Roadrunner Nation News
December 16th, 2019
From the Principal & Assistant Principal
It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving has passed and we will soon be celebrating the Winter Holiday Season. At Goodman Middle School, we have lots to be thankful for! For me, I am so thankful for the 590+ smiling faces that enter our building, our wonderful staff, and the families within the Goodman Middle School Community.
Stay involved in the academic and social areas of your middle school student's life. Here are some ways to do that:
· Know where your students are before and after school. Also please remember campus does not open or have supervision until 7:45 a.m. on school days.
· Have access to your student's information through our Parent Portal.
· Make sure your contact information is current.
· Stay connected by keeping up-to-date through our social media and school webpage.
· Join our parent groups-volunteers are always appreciated.
We wish you and your families the best Holiday Season and are excited for what
2020 will bring! Happy Holidays!!
Dawn Musgrove-Assistant Principal
"Deck The Halls With Your Donations" Toy, Food, and Gift Drive
As a staff, we are so proud of our students and their desire to change the world by positively impacting their community!
Emergency Bus Routes
SNOW DAYS AND EMERGENCY BUS ROUTES
Buses may need to adjust where they pick up and drop off students to ensure travel happens only on roads designated as safe in the snow. These are called emergency routes.
Before winter weather starts, be sure to:
- Review our school’s Emergency Bus Routes & Safe Zones with your student posted on our school website. Paper copies are available in the office.
- Always be 15 minutes early for pickups.
- Remember not to block bus loading/unloading zones.
- Know that school delays due to inclement weather do not automatically mean emergency routes will be used.
- Opt in to receive emergency and inclement weather notifications by texting "YES" to 67587 from the device you wish to receive messages on.
- Check local TV and radio stations and this website for delays.
Please check this link for bus stops.
From the VPO
The Coffee/Hot Chocolate/Apple Cider/Tea Bar has been such a huge hit. We would Love to focus on keeping these filled for our teachers. They have had so much amazing feedback are grateful for all you amazing and supportive parents.
Thank you for continuing to support our student store. We now have pride stickers for sale!
Front of Student Store
Decorated for the holiday season.
A big shout out to all the families who help with the staff treats. The Goodman staff feel so valued and supported.
GMS Pride Stickers
Lost & Found
April Reich – Co-President
Jessica Carey - Co-President
Jenny Schaefer – Co-Vice President
Cherylyn Nelson – Co-Vice President
Michele Wilkins – Co-Secretary
Tory Stephens - Co-Secretary
Kim Rohr – Co-Treasurer
Amy Tingley – Co-Treasurer
Nicole Riensche - Parent Council Representative/Spirit Wear Chair
Shannon Fouts – Co-Volunteer Coordinator
Kristy Mize - Co-Volunteer Coordinator
Kristine Scaduto – Co-Student Store Coordinator
Lisa King – Co-Student Store Coordinator
Kristine Scaduto, Lisa King, Erin McCallister - Teacher Appreciation
Highly Capable Referrals
The Highly Capable referral window for testing is open until January 15th, 2020.
(Direct link- https://tinyurl.com/PSD401HCREFERRAL)
Either parents or staff may initiate referrals. When a student is referred, we do need an online form from both parents and teachers for the Multidisciplinary Team to review. Your confidential input is greatly valued in the identification process.
This year when a teacher or a parent submits the form, an email is generated to the other piece of the parent/teacher puzzle to ask them to fill out their referral with the link attached. We hope this will aid in the home to school communication but please be sure to reach out to parents when you submit a referral in case any of the auto-generated emails are filtered into Clutter.
Cold and Flu Season
Keep your student home if he/she has:
Fever (temperature over 100° F)
Red, draining eyes
Students may return to school after being symptom free without anti-fever medication for 24 hours or your health care provider indicates your student is no longer contagious.
Cell Phone Policy At Goodman
This year the staff at Goodman have begun working on a few new policies to ensure consistency across the building. One of these is the use of cell phones. We changed our cell phone policy. We hope you will agree with our decision and support this policy by not texting or calling students during class time. We appreciate your support.
Appropriate Use / Locations
Students can use their cell phones prior to the 8:15 bell, during passing periods, and their entire lunch time.
During class time all electronic devices other than the Chromebook will be put away.
If the cell phone or personal electronic device is found to be in use during the class period without permission, it may be confiscated. On the first offense, the student may pick up the device from the teacher. The second offense the student can pick it up from the office at the end of the day. On the third or subsequent violations, parents will be responsible to pick up the device from the office.
Attendance matters and we need your help. What is considered good attendance? Data shows students should not miss more than 9 days in a school year to stay engaged, successful and on track for graduation. This breaks down to no more than 1 absence per month.
Every minute of our school day provides opportunities for learning-including the days leading up to, and after a scheduled school break. Please help us support your student by minimizing absences.
The Attendance Window is the place for your student to take care of bus notes and early dismissals. It is open daily from 8:00am-8:15am.
Early Dismissals: Please send your student with a note to bring to the attendance window first thing in the morning for an early dismissal pass. They will be able to meet you in the front of the building at the designated time. For an unplanned early release, please call the main office at 253.530.1600 and we can have your student waiting in the office for you.
Late Arrivals: If your student has a morning appointment, please call the attendance line at 253.530.1607 with an estimated arrival time.
Bus Notes: If your student needs to take a different bus or go to a different stop they will need a bus pass. Send your student with a note or call the main office at 253.530.1600. Transportation change requests are available until 1:45 pm.
Occasionally there will be times that your student will not be able to attend school. In those instances please call the attendance line-anytime at 253.530.1607. It is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. All absences must be excused within 48 hours.
Come Join Our Team
JOIN OUR TEAM
If you enjoy kids and driving, become a school bus driver. Peninsula School District Transportation Department is seeking candidates to become substitute school bus drivers.
Peninsula School Bus Drivers transport over 5,500 students daily and travel more than a million miles per year. We are a great team, who take pride in transporting our students to and from school safely.
We offer a comprehensive paid training program. With completion of our training, you will become a CDL licensed driver and a valuable member of our Transportation Team.
Interviews are being scheduled for the week December 10th for our winter class.
Class begins January 6th
apply on-line: psd401.net/human-resources
Or call 253-530-3900 for more information
This is a very rewarding occupation and an excellent source of supplemental income.