Goodrich Middle School

October 2022

AS WE FALL INTO OCTOBER . . .

PUPIL COUNT DAY - OCTOBER 5TH!

Please be sure your child is present for the full day on

Pupil Count Day- October 5.

This is a very important day to have your child in school.

Count Day is used to determine

our Federal Funding for the district.


Thank you so much for your continuous support!

STUDENT TARDIES

Please remember that classes begin at 7:23 AM SHARP. Any student arriving after that will be marked Tardy. In accordance with the GMS Student Handbook, page 28, After school detentions will be issued for every five (5) tardies accumulated in first hour.

AFTER SCHOOL PARENT PICK-UP REMINDER

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8th GRADE WASHINGTON DC PARENT MEETING

Our Principal is hosting a Washington DC Informational Parent Meeting on October 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the Middle School Cafeteria. All parents of interested 8th grade students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend this meeting!

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to the following October students of the month! These students were nominated by their teachers based on many factors, including but not limited to: work ethic, grades, positive attitude, helpfulness and other PRIDE qualities. Congratulations to:

6th grade - David Lederman

7th grade - Cody O'Neil

8th grade - Benjamin Benson.

GMS SPIRIT WEEK - HAWAIIAN DRESS DAY

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Goodrich Middle School’s Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on

Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 13th

3:00-6:30 PM.


Guidelines:

  • All students and parents/guardians will enter the building at the main entrance (Door #6).

  • Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule with you or have it available on your phone. This can be obtained on ParentVue.

  • Teachers will be available for at maximum, a five (5) minute conference.

  • Please email or call your teacher if you have specific class concerns or needs that will take longer than the allotted time to address.

MRS. LAROWE - TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!

Students in Mrs. LaRowe’s 6th grade math classes worked together to identify a mystery number. Then, teams challenged their thinking by placing the digits 0-9 in a 3x3 grid so that every row, column and diagonal add to the same total. Although many teams were not successful, they did make progress when they put their brains together!


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GMS HAPPY HALLOWEEN MONTH

Our 8TH grade student leaders will be sponsoring a candy container guessing game AND costume contest/Dance!


During all lunches on Thursday, October 27 through Monday, October 31 pay $1 to make a guess on how many pieces of candy are in the large candy container. If you guess the closest without going over, you win the entire container of cool candy! Our 8TH grade leaders will be in charge of displaying the candy container and taking your guesses


HALLOWEEN SCHOOL-WIDE COSTUME CONTEST AND DANCE

On October 31, wear your school appropriate costume to school and to the dance for a chance to win! There will be prizes for each grade level costume winner and overall best group costume. Be creative with your costumes and join the fun!


If your child is sent to the office that day due to behavior issues, they will not be allowed to attend the dance!


DANCE INFO

Where: GMS Cafe

When: Monday, October 31, 2022

Time: 2:25pm-4:00pm

What: DJ, concessions, costume contests and a ghoulishly good time!

Cost: Tickets will be sold during lunches beginning Thursday, October 20 through Monday, October 31 for $5.00 (please send your child with exact change!).

Costumes: Please note the following rules regarding Halloween costumes and behavior:

  • Costumes should be age appropriate
  • All makeup and hair coloring needs to be applied before arriving to school
  • No gore or excessively scary costumes
  • All costumes must adhere to GMS dress code policy



Note to parents: Where you pick your child up after the dance will be determined by the first letter of their last name - see map below.

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GMS MAKE-UP PICTURE DAY - NOVEMBER 8, 2022

Missed Picture Day or not happy with your smile...no worries, Photo Factory will be back on NOVEMBER 8, 2022 for another round of pictures. For those of you taking retakes, please make sure to bring your first package of pictures with you to return.


Virtual students who wish to get re-takes should arrive between 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM to get their pictures taken.


Payments can be made online at http://www.photofactoryusa.com (Online Password: goodrichms)

GOODRICH SCHOOLS SINKING FUND PROPOSAL

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DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY PLAN

As part of our District Technology Plan, GMS will be working with all students for the month of October on keyboarding and word processing skills.
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STUDENT INFORMATION CHANGES

Parents/Guardians:

Please remember to log in to ParentVue to complete the mandatory updates for this school year. Not completing these updates could cause us to not have the most accurate contact, medical or emergency information on file, so please complete this process ASAP if you haven't already done so.


Please note: emergency info also includes who we are allowed to release your student to...

They MUST be listed in order for us to release your student to them!


Please click here to log in to ParentVue to ensure your children's information has been updated:

https://parentvue.geneseeisd.org/good/PXP2_Login_Parent.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bernard at dbernard@goodrichschools.org

STUDENT ABSENCES AND GOOGLE CLASSROOM

When calling in an absence, please be sure to give your student's full name, date and reason for absence (if sick, please give full details of symptoms).


All teachers have Google Classroom and all students "joined" as a classroom activity during the first week of school. Teachers are keeping their Google Classroom current, so if a student is absent, or in the event of quarantine (or a forced remote learning situation), we will be able to continue teaching and learning.


Throughout the year, if your child(ren) is absent, for any reason, please have them log into Google Classroom to check for assignments, as this will be the primary means of getting absent work to students.

GMS BOOK FAIR

GMS is pleased to offer our Book Fair October 17 - 21, 2022! We are excited to offer in-person presentations in the Middle School Media Center. Parents can also order online and the books will be shipped directly to your home. Scholastic continues to offer "ewallet" accounts for your convenience.


Please visit the following website for more info.


https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=goodrichmiddleschool

2022-2023 GMS YEARBOOK INFO

Hello All GMS Families,


GMS Yearbook welcomes you to the 2022-2023 school year! Yearbooks are $45.00 and can only be ordered online.


We’re here to share some exciting news with you regarding the 2023 yearbook. Guess what? You’re officially on the yearbook photo staff! Yes, you read that right! This year, more than ever, we ask that you join us in helping to create the book.


What are some ways you could help us achieve this task? Consider:


  • Send us original resolution pictures (and questions) to gmsyearbook@goodrichschools.org
  • When you see an email in regards to the yearbook, open it! Complete the form requesting information and pictures! Easy.
  • Capture CANDID moments and send them to us. By candid we mean non-posed.
  • Student organizations definitely deserve some love: help us gather memories of meetings, practices or virtual events.
  • Calling all athletes: we are talking about school sports or extracurricular sports. Share your stories and photos!
  • If you or a parent you know takes pictures at student events, please email us.
  • Take photos of ANYTHING that happens in your home that connects back to our school, whether virtually or in-person.
  • We want to feature any students who are doing something awesome.


The Yearbook Staff wants to include as much as possible from our virtual learners in this year’s yearbook. Please take the time to take candid photographs of your learners doing interesting activities that we can include in the yearbook. Photos can be emailed to gmsyearbook@goodrichschools.org at any time.


This yearbook is unique in that it will be created by the whole school. We hope to create a yearbook that encompasses all of our GMS Students this year, and you can help make that possible. Thank you in advance for being a part of this historic year.


MEMORIES: EVEN SMALL ONES COUNT


https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1064340/Goodrich-Middle-School/


Please note that yearbooks can ONLY be ordered online,

cash and checks will not be accepted in the office.


GMS Yearbook Staff

gmsyearbook@goodrichschools.org

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS!


You can now memorialize your child's time at Goodrich Middle School with a personalized yearbook ad. 1/8" page ads are $30.00. This is ONLY for 8th grade students. Create and purchase your unique ad by February 2, 2023. Please click this link to create/purchase your ad. https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/students-and-parents/yearbook-ads

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PTO UPDATES and NEWS



For more information, please contact PTO Vice President -

Melissa Schluentz, 586-524-2819 or email the Martian PTO at Martianptoinc@gmail.com or visit the Martian PTO Facebook page.

MS Rules and Procedures - Quick Reference Guide

For a brief summary of important GMS rules and procedures, including our policy on cell phones, tardies, attendance, etc., please click HERE.


For information on our Dress Code and Technology policies, please click HERE.

Student Announcements

Parents, did you know you can see the daily announcements that our students hear each day online at https://gms.goodrichschools.org? Important updates, news and information will be listed under "Student Announcements."

Student Drop-Off

Students are permitted to enter the building starting at 7:00am. Please do not leave your child unattended outside of the building before that time.


Upon entering the building, students should report directly to the cafeteria (if eating breakfast) or the gym until they are dismissed. Parents should use the circle drive at the front of school to drop children off. The south end parking lot (by the gym) is for bus drop off only. DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR CHILDREN BY THE BUS DROP OFF/GYM ENTRANCE!

After School Pick-Up and Transportation

Please note the following important safety rules for after-school pick-up and sports practices:

  • After-School pick-up is at the north end parking lot ONLY.
  • When picking up your student(s), please pull ALL the way forward. Your child(ren) will meet you along the sidewalk. They will be exiting from doors at the north end of the building.
  • For safety reasons, students not picked up by 2:45pm will be sent back into the building to wait near the main entrance.
  • The circle drive near the flag pole/main entrance is for emergency vehicles ONLY.

  • The circle drive AT OAKTREE is NOT an authorized pick-up area for middle school students.
  • The parking lot AT OAKTREE is NOT an authorized pick-up area for middle school students.

Unless your child(ren) rides the bus, is signed out for early release in the office by an authorized individual, they should be picked up in the parent pick-up/caravan line at the designated location at the north end of the middle school. Please share this information with anyone who may be picking up your child/children as well.


Student athletes should ride Shuttle Bus #14, which will transport athletes to the High School for practices.

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Bus and Transportation Changes

If you have had changes since last school year with childcare, home address or pick-up/drop-off locations, please contact the transportation department at 810-591-3454 or Dispatcher@goodrichschools.org.

CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION MUST BE

FIVE DAYS PER WEEK AND CONSISTENT FROM WEEK TO WEEK.

Goodrich Middle School



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“Achievement for Every Learner”