On the TRAIL - for Mustang Families

Jan. 25-29 - listening sessions, Mustang Derby


Making each day count

Mustang Family:

Writing this, I am just coming from a beautiful virtual celebration of life for our former MT colleague, Scott Hoyle. The stories shared were such a great reminder of how wonderful a person he was and how far-reaching his impact has been. His impact and memory will live on and we are here for each other in these difficult times.

In addition, while hearing the stories and reflecting on all of the difficulties being experienced by so many throughout these trying times, I find peace and positivity in knowing that there is hope on the horizon and our strength and courage to make each day count is what will make the difference in our lives and in the lives of others.

No matter our role, educator, family member, student or community member, it is important to strive to do our best and hope to create the impact that influences others to do their best as well. We are stronger together and we can create a better tomorrow by doing our best every day.

“Making each day count like it's your last day to fulfill your dreams, is unarguably the master key to a future full of great rewards.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Let's keep being the best we can be for our Mustangs, ourselves and for each other.

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

Wellness Reminders

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

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.

Important - Monday adjusted phone hours and please make apt's if coming to MT

  • Monday, Jan. 25th - due to important staff meeting participation we have adjusted hours for phone lines

phones will be on 7:30-1:45 and again from 3:30-4pm (they will resume to 7:30-4 on Tuesday)

  • Please make appointments to visit campus. We are still closed to the public at this time.

Finally, let's be sure to follow all safety protocols including but not limited to:

  • use the daily checklist and do not come to campus if any experiencing any symptoms
  • wear masks when at campus
  • social distance 6ft or more
  • follow all recommended health/safety protocols
EGUSD Community Update Jan. 22, 2021

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

Click here for the MTHS Student HUB

This is your one stop shop for SO MANY great resources

MT Equity Listening Sessions - this week

We are still inviting students and families to participate in their respective sessions.

Please see the flyers for registration below o take part in our MT Regional Equity Coalition Listening Sessions.

We hope you can join us!

Additional information:

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.

How do I register to attend?

open the flyer in this email and registration link is provided

Student Session: Jan. 27th 2-3:20 - must register using the info from the flyer below for students

Family/Parent/Guardian Session: Jan. 27th 5-6:30 - must register using the info from the parent/guardian flyer below

Mustangs - be informed and pick the right classes for 2021-22

Below is a flyer with important dates for course selection and upcoming events.

The links for the Four Year Plan FAQ and Academic Advising Workshop information are attached to help you with your four year plan. Please look over your four year plan to prepare for course selection on 2/1/21 in Advocacy. Reach out to your School Counselor with any questions.

9th Grader FAQs for Four Year Plan and Academic Advising Workshops

10th Grader FAQs for Four Year Plan and Academic Advising Workshops

11th Grader FAQs for Four Year Plan and Academic Advising Workshops
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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. 25

Advocacy class --- 4-year planning for course selection

Staff Equity Listening Sessions - 2-3:20 pm (phone lines unavailable 1:45-3:30)

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Meal Service day

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Students Equity Listening Sessions - 2-3:20pm (need to register - flyer in emails and newsletter)

Governance Meetings - 3:30-4:30

Parent/Guardian/Family Equity Listening Sessions - 5-6:30 pm (need to register - flyer in emails and newsletter)

Thursday, Jan. 28

Mustang Derby - Advance Placement/Honors, Career Technical Education opportunities for info and Q & A - 5:15 (zoom room opens) 5:30-7:45 event times

*see emailed invites for links

Friday, Jan. 29

Meal service day

Friday Fun Day - lunch activities - see emails


  • See upcoming course selection related events listed in newsletter above

Participate in the EGUSD Family Leadership Academy 2020-21

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