Bumpus E-NEWS!

AUGUST 19, 2020


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Bumpus Family,

Tomorrow's the day! Our first day of the 2020-2021 school term! It's taken a long time to get here but we are very ready! Please visit the school's website for even more information!

When you arrive

This Thursday and Friday, students should report to their team area when they arrive. There will be adults EVERYWHERE to support your child if they just know what team they are on. That information can be found on their schedule with their HR teacher. If they don't know their team, we will look it up. An updated copy of their schedule will be provided in their homeroom. Beginning Monday, August 24th and moving forward, students will report to their 1st period class.

Locker help

I know you think they'll have difficulty with their lockers. Many of you practiced while here last week. You may also want to review this video in preparation for locker opening. Adults will be available to assist. Lockers will be visited approximately three times each day - upon arrival on the hall, during lunch and at the end of the day.

Arrival time

Our first class begins at 8:15. Carpool students cannot exit their car prior to 7:30 am. Carpool traffic goes all the way over the top of Flemming Pkwy. to enter Bumpus at the second drive. Students should exit all along the covered sidewalk on the carpool side. Once we establish our routine, carpool closes at 8:13 so students have enough time to get to their 1st period classroom seat by 8:15. Parents should check students in in the main office after carpool ends.


School ends at 3:15. It will take us up to two weeks to establish our afternoon carpool patterns and times. Please be patient, exhale and relax a bit....we're all a little rusty...it's been FIVE months!!! Show grace.

Face-to-face on Thursday

Students with last name A-L should report to school on Thursday for face-to-face instruction. Students with last name M-Z should log into Google Classroom on Thursday to begin their first day of school remotely. On Google Classroom, they will find lessons and instructions from their face-to-face teachers. All activities and assignments should be completed on Thursday in preparation for their face-to-face time on Friday.

Virtual students

By now, all of our virtual students have been contacted by their team of teachers. You will start school virtually on Thursday just as our face-to-face students will.

Support for parents

The Bumpus Remote Learning Almanac was created with our parents and guardians in mind. The Almanac's purpose is to provide all with one site to access any information needed about a Bumpus Middle School class. The Almanac is located on the Bumpus Middle School website.

Lunch time

Students will be allowed to eat in the cafeteria until we reach a socially distanced capacity of 72 or in their hall's classroom. Microwaves will not be available for student use. Water bottles can be refilled at our filtered water stations. Although the water fountains are not in service, students have access to water in the cafeteria all day.

Bus Routes

Bus Route Information can be found on the Hoover City Schools website. Once on the website, www.hoovercityschools.net, go to Departments - Transportation - Edulog Web Query Page - enter your address and grade level - click Go. Just like carpool, it will take a while to establish bus route patterns and times. Be sure to arrive at your stop 15-20 minutes before the scheduled stop until the routes are finalized. The number for the Transportation Department is 205-439-1120.

Carpool information

All buses will depart before carpool begins. Please do not block a bus or run through a bus stop sign. To ensure the arrival of our buses is not impeded, all check-outs must be completed by 3:00 pm daily. Virtual school athletes have been instructed by their coaches on where to be dropped off each afternoon. Detailed instructions Carpool map

Bumpus has a well run afternoon carpool procedure. It will take some time for everyone to get comfortable with the procedures. Please do not schedule any appointments before 4:00 until our procedures are more established. You may not pick your child up in the front while carpool is running. You also may not park and cross over to get your child or beckon your child. Safety is our number one and primary concern. Help us get 300+ students safely home.


Walkers will meet the Crossing Guard in the 1st floor lobby afterschool.


MySchoolFees will open on September 1st this year. This will help ensure that all necessary schedule changes have been made before fees are paid.

Bumpus Bucs back in action

Our first football game is tomorrow, Thursday, August 20th. It is a jamboree. The following procedures must be adhered to:

  • Tickets must be pre-purchased through GoFan (see instructions below).
  • All tickets are $5.00 for both adults and children. We will not have a Sports Pass this year.
  • We do not anticipate capacity to become an issue - but, we are operating with a 50% capacity maximum for HHS's Buccaneer stadium.
  • Masks are required to be worn by all guests.
  • Proper social distancing is expected of all guests (expect for those living within the same household). There will be additional sections available for seating.
  • Only Bumpus football players/cheer and dance/coaches will be allowed on the track and field.
  • AHSAA guidelines for the health and wellness of players, cheerleaders, and dance team will be followed at all times.

New Ticket Policy - Card and Mobile Payment ONLY - https://gofan.co/app/school/AL68127

For the 2020-2021 school year, Bumpus Athletics has a Card & Mobile Payment only ticketing policy at ALL athletic events. Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase digital tickets prior to arriving at the event. Mobile payment options will be made available at the event, but purchasing online in advance will assure the fastest entry. Thanks for your support! Go Bucs!

Schedule and Expectations for the First Four Weeks of School

Thursday, August 20th - School starts for all students, virtual and in person.

  • In person students with last names starting A-L will report to RFB.

  • In person students with last names starting M-Z will work remotely from home by logging into their google classrooms.

  • Full time virtual students will work remotely from home by logging into their google classrooms.

Friday, August 21st - School continues for all students, virtual and in person.

  • In person students with last names starting M-Z will report to RFB.

  • In person students with last names starting A-L will work remotely from home by logging into their google classrooms.

  • Full time virtual students will work remotely from home by logging into their google classrooms.

All students, in person and virtual, will work remotely on Wednesdays starting August 26th.

The schedule going forward for In-Person Students:

  • A-L Mondays and Thursdays will report to RFB and work remotely on Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Fridays.

  • M-Z Tuesdays and Fridays will report to RFB and work remotely on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Open Communication

If you have questions or concerns, we are here to listen and will always respond. You can email us directly or through bumpushelp@hoover.k12.al.us

Dr. Tamala R. Maddox, Prinicipal tmaddox@hoover.k12.al.us

Mr. Justin Jones, 6th grade Asst. Principal jjones@hoover.k12.al.us

Ms. Donna Burke, 7th grade Asst. Principal dburke@hoover.k12.al.us

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

Be well.

Dr. Tamala R. Maddox


Contacting and Visiting Us

Our bumpushelp@hoover.k12.al.us email address will continue to be open if you have questions. Our website will be updated frequently with up-to-date information. We request that everyone entering the building wear a mask (of some form) to protect us all. If you need to go beyond the lobby area into the building, we will also need to take your temperature. Thank you for your patience.

A MESSAGE FROM TEAM 7 - Virtual...

If you did NOT receive an email from our team, please contact Bryneth Caudill at bcaudill@hoover.k12.al.us. Your student needs to join Google Classroom (code: zdhpmjo) and attend ONE Google Meet on Thursday, August 20th at either 9:00, 10:00 OR 1:45.


Band students will not need to bring instruments on the first day(s) of school..


Parents if you intend to have medication on hand at school for your child this year please make sure you do the following:

1. Make sure you have the PPA (Prescriber/Parent Authorization Form) completely filled out and signed by you and the physician for all PRESCRIPTION medications. If you will be bringing an Over the Counter Medication (OTC) we can accept the PPA with the parent

signature only. Please refer to the attached instructions for having medications at school and a copy of the PPA.


Procedures for Medications

PPA 2019

2. Please call or email the health room to notify the nurse and set a time to bring the medications to the health room. You can reach the nurse by phone or email.

mschmith@hoover.k12.al.us 205-439-2230



Per the Hoover City Schools 2020-21 Code of Conduct

Click on the following link.. ATTENDANCE


Online registration - Thanks to everyone who has submitted their information! (1110 parents have completed their online registration!) We still have about 12 parents who have not filled out their online registration information. In order for your child to receive a Chromebook, the online registration forms HAVE TO BE COMPLETED.


Welcome Students! We are ready to have an amazing year! Whether we see your virtually or in person at school, we promise to get to know each of you and support you in any way we can. Please feel free to reach out to your grade level counselor with any questions or concerns you may have. This year may be challenging but we are going to make it our best year yet! Remember to always follow the Bumpus Way and to do your best! Go Bucs!

The Counselors,

Mrs. Bruno - cbruno@hoover.k12.al.us - 6th gr

Ms. DiMarco - mdimarco@hoover.k12.al.us - 7th gr

Ms. Keith - bkeith@hoover.k12.al.us - 8th gr

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)”

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8/20 - 1st day of school for A-L last names (we will call A group)

8/20 - Football vs Homewood Jamboree @ HHS - 7th @ 5; 8th @ 6:45 pm

8/21 - 1st day of school for M-Z last names (we will call B group)

8/24 - Volleyball@ Thompson

8/26 - Volleyball Tri-Match @ Pizitz

8/27 - Football ws Bragg @ HHS

9/1 - MySchoolFees opens!


PTO Save the Dates!

Tuesday, 9/01 -- myschoolfees.com (MSF) goes LIVE. On this day you can order a Spirit Shirt or make a much needed Direct Donation to the PTO! We need your help more than ever this year and are hopeful our generous Bumpus families are ready to give! Registration for our school-wide Color Run will begin in January. The Color Run is scheduled for March 12, 2021.

Tuesday, 9/22 -- First Spirit Night at the Patton Creek Chik-Fil-A. Treat your family to dinner that evening and a portion of the proceeds will come back to Bumpus.

Contact Us -- If you have any questions about the Bumpus PTO, please go to our PTO web page under the Programs tab of our school's website or you can email us directly at bumpuspto@hcs-students.net.

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CROSS COUNTRY - 2020-2021

Cross Country is open for enrollment. The first practice is after school on August 24. Athletes dress out in the locker room and meet on the track. Students should be at practice everyday. However due to the pandemic if students can only be here on the days they are at school it is acceptable.

Get in touch with Coach Doran at sdoran@hoover.k12.al.us for information. Time is of the essence. All forms must be filled out prior to practicing. The forms and directions can be found on the Bumpus website under the athletics tab.

Students should join the Google Classroom - code is lpp2ame (that is a little L) to gain information.

Parents should fill out information form located on Facebook on the Bumpus Facebook page or in Google Classroom.

Girls Interested in Playing Golf

Here are some links that provide opportunities for girls to take lessons and play in matches to gain experience!



Please email Coach Heard if you have any questions!

Girls Basketball - TBA until August.

Coach Rena Holden



Please keep your residential information updated. If you have moved recently, or if your lease has expired, please email, fax or mail a copy of your new deed or lease along with a current utility bill to Mrs. Stone. Thanks

Fax # - 205-439-2201 Email address - cstone@hoover.k12.al.us

2020-2021 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS (Revised 7.16.2020)

Bumpus does not offer pre-packaged school supply packs. However, each grade level has assembled a supply list for the 20-21 school year.

6th gr school supply list

7th gr school supply list

8th gr school supply list


Help spread facts

The impact of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is being felt all over the world. With lots of information being rolled out, it’s important to receive and share accurate information, so that you can take the necessary steps to keep yourself and those around you safe.

We believe we are better when we work together. That’s why we have designed a range of social media posts and poster templates to help our community share accurate information from the World Health Organization.

#stopthespread with these handy tips.

Follow these tips from the World Health Organization to keep yourself safe and help contain the spread of the virus.

1. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
2. Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, and nose.
3. Avoid contact with people who are vulnerable. And if you can’t, wear a mask.
4. Cover your cough with the bend of your elbow.
5. Disinfect surfaces you regularly use.
6. If you feel unwell, stay at home and call your healthcare provider.
7. Only share information from trusted sources.

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