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OCTOBER 14, 2021

Bumpus Middle School

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Hello everyone,

In an effort to communicate better with parents & guardians, we have created the

RFBMS Parent/Guardian Guide . We have included information on how to navigate Google Classroom and Powerschool. In addItion, there is information about many of the programs we use at Bumpus such at Clever, Myon, Kami, Nearpod, Flipgrid and more. Also, we have included information about MySchool Fees, GoFan and the new way to pay for food in the cafeteria called MySchoolBucks. Hopefully having all of this information in one place will help as we navigate through middle school together.

Last but not least, we have had a lot of items dropped off at the office for students to pick up. On Monday alone we had close to 30 items dropped off. We know students will forget items here and there, but we are working to teach all of our students to become more independent and responsible. Hopefully they will continue to grow in this area. :)

Thank you for your continued support and GO BUCS!

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Dates to Remember

Oct. 14th - Spirit Night - Chick-fil-A @ The Grove

Oct. 18th - Report cards go home

Oct. 22nd - SGA sponsoring Down Syndrome Month - Wear PJ's or a hat for $1.00

Oct. 25-29 - Red Ribbon Week



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Hoover City Schools is partnering with IMPACT Family Counseling to provide the Family Strengthening Program. This program will be offered for free to families with middle school students. The program consists of one evening session a week for six weeks total and will be offered multiple times throughout the school year. If you are interested in participating or learning more about this opportunity, please contact your child’s counselor.

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)”


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


Parents: Our annual HNH Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Wednesday 10/20/21. This clinic is for students ONLY! Please note HNH cannot/will not administer flu vaccines to students who are PEEHIP dependents. HNH flu vaccine permission forms were sent home WITH YOUR STUDENT on Friday 10/8/21. If you want your child to receive a vaccine please fill out the form COMPLETELY and have your child return the form to the health room.

For virtual students wishing to get a flu vaccine, please complete the forms linked below and email to mschmith@hoover.k12.al.us by October 18th.

If the form is incomplete in any way the vaccine will not be administered. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the health room at mschmith@hoover.k12.al.us or by calling 205-439-2230. The deadline for all forms to be returned is Monday 10/18/21.


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Join the Writing Bucs!

If you like to write stories and poetry, we'd love you to join the Writing Bucs Community Writes Group!

We meet twice a month on Tuesdays starting October 19th, and are sponsored by the Red Mountain Writing Project at UAB. You will work with a professional writer and with other students who love to write creatively. See Mrs. Burbridge, A123 or email her at wburbridge@hoover.k12.al.us for an application or go to https://bit.ly/writingbucs21. Applications are due October 15th.


1. Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is TONIGHT!

Please make plans to visit Chick-fil-A at The Grove TONIGHT from 4-7 PM for our Bumpus Spirit Night! We will receive a percentage of sales from each order that is placed when BUMPUS is mentioned during the ordering process.

2. 2021-2022 PTO Budget

The 2021-2022 Bumpus PTO Budget is posted in the PTO section of our website for your review, and has been approved by our PTO Executive Board. This budget would normally be presented to the general PTO membership (parents and other stakeholders) for a vote during the first PTO meeting of the year. Because open house nights were spread out to accommodate social distancing, we were unable to hold a general meeting then, and will be unable to do so until December of this year at the earliest. If you have any questions about the 2021-2022 budget, or if you do not approve of the budget and desire to vote "No" to it's approval by the general membership, please email bumpuspto@hcs-students.net.

***2021-2022 Bumpus PTO Budget is hyperlinked to https://www.hoovercityschools.net/cms/lib/AL02204985/Centricity/Domain/1404/Bumpus%20PTO%20Budget%202021-2022.pdf ****



Students can stay informed with “all things Bumpus” by clicking on the HCS Bookmark Tab on their Chromebooks and scrolling to the Bumpus News. This gives them access to our announcement monitor slides that are running throughout our school with lots of important information and photos! Go Bucs!


Please email Mrs. Prescott at jprescott@hoover.k12.al.us or call (205) 439-2268 concerning any attendance issues.

A reminder about excuse notes...

*Must be turned in within 3 days of the absence

*Absences are excused for the following reasons:

  1. illness

  2. death in the immediate family

  3. inclement weather

  4. legal quarantine

  5. emergency conditions as determined by the Principal/Designee or Superintendent/Designee

  6. permission of Principal and consent of parent

Remember, a parent excuse should include the following information:
Student Full Name
Dates & reason of absence(s)
Handwritten Parent Signature

ANTICIPATED ABSENCE FORMS - If it is necessary for your student to be gone from school they must complete an Anticipated Absence Form and turn it in within 3 days of the absence. Forms are also available in the 2nd floor office. There is a section on the form to be completed and signed by the parent, then the student fills in his schedule and obtains the signatures of his teachers, and submits it to the grade level administrator for final approval. Approval is based on the student's grade averages and current attendance record. Please note: if the student only plans to be gone for part of a day, he or she needs to enter the time of checkout, and get the signatures of only the teachers whose classes they will miss. Also, there is no need to obtain signatures from virtual teachers, (although they should be notified by email of the absence). Please be aware that failure to complete this form and turn it in will result in loss of credit for work missed and made up.


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.


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 are preferred to be pre-purchased through GoFan (see instructions below).



10/14 8th gr. Football Metro @ HHS @ 6pm

10/14 XC Metro Championship @ Veterans Park

10/18-19 - BBB Tryouts

10/18 - Wrestling - Parent/student meeting - Cafeteria @ 6pm

10/19-21 Softball Tryouts

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Dates: November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

Where: Oxmoor Valley Golf Course Driving Range

Time: 4:00-5:30

Requirements: Updated physical and proof of Insurance uploaded to DragonFly.

Must provide your own transportation from Bumpus to Oxmoor Valley and pickup after tryouts end each day.

To sign up or if you have questions, please email Coach Heard! gheard@hoover.k12.al.us


There will be a parent meeting in the cafeteria for wrestling following the first practice on Monday, October 18 at 6pm.

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Any 8th grade boy interested in trying out for basketball needs to join this class in GC this week.


7th-8th Grade Boys Basketball tryouts will be October 18-19th 3:45-5:30
. Must have a valid AHSAA physical and Hoover consent form uploaded on Dragonfly to participate. Go to Bumpus Athletics webpage and register on Dragonfly. Any questions, please contact Coach Jeffries or Coach Peckham.

Join this google classroom if interested in trying out I56do65.

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BOYS SOCCER TRY-OUTS - Boys Soccer will hold try-outs the week of November 1-5th from 4:00-5:15 on the soccer field.

GIRLS SOCCER TRYOUTS are October 13 & 14 (W/TH) and

October 18, 19 & 20 (M/T/W). Makeup tryouts are October 21, 22 & 25 (Th/F/M). For returning players, club can take precedence, meaning if they have a game on the day of tryouts they can sit out tryouts. If they have training the night of tryouts, they can leave early.


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. Pamela Davis, 7th grade and Principal pdavis@hoover.k12.al.us

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

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HCS Equal Opportunity: http://bit.ly/2KT8Evx