Bumpus SUMMER E-NEWS!
JULY 13, 2020
After our HCS Board Meeting tonight, we should have even more answers to many of our burning questions. Please see the district website for specific plans. Here's what I know for Bumpus (subject to change based on HCS and ALSDE guidance)....
All Bumpus students have the option of traditional in-person school or virtual school. This decision needs to be submitted by Friday, July 17th at noon. Virtual school students will be supported by Bumpus teachers to the greatest extent possible. The statewide virtual school learning platform is by SchoolsPLP. The initial district training will begin the end of this week. Some, but not all, Bumpus electives will be offered.
All Bumpus students are being asked to mask if you're moving. Students can remove their mask when seated. All Bumpus personnel will have a face mask with the expectation that a teacher be in mask and/or shield at all times based on the instructional need. The state is providing three reusable masks per student and adult. In the classroom, students will be facing the same direction to the greatest extent possible. Students are asked to bring their own filled water bottle. We have water filling stations throughout the school but students may not sip from a water fountain.
Before & After School Activities
Virtual school students can participate in extracurricular activities. If it is a selected group such as Math Team or a specific band/choir, students will have to demonstrate proficiency in order to perform/participate with the group.
School Access and Transportation
Students will be assigned hall lockers. A staggered rotation of locker visits is planned to decrease the number of students in the halls. Bumpus students are being asked to mask in order to ride the bus.
The Bumpus health room will be available for routine health matters. Students exhibiting COVID-like systems will be quarantined in another area until parents arrive.
Bumpus is planning to provide students with three seating options to allow for adequate distancing during lunch. Students will be offered seating outside, in the cafeteria and in the classroom.
Students with an IEP or 504 should consult with their case manager to determine the best setting for learning.
HCS will not be conducting contact tracing. However, we will comply with local agency requests, such as from ADPH, as we always do for other illnesses such as flu and measles.
More information to come.....
If you plan to come into the building.
Please be prepared to wear a face covering and to have your temperature read by a handheld scanner. We also have hand sanitizer available. Thank you for helping to keep us all safe.
Back-to-School (tentative) Timeline
***All dates and information are subject to change according to CDC guidelines, Department of Health regulations, ALSDE SEAL Task Force recommendations, and district requirements.
July 20 (date change) - Welcome packets mailed
Packet includes: Team letter/assignment, Class schedule, Bus information, Locker information, Year-long school calendar
*6th graders needing tDap immunization and any students needing an updated blue card, with lease/deed issues, with incomplete online registration, and with any A/R issues will not receive their packets.
July 27 - 30 - Welcome visit to school
Small groups each day by last name to put materials in lockers and walk around.
A-D Monday, July 27th
E-K Tuesday, July 28th
L-R Wednesday, July 29th
S-Z Thursday, July 30th
Fall Open House
August 17th (6th grade)
August 18th (7th/8th)
***All of the above dates and information are subject to change according to CDC guidelines, Department of Health regulations, ALSDE SEAL Task Force recommendations, and district requirements.
We have all become accustomed to a high level of communication during our at home learning phase. Although it may not feel like it, this is your summer vacation! The level of communication always decreases in the summer. However, if you have questions or concerns, we are here to listen and will always respond. You can email us directly or through email@example.com
Dr. Tamala R. Maddox, Prinicipal firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Justin Jones, 6th grade Asst. Principal email@example.com
Ms. Donna Burke, 7th grade Asst. Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Sean Colosimo, 8th grade Asst. Principal email@example.com
Dr. Tamala R. Maddox
Picking Up Items & Bookkeeping Information
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 - 3:00
We have about 90 left. We will dispose of them before school resumes.
Purchased yearbooks are still being held in the main office. They will not be mailed out unless the student has withdrawn and moved out of town.
We have a few extra yearbooks for sale. Call or come by the main office to purchase one! $55
8th Grade Farewell Gift
Whether an 8th grader ordered a yearbook or not, we have a farewell gift provided by our PTO. If your child did not received their farewell gift, please come by the main office to pick it up.
If you received a refund check, please cash it as soon as possible.
Textbooks & Library Books
If you have textbooks or library books out from 2019-2020, please turn them in as soon as possible. If not returned, the cost of the books will be added to your child's MySchoolFees, to be paid before registering for 2020-2021.
Contacting and Visiting Us
Our firstname.lastname@example.org email address will continue to be open if you have questions. Our website will be updated frequently with up-to-date information. Our office phones will be manned, 205-439-2200, during June and July from 9:00 - 3:00, Monday - Thursday. And as always, we’re all just an email away. We request that everyone entering the building wear a mask (of some form) to protect us all. If you need to go beyond the lobby area into the building, we will also need to take your temperature. Thank you for your patience.
ONLINE REGISTRATION - PLEASE FILL OUT ASAP
Parents, Welcome Packets will be mailed to students on July 20th. (date change) If you have NOT completed your child's online registration process, if your lease has expired, or if your child's immunization record has expired, your child will NOT receive a packet and their account will be put on hold.
Fax # - 205-439-2201 Email address - email@example.com
NEWS FROM OUR COUNSELORS
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
Here is a helpful article regarding the emotional challenges of reopening and returning to school.
Mrs. Bruno - firstname.lastname@example.org - 6th gr
Ms. DiMarco - email@example.com - 7th gr
Ms. Keith - firstname.lastname@example.org - 8th gr
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)”
Bumpus Volleyball TRYOUTS
When: July 27th
Where: Competition Gym
All players MUST have a current physical and consent form to participate in the skills and drills and the tryout. Forms are on the Bumpus website. Please upload the forms to Dragonfly. If you have not already, fill out this google form. If you have any questions email Coach Love- email@example.com
*** In accordance with the AHSAA masks are required! Also, please bring your own water bottle***
Girls Basketball - TBA until August.
Coach Rena Holden
MATH and ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS SUMMER IXL SUPPORT
Preparation for Math and ELA 2020-2021
If you want to keep the skills of your child sharp during this break, we have provided recommended IXL lessons for both Math and Language Arts.
IXL skills which are important in preparing your child for their Math and ELA classes are listed below by grade level and course.
These are prerequisite topics for each course. Each student may also take the diagnostic test within IXL. The diagnostic test will suggest IXL skills based on performance.
KIDS EAT FREE
Hoover City Schools Child Nutrition Program is providing Summer Feeding/Free Meals for ANYONE age 18 and younger starting May 26, 2020 - July 24, 2020 With (4) locations, the program will be an outreach to all parameters of the district.
4 Locations - Green Valley Elementary, Berry, Bumpus & Simmons Middle School
Click on the following link for more information!
CROSS COUNTRY - 2020-2021
If you are planning to run Cross Country this fall, then please join this google classroom account.
It's time to get information out to you. Please share this with anyone you know who didn't run with us last year but is planning to run this year. 6th graders can run but can not compete in the team races.
Coach Doran (Bumpus Coach)
Need to return books to school? The book return container will be located by the front door of the school only on Mondays from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Students, along with library books, you can also drop off your textbooks or any of your classroom teachers books. Remember to read everyday! I miss being at school with you all! Mrs. Mims - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoover Public Library News
The Hoover Public Library has valuable resources. Here is a message from Katie Jane Morris at Hoover Public Library.
HPL is here to support our librarians, educators, students, and families during these unusual and often difficult times. Please help us spread the word!
Hoover Public Library WEBSITE
This gives you access to our downloadable services, Katie Jane's daily blog post (which is filled with resources), and the help form. This is the best way to get fast answers from the library regarding important issues -- getting and using a library card, downloading digital resources, finding resources for children, getting book recommendations, using technology, doing online research, and more. A person simply gives their name, number, email, and request, and a staff member quickly provides an answer.
We're posting daily storytimes, weekly and monthly challenges, and other online programming.
I don't want to neglect the adults! See what the library is offering YOU!
Help spread facts
The impact of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is being felt all over the world. With lots of information being rolled out, it’s important to receive and share accurate information, so that you can take the necessary steps to keep yourself and those around you safe.
We believe we are better when we work together. That’s why we have designed a range of social media posts and poster templates to help our community share accurate information from the World Health Organization.
#stopthespread with these handy tips.
Follow these tips from the World Health Organization to keep yourself safe and help contain the spread of the virus.
1. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
2. Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, and nose.
3. Avoid contact with people who are vulnerable. And if you can’t, wear a mask.
4. Cover your cough with the bend of your elbow.
5. Disinfect surfaces you regularly use.
6. If you feel unwell, stay at home and call your healthcare provider.
7. Only share information from trusted sources.