs. Pam Davis

Mrs. Pam Davis was approved at the HBOE meeting on Tuesday night. She comes to us from Jefferson County where she has been an Assistant Principal for the last 5 years. Prior to that she was a middle School math teacher. Mrs. Davis can be reached by email at pdavis@hoover.k12.al.us
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COLOR RUN REMINDERS

Backpacks and Chromebooks

Students should not bring backpacks or chromebooks to school on Friday, September 24 for the Color Run.


Phones

If students bring a phone to school, they will be kept with the Homeroom Teacher during the Color Run. After the Color Run, students will be able to use them appropriately to take pictures with friends.


Checkouts

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.

Dates to Remember

9-20 to 9-24 - BUMPUS SPIRIT WEEK/COLOR RUN

9-24 Fri. COLOR RUN FUN!

9-30 Thurs - SCHOOL PICTURES!

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PTO NEWS!

The Bumpus Color Run will take place on Friday, September 24.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our Color Run next week on Friday, September 24! 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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NEWS FROM OUR COUNSELORS!

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide Prevention Week is 9/5 to 9/11, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10 – 24. It is also one of the leading causes of PREVENTABLE death. We lose approximately 130 young people nationwide in this age group to suicide each week. FOUR out of FIVE teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs. That means in 80% of these cases we have an opportunity to intervene and possibly save a young person who is at-risk.

If you are immediately concerned about your child or a friend, text Crisis Text Line at 741741 or call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). These services are free, confidential and available 24/7.


In order to better serve our students this year, we would like to have your input on the Counseling Department here at Bumpus. Please know we take your comments and concerns into consideration, but may not be able to do or address every idea that is given to us. Please fill out the form at BUMPUS NEEDS ASSESSMENT by September 10. Thank you again for your help!

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)”

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STRESS & ANXIETY VIRTUAL PARENT SEMINAR

https://zoom.us/j/98394493837?pwd=MllLQVpzcnBUTG93NUhCejh0R2cxZz09 Meeting ID: 983 9449 3837 Passcode: 296240
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NEWS FROM MRS. SCHMITH, SCHOOL NURSE

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

FACIAL COVERINGS REQUIRED for the first 30 days (August 10th - September 21st).

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

"New Face Covering Matrix Procedures"

WHAT'S NEW

STUDENT SCHOOL PICTURES 9-30-21

Student pictures will be taken on Thursday, Sept. 30th, during p.e. classes.

This is for all students!

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulatons to our 6th gr. student, Sawyer Collins! Sawyer won First Place in the Alabama Classic Horse Show this past weekend!
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REGISTRATION FEES - DUE 9-30-21

MySchoolFees Is Open!!

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.

https://secure4.myschoolfees.com/Content/forms/myschoolfeesv4guide.pdf


*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.

Powerschool - Student Portal

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.

We have not been given permission to open the parent portal yet. Stay tuned.

CLUBS

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DEBATE TEAM TRYOUTS

Tryouts begin this Friday, September 17th. Competitors should check Google Classroom for specific information about tryout schedules.

HOUSEKEEPING INFORMATION

KEEPING STUDENTS INFORMED!

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!

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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

LUNCH ACCOUNTS

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.

GoFan - TO PURCHASE FOOTBALL TICKETS

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.

ATHLETICS

GAME SCHEDULES

9-16 XC - Oak Mtn. Invite @ Heardmont Park

9-16 Football @ Oak Mtn. M.S.

9-18 XC - Showcase Showdown - Huntsville

9-22 Volleyball vs Simmons (home)

9-23 Football vs Simmons @ HHS

CROSS COUNTRY

The Cross Country team will be racing The Oak Mtn Invitational on September 16th at Heardmont Park in Oak Mountain, Alabama. Come out and support your Cross Country Team!

WRESTLING

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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HOOVER HIGH MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM

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.

BOYS BB TRYOUTS

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.

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Communication

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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