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Weekly Announcements - Week of 10/4 to 10/8


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. 


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. 



Parents, if you have questions regarding your child’s grade, please contact the teacher. Grades entered as “0.01” are eligible for make-up. Please communicate with your child’s teacher.


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



 Important Dates

October 8th-End of 1st Nine Weeks

October 11th-Columbus Day, School’s Closed

October 12th-E-Learning Day, Students will NOT report to campus

October 14th-1st Nine Weeks Report Cards to go home 



**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



Student Announcements

Attention 7th & 8th Grade Girls: HMS Girls Basketball Tryouts will be Wednesday, October 6th @ 3:00PM in the competition gym. You must be 100% cleared in DragonFly in order to try out. See Coach Whitfield if you have any questions. 

Attention 7th & 8th Grade Girls: HMS Softball Tryouts will be held on October 26-28 @3:30 at Natalie Bunn Field. Sign-ups will be in the gym or in Ms. Ponder's room. 7th and 8th grade girls that are interested MUST BE 100% cleared in DragonFly before you try out. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Ponder."

ALL 6th grade GIRLS who are interested in trying out for Newcomb-Tryouts will be October 6th and 7th after school in the girls gym from 3:30PM-5PM. You will sign up with the Girls PE coaches during your PE time. You must have a ride for pick up at 5PM. See Coach Ponder or Coach Whitfield if you have any questions.  


Tuesday, October 5th: HMS Cross Country Meet, North Jefferson MS @ 3:45PM

Thursday, October 7th: HMS Football vsBessemer City MS @ HHS, 6PM