Student & Family Update

10/15/21

Dear Students and Families -

We are having a fantastic Booster Week! Thank you to The Student Council for organizing all of the activities. Tonight we host the bonfire and dance starting at 6pm. The dance ends at 10pm and both activities are open to MTRS students only.

Looking Ahead:

Early Release Wednesdays in October:

  • October 20


November Dates:

  • Monday, November 1 is a professional development day for educators and no school for students.

  • Monday, November 15 is picture day

Athletics

Click HERE for this week's Athletics Newsletter


Winter registration for MTRS Athletics is OPEN! Click HERE or visit the link below to our FamilyID portal to sign-up today! Registering is EASY -- If you've never used the site before, you'll need to create a log-in for first-time use. As a reminder ALL student-athletes MUST register via Family ID in order to participate, and need an updated sports physical on file with the MTRS Nurse's Office. In addition all student-athletes MUST sign the consent form to sign-up for COVID-19 pool testing. Click HERE for the link to sign-up for online COVID-19 pool testing or visit the link below. Paper copies are also available in the MTRS main office. If you need any help or have questions along the way, don't hesitate to reach out to Athletic Director Greg Vouros for more information at gvouros@mtrsd.org


Family ID Link: https://www.familyid.com/mohawk-trail-regional-schools


Covid-19 Online Pool Testing Sign-Up: https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma?district=null


Our Winter Sports offerings include:


  • Alpine Skiing

  • Basketball

  • Indoor Track

  • Nordic Skiing

  • Wrestling


Home Schedule Next Week:


Tuesday 10/19

Cross-Country vs Palmer - 3:45 *Senior Day*


Wednesday 10/20

Field Hockey vs Smith Academy - 3:30 *Senior Day*

Middle School Football vs Narragansett - 3:30


Soccer vs Duggan Academy - 6:00 *Senior Night*

Student Services

Please click here for the Student Services Newsletter

Message from the Library

Please check out the latest edition of the MTRS Library Newsletter!

Message from the Nurse's Office

COVID-19 pool testing begins at MTRS

This week we began our pilot pool testing program at Mohawk Trail Regional School. We're excited for the kick-off of the program, after a delayed roll-out from the state. According to MTRSD COVID-19 Nurse Leader Donna Weber, there are over 250 staff and students at MTRS currently signed-up for the program; and over 550 signed-up district wide.


As a reminder, POOL TESTING is required for athletics, extracurriculars, and before- and after-school programs. ALL information can be found on the district’s COVID-19 Information page at www.mtrsd.org/covid-19-information OR by clicking on the “Helpful Links” drop-down from any of the school websites. If you participate in one of the above activities (including coaches and volunteers) -- you MUST sign-up for testing! If you have any questions surrounding the process, procedure, or need additional information, please reach out to our district Nurse Leader Donna Weber at dweber@mtrsd.org or Superintendent Sheryl Stanton at sstanton@mtrsd.org.


TO SIGN UP ONLINE: https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma?district

Select: Consent Now → Mohawk Trail → (select your school)

For staff, coaches, or anyone over 18 years of age, please select “Sign consent form for yourself.”

For caregivers who need to give consent for their child/ren, please select “Sign consent form for a minor.”


If you are unable to complete the online sign-up/consent, please contact Donna Weber for a paper copy to complete.



Please see this document on when to stay home from school. With the concerns surrounding the Delta variant, it remains important to do the daily screening prior to coming to school every day and staying home if you’re sick. Over the next few days, the district nurses will be updating the COVID-19 section of our family guidance handbook and sharing it with you all.


Also, just another friendly reminder to please complete and send in the annual health form in order for your child to be treated in the health office. If your child has a medication, inhaler, or epipen, the health office will also need a completed medication form from their PCP office. If you are exempting your child from any vaccines, please send in a signed note with the appropriate information.


Currently, there is an issue with a few faxes in the building so please use the front office (413) 625-6652 to send over any necessary paperwork. You can also take a picture or scan and send the paperwork directly to me at this email: Larissa Harrison, lharrison@mtrsd.org

Lunch Menu

Please follow this link to the food services page for the posted menus.

MTRS International Trip

Please click here for information on Mrs. Camarda’s trip to Italy, France and Spain in June of 2023. Email Mrs. Camarda for more information: lcamarda@mtrsd.org

Let's get Social - FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM!

Get a glimpse of our students and staff in action! Follow our official pages and stay connected! Our official school Facebook and Instagram pages are @mohawktrailregional.


MTRS sports fans, we also have MTRS Athletics Instagram and Twitter pages! Follow your favorite teams @MTRSAthletics.

DISTRICT NEWS

To view the superintendent’s weekly S’UPDATES, please visit www.mtrsd.org/news.

Family data STILL needed for state reporting

Families ~ we need YOUR help!

As you may know, our district receives additional state and local funding to support learning for students whose families are identified as "low income." The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) identifies most of these students already, by identifying students who receive public assistance, but not all.

We're reaching out to you in hopes that if your family falls within that category, but you've not yet filled out paperwork, please do so today! While breakfast and lunch is free for everyone this year, filling out these forms helps us to qualify for additional funding through the state, which in turn is a benefit to all of our students.


As a reminder, the information you provide (on this form and any supporting documentation) will be maintained by the district and only used by the district or DESE to verify household income to determine the state and local funding we receive.

IMPORTANT: This Supplemental Low-Income Data Collection Form is not an application for free or reduced-price school meals. Please refer to the School Meals Household Application in order to apply for those benefits.

Please be aware that this is a voluntary process. Families are not required to submit this information. If you need assistance completing any portion of the form or gathering other required information, please contact your building principal or front office staff.


West County FREE flu clinic on Oct. 16 - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The FREE West County flu clinic will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mohawk Trail Regional School. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and a COVID-19 self-screen is required prior to attending. Face masks and physical distancing also required.

For full clinic details and to register, please visit the FRCOG website at: https://frcog.org/flu-clinic/ *Please visit the site regularly as information is updated frequently.


SAVE THE DATE: LITERACY NIGHT

The Mohawk Trail Regional School District, the Mary Lyon Foundation and It Takes A Village have partnered up to host Literacy Night on Nov. 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the MTRS cafeteria. This event is open to all district students who are currently enrolled in preschool through second grade. A flyer with more detailed information will be coming soon. Questions can be directed to Alia Woofenden at awoofenden@mtrsd.org.

Special Education Updates

Mohawk Trail SEPAC Member and Parent

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Do you have a question about your child, their services, or resources specific to your needs? If you or someone you know would like to be added to the private list and receive emails and event notifications, please send an email to: MOHAWKSEPAC@gmail.com Please indicate your email, title (such as parent of a student with IEP/504), District, Interested Party or other)

Disclosure: SEPAC maintains the list of contacts and keeps the information private. This email is maintained by a parent and volunteer. Our goal is to respond in a timely manner. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


'Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way'

-George Evans


During the October SEPAC meeting, the Director of Pupil Services, Leann Loomis will be presenting the Annual Parents Rights and Responsibilities.

Date: October 20 at 6:00pm - Virtual

Please see the SEPAC Facebook account for a meeting link

@MohawktrailSEPAC


Below is a parent-friendly link about your rights and responsibilities if you are unable to attend the meeting.


Parents Guide to Special Education

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Marisa

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