On the TRAIL - for Mustang Families

Jan. 4 (staff work day/no school), Jan. 5 - 8 Term 3 begins


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Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

We truly hope you had a wonderful break and were able to rest up, enjoy some fun and relaxation with loved ones and have been safe and healthy!

Shout out to our SENIORS! Class of 2021! As a mom of a high school senior, I can't believe we are already here but am so excited for the adventures that await this amazing group of seniors! Let's finish strong and help us to help you reach your goals! You are worth it and you can do it!

We are excited to see all of our Mustang students and begin Term 3 on Tuesday, Jan. 5th in a regular Tuesday distance learning schedule at 8am. Monday is a teacher work day (no school for students).

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, feel free to email your teachers.

See this newsletter for many important dates to make sure our students are successful.

Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders:

January is jam packed with some great information in advocacy and some special events to help our students choose their classes for the 2021-2022 school year.

We will need you paying special attention to what we have to offer you and how to pick your classes this year in a virtual environment.

And as always, we are here for all of our Mustangs! If you need anything, don't hesitate to reach out and we will do our best to support you.

Cheers to 2021 Mustangs! Let's make it a great one together!

Lara Ricks

Textbooks, art, ceramics, data, driver's ed, yoga and more - when do I get my materials?

Remember, even if you have a digital book, we encourage you to pick up the hard copy. It is can be easier to use it during live sessions than having multiple windows open on one device (especially a phone).

Term 3: Textbooks and Ceramics, Arts, DATA, Piano/Choir materials, yoga mats, driver's ed pink slips distribution

  • We appreciate your patience as we do this as effectively as possible even though there may be lines and a little bit of a wait.
  • Please attempt to come during your assigned time to help us keep the wait time down.
  • Time slots are assigned by first letter of your last name - NOT by grade level so this should help out families a bit more.
  • Please put a sign with your first and last name in the passenger window to help us make this more efficient
  • There will be delays if too many miss the correct day and then come on days that are not their alphabet so we appreciate your patience and appreciate you attempting to make your assigned day

Where to go for distribution:

  • enter North parking lot from Cliffcrest and Calvine and drive onto campus through bus route onto service road (guided by staff) with stations throughout campus
  • Drive and stop at each station needed
  • Station A – Schedule pick up - ALL must stop at table (by alpha) and receive schedule with bar code to help staff issue appropriate books and not need an ID and staff will give red ribbon week items to all
  • Station B - Ceramics/Art/DATA/driver’s ed pink slip pick up – No getting out of car – student shows schedule and staff hands packet of materials for the appropriate class
  • Station C or D - textbooks/piano packets/yoga mats - No getting out of car - show schedule and staff hands out needed items

*If for some reason you still have your books, please return them at the textbook room.

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Click here for the MTHS Student HUB

This is your one stop shop for SO MANY great resources

Wellness is important!

We know that as the pandemic continues there are more stressors for our families, students and ourselves.

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

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

Reach out if you need anything.

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Important Events For Families - picking the right courses for 2021-22

Jan. 11 - Advocacy class - students will be assigned to finish their 4 year plan to prepare for course selection for the 2021-2022 school year

*incoming 9th graders at EHMS will also begin exploring what we have to offer -a virtual take on Shadow Day for our Future Mustangs - to be continued on Jan. 25th

Jan. 14 - MTHS Virtual Open House - 5:30-6:30 pm

Save the date to see the great opportunites, electives and programs we offer at MT followed by a live Q & A for additional information

Jan. 25 - Advocacy class - students watch a video and finish their 4 yr plan with the window open to begin choosing classes

*incoming 9th graders at EHMS will continue our virtual Shadow Day with MTHS student mentors joining them in their advocacy classes

Jan. 28 - virtual Mustang Derby Night - 5:30 - 7:45 pm for current 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th graders - Advanced Placement/Honors course information and Career Technical Education course/pathway/academy information - save the date to learn about these programs and courses specifically and take part in the live Q & A sessions (more details to come)

Feb. 1 - Advocacy lesson - students choose their classes in Synergy for 2021-2022

This week on the Trail

Monday, Jan. 4 NO students

Staff work day

Grades due from Term 2

Tuesday, Jan. 5

Meal Service day

Textbook/materials distribution drive thru (by alpha see above chart) - 3:30-7pm

Wednesday, Jan. 6

Textbook/materials distribution drive thru (by alpha see above chart) - 3:30-7pm

Thursday, Jan. 7

Textbook/materials distribution drive thru (by alpha see above chart) - 3:30-7pm

Friday, Jan. 8

Meal service day

Textbook/materials distribution drive thru (by alpha see above chart) - 3:30-7pm


  • See upcoming course selection related events listed in newsletter above
  • School Site Council Meeting - Jan. 21, 2021
  • Watch for MT Regional Equity listening sessions - we want your input

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases the following policies in EGUSD:

  • All District buildings will be closed to walk up public access;
  • Staff will keep working to ensure that distance learning and all other necessary functions continue uninterrupted;
  • We ask the public to contact school sites or other departments via phone or email for services or transactions and in-person assessments or meetings will be by appointment only

New Elk Grove COVID-19 Testing Site

NEW Elk Grove COVID-19 Testing Site

Location: 9362 Studio Court, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Days: Tuesday through Saturday

Times: 7am – 7pm

To make an appointment, patients will need to complete an online registration process, which will require you to answer a handful of screening questions and create a username and password (about a 10-15 minute process).

People will need to make appointments in advance. There are no age restrictions as long as the test can be safely performed. More details and other information on the testing process are available in these FAQs.

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