Student & Family Update

10/8/2021

Dear Students and Families,

Booster Week has arrived! Thank you to the Student Council for organizing this and putting together this video to highlight some of the activities!

Booster Week Information

There are 4 dress up days:


  • Tuesday is Royalty day where 12th graders are Gods/Goddesses; 11th are Kings/Queens; 10th are Knights; 9th are Witches/Wizards; 8th are Jesters/Jokers and 7th are Farm animals; Teachers are Mythical creatures.

  • Wednesday is No Backpack day: get creative on how to carry your “stuff” around.

  • Thursday is Blue/Gold day

  • Friday is Class Color day where 12th is black; 11th is red; 10th is blue; 9th is green; 8th is orange and 7th is yellow. Educators are white.


Bonfire and Dance

The bonfire and dance will begin at 6pm on Friday, October 15. The dance is outside near the football field and will end at 10pm. These events are open to MTRS students in grades 7-12. No guests are allowed this year.


Looking Ahead:

Early Release Wednesdays in October:

  • October 13

  • October 20


November Dates:


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

  • Monday, November 15 is picture day

Athletics

Click here for the athletics newsletter


Home Games Next Week at MTRS:

Tuesday 10/12

Golf vs Central - 3:00

Soccer vs HCSS - 4:00

Volleyball Triple Header MS/JV/V vs Franklin Tech - 4:00/5:00/6:00


Wednesday 10/13

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


Thursday 10/14

Field Hockey vs Turners Falls - 3:30

Soccer vs St. Mary’s - 4:00


Volleyball Triple Header MS/JV/V vs Turners - 4:00/5:00/6:00

Student Services

Please click here for the Student Services Newsletter


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

COVID-19 pool testing begins at MTRS

This week we began our pilot pool testing program at Mohawk Trail Regional School. We're excited for the kick-off of the program, after a delayed roll-out from the state. According to MTRSD COVID-19 Nurse Leader Donna Weber, there are over 250 staff and students at MTRS currently signed-up for the program; and over 550 signed-up district wide.


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. 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.


Family data needed for state reporting

Families ~ we need YOUR help!


As you may know, our district receives additional state and local funding to support learning for students whose families are identified as "low income." The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) identifies most of these students already, by identifying students who receive public assistance, but not all.


We're reaching out to you in hopes that if your family falls within that category, but you've not yet filled out paperwork, please do so today! While breakfast and lunch is free for everyone this year, filling out these forms helps us to qualify for additional funding through the state, which in turn is a benefit to all of our students.


As a reminder, the information you provide (on this form and any supporting documentation) will be maintained by the district and only used by the district or DESE to verify household income to determine the state and local funding we receive.


IMPORTANT: This Supplemental Low-Income Data Collection Form is not an application for free or reduced-price school meals. Please refer to the School Meals Household Application in order to apply for those benefits.


Please be aware that this is a voluntary process. Families are not required to submit this information. If you need assistance completing any portion of the form or gathering other required information, please contact your building principal or front office staff.



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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