Milton High School Summer Updates

August 2021

Summer Updates

I hope everyone has had a great summer break and ready to return to school on Wednesday, September 1st! Please take a few minutes to read this newsletter for updates and helpful links for the start of the 2021-2022 school year, upcoming community service and local employment opportunities.

I want to thank all of the staff & students that have worked this summer to get our building ready for our full return to in person learning.

First Day of School, Wednesday, September 1st!

We look forward to seeing all Milton High School students on Wednesday, September 1st!

All students will report to their Advisory period by 7:50AM! All students will receive their schedule at this time and will review school policies and expectations. An email is going out to all families with Advisory assignments prior to the first day of school.

As Governor Baker, Commissioner Riley, and Superintendent Jette have stated, all MPS students and staff will be required to wear masks in the school building. The following will also be in place at Milton High for our students and staff:

  • Along with our hands free water refilling stations, water stations will be set up in the building for all students and staff to stay hydrated during the warm fall sure to bring a water bottle!
  • While there are no social distancing guidelines for breakfast or lunch in the cafeteria, we are going to be asking students to be mindful of where they sit during these times. All lunches will be held in the cafeteria, Wildcat Cafe and outside in the courtyard (weather permitting). While we know lunch is a short window of time each day, we will ask students to keep masks on when not eating and to be mindful of how close they are sitting to their peers.
  • As stated above, for all indoor activities, including PE, Athletics, Theatre, Clubs, masks must be worn anytime in the building.
  • Any student who wishes to wear a mask outdoors is welcome to do so.

As the year progresses, guidelines will be adjusted as needed.

Milton High School Orientation

Milton High School is ready to welcome our incoming freshmen – the Class of 2025! Please join us on Monday, August 30th from 3-5pm for orientation. MHS Student Leaders will be your hosts and will show you all that MHS has to offer. All new students (in any grade) are welcome to attend.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 2:30-3:00PM – Registration (Brooks Field Entrance, if rain, Field House Entrance)
  • 3:00PM – 4:30PM-Welcome by Mrs. Cahill, introduction of the Student Leaders and MHS staff, group activities, tours of Milton High School grounds
  • 4:30PM – Snacks in the Courtyard/Cafeteria, Activities Fair in Cafeteria
  • 5:00PM – Orientation concludes & Chromebook pickup. Chromebook pickup will be in the students' advisory classrooms. Student leaders will direct students to these classrooms.

If you are a 10th-12th grade MHS student formerly in the full remote model, we would also love to see you on August 30th. Our goal for you on this day is to show you around Milton High School and answer any questions you may have about Milton High School that will help you to feel comfortable returning to the building next week. We ask that you show up by 3pm to Brooks Field for a quick welcome message and to be grouped with Student Leaders who will show you around. If you were a fully remote student at MHS last year and plan on coming, please complete this registration form. You will check in at Brooks Field but you will be having a tour by student leaders and may not need to be here for the entire orientation. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns prior to the orientation.

Student Schedules

All student schedules will be available on the first day of school. All students will report to their Advisory/Homeroom for 7:50am on Wednesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 2nd. Prior to the start of school, students and families will receive an email confirming their Advisory/Homeroom assignments and an overview of what the first 2 days of school will look like.

The Milton High School bell schedule can be found here. We will be continuing with a 7 day rotating schedule which will have an advisory period built in every day. We are also adding a 4th lunch to our schedule to help with overcrowding in the cafeteria during lunches. We will review this schedule with our students over the first 2 days of school.

Milton High School 2021-2022 Student and Family Handbook

We will be reviewing our MHS Student and Family Handbook with students at our grade level assemblies over the first two days of school. All families are expected to read the handbook and will be required to digitally sign a verification form acknowledging reading and understanding the rules and policies for Milton High School. Please watch for emails within the first few days of school that will contain information for verification forms, updating contact information and other items to ensure a great year!

Technology Updates

This is a reminder to access the Milton Public Schools Family Technology Support Help Center website to troubleshoot potential issues with, and/or educate yourself about, a device/ platform/application for which you are not familiar. The site provides information on PlusPortal, Google, Clever, Guardian Monitoring, Who to Contact, and more.

All ninth-grade students will receive a school-issued Chromebook that they will take to and from school on a daily basis. Ninth-grade students will not be allowed to bring their own device to school. Tenth through twelfth grade students will bring their own device (BYOD), or be issued a school device to bring to school each day. It is expected that teachers will consider and make use of these students' devices in their curriculum where appropriate. It is expected that students are prepared for class with a device that is ready to use each day.

Optional Chromebook insurance will be offered to all ninth-grade students along with any tenth through twelfth grade student who does not bring their own device. It is highly encouraged to purchase insurance for their school-issued Chromebook. If insurance is declined, students are held responsible for damage beyond reasonable wear and tear as outlined in the Loan Agreement. Here is a link to purchase Chromebook Insurance for the 2021-22 school year.

Ninth grade students will receive their MPS Chromebook and charger during new student orientation at Milton High School on Monday, August 30th at 3 pm. If a student is unable to attend new student orientation, the student will be provided their Chromebook the first day of school.

All students and families of students who are using a school-issued Chromebook are required to sign the Chromebook Loan Agreement. Here is a link to the MHS digital Chromebook Loan Agreements

Athletics Updates

If you are planning on participating in sports at Milton High this year, please be sure to check out our Athletics Webpage that has all of the information you need!

MHS Theatre Program

Fall Musical Auditions for CHICAGO will start on Thursday, September 2nd. If you are interested in being part of this amazing show please visit our website, MHSTHEATRE or go here for more information.

Summer Reading and Summer Work

With a few days left before school starts please be sure to take a look at our Summer Assignments Page for summer reading, AP coursework

Save the Date for MHS Open House

More details to come but please save the date of Tuesday, September 14th 6:00pm for our Open House. All parents/guardians are invited! This is a great night to listen to classroom expectations and goals for the year. As we get closer to the date, more details will be made available.

SEPAC Board Meeting

The first SEPAC Board open meeting will be Thursday, September 9, 6:30-8pm. The board will be voting on bylaws and discussing schedule and programming matters for the upcoming year.

Community Service Opportunity!!

Do you want to get started on your community service hours? Are you free on August 31st from 1-3pm? Cunningham/Collicot library is looking for your help to organize and shelve books! Please email Mr. Joshua Coben at if you can help out!

Milton Community Schools is Hiring!

The After School Enrichment Program (ASE) is looking for Counselors 16 y.o. and up to join our team. We are looking for candidates that enjoy working with children, are responsible and are willing to learn and follow the program expectations. If interested go here for more information.

Fuller Village Is Hiring!

Fuller Village has lifeguard and waitstaff opening...

Senior independent living community in Milton looking for part time life guards to fill the afternoon shifts 3:30 PM- 6:30 PM. Availability to pick up other shifts an option. Current Lifesaving and CPR certification mandatory. ONLY FULLY Covid vaccinated applicants will be considered. $17.00/ hourly rate. Call 617-361-8945.

Waitstaff positions available, weekend and after school shifts. Please contact Venessa Azemar at 857-399-3879.