Bumpus E-NEWS!

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Bumpus Middle School

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We had an awesome Spirit Week last week. The highlights from the week included a great Parade and an Incredible Color Run. Our PTO did a fantastic job planning the Color Run, and of course, we appreciate the help from all of our parent volunteers! We are also very thankful for the Hoover High School Peer Helpers. This group of young men and women are so helpful when we host the Color Run. We could not do it without them.

I want to give a "shout out" to our teachers and staff. This is not an easy time to be a teacher or staff member in a school, but our folks are doing an amazing job. We have a new student information system, Powerschool, and learning to navigate this system has been challenging. In addition, this year we are using "iReady" in place of "Scantron" as our formative assessment tool. Again, this is a change our teachers and students and yet another thing to have to learn to use.

I was very proud of our students last week. They did a great job during all of the Spirit Week activities during the school day and outside of school day. This week we have really been focused on academics and preparing for the end of the 9 weeks. The last day of the 9 weeks is Friday, October 8th, so our students should continue working hard and getting all our their assignments completed and turned in to teachers.

Lastly, we received our 20-21 ACAP (Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program) scores last week. This is Alabama's Summative Assessment that was given to our students last spring. We will be mailing these results home at the end of next week. Stay tuned for more info.

Dates to Remember

Oct. 8th - End of 1st 9 wks.

Oct. 18th - Report cards go home


Thank you for supporting our 2021 Color Run! Not only did our students get to enjoy an amazing day, but we were able to raise a large amount of funds that go straight to our school . We appreciate everyone who volunteered, donated, planned, registered students, sponsored, and anything else it took to make the day a success!
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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


Click on the following link to view the "revised face covering plan".

"New Face Covering Matrix Procedures"


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Powerschool - Student Portal and Parent Home Portal Information

Powerschool Home Portal for Students

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.

Powerschool Home Portal for Parents

Information was sent home last Tuesday with your child. Your child would have received the parent letter during their homeroom class. You will be able to keep up with your child's grades and attendance. Follow the directions on your letter which also contains your Access ID and password.


Required Fees due TODAY, 9/30/21!

Registration fees are due today. Please go to https://secure4.myschoolfees.com to pay your required fees.

IMPORTANT info concerning Device Protection Plan!

Today is the last day you can purchase the Device Protection Plan ("insurance"). After today, the fee will be taken out of your required fees and you will not be allowed to purchase it. After that, you will have to pay for the repairs to your chromebook as needed and will have to pay the full replacement cost ($400) instead of a reduced cost if your chromebook is LOST or damaged beyond repair.

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 and see if any of those apply to your student.

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.


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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...

*Parent's note or email note must contain a signature to be accepted

*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


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 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.



10/1-2 Volleyball Metro Tourn; 7th @ Hewitt, 8th @ Berry

10/7 Football vs Liberty Park @ HHS (home)


BUMPUS WRESTLING NEEDS YOU! Any 7th or 8th grade male or female, athlete or non-athlete not involved in a winter sport can sign up for wrestling. Join the 21-22 Bumpus Wrestling Google Classroom with code hay5zxu. We will announce a time and date our pre-season meeting soon.
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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.


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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