MHS Weekly Updates!


As we head into the weekend, please take a few minutes to read some updates for our MHS students and families.

We have passed the halfway point of Term 1, and encourage all families to check in on your students' progress by logging into your PlusPortals account. Remember, midterm progress reports are not distributed at the High School, but live grades are always available to students and families in PlusPortals. The First term ends on Friday, November 5th.

MHS Student Handbook 2021-2022

All MHS students and families are required to read our MHS Student and Family Handbook and required to digitally sign a verification form acknowledging reading and understanding the rules and policies for Milton High School. If you have not signed and submitted the verification form, an email was resent to you today from Please reach out to the Main Office with any questions.

AP Exam Registration & Payments

All students enrolled in AP Classes need to complete two steps to Register and pay for their AP Exams in the Spring.

Step 1: Use the join code provided by your AP Teacher to join their AP Classroom. This ensures that a test will be ordered for you in the Spring. The deadline to join AP Classroom for each AP class is November 1st.

Step 2: Use UniBank to pay for your exams. Exam fees remain at $40/exam ($20/exam if on Free/Reduced Lunch), and the Milton Public Schools will pay the remainder. Select "AP Exam Fees" and follow the instructions to complete your payment. The payment window is open now through January 14, 2022.

Please note that failing to join AP Classroom can lead to late charges from the CollegeBoard to order your exam. This cost will be passed on to families.

Please contact Mr. Kelly ( with any questions about Registration or Payment for AP Exams.

Class of 2023 Fundraiser

Come celebrate Taco Tuesday on November 2 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Chipotle on 60 Newport Ave, Quincy to support the Class of 2023! Show them this flyer or order online using code, GVV4ERR, and 33% of the proceeds from your order will be donated to the 2023 Student Government.

Shout Out!

Thanks for Mr. Jarboe and Ms. Johnson for bringing math to life for some of our Course 3 students. They took the class outside to explore math concepts using kinesthetic methods. On day 1, they were put into teams and asked to make themselves into points on the graph in order to practice function translations. On day 2, students worked in groups to create and plot lifesize function graphs with sidewalk chalk.

Homecoming 2021

If it’s fall, it’s time for the Homecoming Dance! We are thrilled to bring back Homecoming for our Juniors and Seniors this year, safely outside in the MHS courtyard. Tickets are only $10 to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment. MHS Student Government and Advisors are planning a fabulous night and parents/guardians (of students of all ages) are supporting their efforts after 18 long months of reduced social opportunities. Want to support our student’s efforts? All details are here.

Senior Night at XC

Congratulations to our Seniors on the Cross Country team! It was a beautiful day for a cross country meet as our XC team competed against Weymouth and Newton North at Houghton's Pond. The turnout and energy was great, a fun afternoon for our student athletes!
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Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority

For anyone working through the financial aid process for post secondary schools, MEFA offers this information for anyone who may have questions.

Milton Glows Gold

We raised the money, now let's log the miles! Log your miles now! Easy instructions are here and each Sunday there will be raffle prizes. All who log at least 50 activity points will be included! Win a tote of toys from Toy Box, a $40 Playa Bowls gift card or a $50 amazon gift card!


Thank you to Cunningham School Rep Johanna McCarthy for updating our website Milton SEPAC Here you can find our full (and evolving) 2021-2022 events and calendar, as well as appropriate board member contacts, district contacts & information, and family resources. Moving forward, our website along with weekly newsletters, will be the way to stay in the know. We welcome Secretary Joan Rush and Collicot Rep Tracy Menoza. Thank you for your service.

Your IEP and 504 should feel like living, breathing documents with which you regularly consult and commune! Many people don’t understand how important it is to be regularly checking in and modifying this document. Our next basic rights workshop is coming right up on Tuesday, October 19. Register Here for access online. Especially as we come through this pandemic, it’s important to stay clear on our rights and procedural safeguards. For more information please refer here.

The next SEPAC board meeting will be held on November 16. This year we will commence with holding elections at this board meeting, so look for nominations and ballots coming soon.

School and Out of District Reps: School reps have begun building important relationships with school principals at MHS, Pierce, Cunningham, and Collicot. We are still looking for a parent to serve at Tucker and Glover as well as a rep for out of district placements. The commitment is approximately 3-4 hours per month and involves attending a monthly board meeting and meeting with your school principal monthly to review district standardized questions. If interested, please email one of our chairs: Jennie Mulqueen or Jenny Sheehan.

MHS Athletics!

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Proof of Vaccination

Having records of all vaccinated members of our community as well as understanding the number of students participating in the Optional Testing Program is essential.

In their most recent guidance, DESE announced an extension of the mask requirement through November 1, 2021 and more information about vaccination rates and mask wearing after November 1. You can read their full communication here.

If your student is fully vaccinated and you have not yet submitted proof of vaccination, we ask that you do so immediately!

  • Email or fax a copy (a photo is fine) to your school nurse (MHS Nurse Andrea deManbey at or Pierce Nurse Barbara Perry at
  • Mail a copy to the nurses’ office.
  • Drop off a copy in the main office, Monday to Friday, during regular school hours.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly to our Director of Nursing, Kim Coughlin, at or 617-696-4470 x5517.

Thank you for your cooperation, which will aid us in fully understanding the vaccination status of our population, especially with regard to the 80% threshold.

Covid Test and Stay Program

MPS is pleased to announce that our DESE/CIC nurse started at MPS yesterday and the district is starting the Test and Stay program for individuals identified as close contacts while in school only and for those who develop symptoms while at school. Consent must be in place prior to testing. We recommend that parents/guardians have consent on file prior to the October 12 start date as it can take up to 48 hours for your consent to be uploaded in the system. You cannot give verbal consent if the need arises for testing, you MUST have consented online previously.

Superintendent Jette’s September 9, 2021 letter about the Test and Stay Program can be found here. You must OPT IN to Test and Stay to participate. You can opt in at this link.

MPS Quality Review Report and Feedback

The overarching results of the MPS Quality review were presented by Cambridge Education on July 21, 2021 at a School Committee meeting. The final report dated June 2021 was shared with the district on Friday, September 10, 2021.

The Milton School Committee will be hosting two sessions where parents, guardians and community members can share feedback regarding the final report from Cambridge Education. These sessions will be held on October 28, 2021, (note new date) one at 7:30am and the other at 6:30pm. More information regarding these sessions will be published as the date gets closer.

Community Service Opportunities

Throughout the year you will be able to access any community service opportunities here. There are already several opportunities available for students to volunteer. Get involved now!

Milton Coalition Updates

  1. October is National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month. Data, tips, and resources about youth substance use in Milton can be found in multiple languages at the Milton Coalition’s website at Additional information and an app for parents and caregivers can be found here:

  1. The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is now The Milton Coalition: Addressing Substance Use and Promoting Mental Health! Find information about all of these events on our website:

  1. Join Team Milton Coalition on Saturday, October 16th 10am at the Collicot and Cunningham Schools on Edge Hill Rd for Mike’s 5K to Crush Substance Abuse. We are proud to work with Mike’s 5K to end the stigma of Substance Use Disorder and to build friendship and community among people who have been impacted by this disease.

  1. On Friday, Oct. 22nd, The Milton Coalition is offering a free training on Youth Mental Health First Aid. This 6 hour course is for people who work with or live with 12 – 18 year olds. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-stepaction plan that includes initial help to young people showing signs of mental illness or crisis and how to connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Consider using corporate paid time off if available for this volunteer opportunity. Free lunch and snacks will be provided. Register at our website:

  1. Saturday, Oct. 23rd is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Milton Coalition, along with the Milton Police Department, will be hosting a drug collection site at 40 Highland St. Milton. Studies showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Clean out your house of unused or expired pills. You can bring them to the police department on Saturday the 23rd, from 10am – 2pm or use the kiosk in the police department lobby, available every day.

Things Around Town...

Milton Parks and Rec Snowball League opens for registration on October 20 at 12 noon. All details are here.

The Town is offering a Flu Clinic on October 27. Help keep our community healthy and get your flu shot!

The Milton Halloween Stroll is on Saturday, October 30 in East Milton Square.

Saturday, October 23 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Milton Coalition, along with the Milton Police Department, will be hosting a drug collection site at 40 Highland St. Milton. Studies showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Clean out your house of unused or expired pills. You can bring them to the police department on Saturday the 23rd, from 10am – 2pm or use the kiosk in the police department lobby, available every day.

Helpful Information

Our Milton High Library is open by 7am every morning so students can access all the amazing resources the library has to offer! Librarian J Troy is always on hand to help guide students in the right direction!

MPS School Calendar

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Chromebook Troubleshooting

Is your family having internet issues or need assistance to access the internet in your home? Please go here for more information.

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Family Resources

The Milton Public Schools values a strong home-school connection. In an effort to support and foster that connection we know families may sometimes need resources for their children and family beyond the classroom. In addition to the Milton Public School Resource Guide we will be highlighting local community resources families may find beneficial in our Family Resource Newsletter. If you need additional assistance please don’t hesitate to reach out to Marti O’Keefe McKenna, MPS Family Outreach Liaison at 617-980-7343 or by email at All calls and emails are confidential.