• CTA Goodman Campus- Home of the Gators

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the school Mascot?  CTA Goodman Gators


    When is break?  CUSD students have three breaks throughout the school year fall, winter and spring.  Please see district calendar link below.  https://www.cusd80.com/page/1298


    When do I have to be at school?  School at CTA Goodman starts at 8:10 a.m.  The first bell rings at 8:00 a.m. indicating that it is time for you to line up.  Your teacher will meet you at the designated spot and escort you to your classroom.


    Can my child walk to school? Only students that live in the Goodman boundary can walk to school. Kindergarten and 1st grade students are not permitted to walk home unless accompanied by an older sibling.  Students in 2nd – 6th grades are permitted to walk home.


    If my child walks to school, do they need a tag for the backpack?  All students require a walker tag in order to walk home.  Only those students that live in the designated school boundary will be issued a walker tag.  Tags are color-coded and will have the name of the specific gate the student will use throughout the year.


    Can my child ride his/her bike to school?  2nd – 6th Grade students are permitted to ride a bicycle to and from school.  If riding a bike, students are asked to walk their bikes while on campus and while using the designated crosswalks.  All bikes need to be secured in the bike rack on the East side of campus.


    Can parents volunteer in the classroom?  Yes, parents are most welcome to volunteer in the classroom.  All volunteers are required to fill out a Tier I/II volunteer from. Please arrange your volunteer dates and times with the classroom teacher.  All volunteers must sign in and sign out in the front office.


    Where will I line up in the morning? Teacher’s names will be written on the sidewalk by all playgrounds.  Remember that if you have any questions, look for the adults in the orange vests and they can help you find your classroom line. 


    What time can I be on campus?  Students should not be on campus until 7:45 a.m.  Playground supervision starts at that time.  Students should not be left at any gates until that time. 


    How long do I have to be at school? School ends at 2:40 p.m.  All students K-6 will be dismissed at that time.  Parents should pick up students at the dismissal time.  All students need to be picked up by 2:55 p.m.


    Can I stay at school longer? If you are participating in after school clubs or attending Kids Express after school care. 


    What do I need to bring to school on the first day?  Bring a backpack or book bag and bring a lunch if you are not purchasing hot lunch from the CUSD café.  Remember to have your parents label your backpack and lunch box with your name and teacher’s name.


    Will there be playground equipment to use?  Playground equipment is available during lunch recess.


    Will we have Running Club? Yes!  We will have Running Club at CTA Goodman.  Running club will begin the 2nd Quarter.


    Will I have a chance to do Art?  All CUSD schools have volunteers come into the classrooms to teach Art Masterpiece.  This is a program where you get to learn about artists and then use their techniques on creations of your own.


    Do I get a recess?  All students are allowed to come at 7:45 a.m. and play before school starts.  Grades K thru 5th take an additional recess beyond lunch recess.


    When will I eat lunch?  Students will have a daily 20 minute lunch period. Classroom teachers will communicate schedules to parents at Meet the Teacher.   CTA Goodman students will have recess first then eat lunch in the MPR.  During lunch, students will sit with their classes at assigned tables.  Sixth graders can earn “Free-sit Friday” and “Outside Dining”.  *Remember that cafeteria rules apply; no yelling, stay seated, raise your hands to throw away food or go to the restroom.  Students are asked to throw away their plates and all trash.


    Does CTA Goodman provide breakfast?  Of course!  Students are allowed to purchase breakfast each morning starting at 7:45 a.m.  Students need to be done with breakfast by 8:00 a.m. 


    Can parents come to lunch?  Yes, Parents may come and eat with only their student. We will communicate with families when you are able to start having lunch with your child.  When visiting for lunch parents will sign in at the front office and have lunch with their child at the picnic tables.     

    Will students get to participate in doing announcements each day?  6th and 5th grade students read a daily “Words of Wisdom” or “Be Kind” quote. 


    Will there be after school clubs?  Many of our teachers will host a variety of clubs for students after school.  As well, there will be many classes offered by our Community Education department. Please visit the following link for more information:  https://www.cusd80.com/Page/87258


    Will we get to go on field trips?  Each grade level will plan their field trips at the beginning of the year.  Please make your tax credit donation each school year.  Students will also be responsible for a classroom activity fee that will be for local field trips and enrichment programs on campus.  Some grade levels will have an additional field trip fee for Grand Canyon and Science Camp.  The activity fees and your tax credit donations help with the cost of field trips.  


    Do students get to check out books from the Library?  Yes!  We have a beautiful library on campus.  Our Media Specialist will conduct library classes one day during the 6-day rotation.  The Media Specialist will also have different open library times for students to visit and check out books. 


    What kind of technology does CTA Goodman have?  CTA Goodman has a computer lab on campus.  Grades levels 2 – 6 have COWS.  No, not a real cow!  COW stands for Computers on Wheels.  Each grade level has COWS that have 30 laptop computers.  Grades levels K – 1 have access to tablets and have student stations in the classrooms.


    Will I get to participate in Specials classes like Music, PE, Library and Technology Classes?  All students K-6 will get to participate in music and PE twice during the 6-day rotation.  All students K-6 will also participate in technology classes one time in a 6-day rotation. 

    Does CTA Goodman have Band and Orchestra?  Band and Orchestra is available to any student in grades 5-6 who are interested in learning how to play an instrument.  These classes take place before school starts in the morning.


    How do I find a teacher’s email address? You can find this information on our website under staff classrooms.  https://www.cusd80.com/domain/1237


    Does CTA Goodman have a dress Code?  Yes, we do!  Please review CTA Procedure Manual for dress code.   CTA Goodman will have Monday – Thursday prescribed uniform dress.  The CTA Handbook can be found by viewing the attached link: https://www.cusd80.com/Page/38568

    Dress Code, Page 17-19.


    What happens if I am not feeling well? If you do not feel well during the day or if you get hurt at school, you will come and visit our school Health Assistant, Sandy Palomo.  If we have to call your parents, we will do that from the health office.  It will be very important that your parent(s) fill out the Emergency Card with all the right contact information in the event we need to contact them during the school day. 


    Who do I notify if my student will be absent from school?  Please call the attendance line at 480.812.6903.  You can leave a message at any time.  The absence line is a 24/7 voice messaging system.


    Can my student bring a cell phone to school?  The Chandler Unified School District does not assume responsibility for loss of, or damage to personal property.  Cell phones should remain turned off and in backpacks at all times while on the school campus.   Students that have their cell phone out while on campus during the school day, or if the cell phone is a disruption or distraction, it will be confiscated and the parent/guardian will need to come to the office to pick it up. 


    Where can I find out what is going on at CTA Goodman?  You can visit our Website!  Visit your teacher’s page, our calendar and front page.  Every Friday the Principal sends out an e-blast message to all parents. 

    Information is also available via Teacher Newsletters, CTA Goodman Facebook, PTO webpage and PTO Facebook – See below.

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