MTRS Student and Family Update

11/13/2020

Dear Students and Families,

The month of November is blazing past us, bringing with it incredible sunsets! I hope all of you had a chance to see the gorgeous pink hues cascading across the hilltowns last night. November is a special time of year for our New England landscape.


As part of our Trailblazer redesign model at MTRS, caregivers--we need YOUR feedback! Please take a few moments to take this survey. This information is an important piece of our grant work which will be used by the MTRS Mass IDEAS Grant Team to make adjustments to our redesign plan and the ways in which we support and engage caregivers. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey: https://forms.gle/jcLQ76AjhLHRwCGk9

Wednesday, November 18 is a late start day.

Below is the schedule:
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Trailblazer Community Group

We’re looking for additional members to join our Trailblazer Community Group this year. This group meets several times a year with the MTRS Mass IDEAS Grant Team to provide feedback, participate and share school-related events and new initiatives connected to our redesign model. We are looking to add four more community members and four students (two middle school; two high school) to participate this year. Trailblazer Community Group members (including students) will receive a small stipend for their time ($40 per meeting or up to $200) for participating. Funding has been made possible through grant funding via the Mass IDEAS Implementation Grant.


Virtual Meeting Dates:

  • December 15, 4-5 PM

  • January 19, 4-5 PM

  • March 16, 4-5 PM

  • April 13, 4-5 PM

  • May 11, 4-5 PM


If you are interested in participating, please complete this form by November 20. The Mass IDEAS Team will review submissions to identify a diverse group of participants to join this work.


Yearbook

Yearbooks are a very special way to hold on to your high school memories for the rest of your life. Visit MTRS's yearbook page for more information on how to order your 2020-2021 yearbook.


Seniors: Please be sure to send your senior photo and at least 3 other photos to ewillis@mtrsd.org. For more information for seniors, go here.

Student Council T-Shirt Fundraiser and Canned Food Drive

The MTRS Student Council is hosting a t-shirt fundraiser. Shirts are $15 and come in adult sizes XS-XXL. Click here to see a picture of the shirt (in place of western mass it will say MT Stuco) If you would like to order a t-shirt please email: rmastorakis@mtrsd.org (or) 21taloomis@mtrsd.org


Student Council is also hosting a CANNED FOOD DRIVE as a kick-off event for Booster Week (to be held in the spring). **Donations are accepted now through NOVEMBER 23!** Baskets for non-perishable food items are located outside the MTRS main doors and marked for each grade; they will be weighed each day and points will be awarded to the classes that collect the most items (by weight). Help to give back to your community AND kick-off some friendly Booster Week competition!


Student Services Update

  • Middle School Quarter 1 ends this Thursday, November 19th. Quarter 1 report cards will be available to view in Aspen during the first week of December. Students and families will be notified by email when they are available to view.


MTRSD Virtual Town Hall: Revised Hybrid Learning Model

Superintendent Stanton and the District Leadership Team will host a Virtual Town Hall, Monday, Nov. 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. via Facebook LIVE from our page. Event details can be found here: www.facebook.com/events/431362824691885

Please join us as we review the revised hybrid plan and answer community questions. We know you have a lot of questions; in order to address as many as possible, please use this form to submit your question in advance: https://forms.gle/uSzECSFCaz1CU18m9. As a reminder, you do not need to have a Facebook account to watch LIVE; simply visit the link above or head to www.facebook.com/mohawktrailregional during the event to tune-in. For those who can't stream live, visit the event link for call-in details. And, as always, our video link will be posted on our district website at www.mtrsd.org/covid-19-information after the event.


Message from the Health Office

Please click here for a reference chart regarding COVID symptoms.


School & District Updates

Don’t forget to follow us on our official social outlets Facebook & Instagram @mohawktrailregional! For all things athletics, follow @mtrsathletics on Instagram and Twitter.

For important district COVID-19 information and updates, visit the district’s website: www.mtrsd.org/covid-19-information

Best,

Marisa