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.

Respectfully,

Ty Robuck

Principal

Office Closed

Our office will be closed over the summer starting July 4th and will re-open in August 19th.

Goodman Connections

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).

Picture Day!

We use Life Touch as our school's primary source for school pictures. Our picture day will be Monday, August 26th. For our 6th graders and new 7th and 8th Graders this will be part of Goodman Connections. For our returning 7th and 8th graders you can pick up your schedules and have your pictures taken from 12-3.


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

Please log on using the "Bookkeeper" link on our website to see if your student has any fees, or to check if you have purchased a yearbook. Fees & Fines follow students anywhere in the district and can impact students participating in high school activities. Please help avoid any confusion or frustration in the future. If you have any questions call our Bookkeeper, Denice Malone, at (253) 530-1612
Bookkeeper Tips for Parents

This document was created by our Bookkeeper, Mrs. Malone, to help answer commonly asked questions.

Fall Sports

Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer (7th & 8th Grades), and Cross Country (all grades) all start right after the Labor Day Holiday.


Summer is a great time to get sports physicals done if students plan to participate in sports at Goodman Next Year.

Bus Passes

It is our number one priority to ensure your child's safety from the moment they enter the bus to the moment they get off the bus. Because safety is our priority, students are still required to have a bus pass to get on a different bus or to get off a different stop. Parents please send your child with either a written pass that they can turn into the attendance office before school or call the school so we can create a pass for them. Our bus drivers are not allowed to take a child without the pass. Thank you!

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

Open House

Open House is September 19th. It starts at 6:00 and will go right till 7:30. This is an opportunity to share a little about what your child will be learning here at Goodman. Students will bring home a copy of their class schedule. Parents you will go from class to class connecting with each teacher. Because of the limited time we will not be able to speak to each parent individually regarding their child's progress. However, Parent Teacher conferences are right around the corner starting on October 11th. If you have concerns please feel free to call or email the teacher at any time.

Safety and Security

For the safety and security of all staff and students at Goodman we ask that all visitors please enter through the front door and sign in. This will also help us if there are any emergency situations. We appreciate your understanding.

Parking Lot Safety

This is just a reminder that we have a lot of students entering our parking lot both before and after school. To keep our kids safe we ask that parents either stay in the pick up line and avoid driving down the parking lot lanes or park and wait for their student to come to the car. Parking and waiting would also help us avoid having cars on the main street. We know this takes a few extra minutes and appreciate your understanding and patience when it comes to students safety. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.

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.

Not Allowed:

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

Parents,

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)

Lunch Time

After school


Inappropriate Use / Locations

During Emergency drills

PE locker rooms and restrooms

During class

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.

The Peninsula School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District’s Title IX and Compliance Officer, Dan Gregory, at (253) 530-1009, email gregoryd@psd401.net or the Section 504 and ADA Coordinator, John Yellowlees, at (253) 530-1081, email yellowleesj@psd401.net.Mailing address: 14015 62nd Ave. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.