Pawtucket School Department

Lyman B. Goff Middle School

School News

Athletics Information

Goff Middle School will hold sign-ups this week for Fall Sports. Anyone interested in trying out should take the paperwork during lunch this week. I have also attached the paperwork below for anyone interested.

Boys Soccer Sign-ups: Wednesday, September 6th – 3:30 pm at Goff Middle School Cafeteria

Cross Country: Please see Mr. Boland in Room 210 (

Girls Soccer Sign-ups: Please see Mr. Bergeron (

Note: Anyone who can not attend sign-ups 9/6 due to busing, transportation, or any other reason can still pick up the paperwork during lunch this week.

For anyone interested in any Middle School Sports, you must complete the below paper and return it to the main office. Please note that a copy of a physical within the last year would be taken in place of the attached physical form.

Message from the Principal

Goff Families,

We are about to begin another school year. We are excited to welcome over 640 students back into our building on Wednesday August 30th.  I look forward to a tremendous school year which will focus on ensuring all students, staff and families are part of the Gladiator Nation!

I want to share that Goff Middle School is in the process of having all the windows replaced over two years. Work has begun on the building and will continue for the next month. This is such an exciting project for our community.

This school year we will focus on Goff Pride- Responsible, Respectful, and Ready to Learn. These guiding principles will ensure that Goff Middle School will continue to foster a community of engagement, kindness and excellence.

The following information will provide you and your child with information about our school reopening. Postcards will be sent home tomorrow (Friday) with information regarding your child’s advisory room, teacher and team they are placed on. Students will report to their advisory classroom on the first day of school. Staff members will also be stationed outside and inside the building to ensure students are able to locate their classroom. Please know that we are here to answer any questions and support you and your child in any way.

School Hours: School hours are 8:00 am to 2:30 pm each day. We ask that you please call the school at 401.729.6500 if your child is going to be absent. If your child has a medical appointment, you must bring a note from the doctor so that the absence is excused. Automated phone calls will be made to those students who are absent or tardy and have not been excused.

School Supplies: Your child will be provided with specific supplies needed by each teacher during the first week of school. Students will need notebooks, pens, pencils and folders at minimum.

School Schedule

Goff Middle School will follow a 8 drop 1 schedule. Your child will have 8 classes but only meet with 7 classes each day. One class will drop each day with the exception of SUPERCORE.

I have included a rotation calendar and 7 day schedule  to help you prepare your child. Your child will receive multiple copies of their schedule and their schedule will be accessible on Skyward this weekend.

Goff 7 Day Schedule SY 23-24

PSD School Calendar SY 23-24

Goff Middle School Rotation Calendar

Gladiator Gazette:  Every week, you will receive a newsletter which will include upcoming events, pertinent information and a recap of the prior week. The newsletter will  be sent via ROBOCALL and also available on our Goff Facebook page.

Breakfast: All students will have the opportunity to have breakfast at school. Those students who choose to have breakfast should enter through door #2 (Vine St) at 7:40 am.

Arrival and Dismissal: In order to ensure an orderly arrival and dismissal, we ask that NO students be dropped off in the school parking lots. Students should be dropped off on Carter Ave or Vine Street, depending on their entry door. Please do not block a resident’s driveway, park in any local business or the bus parking lane on Pullen Ave. Do not stop to drop-off or pick-up a student on Newport Ave.  All traffic coming off Newport Ave onto Vine St must drop their child off along the blue line on the sidewalk. Please pull up as far as possible. Once your child is dropped off you must take a left turn onto Littlefield St.

Please be sure that your child is not on school grounds before 7:50 am unless they are entering for breakfast.  All students will enter the building at 7:55 am and exit the building at 2:30 pm. Students who take a school or childcare bus will report to their bus dismissal location prior to dismissal to check-in and prepare for their departure. The following are the entrance and exit doors for students:

  • Grade 6 – Door 2 (Vine St)
  • Grade 7 & 8 – Door 8 (Carter Ave)

Late to School: Students are tardy if they are not in their classrooms, at their desks by 8:00 am. Students who arrive after 8:00 am must report to Door 1 (Newport Ave) to check-in and receive a tardy slip from the main office. Please be sure to send your child in with a note if they are late due to an appointment.

Early Dismissal: A photo ID is required to dismiss your child at all times. No child will be dismissed without proper identification; NO exceptions can be made. This policy is in place to ensure the safety of our students. Additionally, only adults listed in our student information system (Skyward) can pick up a student. To add or remove names from Skyward, please contact the main office. Students MAY NOT call home from private cell phones for dismissal.  Students must be seen by the nurse if they are unwell or the Main Office if there is an urgent family situation.

Skyward: We are asking all families to ensure they can access our student information system (Skyward). All students will also have access to Skyward. This system provides opportunities to change contact information, review student grades, attendance and discipline. Directions to access Skyward are linked here.

Beginning of School Forms: Students will receive forms to be completed, signed and returned during the first week of school. These forms include Affidavit of Residency, Over the Counter Medication Policy Form, Megan’s Law Form, Photography/Video Opt-Out, Home-School Compact and Chromebook Policy.

School Lunch Application: Please complete the school lunch application by clicking on this link:  school lunch form online  If you prefer to use a paper application, one can be obtained from the school office via email ( or by visiting the main office.

Lockers/Backpacks: All students will be issued a locker and school lock. These locks are combination locks. Only school-issued locks may be used on school lockers. Students should place jackets/ coats in their lockers at the beginning of the day. Students can go to their locker during designated times (morning, locker period and end of the school day) or upon receiving a pass from their teacher. Backpacks and electronic devices are kept in the student’s locker.  Lost or broken locks are replaced for $10.

Bus Information: Any student who is eligible for busing has been routed by our transportation provider First Student. Student bus assignments will be emailed to those families with bus number, bus stop location and arrival and return times.

Picture Day – SAVE THE DATE – Picture Day will take place on Tuesday September 19th using our vendor Chestnut Hill Studios. Package ordering information will be sent to our families.

Open House – SAVE THE DATE – Goff’s Open House will take place on Thursday September 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Everyone will receive a flier with this date in the beginning of school documents sent home.

School Support – If your family is experiencing difficulties at home, we can provide additional support at school. I understand that you are not always able to share details and that’s okay. If your child is coming to school after a difficult night, morning or weekend, please send a message to your Guidance Counselor or Social Worker, listed below.

Student Accident Insurance:  Student Accident Insurance is available for families by completing the Student Accident Insurance Application. Insurance is optional, except for students who play sports and have no other coverage. The Pawtucket School Committee has adopted a policy that requires all athletes to have health insurance to participate in extracurricular sports. If you prefer to use a paper application, one can be obtained from the school office via email ( or by visiting the main office.

Athletics and Clubs – We offer a variety of athletic teams and clubs at Goff . The athletic teams for this fall are Cross Country, Unified Cross Country, Girls’ Soccer and Boys’ Soccer. I will send a separate email next week regarding tryout dates and paperwork required. Club information will be sent out in the next few weeks.

Contact Information: All staff can be contacted through email. You can email any staff member using their last name then first name An example would be to email Liana Maris (Assistant Principal) you would email Here are email addresses and primary responsibility contacts.


Administrator/MTSS Facilitator

Guidance Counselor

6th Grade

Thomas Geruso – Green Team – Maureen Toth –

Purple Team – Tanya Romani –

7th Grade

Liana Maris – Tanya Romani –

8th Grade

Corey Martin Maureen Toth –


Lori Chadwick   –

Social Worker

Deborah McDade –

Social Worker

Tarrah Parkman –


Matthew Bergeron –

I look forward to a wonderful school year and will be providing frequent family updates regarding upcoming events and information.


Thank you,

Matthew Bergeron

Principal – Goff Middle School

The Gladiator Gazette – Click here to see the weekly newsletters

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The Gladiator Gazette 3/27/23

The Gladiator Gazette 3/19/23

The Gladiator Gazette 3/12/23

The Gladiator Gazette 3/5/23

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The Gladiator Gazette 1/30/23

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The Gladiator Gazette 1/16/23

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The Gladiator Gazette 12/12

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The Gladiator Gazette 11/27

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Goff Gear for Sale

Goff Gear is always available for purchase based on what we have in stock.



PTO Goff Gear: Attention Mrs. Colson.


Emergency Drills

Each school is required to hold state-mandated emergency drills (fire drills, lockdowns and evacuations) each school year. Our staff have provided students will information regarding these drills. Please know that we are in coordination with our school resource officer for these drills. Communication will be sent to our Goff families upon completion of these drills. I thank you for your support. As of 9.25.22 we have completed a fire and evacuation drill. We will continue to hold drills with our students and staff




Gladiator Nation,

I want to remind families to not park in any business parking lot around Goff Middle School for drop-off or pick-up. Students can be dropped off or picked up on Vine St, Carter Ave, or Pullen Ave via the blue line.

ACCESS testing began last week for our MLL students. We have had phenomenal attendance and effort from our students. This is a testament to our students, staff, and families. Thank you as we continue to finish this important assessment for our MLL students.

As a reminder from last week, all Goff students will take the winter i-Ready Diagnostic beginning on February 1st. The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts the questions that are asked dependent on each student. If a student answers questions correctly then the questions will increase in difficulty. Students are not given a grade for this diagnostic but it help tailor a child’s individual pathway to build skills. For more information please visit the i-Ready family center.

On Friday, January 27th Goff Middle School will once again offer the snacks2go program in conjunction with Aramark. This will allow our students to purchase healthy snacks. This program will continue twice per month. Only cash will be accepted

Finally, I want to once again remind families that the first semester comes to a close on January 26th. This will conclude the first half of the school year and this grade will determine credit. The minimum passing grade is 65. Students who do not receive credit will be enrolled in a credit recovery course beginning in February with more information to follow. Please be sure to check your child’s grades on Skyward and contact the appropriate staff member should any questions arise.

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