Wednesday Edition, November 24, 2021

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Canned Food Drive

Reid Elementary will be collecting canned goods for the Goodrich Lions Club starting on Wednesday, December 1st. Our collection will run for 2 weeks and end on December 15th. The Lions Club will be providing the canned goods that we collect to several local food pantries before the Holiday Season.
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Our Student Lighthouse Team is counting our progress towards our school wide goal!
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Students MUST have an extra set of clothes in their locker!!!

Please make sure your child has weather appropriate, extra clothes (shirt, pants, socks and underwear) in their locker at all times! Students have accidents, find mud puddles and spill milk on themselves every day! We do not have as many extra clothes in the office as we have had in years past. Lets be proactive and have a spare set readily available and avoid a call home mid-day for a clothes change! Thank you!


November 24th- 1/2 Day & End of Marking Period

November 25th-26th- NO SCHOOL, Happy Thanksgiving!

December 1st-15th- Canned Good Collection

December 6th-10th- Scholastic Book Fair

December 7th- Title I Parent Night

December 7th & 9th- Conferences

December 8th- ELGA Deposit Day

December 10th- 1/2 Day for Reid Elementary

December 13th- Board Meeting

December 13th- 15th- Santa Shop @ Reid

December 22nd- 1/2 Day for Reid Elementary

December 23rd- January 5th- NO SCHOOL, enjoy your Holiday vacation!

Reid Elementary Scholastic Book Fair- December 6th-10th

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Greetings Goodrich Students, Families and Staff!

My name is Morgan Goodman (Ms. Goodman), and I am the new Mental Health Consultant for the Goodrich School District. I will be working district wide with students K-12!

I graduated from Mount Morris High School in 2012. I have an Associates of Social Science in Criminal Justice from Mott Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology with a minor in Substance Prevention and Treatment from the University of Michigan-Flint. I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Purdue University Global.

I have been working in Behavioral Health since 2016. My areas of focus have been working with individuals with co-occurring disorders and dual diagnosis with severe problem behavior in youth, adolescents, and adults and continue to work in the role.

Additionally, I have experience working in experiential education, with students K- 12 and corporate groups on professional development skills focusing on communication, trust, integrity, problem solving and conflict resolution through team building activities. Before coming to the Goodrich School District, I worked as a Prevention Specialist for Genesee County, where I focused on prevention resources and methods for youth, adolescents, and adults.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling and being outdoors. I love spending time with my family! Being an aunt to my nieces and nephew is my favorite role! I breed and show Alaskan Malamutes, which my family has been doing for almost 40 years!

Fun Facts: I danced for 15 years, I love playing softball and continue to play, I’m a twin, and I’m left handed!

Caravan Reminders

We appreciate everyone's patience during our caravan drop-off and pick-up. We understand that everyone is in a hurry, we value everyone's time, and we hope that you do the same. Caravan is a process and it only works correctly if everyone does the right thing. Please watch the video on Reid's website if you have questions about how caravan works. Also, please remember that our priority is keeping our students safe! We encourage you to set a good example because our children are always watching!

If you arrive while our students are out enjoying afternoon recess, please do not pull up onto the pavement. Stay at the first cone on the dirt drive. Once all of the students have returned inside you can then pull your car up along our caravan route where our students enter vehicles. Also, please do not let any children who are not Reid students out on the playground while we are outside. It becomes confusing for our teachers and can be a safety issue when accounting for our students. Thank you!

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Reid Elementary Tech News

Soon after kids start reading and writing, they often begin interacting with others online. Whether they're chatting within games or texting family members, kids need the skills to interact respectfully. We will be using Habit 5 to seek first to understand how on-line interactions can affect us. These skills will help kids -- and the people they're communicating with -- have positive experiences online. Kids learn about appropriate verbal and physical communication from watching you. But online conversations can be invisible. This month we will be learning teaching our students to think critically about the different ways they connect with others, both in person and online. At home here are some pointers you can do to help your child. Occasionally, narrate as you're writing texts or social media comments when your kids are in earshot. Discuss how a message can change depending on the person delivering it or the delivery method. Read a question like "What are you doing?" with different tones of voice. Talk about how emoji and punctuation can help communicate tone and emotion in text messages. In the beginning, you might limit all communication with strangers online. As kids get older, you can monitor any online chatting. And once they're more independent, you can discuss which methods of communication are appropriate as well as which types of information to keep private from online-only friends. Help kids trust their guts so they can exit iffy or inappropriate online conversations. Discuss different scenarios and ask how they would feel and what they would do.

Food Service Update

Even though lunches are free for everyone, it is still SO important that families fill out the free & reduced lunch form. Many of our extra supports (Title I, Reading Specialists, etc.) depend on this funding.

Click here to fill out the Free & reduced Lunch Application!

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Reminder: Covid-19 guidelines

With COVID-19 cases in our state increasing, we would like to offer a couple of reminders.

1. If your student is sick or has one primary or two secondary symptom(s) (see list below), please contact your physician before you send them to school.

- Primary Symptoms (1)

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever (temp > 100.4 F)
  • New Loss of taste or smell

- Secondary Symptoms (2)

  • Chills/sweating
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • New onset of severe headache
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • Congestion or runny nose

2. If your student has had a COVID test, they must stay home until the school receives a copy of the negative test result. Also, if your student needs to be tested remember we will only accept a PCR test. Rapid tests are unreliable so the District is not accepting results from a rapid test.

Reid Elementary

Mission: "Growing Leaders of Tomorrow"

We Believe:

  • All students can learn.
  • Every child grows under the conditions and at the time that's right for them.
  • In teaching the whole child.
  • All children have the potential to do great things!
  • All children can learn, we just need to find the way to teach them.
  • In growing the whole child—socially, emotionally, academically.
  • Each child can make a difference!
  • All students can be a leader
  • Students learn best when actively engaged