Student & Family Update

10/11/2021

Dear Students and Families,

Happy October- my favorite month of the year! The chill is in the air, apple cider is abound and Booster Week is on the horizon! That is correct- Booster Week returns in person this year. Booster Week will run from Tuesday, October 12-15 with a bonfire and dance (outside) scheduled. More information will be coming from the Student Council in next week’s newsletter.


Caregivers and Students- want to earn $2,500 by sharing your voice?! See information on the Trailblazer Team below.


Save the date- picture day is Monday, November 15. When we receive ordering information we will be sure to send out the information.

Looking Ahead

Early Release Wednesdays in October:

  • October 6

  • October 13

  • October 20


Monday, November 1 is a professional development day for educators and no school for students.

JOIN OUR Trailblazer Team

EARN $2,500 BY SHARING 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 $2,500 stipend for this work. If you are interested in being a representative, please click on the link below for more information.


Athletics

Click here for the athletics newsletter.


Home Games Next Week at MTRS:

Monday 10/4

Field Hockey vs Westfield - 3:30

Volleyball Triple Header MS/JV/V vs Athol - 3:30/4:30/5:30

Tuesday 10/5

Golf vs Turners - 3:00


Cross-Country vs Smith Voc - 3:45

Lead and Copper Testing

To find the latest results of lead and copper testing conducted at MTRS please click here to the results posted on our website.


Message from the Nurse's Office

As a reminder, POOL TESTING is required for athletics, extracurriculars, and before- and after-school programs. 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. Pool testing will begin rolling out over the next few weeks, so if you participate in one of the above activities (including coaches and volunteers) -- you MUST sign-up for testing! 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.


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

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

To view the superintendent’s weekly S’UPDATES, please visit www.mtrsd.org/news. The latest edition can be found here.

Rural Roundtable at MTRS (short-overview clip)

To view the full rural roundtable meeting, you can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/619035271

MTRSD hosts rural roundtable listening session

COVID-19 mask mandate updates

Earlier this week the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley announced an additional month-long extension of the mandatory mask mandate for schools from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1. The full announcement can be read here: https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/on-desktop.html Prior to the start of this school year, the Mohawk Trail Regional School District school committee voted to keep our mask mandate in place, extending it beyond the state's mandate.

MTRSD/Hawlemont Special Education Parent Advisory Council

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


Best,

Marisa

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