January Newsletter

Montgomery High School

Dear Viking Family

Welcome to the 2nd half of the school year! Incredible that we are already at this point.

We are pushing attendance, attendance, attendance! Students cannot sustain solid academic progress when they miss school or when they are habitually tardy.

The Importance of Being On Time!

Since the beginning of the semester, 10% of our students have been arriving to class late! Students who arrive past the tardy bell often miss important information impacting their success in the classroom.

This school year, Montgomery High School implemented a new Tardy Policy. Students who are late for a total of three times will be assigned and scheduled detention. Students who are late for a total of five times may be assigned to a Time Management class on Saturdays from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.

In order to stress the importance of being on time, Montgomery will be running tardy sweeps the week of 1/21 and 1/27. Students who are not on time to classes will be caught in the tardy sweep and assigned detention.

If you have questions, call our Attendance Office, Ms. Guadalupe (890-3833 ext. 50110) and Ms. Sullivan (890-3833 ext. 50111) or email rsullivan@srcs.k12.ca.us, gperez@srcs.k12.ca.us

Randolph T. Burbank, Principal

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Montgomery High School has partnered with the national nonprofit, YouthTruth, to help us hear feedback from you about what we are doing well, and how we can improve.

From 1/6/20 to 1/31/20, the YouthTruth Family survey will be open and we want to hear from you!


Your response is anonymous and will be combined with responses from other parents/guardians throughout the district.

Thank you for your feedback! It is a gift that helps us continually improve.

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Important Dates:

1/20/20: No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

1/23/20: 8th Grade Parent Night @ 6:30pm

1/29/20: Late Start Day: School Starts @ 9:30am

2/10/20: No School: Lincoln's Day

2/17/20: No School: Presidnt's Day

Montgomery's 8th Grade Parent Night

Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 6:30pm

1250 Hahman Drive

Santa Rosa, CA


Attn: All Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

CSF Application forms based upon Fall 2019 grades will be available on January 13, 2020. You can get an application from your English teacher or from Ms. Farkas in room 53. Completed forms with all accompanying documentation are due no later than February 11, 2020 at 3:30 pm in room 53.

CSF is not just for IB students – many students can qualify, so submit your application before the deadline!

Click here for the : Application

Advising Presentation

Dear Montgomery High School Parents/Guardians,

We want to inform all Viking Parents that this is the time of year that MHS Counselors visit classrooms to present information on courses for the next school year.

During the presentations, students will receive a Course Request Form and instructions on how to access the ONLINE COURSE REQUEST PORTAL in Illuminate Ed.

Parents/Guardians, please review the (Hard Copy) COLOR-CODED COURSE REQUEST FORM with your child and sign it. This form, coupled with the online course instructions, will serve as a guide as students submit their requests online.

Students will not be able to meet with their counselors for individual advising without a signed Course Request Form, as well as students will not be cleared of Honors and IB courses without a parent signature.

We appreciate your support in our efforts to provide the best educational trajectory for MHS students and hope the Spring Semester of 2020 is off to a good start.

Parent Portal: To login to the student information system for the first time, you will need your access code. If you have not received the access code, please contact your child's school. Once you have your unique access code, go to: https://srcs.illuminatehc.com/login

Montgomery Education Foundation


Our 12th Annual Crab Feed

Jan. 25th, 2020


The Montgomery Education Foundation is hosting its 12th Annual CRAB FEED and AUCTION

on January 25, 2020. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to enriching the learning environment for all 1,700+ students at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, California. Public school budgets have been slashed so we are doing everything we can to raise crucial funds to support these students. Supplemental funds are used to update aging technology, provide classrooms with much needed supplies, sponsor field trips and support underfunded programs such as art, music, drama, film and leadership.


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 January. Learn 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 - Wednesday, January 29 6:30-7:30pm, at Santa Rosa Middle School, 500 E Street, in the Library

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The William Barclay Memorial Scholarship Concert Tuesday, January 28, 7pm at the Green Music Center's Weill Hall (Sonoma State University) features choirs from five of our high schools — Elsie Allen, Maria Carrillo, Montgomery, Piner and Santa Rosa High — and the choir from Analy High School. Come celebrate our high school arts programs! Bring the family! Tickets are required. Tickets are available from high school choral departments, and also at the Green Music Center box office on the night of the event. Parking is $5.00 per car and is available in the Green Music Center lot. Donations to the scholarship fund for choir students are greatly appreciated! Click here to see the Barclay Concert flyer

Project Graduation

Project Graduation is a non-profit organization that provides an all-night party for the senior class of Montgomery High with the goal of keeping graduates safe and off the roads on graduation night. It is a drug-free and alcohol-free event and gives graduates one last chance to socialize together as a class. Click to Learn More

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:

· Montgomery High School Education Foundation
· Alumni Association
· Athletic Boosters
· Project GRAD