Goodrich Middle School

October 2021



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

Pupil Count Day- October 6.

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!


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 - Mabel Edenburn by Mrs. LaRowe; 7th grade - Mya Blevins by Mrs. Brown; and

8th grade - Kaylee Eickhoff by Mr. Hammill


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

Wednesday, October 13th and Thursday, October 14th

3:00-6:30 PM.


  • All students & parents/guardians must be properly wearing a facemask, unless they have completed the medical exemption form prior to arrival.

  • All students and parents/guardians will enter the building at the main entrance (Door #1).

  • 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. If a teacher is meeting with someone, please practice social distancing while waiting in the hallway or head to another classroom to see if that teacher is free.

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


Missed Picture Day or not happy with your worries, Photo Factory will be back on November 2, 2021 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 should arrive between 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM to get their pictures taken.

Payments can be made online at (Online Password: goodrichms)


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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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:

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bernard at


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 is pleased to offer our Book Fair October 18 - 22, 2021! 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.


Hello All GMS Families,

GMS Yearbook welcomes you to the 2021-2022 school year!

We’re here to share some exciting news with you regarding the 2022 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
  • 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 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.


Please note that yearbooks can ONLY be ordered online,

cash and checks will not be accepted in the office.

GMS Yearbook Staff



The 8th grade student leaders will be sponsoring a candy container guessing game fundraiser AND costume contest! 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 during all lunches Monday, October 25 - 28, 2021. Prizes will be announced on October 29th.

On Friday, October 29th, the 8th grade is sponsoring a SCHOOL-WIDE Costume contest. Wear your school appropriate costume to school 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!


All clothing must be school-appropriate and abide by the school’s dress code policy.

  • Costumes may not demean any race, religion, nationality, disability or gender.
  • No weapons or anything that could be used as a weapon (walking sticks, baseball bats, brooms, etc).
  • No gang-related costumes.
  • No full-face costume masks may be worn (facial coverings/masks are still required to be worn).
  • All makeup and hair coloring must be applied before you come to school.
  • No profanity or threatening/violent words.
  • No excessive blood or simulated effects that may make others uncomfortable.



Please help us create a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween. Oct 15, 5:30-7:30pm in the MS parking lot. We will have a trunk/space decorating contest as well as inflatables, grave yard, etc. to drive thru. Participants will vote on trunks and receive a prepacked goody bag at the end. Please click on the link below to review the available slots sign up. The more spaces filled, the more amazing this will be for our kids!

Rain date is October 22, 2021.

Thank you!

For more information, please contact PTO Vice President -

Melissa Schluentz, 586-524-2819 or email the Martian PTO at 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 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 #5, 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



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