Stay on top of all school events with our online calendar: https://goldsmithdolphins.com/calendar/
2018-19 JCPS Calendar: Web/PDF Version
Save the Dates:
- June 14 – July 16: Goldsmith office closed for the summer
- July 16: Goldsmith office open until 4:30 PM daily
- August 4th: School Supplies Giveaway and Health Clinic At Hikes Point Christian Church 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
- August 10, 13 and 14: Extended Office Hours – Open until 6:00 PM
- August 13: First day for teachers
- 9:00-12:00 All staff meeting (School Office Closed)
- Class lists posted at 1:00 PM
- 1:00-3:30 Students and parents may drop off school supplies and meet teachers. New students may get a tour.
- August 14: New students may get a tour; classroom teachers will be in meetings and unavailable
- August 15: First day for students. School begins at 9:00 AM
- Walkers and car riders may arrive at 8:30 AM daily
- Walkers and car riders who plan to eat breakfast- Please arrive no later than 8:40 AM daily
- Instruction begins daily at 9:00 AM
- Kindergarten parents may walk children to class on the first day only.
- Parents in all grades- If you want pictures and teacher introductions please do so on Aug. 13 or at Open House on Aug. 23 not on the first day.
- Be patient with bus routes and bus drivers the first 10 days of school. Students who will ride the bus should do so from the first day. Allow a full 15 minutes for pick up and drop off time variation as drivers learn routes.
- August 23: Open House for Parents 6:00 PM
- September 3: No School for students Labor Day
Incoming Kindergarten Parents:
August 7-9: Kindergarten Assessments (BRIGANCE Testing) Please call to schedule a 20 minute appointment to have your student tested.
August 8: Kindergarten Camp 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
- We will update this space and the school calendar as events come up or change.
- We are a a summer breakfast and lunch site; anyone under age 18 (do not need to be a Goldsmith student) may receive a meal all summer.
- We have limited seats available in Spanish Immersion. Contact the school if you are interested in Immersion for your student.
We have a limited amount of seats available in our Immersion classes for incoming Kindergartners and 1. We have a wait-list started in Grade 2. We do not start students in Immersion for Grade 3 unless you are a native speaker or are coming from another immersion program.
Goldsmith Elementary offers a two-way Spanish Immersion program. We are the International and Cultural Studies Magnet for Attendance Area 8-13 and are proud to offer Spanish Immersion in grades K-3 for school year 18-19. We will add a grade level each year and eventually have one K-5 Spanish Immersion strand. If you are interested in Spanish Immersion for your student please contact us and we will help you fill out magnet application and enrollment forms. We are a two-way immersion program, so we reserve some of our seats for native Spanish speaking students.
There are a lot of ways for kids to stay sharp when they are out of school. Here are some that you and your kids will enjoy.
*Reflex Math And iRead Are Available From Home*
Goldsmith’s Collection of 303 High Quality eBooks!
Go to www.mycapstonelibrary.com
BrainPop and BrainPop Junior provide kid-friendly movies and games that explain curricular topics. Students can optionally take a quiz after the movie to see how much they learned.
Goldsmith kids can log in to BrainPop, BrainPop Espanol, and BrainPop Junior,
The username is goldsmithelementary and we are not able to post the password; but the students should have it in their agenda.
Tumble Books “is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.”
Goldsmith kids can log in to Tumble Books at TumbleBooks.com and use the username Goldsmith and password books.
Goldsmith Library Resources Page
Enjoy your break!
Students under the age of 18 can get a free meal this summer at many sites across town. Goldsmith is a site for breakfast and lunch OR Click Here to find a summer meal site close to your current location.
Excel File of Summer Sites
New Dress Code for 2018-19. We have replaced school uniforms with a school dress code.
Dress Code Requirements: Students will wear clothing that is age-appropriate and functional for school.
- No tank tops or sleeveless shirts
- No baggy or droopy pants, shorts, or skirts
- No open-toed, heeled shoes, sandals, or shoes with wheels
- No hoods allowed up while in the building
- No jackets and coats can be worn during the school day. Sweaters and sweatshirts during cold months are allowed
- No hats or bandanas can be worn during the school day
- Leggings can only be worn under skirts or dresses (not as pants)
- Skirts and shorts must be no more than 4 inches above the knee
- Jewelry or belt buckles must not be a distraction
- Hair is not to be a distraction
- Shirts should be school appropriate. Inappropriate shirts include (but are not limited to) excessively tight or loose, those with drug or alcohol references or logos, and offensive language or logos.
Dress Code Violations:
- Teacher verbal warning
- Teacher written discipline referral
- Student conference with administration
- Administrators have discretion for appropriate discipline