• Quarantine/Isolation Protocols (Updated Jan. 12, 2022)

Mission Statement

  • The Mission of Hopkins County Schools
    is to unite as one team
    to learn and inspire.

Masking Policy

  • Masks Required

    The COVID-19 incidence rate for Hopkins County on Thursday, Jan. 20, was 262.5. That means the district will operate under a Masks Required policy the week of Jan. 24, 2022. 

    The metric is based on the COVID-19 incidence rate for Hopkins County, which involves the average daily cases per 100,000 population. The metric includes the following: 

    • Masks will be optional in school buildings when the incidence rate is zero to 30.9.  
    • A “masking while moving” policy will be followed when the incidence rate is 31 to 49.9.  
    • Masking will be required when the incidence rate is 50 and above.  

    Masks will continue to be worn on buses at all times under a federal requirement. The incidence rate released by the state on Thursday evenings (https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19) will determine the protocols for the following week. Information will be announced each Friday. 

Central Office Hours

  • The Central Office is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

    * The office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Announcements

  • The Hopkins County Board of Education is currently seeking sealed bids in regard to the purchase of surplus vans. Bid forms are at the links below. The vehicle specifications are as follows: 

    1. 2002 Ford E-250
      Mileage: 68,722
      VIN: 1FTNE24L42HA73321
    2. 2002 Ford E-150
      Mileage: 76,678
      VIN: 1FTRE14W52HA73320
    3. 1998 Ford Econoline 150
      Mileage: 119,777
      VIN: 1FTRE1461WHA87320

    Sealed bids will be opened at 10 am on 1/28/2022.  Please submit all sealed bids to:

    Drew Taylor
    320 South Seminary Street

    Madisonville, KY 42431

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  • Hopkins County Schools Local Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m. at Hopkins County Career and Technology Center, 1775 Patriot Drive, Madisonville. This meeting is part of the process of the development of the Hopkins County Board of Education Facility Plan. 

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  • Healthy Schools Program District Report for 2021 is now posted on the Hopkins County Schools Food Service webpage for public review. Anyone who has comments may email them to lisa.marsh@hopkins.kyschools.us.

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  • Hopkins County Schools would like to thank our families for your support as we have all dealt with the difficulty of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we return to traditional instruction five days a week, the well-being, health, and safety of students, families, and staff is a top priority. With the start of the 2021-2022 school year, we also want to remind families that the usual rules on school attendance will apply. Details about the attendance/truancy procedures and the Student Symptom Protocol may be found at the links below: 

    Attendance Letter to Parents/Guardians 

    COVID-19 Student Symptom Protocol 

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  • COVID-19 Dashboard

    The district will be posting information about the number of COVID-19 confirmed active cases and students/staff who are current contacts on the COVID-19 Dashboard.

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Remember Your Why Award

  • HCS Remember Your Why on navy blue background

    Hopkins County Schools wants to recognize employees for good deeds and kindness shown to others. Remember Your Why Award winners may be nominated by any district stakeholder, including staff, students, parents, and community members. The nomination form is available at www.hopkins.kyschools.us/RememberYourWhy.

Staff Spotlight

  • Pollyanne Kimmel, an 8th-grade social studies teacher at Browning Springs Middle School, Pollyanne Kimmel holding certificate received the Remember Your Why Award at the Nov. 15 Board of Education meeting. She always goes the extra mile to make her kids feel safe and empowered. She loves teaching! She puts student desks in a circle pattern and centers discussions in a way that gains their trust and understanding. She makes fellow staff members want to work harder because they see her continually go above and beyond her job description. She is a constant reminder of what it means to be a good teacher!

    Her “why” is the following: “I love teaching Social Studies. However, my WHY is my students. Every student needs help recognizing their own unique qualities and gifts. Sometimes, especially in middle school, students feel invisible or get lost along the way. My why is to SEE them and help them recognize their own potential.”

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  • Tina Plunkett, a cook/baker at West Hopkins School, received the Remember Your Why Award Tina Plunket holds certificate at the Nov. 1 Board of Education meeting. Plunkett deserves the recognition because she knows students by name and greets them every morning as they come to school. She knows student’s preferences and gives them food choices they would love. Plunkett is known for tuning in to students who may be having a difficult time. She lets staff people know if a student needs to have a conversation with someone. She is a kind, welcoming face who makes students feel wanted!

    When asked to explain her “why,” she said, I come to work and love my job because of the kids and my coworkers. It’s an awesome and blessed job.”

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  • Southside Elementary School special education teacher JamieJamie Hamby Hamby was honored with the Remember Your Why Award at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Her nomination said that she goes above and beyond to see students succeed. One student loved fishing so she bought rubber fishing worms to help him learn to count. She always smiles and greets students when walking through the halls, spreading joy to students as well as staff members. Mrs. Jamie has helped with students who have had emotional issues returning to school. She also builds strong relationships with her parents so the lines of communication are always open when tough situations arise. She is a huge reminder that Hopkins County Schools LOVES their students and families!

     When asked her to tell her “why,” she responded, “My ‘why’ is because I love the kids.” Congratulations, Jamie Hamby!! #TeamHopkins

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