Welcome Back

Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year

Dear Viking Family,

Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year. The entire administrative team, Monique Luke, Assistant Principal; Aaron Harkey, Assistant Principal, and I, look forward to greeting you and to an exciting year at Montgomery.

I hope you're all taking time to relax and enjoy friends/family. We are currently preparing for our first staff meeting and thought it a good idea to collect photos of staff having fun this summer, and show the slide show at the first staff meeting.

It's a great way for new staff members to be introduced to the Viking Family community and we're hoping it will prompt people to ask questions about others and to share about themselves. If you're willing, please share a photo of yourself having fun (ie, camping, surfing, gardening, cycling, hammocking :) this summer. Feel free to include a caption/description.

Please send it (photo) by August 1, to mluke@srcs.k12.ca.us

Also thinking about using the pictures along with department pictures in the grade level presentations to build community with the student body. We want students to know the names and faces of every adult on campus.

In anticipation of the start of the year, please read the following schedule of events carefully:

Wednesday and Thursday, August 7th & 8th - Orientation days for students.

Orientation for ALL 9th Graders is on Wednesday, August 7th, form 8am-4pm. This will include critical team building, connections with teachers, and creating positive professional relationships with 11th and 12th graders that will serve as mentors and guides.

Orientation for Grades 10-12 is on Thursday, August 8, and begins in the South Gym, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. This process is divided by grade level

  • If you are willing to help for any part of these days, please call Mr. Harkey 890-3830 ext. 103 or Ms. Luke at 890-3830 ext. 50104 or email them by August 6th. Any time you could spare would be appreciated.

Friday, August 9th - First official work day of the 2019-2020 school year.

We will meet in the Student Union at 8:30 a.m., coffee & snacks will be available. We will have a schedule for the day for you when you arrive. We will be done at 12:00pm. Plan to meet within your departments from 1:00pm-3:00pm. New Teacher orientation will take place from 2:00pm-3:00pm in the Student Union.

Monday, August 12th -Professional Development Day

To be announced----

Please be aware of SRCS’s Mandatory Training:

All faculty and staff are encouraged to complete their mandatory training for this school year as soon as possible. Information on completing all required training is available via URL: https://app.targetsolutions.com/srcs or you can refer to the HR Memo sent to all Exchange Users on July 3, 2019, that discusses the completion of training via using Target Solutions.

To access the Target Solutions training site please follow the steps below:

Once you enter your username and password, click SUBMIT. The system will route you to your Target Solutions account where you will update your password and answer two security questions.

Now that you are logged in, you will see your first assignment, which is the “Target Solutions User Overview Video”. This video will take about 10 minutes to complete and will provide you with a basic overview of navigating the program. If the video does not come up automatically, please click here: https://help.targetsolutions.com/hc/enus/articles/204286625-User-Overview-Video

The courses specified in the above table will be assigned to you based on your position classification. For help with logging in to your Target Solutions account or other troubleshooting assistance please contact support at: 1-800-840-8048 or support@targetsolutions.com

*All employees must have completed the mandatory training by 5:00 p.m. on August 14th

Tuesday, August 13th Education & Business Partnership Breakfast.

Team leaders and administrators will attend this event from 7 – 9 a.m. at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa. Honored at this function will be our nominees for Educator of the Year: Jim La France & Chris Schloemp. If you are not a team leader or administrator and would like to attend this event, Tickets are available at Eventbrite:


Tuesday, August 13h - Staff workday.

No meetings scheduled for this day, so you will be able to put the final touches on your classroom or office.

Wednesday, August 14th -- First Instructional Day.

Have Fun!!!

Please welcome our new staff members to the Viking Family:

  • Payton Bogges-Freitas – English
  • Darren (DJ) Brookshire – English
  • Rosario Estrada – Spanish
  • Erik Olmsted – Spanish
  • Veronica Aguiar– School Secretary
  • Saldivar Zumaeta — Night Custodian
  • Todd Byers — Head Custodian

Welcome Back Some Familiar Faces:

  • Anna Oberthur-English
  • Jeanelle Payne-Social Studies

*Positions that are still open:

  • Vice-Principal
  • Social Science (1.00 FTE)
  • Special Education Asst. (2)
  • Campus Supervisor (2)

Enjoy your last few days of vacation.

Randolph T. Burbank