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Weekly Announcements - Week of 9/20 to 9/24


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 and your child is symptomatic, please follow the exclusion guidelines and contact Nurse Childs. 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. 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. 


Make-Up Assignments

Assignments eligible for students to make-up are coded as “0.01” in PowerSchool. The deadline for students who have returned back to school from COVID related absences is October 1st. If you have specific questions, please contact your child’s teacher.


RTI Targeted Support

Parents, we will begin implementing RTI (Response to Instruction) support for students who are not mastering standards. Students will have 30 minutes daily during 4th period to address needed skills and their iReady learning path. See your child’s teacher if you have any questions. 


1st Nine Weeks Common Assessment Schedule

All HMS students will participate in quarterly core common assessments in order to  progress monitor student mastery and retention of grade level standards. See our schedule below. 


September 30th

1st Nine Weeks Common Assessments to go home

October 5th

Math/Social Studies

October 6th

Science/Language Arts

October 7th




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:

Make-Up Days: September 21st-24th




**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. 


Student Announcements

**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

Monday, September 20th: HMS Volleyball vs Rudd MS, 4:30pM@ HMS 

Tuesday, September 21st : HMS Cross Country Meet @ North Jefferson MS, 3:45PM

Wednesday, September 22nd: HMS Volleyball vs Fultondale, 4:30PM @ HMS

Thursday, September 23rd: HMS Football @ Irondale MS, 6PM