On the TRAIL - for Mustang Families

February 15-19

We are MT - MUSTANG STRONG!

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Celebrating African-American/Black History Month

If you missed it...


We have one more opportunity to participate in the MT Regional Equity Listening Sessions for parents/families and students.


In these sessions, we will be able to gather feedback and input from all stakeholders to specifically help our school and region meet the needs of our African American and Black students.


*Reach out to administration for the zoom link for February 17th.

Students: 2-3:20

Families: 6-7:30


We would like to hear from you to help us with continuous improvement.

Lots of information - tips to help

We know there are a lot of communications and most are coming at you via email.


While it is easy to get overwhelmed, vital information is sent out to help support you.

Please be sure to read email each day.


We can each do our best to keep email communication specifically used for vital communications. I will try to only send everyone the newsletter as much as possible.


Yet still, we may have that overwhelmed feeling when we look at our inbox.

Here are some tips to help so you can still find the vital messages:


  • Set aside time daily to look at your emails.


  • Process your messages . When reading your messages, decide whether to:
  1. Delete it.
  2. Do it (respond or file for reference).
  3. Defer it (using categories and flags) for a second review in your task list.


  • Reduce your to-do list to one list. Use a single to-do list and a single calendar to manage what you need to do.


  • Work in batches. Think about categories the emails fall in to to help organize your time spent on the emails.


  • Use good judgment when sending messages. Follow the do’s and don’ts of writing great messages.


  • Review your calendar and tasks regularly.


Even if you don't use all of the best practices described here, following only a few will help.


(adapted from: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/best-practices-for-outlook-f90e5f69-8832-4d89-95b3-bfdf76c82ef8

and

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/11-simple-tips-effective-email-management.html)

Happy Valentine's Day Mustangs!

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We couldn't celebrate with you physically but still want our Mustangs to know we are thinking of you and sending our love and well wishes!

Wellness Reminders

We want everyone to be well so here are some reminders of resources available in the picture at bottom of newsletter.


And you can visit our Virtual Community Wellness Center. Students are welcome to schedule meetings with their school counselor by accessing the Counseling Website HERE.

Reach out if you need anything.

EGUSD Community Update Feb. 12, 2021 -vaccine info too

See the update here to learn more about reopening information and updates including information on vaccinations for educators.

What if we need a Chromebook or our EGUSD device is having an issue?

The student/family should contact the front office during work hours 7:30-4 Mon-Fri (except holidays)

916-688-0050


Individuals will be told when and how to pick up a Chromebook on a case by case basis. It will not occur at distribution for term 4.

Click here for the MTHS Student HUB

This is your one stop shop for SO MANY great resources

This week on the Trail

Monday, Feb. 15

No School

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Meal Service day


School ID Pictures for students - by appointment only (see email)


Progress Report grades available today in synergy

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Student Equity Listening Session - 2-3:20


Leadership Meeting 3:30-5


Family Equity Listening Session - 6-7:30


School ID Pictures for students - by appointment only (see email)

Thursday, Feb. 18

School ID Pictures for students - by appointment only (see email)

Friday, Feb. 19

Meal service day


Friday Fun Day - lunch activities - see emails


School ID Pictures for students - by appointment only (see email)

Upcoming...

  • MT Regional Equity Coalition updates coming soon
  • Senior - cap and gown delivery tentatively March 3rd (see senior section of newsletter)
  • Term 3 textbook/materials collection week of March 8th
  • Term 3 ends - March 12, 2021
  • Spring Break - March 15-19
  • Term 4 begins - March 22
  • Term 4 textbook/materials distribution week of March 22nd

Student ID Pictures - this week

See details in email in Synergy - to make your appointment for this week if you need an ID.


We know it was a last minute announcement and we apologize for doing that. We pride ourselves on trying to communicate ahead of time and trying to do what is best for our students and families.


Unfortunately, there were not other times available for the company and they are the ones able to produce our ID's. We were notified last minute of the dates as well.


The site is currently working on other ideas for the yearbook picture knowing that not all students will make an appointment this week.


Seniors still MUST meet the deadline for the Prestige picture for the yearbook. That is separate from these ID pictures.


We apologize for the inconvenience and timing but hope that those who desire to have their ID picture are able to visit us this week. An Appointment must be scheduled ahead of time - all details are in Synergy email (StudentVUE/ParentVUE)

Forms Referenced in the latest Trailivision (also on Student HUB)

Valentine Gram Form from Link Crew:
https://forms.gle/TvejBkCzTvWAATME8


African American Student Success Initiative Workshops Registration:
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYocu-vqzIiGNZUbZW3JJF4YpoOJdZF_fCy


Library Newsletter for February:
https://www.smore.com/hj6bg-library-news


Let us choose a book for you form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfo3_GLhRXu_HqydEfh29bVqp86jsjkyfB7DLf6VeaIL3Iymw/viewform


Upward bound student application:
https://crc-ub.mylacai.com/apply.php

Senior Information - Class of 2021!

Cosumnes River College Application Info

Click on this one to find out about workshop presentations, application and orientation info and more.

Seniors see Synergy emails from Mr. Grivel and Ms. Green for vital information throughout the rest of the year

Students/Parents - College Application and Admissions Workshops & Other Fun Events: Sign up Today!

v AKA All College Application Workshop Materials (workshop dates to be determined)


College Fairs every Saturday in February: Bilingual Steps to College Registration FlyerLatinx STC Virtual Fair is Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Students register here: https://stepstocollegesac.org/


Late afternoon/Saturday College Fairs: v HBCU Winter Fair Flyer / HBCU Winter Flyer #2 HBCU Virtual Winter Fair is Feb 18 – 20 & May 13; Students register here: www.ucangotocollege.org; v What’s New? - HBCU Winter Fair Details (information for students/parents)


Weekend & Weekday College Board Virtual College Fair Events: Feb 6, Feb 23, Mar 7, Mar 11; Students register here: https://pages.collegeboard.org/big-future-days?excmpid=mtg680-st-1-gen;


v Big Future Days Flyer (English) – registration link embedded;

v Big Future Days Flyer (Spanish) – registration link embedded


Questions? Email EGUSD District Head Counselor: nnbrown@egusd.net or send voicemail to Nicole N. Brown 916-793-2678

GRADUATION 2021

Class of 2021,

Graduation is approaching and we want you all to cross that finish line!


So don't forget that the graduation requirements in order to participate and earn a diploma have not changed. Contact your counselor if you are in danger of any one of these so they can help you figure out your options:


  1. Earn 220 credits
  2. Pass all required subjects
  3. Pass the technology and speech proficiencies
  4. Pass 10 credits of math in senior year
  5. pass 35/40 credits in terms 3 and 4 of senior year

*Attendance matters to completing these requirements



AND, senior speech will be able to be met in Advocacy during their Senior Presentations later this year if not already met.


Parents/Guardians with educational rights can check on student progress in ParentVUE. If you need assistance with ParentVUE, please contact the front office at 916-688-0050 during work hours.

Graduation updates - Senior STUDENT emails needed NOW please

Check out Mr. Craig Grivel's email for more specifics but here is a brief update from the email sent:


Graduation:


  • currently planning for three distinct graduation options - we do not have a clear picture of what will and won’t be allowed at the end of the year
  1. We are moving forward to produce a fully virtual ceremony.
  2. A ceremony at Golden 1 is still in the planning stages, if that were to be allowed.
  3. We are also making plans for a possible ceremony outside, that would allow students to physically distance and walk across the stage.
We will follow what the Sacramento County Health Department will allow us to do, but we want to be prepared to provide our seniors with the best possible graduation we can.



Cap and gown info

Students will need a cap and gown to participate in any of the above scenarios.


  • prices for the cap, gown, and tassel package go up after January
  • The direct link to the basic package is:


https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productDetail/1434504/Monterey-Trail-High-School/-/1442149569/CATALOG_REPOSITORY/Cap-and-Gown-Unit/1442149626/



  • You may also order a loaner at the same link (Click on Borrow Cap and Gown). Loaners, including the tassel, will need to be returned before you pick up your diploma.
  • All cap and gowns are scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday, March 3 between 2:00 and 4:00pm (most likely be a drive through distribution - More information will be coming)
  • If you have specific questions regarding your cap and gown, please contact our Jostens vendor, Pat Cummings, at pat.cummings@jostens.com


Senior STUDENT emails needed


An important step in preparing for the virtual ceremony is the collection of each student’s personal email address. This will be needed for students to register, and communicate, with the company that will collect photos and other necessary information, such as name pronunciation, for the ceremony.


  • Parents must log in to ParentVUE,, select “Student Info” and click the button labeled “Edit Information.” In the field for “Student’s Email,” enter the student email address. Remember to click “Save Changes” after entering the email address. The email needs to be an accurate, working address that the student checks frequently. If you have more than one senior, each student must have a unique email address. The file below is an example of what the screen should look like to enter the address.


We love our MUSTANGS and we want to see you all graduate! You have worked so hard so let's finish strong and get that diploma! Reach out to counselors, teachers or admin if you need help and let's do this!

Athletics update

Exciting news - each league is now setting their own seasons based on health and safety guidelines and after meeting all safety protocols that must be in place to start...


See the athletic website for MTHS for all information


For Metro League - Approved to start Season 1 Sports

Cross Country - Coach Heck - jheck@egusd.net

Girls Tennis - Coach Naidu - devesh.naidu@yahoo.com

Girls Golf - Coach Fritz - jfritz@egusd.net

Football (Conditioning Only) - Coach Ewing - tewing@egusd.net


Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, all dates are subject to change.

MTHS College and Career News

College and Career February Newsletter

Click here to stay on track to determining your college/career options.

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