Goodrich Middle School

APRIL 2022

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.


Congratulations to:

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

810-591-4210.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2rfXgLuhLs (WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT)

https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-22709_70117---,00.html (OVERVIEW)

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.

CONTRATULATIONS TO OUR BAND STUDENTS!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 7th & 8th grade band who got Excellent ratings at District Band & Orchestra Festival.


They went to Swartz Creek and had their best performance to date for a great crowd.

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
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PTO Updates and News

Spirit wear can be purchased at any time through the K & C’s Special T’s website - https://kcspecialts.com/


Please email the Martian PTO at Martianptoinc@gmail.com or visit the Martian PTO Facebook page for more information.

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!


April:


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


MAY:


5/3 & 5: MTEP - 6th Grade 2nd & 3rd Hours

5/30: NO SCHOOL - MEMORIAL DAY

Stay Informed!

For DAILY updates on GMS events and announcements, please be sure to check www.goodrichschools.org/GMS/! Just click on "News and Announcements" on the left side of the page. You can also check the online calendar to see upcoming events and activities!


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GMS 2021-2022 CALENDAR

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