Roadrunner Nation News
July 23, 2019
From the Principal
While we wait for your return, we are wrapping up the school year, enrolling our new Goodman Roadrunners, preparing next year’s classes and instructional program, while anticipating our own summer break! We wish you safe travels and an abundance of joy, laughter, and fun this summer with your family.
Many opportunities await our students as they either begin their journey or are returning to Goodman. This is the time to be getting organized and setting goals for the year. One great way to give yourself the best chance of achieving your academic goals is participating in extra-curricular activities. Studies show that students who participate in such activities are more likely to graduate, maintain a GPA which is .6 to 1.2 points higher than students who do not, and set the stage for making positive choices in their lives. We have many different activities for your student to be involved with including instrumental and vocal music, athletics, drama, leadership and many other clubs/activities. Your child might also be interested in a hobby after school. I encourage you to talk to your child to take advantage of all these great choices.
We welcome all our new and returning families. For our new families this is one way I try to keep you updated on school life here at Goodman. I will send out a parent newsletter once a month. We also have our school website and school's Facebook page. I will send messages out through our school messenger system. Our school's Volunteer Parent Organization also communicates through Facebook. This month's newsletter there are a lot of small updates and reminders. Please take a few minutes to read over and call if you have any questions.
While I know summer is still going I want to personally say how excited I am to start this new year. I look forward to the excitement and energy the students bring. I am honored to serve as your child's principal.
6th Graders and all new 7th & 8th Graders! Please mark your calendars.
Goodman Connections for our new students and Schedule Pick Up & Picture Day for our returning students is Monday, August 26th. Goodman Connections is from 9:00-11:00. Parents please feel free to stay for a little bit to hear from the principal and Volunteer Parent Organization (VPO).
You can pick up a paper purchasing packet from the office when we re-open in August 19th or you can order online at mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: LS219002Q0.
From the Bookkeeper
This document was created by our Bookkeeper, Mrs. Malone, to help answer commonly asked questions.
Mark your Calendars
- Monday, August 26th, Goodman Connections 9-11 (6th Graders)
- Monday, August 26th, Schedule Pick up and Pictures 12-3 (7th & 8th Graders)
Wednesday, August 28th, First Day of School! (No Late Start)
Friday, August 30th, Fall Sports Forms Due to the office.
(These must be completed for a student to practice and participate. )
Tuesday, September 3rd, First Fall Sports Practice (X-C, Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball)
- Monday, September 9th, Picture make up day
- Wednesday, September 19th, Girls Volleyball Jamboree 6:00 Start
- (7th @ GMS, 8th & HRMS)
- Thursday, September 19th, X-Country Meet @ Sehmel Park 3:30 Start
- Thursday, September 19th, Open House 6-7:30
- Tuesday, September 24th, Home Match vs. HRMS 3:30 Start (Boys Soccer & Girls Volleyball)
- Thursday, September 26th, X-Country Meet @ 360 Park
- Thursday, September 26th, Home Match vs. KPMS 3:30 Start (Boys Soccer & Girls Volleyball)
- Friday, October 11th & 15th-18th, Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Monday, October 14th Fall break day, no school
Parking Lot Safety
Dress Code Reminder
As we start the year please review the dress code. If you have any questions please call the school at (253) 530-1600.
Dress and Appearance Expectations:
Students wearing inappropriate attire will be expected to make adjustments as necessary before returning to class. Repeated problems with dress and/or appearance will result in notifying parents and disciplinary action.
v Hats or other types of head covering: No scarves, bandanas, hats for both male and female students. Exceptions for medical or religious reasons may be approved by administration. Hats may be worn at athletic events after school or outside during inclement weather.
v Gang-related attire or behavior: No gang affiliations, clothing, or signs
v Sagging: Pants and shorts waistlines must be above the top of the pelvis/hip bones and secured with a belt if loose. Undergarments must not be visible at any time.
v Overalls: Straps must be attached at the shoulder or tucked in.
v Tops: Tops should touch the top of the waistband with arms down at the side or when raised over the head. Tops must not expose cleavage, stomach, or undergarment straps. Straps on tops must have a width or 2 or more inches. Mesh, see-through, halter tops, backless tops, or racer back tanks are not allowed.
v Shorts, Skirts, Dresses: The length must be at least to the tip of the longest finger when arms are down at sides.
v Shoes: Shoes must have soles and be worn at all times. Any shoes that present a safety risk may not be worn at school.
1. Articles or clothing that promote/display/contain/insinuate any of the following in words, pictures or symbols: drugs/alcohol, tobacco/tobacco-related products, violence, sexual references, profanity, discriminatory statements against individuals or groups.
2. Spiked necklaces, chokers, bracelets, or chains deemed as a safety concern by Administration
Cell Phone Policy At Goodman
Last year was very difficult for our students to follow the cell phone policy. Many of our students would pull out their phones during passing period and class time. We ask that you speak to your child about when it is appropriate to use their phone. Before school and during lunch time. We ask that you refrain from texting or calling your child during the school day. If you need to get a hold of them please contact the office and we will get a message to them.
Use of electronic devices during class time for purposes other than those pre-approved by the teacher, may result in the device being confiscated and held by administration. Students are not allowed to send texts or make calls from their personal devices during the school day without receiving permission from a staff member. Students are not allowed to take photos or videos at school without receiving permission from a staff member.
Appropriate Use / Locations
Before the 5 minute bell in the Commons (use of headphones is allowed)
Inappropriate Use / Locations
During Emergency drills
PE locker rooms and restrooms
Hallway, office, gym, library and nurse areas
Photos & videos WITHOUT staff and student permission
Wearing headphones in hallways
Bring electronic devices at your own risk. Students are encouraged to lock their devices in lockers during the school day. If a student decides to carry an electronic device on their person, it must be stored out of sight and set to silent mode so that it does not become a distraction to learning.
If the cell phone or personal electronic device is found to be in use during the day without permission, it may be confiscated. On the first offense, the student may pick up the device from the office at the end of the day. On the second offense, the student may also be assigned a lunch detention. On the third or subsequent violations, the student may be assigned other appropriate disciplinary action.