Bumpus E-News

September 24, 2023

R. F. Bumpus Middle School

ATTENDANCE: bumpusattendance@hoover.k12.al.us

FOR ALL ATHLETIC NEWS AND INFO: https://bumpusathletics.com/

Other accounts to follow:

Bumpus Instagram: @RFBumpus

Bumpus Athletics Instagram: @bumpusbucsathletics

Bumpus Athletics Twitter: @BucsBumpus

PE Instagram: @bumpus_bucs_p.e

Bumpus Photo Instagram: @rfb_photo

Bumpus Photo Facebook: @BUMPUS.DIGIPHOTO

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A Message from our Principal- Donna Burke

Dear Bumpus families--

We had an AWESOME week! The students enjoyed Spirit Week which ended with a Pep Rally and the COLOR RUN. The Pep Rally was the first one we have had since 2019 and it was so fun!

Hats off to the PTO and all of the volunteers who made the COLOR RUN a success. This event is not an easy one to “pull off” but our parents and volunteers did a great job. We also appreciate the peer helpers from the high school. This is an incredible group of students who help out with the COLOR RUN every year!

We will go back to our “regular scheduled programming” next week!

Thanks again for all of your support & GO BUCS!

Donna Burke

Principal - RFBumpus

From the Bookkeeper- Shanthi Ravikumar

Chromebook Device Protection Plan Fees Due by September 29


The last day to pay for Device Protection plan is 9/29 by 3:00 PM. Please see the Chromebook Information details below regarding the recent changes regarding Chromebooks this year.

Additionally, School Fees for the 2023-23 School Year are now posted on MySchoolFees.

You can use the link below to pay for both the Chromebook Device Protection Plan and your child's School Fees. Thank you!

Link to My School Fees

Please use this link to pay for School Fees, Chromebook Insurance, PE Uniforms, Color Run, PTO Donations, and other fees.



Please note recent changes that have been made regarding Chromebooks:

  • If your student has a Chromebook with a clear case issued by HCS, please do not take the case off as it voids the warranty. 6th graders will be receiving new Chromebooks with clear cases within the first few weeks of school. Please do not take the cases off.

  • A revised HCS Chromebook Protection Plan (pages 8-9) will be available to purchase during the month of September with school fees. The second repair is no longer covered by the plan, but it will be determined by an HCS staff or designee. Additionally, damage that is deemed intentional is not covered by the plan, and the full amount of repair/replacement will be due. Please see the image below for more details.

If you have a Chromebook in need of repair, please bring it to the first-floor office to Mrs. Stacey.

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PTO News

Thank you for an amazing Color Run!

Thank you all for your support of Color Run 2023! It was an amazing day thanks to everyone’s support. We would like to send a special shout-out to these Corporate Sponsors who supported our event.


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Schedules for Fall Sports

Please click on the link to get schedules for each Fall sport at Bumpus. Please be aware that some dates and times may change-- so always check the RFBMS Important Dates and Events image posted at the top of our Enews. This same image runs daily on our school slideshow shown on all of our TV monitors. This will be updated as schedules become available.


Information regarding over-the-counter medications at school


Please read the following guidelines for having medication at school. At NO TIME should students self-carry any over-the-counter medications on their person as stated in the outlined box.

Thank you,

Melanie Schmith, RN

School Nurse

Join us September 26 for a discussion about Trends in Juvenile Drug Use

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"We don't always have to fix things for our kids. Sometimes, they just need us to listen."

Learn how to listen better on @PsychToday #ActiveListening #ParentingTips #RFBMS

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Library News from Mrs. Mims

Library News:

Welcome Back Everyone! Students may check out up to 3 books from the library. Students may check out only 1 print book at a time, but they can also check out eBooks and Audiobooks online using the Destiny Library Catalog or the online catalog called Sora. Students can access the 2 catalogs through their Clever account on their Chromebooks. The checkout period is 30 days for print, eBooks, and Audiobooks. Please encourage your students to read at least 20 minutes a day to improve their reading skills. Students may check their Destiny library account to see what books they have checked out. Library account emails are sent to parents/guardians and students every Tuesday at 5:00 P.M. This email will let students see what print book they have checked out and when it is due back to the library.

If you have any questions email Mrs. Mims at dmims@hoover.k12.al.us

Destiny Library catalog https://hooverk12.follettdestiny.com/

Sora Library Catalog https://soraapp.com/library/hcmsal

Volunteers needed for the Fall musical

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Recycle Your Magazines for Family Living

Family living classes uses magazines for projects. If you have any old magazines-- fashion, food, sports, decorating of any kind, bag them up and send them to Mrs. Fitzgerald, Family Living. We would really appreciate them. You can drop them off at the front office or send them with your student to the Family Living classroom B203/B201.

Bus Expectations for 23-24


Please read the following letter from Hoover City Schools regarding expectations for all middle school bus riders.

Bus Expectations for Middle School Students

From the School Nurse-- Melanie Schmith

Regarding Covid and Flu Tracking

Hoover City School nurses are tracking Covid positive and Flu positive cases by total number only. You may report your Covid positive or Flu positive status to the school nurse. The school nurses are not calculating isolation/quarantine dates for students/employees. If a student tests positive for Covid or Flu , parents should follow the recommendations of their health care provider for return to school dates and masking recommendations.

Important information for all of our Bumpus Families

Use this link to access some important information about Bumpus. https://bit.ly/RFBumpusInfo

Here is our “Frequently Asked Questions” document for you. You can also ask questions when you come to school on Thursday or you can email bumpushelp@hoover.k12.al.us.

Please be aware of our Bus Expectations as well as our Carpool Procedures.

Power School Portal

Use this link to view schedules and bookmark it to check grades during the year

Breakfast and Lunch Information

Breakfast cost is $2.00 and lunch cost is $3.00.

Please use the QR Codes in the image below or the following links for more information.

To apply for Free or Reduced meals

To pay for meals

Daily Lunch Menu for Bumpus

Free & Reduced Lunch

Link to sign up for Free or Reduced Lunch

From the Registrar's Office- Carol Stone


If your lease has expired (or will expire) during the current school year, please ensure that you have provided a copy of your new lease and a current utility bill to Bumpus. Conversely, if you have moved during the current school year, please provide us with a copy of your new lease or deed and a current utility bill.

Your child's account will be put on hold if their residency information is not current.


Please contact Mrs. Stone, our school Registrar, if you are planning on moving anytime during the school year. There is a procedure we have to follow to withdraw your child. You will also need to fill out an "Intent to Withdraw" form on our website. The Registrar will contact you once she receives the "Intent to Withdraw" information. In addition to the "Intent to Withdraw", you will need to come into the school to withdraw, turn in your child's Chromebook, etc. Please call her at 205-439-2212 or email her cstone@hoover.k12.al.us.

Join us at Bumpus as a Substitute Teacher!

Would you like to be a substitute teacher? Visit https://www.hoovercityschools.net/ and look for the Human Resources tab under Departments. You may also contact Amanda Hiltbruner at ahiltbruner@hoover.k12.al.us or 205-439-1045 for additional information.

Flexible work locations and days! Current substitute teacher pay rate is $100 per day (certification/licensure requirements apply)


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. Kerry Efurd, 7th-grade Asst. Principal kefurd@hoover.k12.al.us

Mr. Sean Colosimo, 8th-grade Asst. Principal scolosimo@hoover.k12.al.us

On occasion, GOOGLE identifies certain emails as SPAM and blocks these emails. If you have sent an email to a staff member at Bumpus and have not received a response, call the main office at 205-439-2200 and leave a message for the staff member you are trying to reach.


Includes the Dress Code, Class I, II, and III offenses, Threat Assessment protocol, and more.


Counseling Website for more information and mental health contacts.

Ms. Chardae Franklin- 6th-grade Counselor chafranklin@hoover.k12.al.us

Ms. Zaneta Heard - 7th-grade Counselor zheard@hoover.k12.al.us

Ms. Brennita Keith - 8th-grade Counselor bkeith@hoover.k12.al.us