April Newsletter

Montgomery High School

WASC Parent Survey

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. The commission validates the curricular, instructional, and support programs for California schools.

This survey will allow Montgomery’s stakeholders to update their current vision and mission, review practices currently in place, and provide opportunities for improvement. We welcome your constructive feedback. Every member of our school community plays an integral part in evaluating and participating in our self-study report. Please participate in our study by completing the anonymous survey. To fill it out, visit: WASC 2018-2019 Parent Survey

Student Web store

The MHS student store online is a convenient way to purchase Spirit gear, tests, dance tickets, performing arts tickets and much more. Once you have completed your purchase online go to the Business Office to pick them up. You will need to create an account and then add your students.

To set up an account follow these steps:

· Go to https://www.MHSstudentstore.myschoolcentral.com

· Click on My Account on the top right corner of the screen (in the grey banner)

· Click Register for an account

· In the next window fill in the appropriate information.

o Students can create their own account or parents can create one account for the family and add each student.

· Once you have created an account and logged in go to My account and select My family

· Enter your student(s) ID number (their name should auto populate)

Under the My Account screen you can look at past orders, print receipts, pay student fines, add or remove students

Important dates

Reminder: No School Thursday, April 11 Teacher Professional Development Day.

The instructional calendar for the 2019-20 school year is being negotiated with the teachers union. Once the calendar is approved by the school board, it will be posted on our district's website and social media. Meanwhile, here are some upcoming key dates:

  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School
  • May 31 - High School Graduation
  • The first day of school for 2019-20 will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Upcoming choir concert at Green Music Center

The William Barclay Memorial Scholarship Concert features a showcase of choirs from our high schools, performing at Green Music Center's Weill Hall on the

Sonoma State University campus, Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm. This year, the concert is dedicated to Jan Ferrin, a beloved co-producer and accompanist at

Elsie Allen High who died earlier this year. The guest conductor will be Dr. Buddy James from CSU East Bay in Hayward.

Tickets are required. Free tickets are available through the choral departments in each high school or at the box office. A donation of $10 per ticket is suggested to go toward scholarships at each high school, but any donations will be gratefully accepted! Parking in the Green Music Center lot costs $5.

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The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for 11th grade students and the PreACT for 10th grade studen

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for 11th grade students and the PreACT for 10th grade students are important assessments your child will be taking soon. Both PreACT and CAASPP assessments provide parents, teachers and students with information about how students are performing in the subject matter being assessed. The CAASPP assessment is tied to important measures such as: Seal of Biliteracy, English Learner Redesignation, the California School Dashboard, and a marker for student excellence. It is IMPERATIVE that students try their BEST on these assessments. The assessment calendar for Montgomery High School is as follows: PreACT: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16 and 17- All 10th grade students will take this assessment free of charge in their English class. CAASPP: Tuesday – Friday, April 16 and 19 -All 11th grade students will take the English Language Arts portion of the CAASPP Tuesday-Friday, April 23-26- All 11th grade students will take the Math portion of the CAASPP in their US History class Tuesday and Wednesday, April 30 and May 1- All 11th grade students will take the Science portion of the CAASPP in their US History class.

Summer learning & high school credit recovery

This summer, our district is offering camps from Maker to Mariachi, and summer learning for students from transitional kindergarten through high school. For more information: Summer Programs web page.

IMPORTANT information for high school parents/guardians: If your child has received an "F" in one or more classes, please make sure that you are able to log in to our Illuminate Education parent portal. Summer school registration for high school credit recovery will be completed in Illuminate Education. If you need help to access the parent portal, please contact the registrar or counseling secretary at your child's school. You can find school phone numbers on our website: Our schools web page.

Video bulletin & Community Service Week info

We have a little bake sale going in a couple spots near the office and gym, and if you missed it this morning, they’ll be back out there again after school. Proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of their Pennies for Patients program. If you’d like to donate or encourage your students to, they set up a donation page: http://bit.ly/2G16nhA.

Community Service Week

· On Wednesday, April 17th, we will be having a Service Fair in the quad, similar to Club Day. There will be a few service organizations out there for students to get information about some of the opportunities to help out in our community.

Eco2School will also have the slow bike race and the smoothie bike here Wednesday and Thursday next week.