Greystone News

April 17, 2020

online ordering of spring pictures and class pictures deadline is april 22nd

Greystone parents,

Many have asked about how you can purchase the spring school pictures, which include both individual pictures and group pictures. These pictures were taken on March 4, 2020 by Belmont Studios.

Belmont has provided the information below for you:

For most of the students, the access code to the individual photograph is the student's 10-digit ID number (19... ). The deadline date for ordering from this gallery is April 22nd. (Students who enrolled after fall pictures will have a different access code. Dr. Stocks emailed you that code.) Here is the link to the individual photo gallery:

Here is the direct link for the class group portraits: To avoid two separate shipping fees, when you order the class group photo, enter the promo code "PICKUP" towards the end of their order. This will take off the shipping charge (it does not mean they need to pick it up). This may only be used if you are ordering both the individual spring (on the other website) and the class group portrait. They will be shipped separately since they are coming from two different departments but will only be paying the one fee.


Spring individual pictures and class group pictures can be ordered online, but are separate orders. You have until April 22nd to order individual pictures. Use the code above to avoid paying for shipping the group pictures IF you order individual pictures.

If you have any specific questions about the pictures and ordering, please contact Belmont Studios at:

new student pre-registration is now open. please register your kindergarten children and share with others.

If your child is currently enrolled in HCS, there is no action needed on your part; however, please share as needed.

Looking ahead to the 2020-2021 School Year, we invite families to complete our HCS New Student Pre-Registration Form. This process helps our schools plan for the upcoming year. The form is provided in both English and Spanish:

We will have another time for turning in documents and

Click here for information on how to help your child during this time. We understand you may be feeling overwhelmed, but we are a strong Greystone community and we will get through this together.
Free Meals M-F from 11 - 1

Free Nutritious Meals - Children 18 and Younger


Hoover City Schools: Free Meals for Children
(NOT required to be on Free & Reduced Lunch Program)

Curbside pickup of grab-and-go bagged meals will be available for children 18 and younger at Green Valley Elementary School (3200 Old Columbiana Road). These meals include breakfast and lunch items.

  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Children must be present to receive meals
  • Meals cannot be consumed on-site
  • Social distancing: families must stay inside vehicles during curbside pickup

The talent show and art show are coming. Watch your email for information

a note from dr. stocks


Due to the loss of two weeks this term and our current distance learning situation, Hoover Elementary teachers will not be sending home traditional progress reports for each subject. However, you can expect an informal email letting you know if your child is making progress towards understanding the standards taught during this nine week term. If your child is not making progress overall or in a particular subject, teachers will provide more detail and request that you contact them for more information. Thank you.

All school grounds are closed.

Parents, if you run into difficulty and have needs regarding internet access, device availability, or transportation to pick up essential items at the school, please contact Dr. Stocks.

a note from mrs. williams about chromebooks

Here are some considerations BEFORE bringing the device to the school to be left for a repair.

  1. We are working with the district to follow all of the required precautions during this time. This will cause the chromebook repair process to take longer than usual. Technicians will pick up after there has been a period of quarantining. It may take 5-7 days for devices to be returned to the building.

  2. Chromebooks will only be repaired if they are not working. The technology department will only process critical repairs during this time.

  3. If there is a need for a repair, please email Mrs. Williams ( Please let her know the student’s name and the reason a repair is needed. For now, if the chromebook is working, do not turn it in for a repair.

  4. When a repair is completed and the device is returned to the building, Mrs. Williams will communicate with you.

COVID-19 Update

Click here for a resource: Taking Care of Our Mental Health During COVID-19

Grace Klein Community is a resource for food. We know that some parents are concerned about providing food for their children. We have created a form for these parents to sign up to receive food while the schools are out. Click here for the form.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding the School Closure and COVID-19.

Children and Teens Can Respond to Stress in Different Ways

Anxiety and sadness during a time of stress can look different in children and teens; they don’t always respond in the same way. Here are some things to look for:

  • Anger even at small irritations

  • Excessive crying, especially in younger children

  • Excessive worry or sadness

  • Unhealthy eating habits

  • Too much or too little sleep

  • Avoidance of school assignments

  • Unexplained headaches or other pain

  • Substance use/abuse

  • Unusual avoidance of family activities or activities previously enjoyed

  • The appearance of being numb

If you see any of these changes in your child or teen; don’t hesitate to reach out to your school counselor. Counselors are still here and available to help students, parents, and families.

Added to and adapted from Child Mind Institute and the CDC

THe Counselor's corner

If you are in need of counseling for your student, please email our School Counselor, Kristin Amos-White at

Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 9am-11:30am and 12:30-3pm.

Please be advised this email is not monitored 24-7 so If you have a medical emergency and need immediate assistance, please call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room. Here are other resources if needed:

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

Shelby Co DHR 205-669-3000

Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800 ­273-TALK (8255) OR text TALK to 741741

PIRC (Psychiatric Intake Response Center) - 205-638-PIRC (7472)

For food, contact Hoover Helps at or contact your school counselor via email.

For other needs through Neighborhood Bridges, please contact your school counselor via email.

Library news

Online Reading Resources

If you have any questions on how to use these resources, please email Mrs. Richey at

House Teams of Greystone: Hawks, Lions, Wolves, Turtles, Dolphins
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Our Greystone Motto

Learn - Lead - Leave a Legacy

Our Greystone Mission

As a school community, we empower learners, inspire leaders, and encourage all children to reach their potential.

Our Greystone Vision

Empowering a generation of learners and leaders to leave a legacy.

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EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES  (Board policy, 6.6) No student will be unlawfully excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the Board on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, disability, creed, national origin, sex, immigrant or migrant status, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status. All career and technical education opportunities are offered to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. The district also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Mrs. Claire Moore, IDEA Coordinator Mrs. Marley Stephens, Section 504 Coordinator Dr. Debra Smith, Title I Coordinator Dr. Cindy Adams, Title II Coordinator Mrs. Claire Moore, Title III Coordinator Dr. Tera Simmons, Title IX Coordinator Hoover City Schools 2810 Metropolitan Way Hoover, AL 35243 (205) 439-1000  EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  (Board policy, 5.13.1) The Board is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel actions and decisions will be made without regard to factors or considerations prohibited by federal or state law (as such laws may from time to time be amended), including but not limited to race, gender, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, and religious preference. Subject to the limitations set forth in 4.6.2, the general complaint (grievance) policy (4.6.1) may be used to present any complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or harassment. Inquiries regarding compliance and complaint procedures can be directed to:  Mary Veal, Equal Opportunity Employment Coordinator  Hoover City Schools 2810 Metropolitan Way Hoover, AL 35243 (205) 439-1000