Greystone News

April 10, 2020

bag/materials pick up and drop off is monday, april 13 from 8:00 - 10:00 am There will not be another pick up/drop off during April.

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Click here for information on how to help your child during this time. We understand you may be feeling overwhelmed, but we are a strong Greystone community and we will get through this together.
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Free Meals M-F from 11 - 1

Free Nutritious Meals - Children 18 and Younger


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

You survived week 1 of elearning. It might have been filled with fun , learning new things together, with tears without the teacher, or with frustration using technology. Whatever your experience, our teachers are here to support you and your child.

At the end of next week (or even sooner), let your teacher know how things are going. They are learning what a good balance is for work at home because it is very different from being at school. We are going to figure this out together.

Also, remember that our teachers are amazing and they will all be delivering instruction in different ways. They are all helping their kids work towards the same standards, but just might get there through varied experiences and instruction delivery.

I hope you enjoy some unplugged time with your children and don't forget that they have awesome learning experiences from specials, too.

Have a great weekend!

Dr. Stocks

You can turn in library books on any pick up/drop off day before the end of the school year. You can also turn in any classroom books, papers, or materials on any pick up/drop off day.

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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.

  1. 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.

  2. Chromebooks will only be repaired if they are not working. The technology department will only process critical repairs during this time.

  3. If there is a need for a repair, please email Mrs. Williams ( 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.

  4. When a repair is completed and the device is returned to the building, Mrs. Williams will communicate with you.

COVID-19 Update

Click here for a resource: Taking Care of Our Mental Health During COVID-19

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.

Why taking breaks are important

As school began again last Monday, it was probably great to get back to a somewhat normal school routine, but it may have also been a bit stressful. Taking breaks is an essential part of taking care of your mental and physical health. Even a five-minute break can decrease stress, restore motivation, increase productivity and creativity and can improve learning. Here are just a few ways to add a mental health break during or after your school day.

  • Begin a gratitude jar - every day write down one thing you are grateful for to fill the jar.

  • Be present and encourage your child to share their thoughts and talk through feelings.

  • Maintain your physical well being and take a break to cook a meal, exercise, and play.

  • Spend 2 - 3 minutes practicing deep breathing.

  • Encourage your child to maintain contact with their friends on an appropriate virtual platform.

  • Find an activity that encourages creativity: art, music, journaling, etc.


  • Play “Sound Search” - spend some time outside sitting still and identifying as many different sounds as possible.

  • Go “old school”, play cards, board games, dominoes or put together a puzzle.

THe Counselor's corner

If you are in need of counseling for your student, please email our School Counselor, Kristin Amos-White at

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)

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

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 or contact your school counselor via email.

For other needs through Neighborhood Bridges, please contact your school counselor via email.

Library news

Online Reading Resources

If you have any questions on how to use these resources, please email Mrs. Richey at

House Teams of Greystone: Hawks, Lions, Wolves, Turtles, Dolphins
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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.

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Greystone Elementary

Greystone Elementary is committed to ensuring all information is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability or face any barriers accessing website content, please contact (205) 439-3200.
EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES  (Board policy, 6.6) No student will be unlawfully excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the Board on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, disability, creed, national origin, sex, immigrant or migrant status, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status. All career and technical education opportunities are offered to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. The district also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Mrs. Claire Moore, IDEA Coordinator Mrs. Marley Stephens, Section 504 Coordinator Dr. Debra Smith, Title I Coordinator Dr. Cindy Adams, Title II Coordinator Mrs. Claire Moore, Title III Coordinator Dr. Tera Simmons, Title IX Coordinator Hoover City Schools 2810 Metropolitan Way Hoover, AL 35243 (205) 439-1000  EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  (Board policy, 5.13.1) The Board is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel actions and decisions will be made without regard to factors or considerations prohibited by federal or state law (as such laws may from time to time be amended), including but not limited to race, gender, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, and religious preference. Subject to the limitations set forth in 4.6.2, the general complaint (grievance) policy (4.6.1) may be used to present any complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or harassment. Inquiries regarding compliance and complaint procedures can be directed to:  Mary Veal, Equal Opportunity Employment Coordinator  Hoover City Schools 2810 Metropolitan Way Hoover, AL 35243 (205) 439-1000