Roadrunner Nation News
March 26, 2019
From the Principal
Last week was Classified Staff Appreciation Week and I want to say THANK YOU to all our amazing classified staff for their amazing work with and in support of our kids. This includes our office, custodial, lunch room, Options, Special Education, Bus Drivers and Classroom Paras. In fact close to 40 adults in the building every day support our teachers. Wow! We are truly lucky to have such amazing people who care about our kids.
This month is also music appreciation month. A big SHOUT OUT and THANK YOU to Julie Allison our Band and Choir Director. She does an amazing job instilling the love of music into our students. We are so thankful to have Ms. Allison at Goodman.
This past week we started looking to next year as we began talking to our students about registration for next year. Our 8th graders are now thinking about classes at the high school and we will be welcoming our new 6th graders. I can hardly believe we are at a place to begin thinking about next year. Wow, how this year has flown by. Thank you for making my first year at Goodman a great one. I am so thankful to have a great community focused on student learning.
Parking Lot Safety
Gig Harbor High School 8th Grade Information Night
Incoming Tides Night
Thursday, March 28th is Incoming Tide Night. This is the night when high school counselors share registration and transition information for incoming freshman. It is also a night for the departments, clubs and sports to promote their programs. Below is the schedule for incoming Tides:
Incoming Tides (incoming freshmen)
Department/Club/Sports Fair 5:15-6:00 pm
Incoming Tide night presentation 6:00-6:45 pm
This past week the Gig Harbor Career Counselor, Kristine Nyberg, presented important information to your child. They received a Gig Harbor Course Catalog and a packet to help guide them in picking classes for next year. They also received information on clubs, sports and activities offered at GH. The hope is that you have conversations around the table this next week about what would be the best courses for your child to take before the GH counselors come the week of April 1. There is a worksheet on the last page of the packet that will be most helpful for your child to have ready when the counselors visit. We look forward to working with you and your child.
We want families to know that they have over a week to process their child’s schedule for next year.
PHS Parent Night
Welcome PHS Class of 2023 !
8th Grade Parent Night
When: Wednesday, April 3rd
Where: PHS Auditorium
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
· Registration Timeline
· Graduation Requirements
· Seahawk 101 (August)
Join the Remind Group for your class to stay up to date with PHS Counseling information.
Text your class code to (81010). Class of 2023 code: @class23ph
Mark your Calendars
Tuesday, March 26th, ASB Activity Night 3:00-5:00
Tuesday, March 26th, Girls Soccer/Boys Basketball @ Kopachuck 3:30 Start
Tuesday, March 28th, Girls Soccer/Boys Basketball @ Goodman vs. KPMS 3:30 Start
Monday, April 1st, Track Paperwork due
Tuesday, April 2nd, Girls Soccer/Boys Basketball @ HRMS 3:30 Start
Thursday, April 4th, Girls Soccer/Boys Basketball @ Goodman vs. Kopachuck 3:30 Start
Thursday, April 4th, Choir Spring Concert 7:00
Thursday, April 11th Band Spring Concert 7:00
Monday April 15th-Friday April 19th No School, Spring Break
Dress Code Reminder
As the weather gets nicer please review the dress code. This comes out of the student planner. If you have any questions please call the school at (253) 530-1600.
Dress and Appearance Expectations:
Students wearing inappropriate attire will be expected to make adjustments as necessary before returning to class. Repeated problems with dress and/or appearance will result in notifying parents and disciplinary action.
v Hats or other types of head covering: No scarves, bandanas, hats for both male and female students. Exceptions for medical or religious reasons may be approved by administration. Hats may be worn at athletic events after school or outside during inclement weather.
v Gang-related attire or behavior: No gang affiliations, clothing, or signs
v Sagging: Pants and shorts waistlines must be above the top of the pelvis/hip bones and secured with a belt if loose. Undergarments must not be visible at any time.
v Overalls: Straps must be attached at the shoulder or tucked in.
v Tops: Tops should touch the top of the waistband with arms down at the side or when raised over the head. Tops must not expose cleavage, stomach, or undergarment straps. Straps on tops must have a width or 2 or more inches. Mesh, see-through, halter tops, backless tops, or racer back tanks are not allowed.
v Shorts, Skirts, Dresses: The length must be at least to the tip of the longest finger when arms are down at sides.
v Shoes: Shoes must have soles and be worn at all times. Any shoes that present a safety risk may not be worn at school.
1. Articles or clothing that promote/display/contain/insinuate any of the following in words, pictures or symbols: drugs/alcohol, tobacco/tobacco-related products, violence, sexual references, profanity, discriminatory statements against individuals or groups.
2. Spiked necklaces, chokers, bracelets, or chains deemed as a safety concern by Administration
Within District Transfer
Peninsula School District will be accepting 2019-2020 Within District Transfer applications April 1st through April 30th. All transfer students must submit applications annually. Due to the rapid growth in Gig Harbor North, Harbor Ridge Middle School will not be accepting any new 2019-2020 Within District transfer requests.
All CHOICE Transfer requests for the 2019-2020 school year will be considered beginning May 1st through May 31st. Parents will be notified within 45 days of May 31st if the request has been accepted or denied. To become a non-resident student in the Peninsula School District, parents must file a CHOICE Transfer Request with their resident school district.
Due to rapid growth in the Gig Harbor area we will not accepting any new non-resident elementarytransfers. Additionally, due to the rapid growth in Gig Harbor North, Harbor Ridge Middle School will not be accepting any new 2019-2020 out of District CHOICE transfer requests.
To obtain a release from Peninsula School District, to enroll in a program located in another school district, parents need to complete a CHOICE Transfer Request and submit it to the Educational Service Center by email, fax, mail, or in person at 14015 62nd Ave. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Forms can also be completed through the CHOICE Transfer Request Portal that can be found the Peninsula School District website.
Please call or email email@example.com at (253) 530-1007, for further information.
Cell Phone Policy At Goodman
This year has been difficult for our students to make the connection with the new cell phone policy. Many students still pull out their phones during passing and class time. If this continues to be an issue with students we will be making phone calls home to work with you on what steps we can take so that they are not a distraction from the learning going on. Below is the article I have sent in the past explaining our cell phone policy. Thank you,
Use of electronic devices during class time for purposes other than those pre-approved by the teacher, may result in the device being confiscated and held by administration. Students are not allowed to send texts or make calls from their personal devices during the school day without receiving permission from a staff member. Students are not allowed to take photos or videos at school without receiving permission from a staff member.
Appropriate Use / Locations
Before the 5 minute bell in the Commons (use of headphones is allowed)
During class when and where the teacher designates use for learning
Photos & videos with staff & student permission
During Honor Time
Inappropriate Use / Locations
During Emergency drills
PE locker rooms and restrooms
During class without teacher permission
Hallway, office, gym, library and nurse areas
Photos & videos WITHOUT staff and student permission
Wearing headphones in hallways
Bring electronic devices at your own risk. Students are encouraged to lock their devices in lockers during the school day. If a student decides to carry an electronic device on their person, it must be stored out of sight and set to silent mode so that it does not become a distraction to learning.
If the cell phone or personal electronic device is found to be in use during the day without permission, it may be confiscated. On the first offense, the student may pick up the device from the office at the end of the day. On the second offense, the student may also be assigned a lunch detention. On the third or subsequent violations, the student may be assigned other appropriate disciplinary action.