Hopkins Middle School Newsletter

January 7th, 2022

Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents and Students,


We are planning to hold REMOTE Parent-Teacher Conferences again this trimester. The date is Tuesday, January 18, between 4:00 and 7:00 PM. Here are the details:


  • Conferences will be split into 10-minute Zoom meetings with the entire grade-level team

  • The links to the sign-up sheets will be emailed in a SEPARATE newsletter, January 12th at 3:00 PM.

  • Be sure to include a valid email address and a phone number where we can reach you.

  • There is a separate link for each grade-level, Mr. Oaster, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Irwin.

  • Once you sign up for a time slot, a follow-up email with the Zoom meeting link will be sent to the address you provide in the sign-up sheet by 12:00 PM on the day of conferences (Jan 18th).

  • If you are unable to make Zoom work, continue to sign up for a time slot in the links below, and then reach out to Mr. Stockwell at scotstoc@hpsvikings.org to request a phone call instead.

  • On the night of conferences, you will join the Zoom meeting into a “Waiting Room.” The teaching staff will admit you to the Zoom conference at your appointed time.


If all the time slots fill up and you are unable to sign up, please reach out to the individual teachers via email with any of your questions. Please give teachers a full week after conferences to respond, as they each have approximately 120 students.


Due to the limited number of slots available, I will be activating the Sign-up Sheets at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, January 12th. This will give everyone a chance to read this message and plan appropriately for sign-ups.


If you have any questions or concerns about our REMOTE Parent-Teacher Conferences this year, please reach out to me.


Sincerely,


Scott Stockwell

HMS Principal


Sign-up Links:

6th-Grade: volunteersignup.org/JD7LK


7th-Grade: volunteersignup.org/JT9LC


8th-Grade: volunteersignup.org/MXJTL


Mrs. Irwin: volunteersignup.org/FJBRT


Mr. Oaster: volunteersignup.org/Q8XPA


Mrs. Williams: volunteersignup.org/K7MA7

Holiday Light Extravaganza 2021- Winners

With just over 60% of our 104 votes, congratulations are in order for the 7th Graders (Class of 2027). As last year’s winning student body, you have retained your crown!


Thank you to all the students and staff who participated this year. You’ve made our community a little brighter this Holiday Season!

As thanks for our contribution to the lights in town, the Hopkins Lions Club has donated Krispy Kreme Donuts for every student in our building! I’ll be working with grade-level teams to determine a date for the delivery of the donuts.


Thank you, Lions Club!


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Important Dates

Important Dates:


Jan 17 - 1/2 day

Jan 18 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

Jan 21 - Student of the Month Ceremony

Feb 17 - 1/2 Day

Feb 18 - Mid-Winter Break No School

March 3 - 1/2 Day

March 4 - 1/2 Day, end of Trimester 2

Reminders

2021-2022 Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Application

If you have not already done so, please print and fill out the Free and Reduced Priced Meal Application and return to your student's school.

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Electronic Devices

Electronic Devices – Devices such as used for listening to music, recording, laser pointers, and other electronic devices are not permitted to be used in the classroom without permission from the teacher or administrator. Such items will be confiscated.


Cell phones are to be turned off and kept in their lockers during the school day. Cell phones that are used during the school day will be confiscated and must be picked up by a parent.


If a student needs to contact a parent/guardian, they can go to the office to either use their cell phone or call from the office phone. If a parent needs to reach a student, they can leave a message for their student with the office.

Additional Resources and Helpful Links

The Hopkins Public School District Board of Education complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, or disability in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Mr. Gary Wood Superintendent of Schools, Hopkins Public Schools, 400 Clark Street, Hopkins, MI 49328 Phone 269-793-7261.


The Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity), disability, age (except as authorized by law), religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, "Protected Classes") that are protected by Federal civil rights laws in its programs and activities.

Office Business

ATTENDANCE

Please call the Middle School office at (269) 793-7407 within 24 hours of your students' absence. You may leave a message on our voicemail system day or night. When reporting illness, please inform the secretary of the type of symptoms your child is experiencing (fever, sore throat, ect.). If your child is absent 2 days or more, you may request homework. If your student is absent only 1 day, homework may be picked up from their teachers the following day. You may also email absences to jennhitc@hpsvikings.org.

PHONE CALLS

Telephones in the office are to be used for illness and emergencies only.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Please report all immunizations that your child has had so we are able to keep our school records up to date. All new students and all 6th graders must be completely up to date on all immunizations. Contact the HMS office if you have any questions.

MEDICATION

ALL medications needing to be dispensed to students must be supplied from home. The school does not provide any type of medication. All prescription medication must be provided in a pharmacy labeled bottle. Tylenol/Aspirin must be brought to the office in an unopened bottle. All students requiring any type of medication must have a medication form completed by their parents and on file in the office.

CHANGES in Phone Numbers, Home Address & E-Mail

Please inform the office any time there are changes in your address or phone numbers. We need to have this information so we can update our records and successfully contact you if needed.

Hopkins Middle School Staff Directory



ADMINISTRATION: E-mail Address

Scott Stockwell, Principal scotstoc@hpsvikings.org

Pat O’Dell, Assistant Principal patrodel@hpsvikings.org

Todd Crook, Counselor toddcroo@hpsvikings.org

Tamara Johnston, Counselor tamajohn@hpsvikings.org

Jennifer Hitchcock, Secretary jennhitc@hpsvikings.org

Stephanie Caulder, SRC Coordinator stepcaul@hpsvikings.org

STAFF:

Aleman, Kathleen kathalem@hpsvikings.org

Barg, Megan meganbarg@hpsvikings.org

Barry, Joseph josebarr@hpsvikings.org

Byville, Suzanne suzabyvi@hpsvikings.org

Dana, Katie kathdana@hpsvikings.org

Dudick, Nikole nikodudi@hpsvikings.org

Dykstra, Krystal krysdyks@hpsvikings.org

Fisher, Mark markfish@hpsvikings.org

Hazen, Rick rickhaze@hpsvikings.org

Irwin, Julie juliirwi@hpsvikings.org

Kerber, Brian briakerb@hpsvikings.org

Klumpp, Molly mollklum@hpsvikings.org

Kok, Wendy wendkok@hpsvikings.org

Lutz-Wilkens, Tara taralutz@hpsvikings.org

Oaster, Jacob jacooast@hpsvikings.org

Osborne, Craig craiosbo@hpsvikings.org

Powell, Kim kimpowe@hpsvikings.org

Reszka, Richard richresz@hpsvikings.org

Rynsburger, T.J. tjryns@hpsvikings.org

Schoonveld, Missy missscho@hpsvikings.org

Scudder, Mack mackscud@hpsvikings.org

Smith, Julie julismit@hpsvikings.org

Tomaszewski, Katelyn katetoma@hpsvikings.org

VerMerris, Steve stevverm@hpsvikings.org

Weibel, Alexis alexweib@hpsvikings.org

Weick, Pat patweic@hpsvikings.org

Williams, Jessica jesswill@hpsvikings.org