Student & Family Update

9/24/2021

Dear Students and Families,

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Open House last night, it was great to see everyone here with the backdrop of a varsity volleyball win!!


I wanted to provide an update with you on my timeline for transitioning to my new role in Pittsfield. As Superintendent Stanton shared last week, the position has been advertised and a search committee is being formed. I will remain at MTRS through the beginning of November, however, should a finalist be selected that can begin prior to November, I will transition sooner. Please keep an eye on Superintendent Stanton’s updates for information regarding the search process.


Trailblazer Team

WE NEED YOUR VOICE! We are looking for a caregiver and student representative (grades 8-11) to serve on our Trailblazer Core Team. This team is responsible for overseeing the implementation of our grant funding connected to our Trailblazer Model. There is a $2500 stipend for this work. If you are interested in being a representative, please click on the link below for more information.


Library News

Please click here for a link to the student library newsletter.


Athletics

For MTRS Athletics updates check out this weeks Athletics Newsletter


Home Games Next Week at MTRS:

Monday 9/27

Field Hockey vs Northampton - 4:15

JV & Varsity Volleyball - vs Pioneer - 4:00/5:00

Tuesday 9/28

Golf vs SICS - 3:00 @ Edge Hill Golf Course

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7th and 8th Grade Math Intervention

Hello! My name is Laura Rubinaccio. I am the Math Interventionist and the Mohawk Trail Regional School System Title 1 teacher for both 7th grade and 8th grade students. I also co-teach 8th grade math, three days a week, with Ms. Gearty. I have been a math teacher for 11 years, and I have taught a range of courses from Pre-Algebra to Precalculus. I am excited to be here at MTRS and to be able to work with 7th and 8th grade students.


I wanted to introduce myself and this new program here at MTRS. In this program, students will have the opportunity to extend their conceptual understanding, efficiency, and fluency with key mathematical concepts. My role as Math Interventionist is to provide targeted instruction to students who may need additional support. Please click on the links below for more information about the Title 1 Math Intervention program. This includes the Title 1 Information Letter and School-Family Compact.


I would like to invite you to the October LEC meeting where we will have an opportunity to talk more about math! I will present additional information about this program there as well. Please come join the conversation!

A quick reminder of our COVID-19 procedures

  • Students and staff will wear masks when indoors

  • When outside, students and staff may remove masks and practice social distancing

  • In classes, students will be seated 3 feet apart when possible

  • Mask breaks will be provided throughout the day

  • Lunch will be outside when weather permits

Message from the Nurse's Office

Please see this document on when to stay home from school. With the concerns surrounding the Delta variant, it remains important to do the daily screening prior to coming to school every day and staying home if you’re sick. Over the next few days, the district nurses will be updating the COVID-19 section of our family guidance handbook and sharing it with you all.


Also, just another friendly reminder to please complete and send in the annual health form in order for your child to be treated in the health office. If your child has a medication, inhaler, or epipen, the health office will also need a completed medication form from their PCP office. If you are exempting your child from any vaccines, please send in a signed note with the appropriate information.



Currently, there is an issue with a few faxes in the building so please use the front office (413) 625-6652 to send over any necessary paperwork. You can also take a picture or scan and send the paperwork directly to me at this email: Larissa Harrison, lharrison@mtrsd.org

Lunch Menu

Please follow this link to the food services page for the posted menus.

MTRS International Trip

Please click here for information on Mrs. Camarda’s trip to Italy, France and Spain in June of 2023. Email Mrs. Camarda for more information: lcamarda@mtrsd.org

MTRSD/Hawlemont Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Please click here for information on the MTRSD/Hawlemont Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Facebook link.


Let's get Social - FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM!

Get a glimpse of our students and staff in action! Follow our official pages and stay connected! Our official school Facebook and Instagram pages are @mohawktrailregional.


MTRS sports fans, we also have MTRS Athletics Instagram and Twitter pages! Follow your favorite teams @MTRSAthletics.

DISTRICT NEWS


Yesterday, Mohawk Trail Regional School served as the host site for Sen. Adam Hinds, Rep. Natalie Blais, and the Mohawk Trail Regional School District's Rural Roundtable listening session and discussion with the Rural Commission on Thursday, Sept. 23. The event brought state legislators, area superintendents, and local school committee / finance committee / select board members together for the day, both in-person and virtually, to discuss the critical issues affecting rural schools today


Read more about the event in the Greenfield Recorder, HERE.

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A BIG thank you to our incredible student ambassadors who helped to greet and welcome our Roundtable guests to MTRS: Jeffrey Buck, Lola Hoffenberg, Lizzy Lynch, Sean O'Dea, Catie Silva, Emily Silva, and Erica Szewczyk.

Fab Five!

Remember to practice your FAB FIVE! These strategies help to keep our communities healthy and safe: get vaccinated; wear your mask; wash your hands; practice physical distancing; and stay home if you’re feeling unwell.


POOL TESTING for athletics, extracurriculars, and before- and after-school programs:

As a reminder, POOL TESTING is required for athletics, extracurriculars, and before- and after-school programs: Superintendent Stanton shared with our Mohawk Trail school committee a proposed update to our district’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies which was discussed and approved at the school committee meeting on Sept. 7. ALL information can be found on the district’s COVID-19 Information page at www.mtrsd.org/covid-19-information OR by clicking on the “Helpful Links” drop-down from any of the school websites.


If you have any questions surrounding the process, procedure, or need additional information, please reach out to our district Nurse Leader Donna Weber at dweber@mtrsd.org or Superintendent Sheryl Stanton at sstanton@mtrsd.org.


TO SIGN UP ONLINE: https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma?district

Select: Consent Now → Mohawk Trail → (select your school)

For staff, coaches, or anyone over 18 years of age, please select “Sign consent form for yourself.”

For caregivers who need to give consent for their child/ren, please select “Sign consent form for a minor.”


If you are unable to complete the online sign-up/consent, please contact Donna Weber for a paper copy to complete.

SEPAC

Please click here for information on the MTRSD/Hawlemont Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)


Best,

Marisa

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