First Day of School


We all remember the jitters of the first day of school, especially going into middle school. At Goddard, we have our W.E.B.(Where Everyone Belongs) leaders come in the morning to help our incoming 6th Graders get comfortable and ease those anxious feelings. This program is specifically designed to relieve some of the tensions and fears that a new student may have entering middle school. The W.E.B. Leaders teach them the Viking Way of getting through their school day successfully! Eighth grade students act as mentors to incoming sixth grade students and other new students entering Goddard Middle School. If you have a new to Goddard 7th or 8th Grader and would like them to have a mentor, please contact your student's school counselor, Jenica Loether at jloether[at][dot]us.

The first day, 6th Graders will report at the regularly scheduled school day of 8:54 a.m. They will have the entire school to themselves, for the first 2 hours of the day.  7th and 8th graders will not report to school until 10:54. NEW to GMS 7th & 8th Graders are invited (but not mandatory) to come at 10:00 for a Meet & Greet, if they would like. Again, please contact Jenica Loether if you are interested, so she can plan for your student.

2020-21 School Day is 8:54-3:50, with EVERY WEDNESDAY being a LATE START/PLC Day, beginning 9:54.

6th Graders are ask to bring a sack lunch, as they will be having a picnic outside. Lunch will be available to those students who are not able to pack a lunch and the cafeteria will also be open to serve lunch to 7th & 8th graders. Please remember to put money in your students lunch account. Link is on our home page of the GMS website.

Bus Transportation: Please go to the district website for transportation questions & bus route information. For the safety of your students, LPS no longer publishes bus routes.  LPS Transportation Dept.'s phone number is: 303-347-4775.


6th Grade – reports on August 13th @ 8:54

7th and 8th Grades - report on August 13th @ 10:54 for a full day of school