Bumpus E-News

August 27, 2023

R. F. Bumpus Middle School

ATTENDANCE: bumpusattendance@hoover.k12.al.us

FOR ALL ATHLETIC NEWS AND INFO: https://bumpusathletics.com/

Other accounts to follow:

Bumpus Instagram: @RFBumpus

Bumpus Athletics Instagram: @bumpusbucsathletics

Bumpus Athletics Twitter: @BucsBumpus

PE Instagram: @bumpus_bucs_p.e

Bumpus Photo Instagram: @rfb_photo

Bumpus Photo Facebook: @BUMPUS.DIGIPHOTO

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A Message from our Principal- Donna Burke

Greetings Bumpus Families,

We are getting into the swing of things now, and the building is buzzing with activity. We have a lot of events coming up. We have our 6th GRADE OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday Night 8/29 from 6-8pm, and we have our 7th & 8th GRADE OPEN HOUSE is 9/12 from 6-8pm. Come out and visit us on those nights!

Our biggest event of the year is the COLOR RUN on 9/22. We want 100% participation! There are more details in this ENEWS.

Each year, the district sends out a survey so we can get input from our parents. Please take time to take this quick survey. Your input is very important.

You can find the survey here: 23-24 Fall Middle School Survey

Donna Burke

Principal - RFBumpus

Bus Expectations for 23-24


Please read the following letter from Hoover City Schools regarding expectations for all middle school bus riders.

Bus Expectations for Middle School Students

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PTO News


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Athletic News

Schedules for Fall Sports

Please click on the link to get schedules for each Fall sport at Bumpus. Please be aware that some dates and times may change-- so always check the RFBMS Important Dates and Events image posted at the top of our Enews. This same image runs daily on our school slideshow shown on all of our TV monitors. This will be updated as schedules become available.

Athletic Passes for Sale

Get your 23/24 Student Athletic Pass on GoFan. The pass gives students in the Hoover High School feeder pattern (Bumpus Middle, Simmons Middle, Hoover High) access to all regular season home games (excludes playoffs and tournaments). We recommend getting the digital pass through the GoFan app installed and logged in on your student's phone, as plastic card replacements are $10 each. You can use the link below or the QR code in the image to get to GoFan.



"Every moment with your child is a teaching moment. Be present, be patient, be their guide."

Read more via @Parents: #MindfulParenting #MiddleSchoolLife #RFBMS

From the School Nurse-- Melanie Schmith

Regarding Covid and Flu Tracking

Hoover City School nurses are tracking Covid positive and Flu positive cases by total number only. You may report your Covid positive or Flu positive status to the school nurse. The school nurses are not calculating isolation/quarantine dates for students/employees. If a student tests positive for Covid or Flu , parents should follow the recommendations of their health care provider for return to school dates and masking recommendations.

From the Bookkeeper- Shanthi Ravikumar

School Fees


School Fees for the 2023-24 School Year will post on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Please plan to pay your school fees at that time. Thank you.

You can now pay for PE Uniforms, Color Run Fees and Sponsorships, Cross Country Fees, Dance Team jerseys, and PTO Donations on MySchoolFees.

Link to My School Fees

Please use this link to pay for PE Uniforms, Color Run, PTO Donations, and other fees.

Important information for all of our Bumpus Families

Use this link to access some important information about Bumpus. https://bit.ly/RFBumpusInfo

Here is our “Frequently Asked Questions” document for you. You can also ask questions when you come to school on Thursday or you can email bumpushelp@hoover.k12.al.us.

If you have an error on your schedule such as missing a class, or two of the same class, etc then please complete this form: https://bit.ly/RFBERROR

Power School Portal

Use this link to view schedules and bookmark it to check grades during the year



Please note recent changes that have been made regarding Chromebooks:

  • If your student has a Chromebook with a clear case issued by HCS, please do not take the case off as it voids the warranty. 6th graders will be receiving new Chromebooks with clear cases within the first few weeks of school. Please do not take the cases off.

  • A revised HCS Chromebook Protection Plan (pages 8-9) will be available to purchase during the month of September with school fees. The second repair is no longer covered by the plan, but it will be determined by an HCS staff or designee. Additionally, damage that is deemed intentional is not covered by the plan, and the full amount of repair/replacement will be due. Please see the image below for more details.

If you have a Chromebook in need of repair, please bring it to the first-floor office to Mrs. Stacey.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

Breakfast cost is $2.00 and lunch cost is $3.00.

Please use the QR Codes in the image below or the following links for more information.

To apply for Free or Reduced meals

To pay for meals

Daily Lunch Menu for Bumpus

Free & Reduced Lunch

Link to sign up for Free or Reduced Lunch

Bell Schedule

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From the Registrar's Office- Carol Stone


If your lease has expired (or will expire) during the current school year, please ensure that you have provided a copy of your new lease and a current utility bill to Bumpus. Conversely, if you have moved during the current school year, please provide us with a copy of your new lease or deed and a current utility bill.

Your child's account will be put on hold if their residency information is not current.


Please contact Mrs. Stone, our school Registrar, if you are planning on moving anytime during the school year. There is a procedure we have to follow to withdraw your child. You will also need to fill out an "Intent to Withdraw" form on our website. The Registrar will contact you once she receives the "Intent to Withdraw" information. In addition to the "Intent to Withdraw", you will need to come into the school to withdraw, turn in your child's Chromebook, etc. Please call her at 205-439-2212 or email her cstone@hoover.k12.al.us.

Join us at Bumpus as a Substitute Teacher!

Would you like to be a substitute teacher? Visit https://www.hoovercityschools.net/ and look for the Human Resources tab under Departments. You may also contact Amanda Hiltbruner at ahiltbruner@hoover.k12.al.us or 205-439-1045 for additional information.

Flexible work locations and days! Current substitute teacher pay rate is $100 per day (certification/licensure requirements apply)


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. Kerry Efurd, 7th-grade Asst. Principal kefurd@hoover.k12.al.us

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

On occasion, GOOGLE identifies certain emails as SPAM and blocks these emails. If you have sent an email to a staff member at Bumpus and have not received a response, call the main office at 205-439-2200 and leave a message for the staff member you are trying to reach.


Includes the Dress Code, Class I, II, and III offenses, Threat Assessment protocol, and more.


Counseling Website for more information and mental health contacts.

Ms. Chardae Franklin- 6th-grade Counselor chafranklin@hoover.k12.al.us

Ms. Zaneta Heard - 7th-grade Counselor zheard@hoover.k12.al.us

Ms. Brennita Keith - 8th-grade Counselor bkeith@hoover.k12.al.us