Return to In-Person Learning Five Days per Week

Huntsville City Schools (HCS) leaders announced plans during Thursday night’s board of education work session for traditional students to return to school Mondays through Fridays for the second nine weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.  To find out more, please click the more information button below:

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Principal's Message (September 21)

Progress Reports: We are halfway through the 1st 9 weeks grading period. Progress Report grades are visible through iNow.

  • Students in Cohort B will receive their progress reports on Friday,
  • September 25, 2020.Students in Cohort A will receive their progress reports on Monday, September 28, 2020.
  • HVA and remote students may come to the office to pick up a printed copy.

Manna House: We need your help!  We are collecting canned and dry good items for the Manna House Next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We are in a competition with the schools in the Grissom feeder pattern to see which team can raise the most donations. WINNER: The winner will be determined as the school with the greatest number of items.  The winner will be announced at the HHS vs. GHS football game on Thursday, September 24th.

Fall Break dates: October 5 – 9, 2020

Please only bring service animals on the school campus.


Hello Bulls,

This week has been so exciting! It has been great to see students in the building and students online. I have been impressed by the responsibility our students have shown in the building. Masks are on, social distancing is happening, hand sanitizer is being used, students are walking in single file lines, and sanitizing in classrooms is happening.

Please reiterate to our cohort students that they need to join their live classes on the days they are at home, so they do not fall behind academically. I also highly encourage our HVA and remote students to join live instruction.

Speaking of falling behind, please log into iNow to check your child’s grades. (Schoology is not our official gradebook.) Some of our students have missing work that our teachers are ready and willing to accept and grade!  If you need your iNow log in information contact

Every day I feel grateful and blessed to be part of the HCMS community. Our students, families, teachers, staff, and community members are kind and positive. The challenges we have faced have been manageable because we all continue to stay solution focused.

Thank You!

Natalie Smith


Hampton Cove Middle School

Go Bulls!