Bumpus E-NEWS!

AUGUST 27, 2020


Word of the Week -"Enthusiasm"

Enthusiasm is making others aware when you are excited about something.

“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” - Norman Vincent Peale


Have you looked at our RFBMS Remote Learning Almanac? It's one stop shopping for ALL of our learning this year. F2F and Virtual students and parents can start here to access their Week at a Glance and "Week of" assignments. Parents, in Google Classroom look under Classwork.

You can get to it using the Bumpus Website (https://www.hoovercityschools.net/bumpus) under the Resources tab.

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Bumpus Family,

Not feeling well?

Please stay home. We are required to notify parents if their child comes in contact with someone who is COVID positive and someone who has COVID-like symptoms that cannot be explained by another illness. Staying home may inconvenience you in the short run but it will benefit all of us in the long run. The RFBMS Remote Learning Almanac is up-to-date on all assignments to support the students who are F2F, those who are learning remotely due to being quarantined, and those learning virtually.

What about excessive absences?

Students who are home for COVID positive or COVID exposed are coded as such in attendance.

SCANTRON Formative Assessment - At Home Edition

All testing will occur “at home”. Most students will not test in the face-to-face setting.

Monday/Tuesday August 31st/September 1st Test Prep/Scantron Training Video Wednesday, September 2nd All Students Reading 9:00 - 12:00

Thursday, September 3rd Virtual and M-Z Students Math 9:00 - 12:00

Friday, September 4th Virtual make-up and A-L Students Math 9:00 - 12:00

Agendas arrived...

...this week. F2F students will bring theirs home. Virtual students may pick theirs up M-F, 8:15 - 4:00 in the main office of the school. Thank you.

Reminders about lunch time

Students will be allowed to eat in the cafeteria until we reach a socially distanced capacity of 72 or in their hall's classroom. Microwaves will not be available for student use. Water bottles can be refilled at our filtered water stations. Although the water fountains are not in service, students have access to water in the cafeteria all day.

Check your bus routes

Bus Route Information can be found on the Hoover City Schools website. Once on the website, www.hoovercityschools.net, go to Departments - Transportation - Edulog Web Query Page - enter your address and grade level - click Go. Just like carpool, it will take a while to establish bus route patterns and times. Be sure to arrive at your stop 15-20 minutes before the scheduled stop until the routes are finalized. The number for the Transportation Department is 205-439-1120.

Carpool information

It will take some time for everyone to get comfortable with the carpool procedures. Please do not schedule any appointments before 4:00 until our procedures are more established. Safety is our number one and primary concern. Help us get 300+ students safely home.

Our walkers

Walkers will meet the Crossing Guard in the 1st floor lobby afterschool.

Bumpus Bucs back in football action tonight.

I sent out information yesterday related to tonight's game. If we want our students to be able to continue to compete and be there to observe the games, please adhere to all procedures.

Open Communication

If you have questions or concerns, we are here to listen and will always respond. You can email us directly or through bumpushelp@hoover.k12.al.us

Dr. Tamala R. Maddox, Prinicipal tmaddox@hoover.k12.al.us

Mr. Justin Jones, 6th grade Asst. Principal jjones@hoover.k12.al.us

Ms. Donna Burke, 7th grade Asst. Principal dburke@hoover.k12.al.us

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

Be well.

Dr. Tamala R. Maddox


Contacting and Visiting Us

Our bumpushelp@hoover.k12.al.us email address will continue to be open if you have questions. Our website will be updated frequently with up-to-date information. 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.


MySchoolFees will open on September 1st. This will help ensure that all necessary schedule changes have been made before fees are paid.


Parents please remember to include the nurse (health room) if you are communicating any health related information to your child's teachers. You can reach Nurse Schmith at mschmith@hoover.k12.al.us. This is extremely important at this time. If you have any questions or concerns and need to speak directly to the nurse please call 205-439-2230. Thank you!

Parents if you intend to have medication on hand at school for your child this year please make sure you do the following:

1. Make sure you have the PPA (Prescriber/Parent Authorization Form) completely filled out and signed by you and the physician for all PRESCRIPTION medications. If you will be bringing an Over the Counter Medication (OTC) we can accept the PPA with the parent

signature only. Please refer to the attached instructions for having medications at school and a copy of the PPA.


Procedures for Medications

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2. Please call or email the health room to notify the nurse and set a time to bring the medications to the health room. You can reach the nurse by phone or email.

mschmith@hoover.k12.al.us 205-439-2230


Attendance questions? Please email Mrs. Phillips at aphillips@hoover.k12.al.us or call (205) 439-2268

  • For the first 4-week staggered schedule: Please make every effort to make appointments on the student's virtual days so valuable, in-person instruction is not missed.
  • A parent/doctor note is still required within three (3) days of returning in order to excuse an absence or check-in/out and can be dropped in the excuse boxes in the main lobby or throughout the school.
  • Anticipated absence forms need to be filled out entirely with parent and all teachers signatures, and turned into the 2nd floor office for approval at least three (3) days prior to the anticipated absence in order for it to be excused. Students can pick up the form in the 2nd floor office or download it off the Attendance page on the Bumpus website, have parents fill out and sign, and then have students bring it to school for the teachers to sign prior to turning back in to the 2nd floor office for approval.



Per the Hoover City Schools 2020-21 Code of Conduct

Click on the following link.. ATTENDANCE


Hello Parents/Guardians,
We are the counseling team at Bumpus Middle School! We are committed to encouraging, supporting, and empowering our students to become their best selves. Our primary task is to help ALL students become better learners by providing a counseling program that meets their academic and social/emotional needs. We will be meeting with students individually or in groups, providing curriculum-based counseling lessons, collaborating with parents and teachers, and organizing events and resources to benefit and meet the needs of our Bumpus students. We are able to provide brief, short term counseling to help students overcome issues impacting their school performance. Confidentiality between counselor and student is respected unless the student is hurting themselves or has a plan to, is hurting someone else, or someone is hurting them.

Although we do not require parent consent, if you would like to request we meet with your student about a specific concern, please don't hesitate to contact your grade level counselor. Your child can contact us during the school day in person, via email or by using the Counselor Button on our school website.

We are excited to be your child's school counselor and look forward to this school year!

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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Hoover Cop Stop makes back to school goodie bags for the SROs. Here is a pic of Officer Love getting his bag at the football game last week!
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8/27 - Football vs Bragg @ HHS

8/31 - Volleyball @ Simmons

9/1 - MySchoolFees opens!

9/2 - Volleyball @ Homewood

9/3 - Football vs Clay-Chalkville @ HHS

9/3 - XC @ Hewitt-Trussville



Cheer is selling face masks! Available through My School Fees for $10 a piece. Buy one for every member of the family to support our Bumpus Bucs!
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Message from PTO President, Cyndi Hodges:

Welcome, Parents!

The 20/21 Bumpus PTO recognizes that this school year is challenging, but we are certain that our faculty and students are ready to tackle all it brings. Our main goals this year are to help with purchases that will make the students and staff feel safe and more comfortable. It is also very important we continue to host the Teacher Appreciation events that the faculty greatly deserves. The way we accomplish these goals is through Fundraising. As you can imagine, Covid-19 Guidelines are making our normal fundraising efforts very different. We need your help as we navigate these changes.

Bumpus Spirit Nights will continue, our first one hosted by Chick-Fil-A on Tuesday, 9/22. Check the weekly newsletter and the Bumpus social media accounts for additional information in the coming weeks. We have moved our main fundraiser and field day, the Annual Bumpus Color Run, to 3/12/21 in the hopes that it will look the most like it has in the past. We've been asked to wait to register students for the Color Run until January. When MySchoolFees.com goes live this Tuesday, 9/01, Color Run will not be listed as previously communicated. On Tuesday, you will be able to buy a Bumpus Spirit Shirt and choose your size through myschoolfees.com. All shirts are in Adult sizes and cost $15.00, 2X and 3X are $17.00. We also ask that you consider a donation direct to the PTO. Never before has your PTO Donation been more crucial and we are hopeful you will contribute. We have set up donation amount options of $25.00, $50.00, $75.00 & $100.00. Please give what your family budget will allow. We will be good stewards of your money and make smart purchases for the faculty and staff!

We have a fantastic Board this year filled with extremely hard-working parents eager to make our school the best it can be! If you have any questions for us, please email us at bumpuspto@hcs-students.net. Our PTO Executive Board listing, Meeting Minutes and Annual Budget are available to view on the Bumpus PTO page, under "Programs" on the schools website: https://www.hoovercityschools.net/domain/1404.

We are blessed with an amazing administration and dedicated teachers who have adapted in ways that none of us could have imagined. Our children are so resilient and it is a testament to your parenting that they are adjusting so well. Our PTO is very grateful to have such engaged families who recognize the importance of parent involvement in our schools. Thank you all so much for your continued support!

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The Bumpus Drama Club will have an interest and information meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd at 3:30 pm. We will meet online. All grades are welcome! Please join our Google Classroom for the link: tbdvtmn.


CROSS COUNTRY - 2020-2021

9-3 Cross country at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium

Girls Interested in Playing Golf

Here are some links that provide opportunities for girls to take lessons and play in matches to gain experience!



Please email Coach Heard if you have any questions!


Girls Basketball

Tryouts for Girls Basketball, 7th and 8th graders, will be held after school on Monday, October 5th and Tuesday, October 6th after school from 3:30-5pm. Please make sure you login to Dragonfly and get all your info in BEFORE tryouts! You cannot tryout if you do not have the necessary documents uploaded. Please see Coach Holden or Coach Hudson if you have any questions. Thanks, and Go BUCS!'


Please keep your residential information updated. If you have moved recently, or if your lease has expired, please email, fax or mail a copy of your new deed or lease along with a current utility bill to Mrs. Stone. Thanks

Fax # - 205-439-2201 Email address - cstone@hoover.k12.al.us


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.

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