Greystone News

June 5, 2020

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News from the nurse

New for the 2020-2021 school year....


Over-the-counter medications, including cough drops, pain relievers, etc, can be left with the nurse for the entire year (when needed) with the medication form including only a parent signature. As in the past, you will still have to deliver the medication (in a new, unopened bottle) along with the form to the nurse when school starts. The change is that a doctor signature used to be required for over-the-counter medications that were left longer than 10 days.


We hope that this change eliminates any extra doctor visits or fees to get the form signed by the doctor.

Be on the lookout for your registration email. it should be sent out monday and will come from powerschool enrollment (formerly infosnap)! It is very important for you to put accurate contact and emergency information.

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Mrs. Pollard

Mrs. Lori Pollard

Greystone is losing another very special person on August 1, 2020. Mrs. Pollard will be joining Mr. Richard, Mrs. Lamb, and Ms. Cvacho in retirement. We wish each one of them much happiness as they embark on their new journey called "Retirement"! We hope to celebrate with them this fall when we can be together again. Best wishes!
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call the school before june 15 to claim any of your items

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School Supply Information for 2020-2021

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Alabama parents now have access to many online resources, which can help continue student learning and skill building in reading, math, and science! These resources are easy-to-access and will encourage K-12 students throughout the summer, while they are away from the classroom:

• The Lexile-based "Find a Book, Alabama" tool (www.Lexile.com/fab/Alabama) offers students over 260,000 books to choose from. This book-search tool allows students and parents to build custom reading lists based on the student’s Lexile range and personal interests. Students can also pledge to read this summer by using the "Find a Book, Alabama" tool.


• The Summer Learning Challenge also includes a fantastic online math skill builder to help remedy the summer math slide. MetaMetrics is offering the FREE Summer Math Challenge, a math maintenance program based on student grade-level standards. This program is focused on students who have just completed first through eighth grades. It is designed to help them retain the Alabama Summer Learning Challenge 2020 - Free Learning Resources for Students! classroom skills learned during the previous school year. Visit https://www.quantiles.com/parents-students/find-math-resources-to-supportclassroom-learning/summer-math-challenge/ to register!


• This summer, Stride by Fuel Education is FREE to all students in the state from May 1 to July 31. Prevent "summer slide" with this cool blend of online math, reading, language arts, and science skills practice, spectacular video games for every student interest, and peer competitions to pass the summer days. Students and parents may access this learning platform anytime (24-7) on tablets and PCs. Register and login at https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning.


Big Universe by Fuel Education allows students to access 18,000+ eBooks and essential literacy tools, from any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other computer. Its powerful search functions help identify eBooks by genre, grade level and other filters. Big Universe will be FREE to all students in Alabama today until July 31. Register at https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning.


Additional learning resources are also being offered for students to participate in this summer: https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/Related%20Documents/More%20Summer%20Learning%20Resources.pdf


Alabama Public Television (APT) is allowing students to discover their full potential through its Learn at Home educational program - https://apt2.org/education/. Parents can also make learning fun this summer for students by utilizing the great opportunities and events at Alabama’s local libraries. See the great information at http://www.publiclibraries.com/alabama.htm.

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Library news

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Imagine Your Story!

The Hoover Public Library Online Summer Reading Program has begun! Prizes will be awarded in the fall for students who participate. Sign up at https://hooverlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365
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Remember that we have over 1,800 great eBooks and Audiobooks available anytime on the Sora app for all students. Click here for more information. If you have questions, feel free to email Mrs. Richey at jrichey@hoover.k12.al.us
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If you still have library books checked out, you may drop them in the white drop box that is located by the front door. Please only leave books during our summer office hours. If you have questions about library books, please email Mrs. Richey at jrichey@hoover.k12.al.us

mark your calendars

We have scheduled the following dates for the beginning of school. These are tentative and could change based on the COVID-19 situation and guidance from the state and district.


June 8 - Online registration links will be emailed out from Powerschool Enrollment.

August 3 - Kindergarten Parent Night - 6:00 pm

August 4 - Meet the Teacher Day - A-K: 8:00 - 9:00 am, L-Z: 9:30 - 10:30am

August 6 - 1st Day of School

August 7 - Back to School BINGO Night

August 11 - 2nd Grade Parent Night - 6:00 pm

August 13 - Newcomers Breakfast - 9:00 am

August 13 - 1st Grade Parent Night 0 6:00 pm

August 18 - My School Fees opens up for payment of registration fees

August 20 - 4th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 pm

August 25 - 3rd Grade Parent Night - 6:00 pm

September 3 - 5th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 pm

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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Greystone Elementary

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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