On the TRAIL - for Mustang Families

Oct. 12 - 16 Term 2 begins

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Term 2 Begins

Here we go - Term 2!

We are proud of all of our Mustangs - staff and students alike! We have learned a lot and will keep working to do what is best for our students success.

Every day is a regular schedule this week. Be sure to do our Advocacy lessons to help students be on the same page and prepared for term 2.

Distribution of many items and textbooks will occur this week (sent in Synergy email) Oct. 12-16th by alphabet (first letter of last name). Please write your full name on a paper for the passenger side window to help us be more efficient. And, thank you for your patience throughout the line.

Schedule is also in newsletter below

Items being distributed:

  • schedules, Red Ribbon Week materials
  • Ceramics, Art and DATA supplies and term 1 driver's ed pink slips
  • textbooks, yoga mats and piano/choir packets
  • Collecting Canned Food for Canned Food Drive
  • Key Club awards and Academic Awards (Honor Roll from terms 3 and 4)

FYI - for distribution: Some administration and some office staff will be shifting hours so we appreciate your patience over the next two weeks but we will do our best to respond in a timely manner at the same time.

Also, if students need a Chromebook, please contact the front office 916-688-0050 between 7:30-4pm Mon-Fri. These are NOT available at distribution.

Your teachers should be reaching out or have already to let you know to join their classrooms. If you don’t see anything in your google classroom or in your email by Saturday, feel free to email your teachers.

Zoom authentication has begun. To help us know who is attending our classes, you may only join from your EGUSD account. This will help us identify those few who are trying to “zoom bomb” our classes still and distract from the learning environment which is unacceptable from a Mustang.

And, did you know? We are having a Canned Food Drive during materials distribution so we can help our community. Please see the email from Craig Grivel (sent today) for details and how you can earn community service in the process.

Hope you have a great start to term 2! Let's keep getting even stronger!

Term transition reminders:

  • Oct. 12th - regular Monday schedule with advocacy to start term 2 (not allowed to do reverse minimum day) and Grades due by 4pm
  • Oct. 12, 13, 14, 15 - term 2 textbooks & materials distribution days - drive thru(details sent in Synergy email) and Canned Food Drive

PBIS at MTHS - a Community with Respect, Integrity and Confidence

Term 1 Advocacy and PBIS STUDENT survey - click here

We want to hear from you. How are things going with Advocacy and PBIS? The advocacy part will be completed at all HS's with advocacy programs but will in form our practices as well. PBIS questions are specific for our site. It' won't take long.

We collected 256 Virtual Mustang Gold Tickets for week #8 and 2,098 for Term 1!

Term 1 Winners

We collected 2,098 Virtual Mustang Gold Tickets during Term 1

These 5 students will receive PIZZA DELIVERY FROM Round Table Pizza

Donated by MTHS Teacher, Ms. Jean-Ann Brennan

Ian Cheung

Carmen Lo

Charis Neufeld

Raul Ram

Glorious Scott


Gregory Frye-Artwork Winner!

Personalized ARTWORK donated by MTHS Teacher, Mr. Gordon Dean
EGUSD Community Update Oct. 9

Click here to see the latest EGUSD Community Update information

21st Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Fair Oct. 14-17

EGUSD invites and encourages you to attend the (virtual) 21st Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU Fair)! Virtually meet with representatives of some of the most prestigious schools in the country. Come find out what HBCU’s are all about!!

Right click on the link above or below to register for this exciting and informative virtual fair!

United College Action Network

Ways to join our mission for Equity

We need your help. In order to keep improving and meet our mission of helping ALL students realize their greatest potential, we need to address systemic inequities for students. We know there is no quick fix and we are not perfect but we learn so much when we hear from our students and families.

Here are some ways you can help:

  1. Join the Student Equity Council - Join Student Equity Council - we want to hear authentic student voice and provide an opportunity for students to advocate to help MT identify and eliminate significant obstacles in school and to ensure they have access to the resources they need to succeed academically and socially
  2. Join us for our MTHS Book Study - Part 3 continues on Oct. 15th *If you missed this one, we hope to have additional book studies
  3. Click here to Join MTHS Black Family Leadership Team - We are creating a Black Family Leadership Team to engage in critical discussions to improve our practices and improve student outcomes for our Black and African American students. Families and staff are invited to be a part.
  4. Watch for the upcoming MTHS Regional Community Meetings - staff, students, families are encouraged to join all of the MTHS regions Principals and administration in our pursuit of racial justice - more information to come

Textbooks and many Materials Distribution - enter off Calvine - details below

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Hello Class of 2021!

We don't want you to miss important information so be sure to read emails from Mr. Grivel and Ms. Green and anything that we send in Studentvue! As a mom of a senior, I know this is not how we wanted to celebrate your senior year but we are going to do our best to be sure you know you matter!

Thank you for doing your best this year! It will go by fast and we want to support you so you can reach your goals.

Reach out if you need anything so we can try to help.

Here are the basics for Caps and Gowns:

(see email from Craig Grivel last week for more details)

Jostens Website
Pat Cummings - 916-389-0018/800-JOSTENS

It's time to order your cap & gown, class jewelry, graduation announcements, and senior apparel. This year ordering will be done a little different, so please check out this video for information on how to order.

GIVEAWAY! We will be giving away a FREE Cap, gown and tassel with a Class ring or jewelry purchase.

This week on the Trail

Monday, Oct. 12

Textbook and Materials Distribution and CANNED FOOD DRIVE- see Synergy email

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Meal Service day

Textbook and Materials Distribution and CANNED FOOD DRIVE- see Synergy email

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Textbook and Materials Distribution and CANNED FOOD DRIVE- see Synergy email

Thursday, October 15

Textbook and Materials Distribution and CANNED FOOD DRIVE- see Synergy email

Book Study @ 6pm - I'm not Dying with You Tonight by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones

Part 3: page 139-163

Friday, Oct. 16

Meal service day

Free Flu Vaccinations

October 17, 2020: Adult & Family Flu Shot Clinic at MTHS
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monterey Trail High School will be offering FREE Flu vaccinations for individuals over 6 months of age without a medical contraindication to receiving the vaccine. For more information, please call (916) 875-7468.


  • Oct. 22 (part 4), Oct. 29 (part 5) - Book Study I'm not Dying with you Tonight by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones ( email with RSVP in parentvue/studentvue)
  • late October/early November - MTHS Regional Community Meeting - opportunities for voice, input, participation regarding equity for our Black and African American students (still planning so that we do this the best we can)
Explore College & Career Readiness

Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities (AICCU) Fair Sept. 21–24 CSU Campus Week Oct. 5–9 National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Sept. 13, Oct. 12 & 18, Nov. 8 U-CAN HBCU Recruitment Fair Oct.14–17

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