Goodrich Middle School
March Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following students who were nominated by their teachers to be our GMS Students of the Month for March! Students are nominated based on many factors, including but not limited to: work ethic, grades, positive attitude, helpfulness and other PRIDE qualities.
Celi White, 6th grade; Rachel HIlts, 7th grade; and Olivia Bartlett,, 8th grade.
GMS Student Schedule Adjustment for April 13, 2022
It’s almost time for Spring Testing, arranged through the State of Michigan. Please carefully read over the information below, as there is an adjustment to student start times for Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
Protocols for the PSAT are very strict so ONLY 8th graders will be attending school on the morning of April 13th with 6th and 7th grade students reporting to school at 10:30a.m.
For 6th or 7th grade students who ride the bus, their bus will pick them up three and a half (3.5) hours later than their normal pick-up time.
The busses will pick 8th grade students up at the regularly scheduled time. If your child does not ride the bus, s/he MUST arrive at school no later than 7:23 am. Please note that any 8th grade student who arrives to school after the 7:23 am start time will not be admitted into the testing session and will be required to complete the PSAT on a make-up day.
Please note that lunch will be served to all students at their regularly scheduled lunch time.
M-STEP DATES - 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH GRADE DATES
On April 19th and 21st, 8th grade students will take the Science and Social Studies M-Step test during their second and third hours. They will remain in their second hour during the entirety of the test.
On April 26th and 28th, 7th grade students will take the math and ELA portions of the M-Step during their second and third hours. They will remain in their second hour during the entirety of the test.
On May 3rd and 5th, 6th grade students will take the math and ELA portions of the M-Step during their second and third hours. They will remain in their second hour during the entirety of the test.
If students are absent on those days, there will be make-up dates announced at a later date. Students will have a lot of communication with their teachers about what those days will look like in order to help it run smoothly. I am including some links below that I hope you find helpful as your child[ren] prepares for these tests.
If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to reach out to us at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2rfXgLuhLs (WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT)
STUDENT PICK UP - END OF DAY
JUST A REMINDER....
Student pick-up at the end of the school day can ONLY be done in the NORTH PARKING LOT and not in the loop in front of the building.
This is for safety! If pick-up were in the loop in the front of the building, the line at pick-up time would absolutely extend out onto Gale Road, which would create traffic issues.
While we know the line gets long, we are asking you to please adhere to our school policy of student pick-up only being in the north lot.
STUDENT TARDY POLICY
Per the 2021-22 Student Handbook regarding MS Tardies
Tardiness: The responsibility for punctuality lies directly on the student. “Tardy” means to arrive to class after 7:30 AM.
A. Both excused and/or excused tardies that do not meet the “Excused Absence” guidelines ("Types of Absences" on page 30 of the Student Handbook) will be factored into the total
number of tardies.
B. Whenever a student is tardy, he/she must present a signed pass from another teacher, administrator, or office personnel.
C. Students who arrive to class 15 minutes after the scheduled start time of the class will be marked absent.
- When a student is considered absent because of tardiness, s/he is still required to go to class
D. Each student is expected to be in his/her assigned location throughout the school day. If a student is late in arriving at school, s/he is to report to the school office before
proceeding to his/her first assigned location.
E. Middle School: i. Tardies to First – 6th Hour Classes: 1. After school detention will be issued for every five (5) tardies accumulated in first hour. 2. After school detention will be issued for every three (3) tardies accumulated in second through sixth hour, regardless of the class the tardy was received in. 3. Habitual tardiness can result in a parent conference, suspension, in or out of school), Saturday School (when available) and exclusion from extra-curricular activities at the discretion of the administrator.
AMERICA AND ME ESSAY CONTEST
At the beginning of the year, Mrs. Robb’s eighth grade students were given the opportunity to participate in the America and Me Essay Contest sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance and our local agent, Ben Noyce.
The writing competition was originally created to encourage young students to explore their career aspirations and consider how their future roles can impact their community. Today, students submit inspirational stories honoring someone who has personally made a difference in their lives - a Michigan Hero.
For over 50 years, more than 500,000 eighth graders from hundreds of Michigan schools have entered the writing contest.
The Goodrich Middle School winners are as follows:
Jacqueline Nicklas – 3rd place
Emma Andruszko – 2nd place
Kashdyn Bohlen – 1st place
Kash’s first place entry goes on to compete against the other first place entries from around the state. The top ten winners from the state level will be announced soon.
Congratulations to our top three winners and all of the students who participated this year.
YEARBOOK COMPLETE...STILL NOT TOO LATE TO GET ONE
We are proud to say that the GMS Yearbook staff has completed the 2021-22 Goodrich Middle School Yearbook. The next step is the actual printing done by Jostens. Since they print yearbooks for schools across the country, this process takes some time. Typically, printing and quality control take until early May to complete and we receive the finished product sometime in late May. A distribution plan is then created and all students (face to face and virtual) that bought one will get theirs before school is over in early June.
What if I didn’t buy a yearbook yet? It is still not too late, a few extra yearbooks have been included in our final numbers to the publisher so you can still go to Jostens’s website
(https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1064340/Goodrich-Middle-School/) and order one today until those extras run out. Remember there is no guarantee there will still be extras when we finally get our shipment in May.
Order now to make sure you get one!
Yearbooks are memories that last forever,
2021-22 GMS Yearbook Staff
RESOURCES FOR YOUR MIND, BODY AND FAMILY
This information is shared from our GISD Cultivating Wellness News.
Please do not hesitate to review these sites. Remember, all inquiries/information is kept strictly confidential.
- Apply for Covid Emergency Rental Assistance here
- National Alliance on Mental Illness-Genesee County Chapter
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- The State of Michigan has created a Stay Well program that encourages individuals to Be Kind to Your Mind, providing access to support groups, help lines, webinars, behavioral health guides, and video resources. This Mindfulness and Stress Resilience Guide is one tool provided. Check the link to learn more.
- Michigan 211 helps to connect individuals to a variety of services, including mental health providers.
Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Events!
Dates and times are subject to change.
Please check our school calendar at http://www.goodrichschools.org/GMS/Events/
for the most up-to-date information!
4/4: Return from Spring Break
4/4: 4th Marking Period Begins
4/8: 3rd Marking Period Grades Available on ParentVue
4/13: PSAT 8 -- 10:30am Start for 6th and 7th Graders
4/15: NO SCHOOL - GOOD FRIDAY
4/17: HAPPY EASTER
4/19 & 21: MSTEP - 8th Grade 2nd & 3rd Hours
4/26 & 28: MSTEP - 7th Grade 2nd & 3rd Hours
5/3 & 5: MTEP - 6th Grade 2nd & 3rd Hours
5/30: NO SCHOOL - MEMORIAL DAY