Roadrunner Nation News

January 21, 2020

Message from the Principal and Assistant Principal

Dear Goodman Families,

Another new year begins as we welcome 2020! I hope everyone has had a chance to relax and enjoy some quality time with family and friends over the Holiday Season. The start of school, after a significant break, always provides an opportunity to re-establish a focus on learning. Please feel free to contact your son’s or daughter’s teachers if you have any questions about their progress. The teachers contact information is on our website.

The custodians and maintenance staff have done an excellent job of making our school look great for our return. We have asked our staff to let students know how much we appreciate this work by asking students to:

* Place appropriate items in the recycle containers

*Place garbage in the appropriate containers

*Keep lockers clean

*Report any spills or damage to a staff member

*Clean the cafeteria tables when finished with their lunches

Upcoming Movie Opportunity!

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience

​​​​​​​All PSD families are invited to attend a free viewing of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER at Kopachuck Middle School on Wednesday, January 29.

This film examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

Join us
Wednesday, January 29
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Kopachuck Middle School
No cost

Recommended age: 6th grade and older

Mark Your Calendars

January 7th First Girls Basketball Practice

January 16th District Choir Festival 7:00-9:00, Chapel Hill

January 17th Goodman Cares

January 20th No School in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Observance

January 22nd Girls Basketball Jamboree 8th @ HRMS, 7th @ Goodman

January 23rd Semester End

January 24th Staff In-Service Day No School

January 28th First Girls Basketball Game @ HRMS 3:30 Start

January 30th Girls Basketball @ KPMS 3:30 Start

Snow Routes 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.

Link of Differing routes.

Enable Text From School

As mentioned earlier this year, if you are interested in receiving text messages from school, you can sign up by texting “Y” or “Yes” to our school code number 67587, or download the SchoolMessenger app.

Cold & Flu Season

Flu season is upon us! While we want every child at school everyday, staying home when sick is an important way to help prevent the spread of germs that cause illnesses. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child be kept home if he/she is not able to take part in normal school activities, the illness causes an unsafe or unhealthy place for others at school, or when the child requires care that cannot be managed at school.

Keep your student home if he/she has:

  • Fever (temperature over 100° F)

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Red, draining eyes

  • Rash

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.

From the Bookkeeper:

Welcome back Roadrunners! Now that we are back into the swing of school again, I invite you to take a brief moment to check your student(s) account and make sure their fees/fines are current. Fees/Fines follow your student through high school and will affect their ability to graduate so let’s make sure they are squared away. Need financial assistance? Please speak with your counselor or myself for waivers or scholarships.

To see what your student might have outstanding, please go to the webstore at: Remember: you do not need to create an account.

Username: Student ID Number
Password: Student Last Name (ALL CAPS)

Figure 1: Sample login screen

Please do not hesitate to call (253) 530-1612 or email if you need any assistance regarding your student(s) account--I am here to help!

Denice Malone
GMS Bookkeeper

From the VPO

Thanks To all our Goodman families for helping to make it a Winter Wonderland in the Staff Room with your donations!

Let's continue to show the love to our Roadrunner staff in February! ❤️

Sign Up Link

Goodman Takeover of Defy Tacoma

Goodman Takeover of Defy Tacoma

Tuesday, January 28th from 6-8PM

  • 20% of sales are donated back to Goodman VPO
  • You can "fly" for 1 or 2 hours
  • Must complete a waiver online or in-store before jumping
  • Please purchase your "fly" passes inside location and not online or we will not get credit for our fundraiser.

Please come out and support our fundraiser for our students!