November Newsletter

Montgomery High School


A Message from Principal Burbank

Dear Viking Family,

Congratulate to our Student of the Month, who received their awards at the Board of Education meeting on 11/11/19: Rima Makaryan from Montgomery High School.

Congratulations to our Certificated and Classified Employees of the Month, who were honored at the Board of Education meeting:Rebecca Sullivan, Attendance Tech II, and Monica Ashcraft, English Teacher.

Concerns of Homeless Encampment and Pitbull Attacked near Montgomery High School.

Montgomery High School has been working with Santa Rosa Police Department and our School Resource Police Officer (SRO) on the homeless encampment for awhile now. Unfortunately, the land is not public land nor school property. We discovered that the open green space belongs to CalTrans, and we have been working with CalTrans for the last few years trying to resolve this issue with the homeless encampment being so near to the high school.

I have shared the new information about the pit bull attacked with Santa Rosa Police Department. I have also reached out to CalTrans, hoping that this will cause some urgency on the part of CalTrans to remove the encampment. At this time, the pitbull is in the custody of Animal Control.

Please share your concerns about the homeless encampment with CalTrans and safety concerns to CalTrans Many voices are better than one voice.

District 4-Bay Area/Oakland, (510)-268-4444 or

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. I will keep you posted if the school received any information on the removal of the encampment.

Parents of Seniors

The deadline date for graduation group orders for Montgomery High is Dec 6th 2019.

The Montgomery High School cap/gown/tassel Unit price is $28.50 plus 9% tax totaling $31.07.

If you senior still needs a graduation packet with all ordering information they can pick one up in the Business Office Monday-Friday before school, during brunch, lunch, and after school.

You can also go onto to order with a credit card. All money should be mailed in to the address on the senior packet.

Big picture

Bring Change to Mind Club at Montgomery High School proudly presents a screening of:

An 18-year-old struggling to understand her best friend’s suicide talks to teenagers who have grappled with mental illness and suicidal thoughts.

Followed by a panel discussion and Q and A from local mental health professionals

WHERE: Montgomery High School, 1250 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa Performing Arts Center

WHEN: Thursday, December 5th, 6-8 p.m.

There is NO CHARGE for this event, but please sign-up through Eventbrite*. Pizza and drinks served after the program.

To Register for this event-please go to the following link:

Report Cards

Parents and guardians of middle and high school students should have received first quarter report cards in the mail during the past week. The report cards are also available in the Illuminate Ed parent portal. If you don't have access to the portal, please contact the school for your login information.

You are invited to "Vaping 101"

Parents, educators and teens: you are all invited to an important Community Education Event about vaping, which will be held in English and in Spanish in the month of December. The Impact Sonoma Team will share information about vaping, types of devices, health effects and resources for support. If you've been following recent news stories about the amount of students vaping, and

increasing cases of severe lung disease, you'll want to attend this event.

Vaping 101 in English - Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:30-7:30pm

Vaping 101 in Spanish - Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30-7:30pm

At Lewis Education Center, 2230 Lomitas Avenue.

Montgomery High School Choral Department Presents the Fifteenth Annual Madrigal Feast

Montgomery High School Choral Department Presents the Fifteenth Annual Madrigal Feast December 6, 7, & 8 of the Year 2019 Castle Gates open at 6:30 PM in the evening on December 6 and 7. Castle Gates open at 5:30 PM on December 8. Royal Procession Begins Promptly at 7:00 PM (6:00 PM on December 8), followed by an Evening of Lavish Feasting and Entertainment in the King’s Court. Festivities will include a catered, two-hour feast royale and programme of Renaissance England with jugglers, beggars, minstrels, and strolling musicians, featuring The Concert Choir, Bella Voce, and the Chamber Singers of Montgomery High School.

Montgomery High School Student Union at 1250 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa

Lords & Ladies: Kindly read and heed all directions! Reservations accepted by Mail, E-mail, Phone, and Online or In Person, through November 22nd, 2019. Seats are limited, so reserve yours early. Seating will be pre-assigned in the sequence that orders are received. Please, no children under the age of eight.

Montgomery's Dance Show

11/22: @ 7:00pm

11/23: @ 2:30pm & 7:00pm

In the PAC

You’re invited to SRPD Community Listening Sessions

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 6pm

1250 Hahman Drive

Santa Rosa, CA

Southeast Listening Session
November 21, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Montgomery High School
Student Union
1250 Hahman Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405


Open Enrollment: Oct. 1 - Nov. .22

The Open Enrollment window for the 2020-21 school year is October 1 to November 22, 2019. During the window, Open Enrollment Application Instructions will be available.

Open Enrollment placement is based on space and random selection from all completed applications. You must apply between October 1, 2019, and November 22, 2019. To apply for Open Enrollment, please follow these Open Enrollment Instructions.

The Interdistrict Transfer application window for the 2020-21 school year will be February 1 to March 16, 2020.

Information about our Parent Organizations:

Please consider joining our school volunteer program as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:

New school meals payment app

Our district has a new way to pay for school meals online, called Titan. Parents who used to use MySchoolBucks will find that any remaining balance has been credited to their child's meal account. Click here to set up a Titan account. If you have any questions, contact Kylie in Child

Nutrition Services, 707-890-3800 x80701.

To find more information on school lunches, or to fill out

the meal application, visit our Child Nutrition Services website