On the TRAIL - for Mustang Families

Jan. 18-22


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We value your feedback as we strive for continuous improvement

I hope you had a wonderful 3 day weekend and were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine.

Many of you have been helpful in participating in surveys and giving feedback recently.

We are currently working with our Leadership group, School Site Council and others to identify strengths and areas of need based on the data you and your students have provided.

In addition to that, we are in the midst of our WASC self-study and at the time when we are working to do program evaluation from 2020-21 and to begin creating our LCAP goals for the 2021-22 school year.

Thank you to all who have given us feedback!

Keep an eye out for more ways you can participate and give input/feedback.

MT Regional Coalition Equity Listening Sessions:

As you may recall in the weekly newsletter, we have been working to create listening sessions for our staff, students and parents/guardians related to our work with the MT Regional Equity Coalition.

What do we hope to gain from the upcoming virtual listening sessions:

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.

Facilitation of this work will be done in partnership with Innovation Bridge so that administrators can introduce the purpose but then step away to remove any potential concern about giving authentic feedback.

The facilitators will then share the feedback from all stakeholders with us to help us identify great successes, areas of growth (we have things in place but need to keep adjusting it), and potential areas for innovative thinking to help our students. The information will help us not only in our daily work at the site and region but also as we determine future LCAP goals to meet the needs of all of our students.

When will these virtual listening sessions take place?

Student listening session: Jan. 27th from 2-3:20

Family/Parent listening session: Jan. 27th from 5-6:30

How do I get more information?

A flyer will be sent via Synergy email early this week. Please use the information there to register for the listening sessions. This will help our facilitators to be able to prepare for the correct number of participants.

WASC self-study

We will be working on creating WASC surveys as needed to help us to gather more input to be sure we focus our funding and programs where there are areas of need for our community.

We will also ask for parent/family participation in the WASC process as part of a "Home Group - Parents" and "Home Group - Students". Watch for a sign up coming soon.

This will help us greatly in our self student and work with the WASC committee so please consider being a part of the process.

We look forward to your participation.

Lastly, as always, let's help each other stay safe and healthy!

If you need anything, don't hesitate to reach out and we will do our best to support you.

Stay safe and healthy and have a great week!

Lara Ricks

EGUSD Community Update Jan. 15, 2021

See the update here to learn more about in person assessments, athletics and activities as well as any new news from EGUSD.

Did you know... EGUSD is a partner for the 1300 Campaign?

As discussed at Leadership earlier this year:

Monterey Trail HS is one of the schools working with IYT, collaboration with CRC and partnering in Equity regional work as part of the 1300 Campaign in addition to working to meet the needs of all of our students at MT.

*1300 campaign seeks to increase the number of young men of color who attend and graduate from CSU, Sacramento and UC Davis by the year 2025.

*Young men of color with a college degree are 38 times less likely to be incarcerated

See below for some information.

1300 Campaign

More to come...

Click here for the MTHS Student HUB

This is your one stop shop for SO MANY great resources

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

Visit our website and MTHS StudentHUB - There is an electives information site on the HUB and you will find Academy, Pathways and Special Programs have applications that are due soon. Please check them out so you don't miss a deadline (DATA, ASB, Yearbook, SEMM/BOSS, Animation, Digital Media/Trailivision, AVID and more) We will also offer Medical Assistant at our site (no more need to travel).

Thank you to all who attended the - MTHS Virtual Open House !

GREAT JOB and a huge thank you to our staff for being present to answer questions for our 121 visitors.

Still to come:

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

MTHS College and Career News

College and Career January Newsletter

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

This week on the Trail

Click 4 ASSETs schedule including Tutoring & more

NEW: ASSETs book club is starting this term and to contact Stacy Antonopoulos for how to join. Mustang Mudders is also starting, for those interested in ceramics but couldn’t take the class. Contact Melinda Doss for Zoom link.

Monday, Jan. 18

no school - Martin Luther King Jr Day

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Meal Service day

Regular Distance Learning Tuesday schedule

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Leadership Meeting - 3:30-5

Thursday, Jan. 21

School Site Council virtual - 6-7pm

Friday, Jan. 22

Meal service day

Friday Fun Day - lunch activities - see emails


  • See upcoming course selection related events listed in newsletter above
  • MT Regional Equity listening sessions - we want your input *Staff - Jan. 25 2-3:20, Students - Jan. 27 2-3:20, Families/Parents - Jan. 27- 5-6:30 Flyer will have a registration link in Synergy email this week

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.

Wellness Reminders

We want everyone to be well so here are some reminders of resources available in the picture below. We also have our own Employee Assistance Program: 1 (800) 646-9923.

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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Ways to stay in touch

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to be updated on all of the great things happening on The Trail

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