We will be selling this year's school spirit shirt in the office! It's not too late to get one!


Parents, please take a moment and complete the surveys for Goodwin school. There are two surveys (ASCD Survey and 5 ESSENTIALS Survey) and your input is important to us. This information will be used for planning purposes in providing the best educational setting for your child.

ASCD School Improvement Tool Survey

The survey is based on a whole child approach to education. It includes indicators on school safety, school climate and culture, curriculum and instruction, leadership, professional development, and, family and community engagement. All individual responses are confidential and no correlation between individuals and surveys taken are made. Thank you.


The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will again administer the Illinois 5Essentials Survey this year. Teachers, students, and parents will be able to complete the survey Dec. 5, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018. The 5Essentials Survey provides school districts with detailed data on school culture and climate by inquiring into five leading areas for school improvement.

The five indicators that positively affect school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Research derived from the Five Essentials for School Success has proven that schools strong on at least 3 of the 5Essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student outcomes.

The data from the survey will also be published on the Illinois State Report Card.

Here are commonly asked questions and answers from the office staff of Goodwin:

  • 1.­­­­­ Do I have to buy the grey uniform shirt with District 99 logo?No, any solid grey collared shirt will be fine.
  • 2. I can't find a grey collared shirt, what do I do? District 99 is allowing a 30 grace period to acquire the grey collared shirt.
  • 3.Can my son/daughter bring in a cellphone? Yes, but they will need to turn the phone off and drop it off in the office when they get to school. They will place phone in their envelope, where it will be kept safe until they pick it up after school.

Parent Involvement Opportunities:

Goodwin PTA

Parent Patrol is always looking for Parent Volunteers. Pickup an application in the office.

Parent Events: Next Parent Coffee- January 12, 2018

Important Information to know

Morning Arrival - 8:30 am Please be on time for the day. Students must enter through their assigned door.


Breakfast in the classroom - 8:30-8:50 am

Dismissal - 2:50 pm Please pick up your child on the blacktop before 3 pm

Game Night November 16, 2017

Thank you to all the families who came out for Game Night! We hope you enjoyed spending time with our teachers.