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Weekly Announcements - Week of 9/7 to 9/10

COVID-19

As we continue to navigate through COVID-19 pandemic, parents, we need your assistance with ensuring safety for all of HMS faculty, staff and students. If someone in your home has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact our main office and follow the exclusion guidelines by keeping your child at home. If your child has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting results, contact our main office and keep your child at home until results have been provided. Also parents, if you have been contacted by the school regarding your child being exposed, please adhere to the exclusion guidelines. Parents, please contact Nurse Childs regarding COVID-19 related self quarantining. COVID-19 related absences are only provided if parents have contacted Nurse Childs and we have documented the COVID-19 absence. If you have any specific questions, please contact our main office. 

 

**Parents, please email your child’s teachers for make-up assignments if he/she is excluded from school due to COVID-19 exposure. 

 

Flu Vaccines

It is time for flu vaccines. The clinic is provided by Health Heroes, a division of the ADPH. The Health Hero Clinic will facilitate flu vaccinations at HMS on September 7th. Consent forms must be returned to Nurse Childs ASAP. See attachment for consent forms.  

Progress Reports

HMS 1st Nine Weeks Progress Reports will be distributed via PowerSchool September 16th. The Parent Portal with PowerSchool will be available for access on September 9, 2021. 

 

iReady Diagnostic Testing

We will be facilitating iReady diagnostic testing this week. All students will be taking Math and Language Arts assessments. This assessment will assist us address our students' academic deficiencies. We will administer this assessment in all Math and Language Arts classes using the schedule below:

Math: September 7th-10th

Language Arts: September 14th-17th

Make-Up Days: September 21st-24th

 

Reminders

**All students, employees, and visitors must wear a mask while on campus during the school day.

**Students are expected to be dropped off and picked up on the side of the building, not the main entrance. Parents are to remain in their vehicles when dropping off and/or picking up students. 

**Classes begin daily at 7:55AM.

**All check-outs must be facilitated by 2:30 PM daily

**All HMS Athletic Events will use Go Fan for purchasing tickets. Instructions are attached to the email. 

 

Student Announcements

**Are you interested in a career as an actor, dancer or film director? The Hueytown Drama Club is hosting a Talent Show and all middle school students are invited to audition. If you are interested in auditioning for the talent show, or if you would like to join the Drama Club, please make plans to attend our first meeting of the year Thursday, September 9th at 3:30 in the lunchroom. This Thursday we will vote on this year's Drama Club Officers. In addition to performers, the Drama Club will  need students who can build props and sew costumes. All students interested in performing in the talent show or joining the Drama Club should visit Room 305 to sign up and make plans to attend Thursday's meeting after school. Sponsors for the Drama Club are Mrs. Waldrop and Mrs. Sanders. 

**Science Olympiad is a national science competition that explores several fields of science. All interested students should see Ms. Wasilevich in room 401 (7th grade gold science room) to sign up by Tuesday, September 7th. 

**Do you like telling others what you think? Do you wish you were more comfortable speaking your mind? Wish you knew how to say what you think, in a way that everyone could understand? Join the DEBATE TEAM! Students will learn these skills and have fun competing against other teams in three competitions this year. Practices will be scheduled based on team members' availability. See Mrs Addison in Room 116 to join!

**HMS Fall Picture Day will be September 21st. Students must adhere to dress code expectations. 

**HMS Annual Title One Meeting/Open House will be September 21st @ 6PM

Wednesday, September 8th: HMS Volleyball @ Pleasant Grove, 4:30PM

Thursday, September 9th: HMS Football @ Bessemer City MS, 6PM

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