SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE - DONNA BURKE
It is September, and we are moving right along! Progress reports will be given out this Friday. If your child has a .01 listed as a grade this means he/she can still turn in the assignment. The .01 is just a placeholder, not a grade for an assignment.
The students have access to see all of their grades in PowerSchool, but the parent portal has not been opened yet. We will let you know when we can open the Parent Portal.
Our Spirit Week is 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 of that week. 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!
As you can see below, our admin team had fun advertising the Color Fun/Color Run Day today! Don't forget, the DEADLINE TO REGISTER is FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10th!!! All of the details are in this newsletter.
DATES TO REMEMBER
9-10 Fri. PROGRESS REPORTS go Home!
9-20 to 9-24 - BUMPUS SPIRIT WEEK/COLOR RUN
9-24 Fri. COLOR RUN FUN!
9-30 Thurs - SCHOOL PICTURES!
The Bumpus Color Run will take place on Friday, September 24.
Volunteers and Supplies needed for the 2021 Color Run:
Please sign up to volunteer or drop off supplies here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4eadab2faa8-bumpus2
NEWS FROM OUR COUNSELORS!
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide Prevention Week is 9/5 to 9/11, 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. MaryAnn Grear - 7th grade Counselor email@example.com
Ms. Brennita Keith - 8th grade Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
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)”
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
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, including the Spirit Shirt (only XL available now) and Color Run registration/t-shirt. When you click on Color Run, you must add the Color Run Registration to your cart before trying to add extra packets!! Check your cart to make sure that the Color Run is in your cart as well as any extra packets you bought. Last day to register for Color Run Registration and be guaranteed a printed t-shirt is Sept. 10!
If you have not used MySchoolFees before, please click on the following link to the User's Guide.
*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. Color Run registration can be paid by cash or check by sending payment with your child on Sept. 10.
STUDENT SCHOOL PICTURES 9-30-21
This is for all students!
FACIAL COVERINGS REQUIRED for the first 30 days (August 10th - September 21st).
Powerschool - Student Portal
Powerschool Home Portal for Students
We turned on the portal for students last Friday. 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.
KEEPING STUDENTS INFORMED!
Please email Mrs. Prescott at email@example.com 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:
death in the immediate family
emergency conditions as determined by the Principal/Designee or Superintendent/Designee
permission of Principal and consent of parent
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.
9-09 Football vs Thompson @ HHS
9-10/11 Volleyball @ Simmons Tournament
9-13 Volleyball vs Clay - 7th @ 5pm; 8th @ 6pm
9-15 Volleyball Tri Match @ Bumpus
9-16 XC - Oak Mtn. Invite @ Heardmont Park
9-16 Football @ Oak Mtn. M.S.
Bumpus 8th Grade Football defeats Bragg 31-14!
Bumpus 7th Grade Football defeats Bragg 40-6!
Bumpus 7th Grade Volleyball defeats Pizitz in 3 sets; 8th grade falls in 3!
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If you have a grade level question email the grade level administrator.
Mr. Justin Jones, 6th grade Asst. Principal email@example.com
Ms. Donna Burke, 7th grade and Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Sean Colosimo, 8th grade Asst. Principal email@example.com