MTRS Student and Family Update

11/20/2020

Dear Students and Families,

I can hardly believe that next week is Thanksgiving. Even though our celebrations may look different this year, I still plan on pausing during this day to reflect on what I am thankful for and perhaps just send some positive energy out into the world for a pandemic-free 2021!


I’m excited to share that MTRS was featured this month in the Next Generation Learning Challenges' (NGLC) national newsletter! The article highlights distributive leadership at MTRS, which is a primary focus of our all-school redesign work through our Trailblazer Model. I am so proud of the work our educators have taken on and the progress we've been making with our grant implementation. You can read the NGLC article here: https://mailchi.mp/nextgenlearning/your-nglc-practitioners-guide-for-nov-20-2020-mtrsdl

Wednesday


REMINDER: Wednesday, Nov. 25 is a half day. On this day, students will start in the morning and end at 11:30 a.m. Please see the schedule below. Round 1 of activities has ended and students will begin round 2 following the break. Students will receive email invites from activities teachers by Dec. 1.


Wednesday, November 25 is a half day. Below is the schedule:

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MTRS & District Surveys ~ We need your feedback!

As part of our Trailblazer redesign model at MTRS, caregivers--we need YOUR feedback! Please take a few moments to take this brief survey. This information is an important piece of our grant work which will be used by the MTRS Mass IDEAS Grant Team to make adjustments to our redesign plan and the ways in which we support and engage caregivers. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey: https://forms.gle/jcLQ76AjhLHRwCGk9


Earlier this week, Superintendent Stant emailed families a survey regarding the proposed Hybrid In-Person learning model. If you have not yet completed the survey for your family, please take a moment to share your feedback by Monday, Nov. 23. The survey will close at 5 p.m. Click here for the survey.

Reminder from the Health Office

ALL Massachusetts students are required to receive a flu vaccine by December 31, 2020 for the 2020-2021 influenza season, unless either a medical or religious exemption is provided per state mandate. You can contact your child's Primary Care Physician's office or local pharmacy to schedule a flu vaccine. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the health office ext.1318.

MTRS Apparel Store


Our school store is now LIVE and sales will run through Nov. 30 with 10% of all proceeds to benefit the MTRS Athletic Program! To place your order online, visit our spirit store: https://eastbaystore.com/OFTS8034/Category/All


Questions? Need help with ordering? Please contact Athletic Director Greg Vouros at gvouros@mtrsd.org.

Library Newsletter

Click here for a link to the Library’s Newsletter for Students!

Yearbook

Yearbooks are a very special way to hold on to your high school memories for the rest of your life. Visit MTRS's yearbook page for more information on how to order your 2020-2021 yearbook.



Seniors: Please be sure to send your senior photo and at least 3 other photos to ewillis@mtrsd.org. For more information for seniors, go here.

Student Council T-Shirt Fundraiser and Canned Food Drive

The MTRS Student Council is hosting a t-shirt fundraiser. Shirts are $15 and come in adult sizes XS-XXL. Click here to see a picture of the shirt (in place of western mass it will say MT Stuco) If you would like to order a t-shirt please email: rmastorakis@mtrsd.org (or) 21taloomis@mtrsd.org


Student Council is also hosting a CANNED FOOD DRIVE as a kick-off event for Booster Week (to be held in the spring). **Donations are accepted now through NOVEMBER 23!** Baskets for non-perishable food items are located outside the MTRS main doors and marked for each grade; they will be weighed each day and points will be awarded to the classes that collect the most items (by weight). Help to give back to your community AND kick-off some friendly Booster Week competition!

Middle School Student Council


The MS STUCO is organizing a card sending event during the month of December. Students who would like to participate (optional) will send one card to another student and receive one in the mail (students who would rather email can also do that). During the first week of December, STUCO advisor Ms. Rutz will match students; students will also receive a card in the mail. If you have any questions please email Ms. Rutz: srutz@mtrsd.org

TiK ToK Tech Tips

Suzor IT has developed tech tip tutorials for students via Tik Tok! Here is an example of a TikTok showing students how to change their background:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12RtVkwW3uQrurE9CGvyF6HkoR-jOSt-k/view


Here is the link to their TikTok:

https://www.tiktok.com/@suzorit

School & District Updates

Don’t forget to follow us on our official social outlets Facebook & Instagram @mohawktrailregional! For all things athletics, follow @mtrsathletics on Instagram and Twitter.


For important district COVID-19 information and updates, visit the district’s website: www.mtrsd.org/covid-19-information

Student Services Update

MTRS PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

LOOKING FOR CAREER SPEAKERS in EVERY CAREER AREA please fill out this FORM if interested and a Guidance Counselor will contact you. Thank you for your support of MTRS students.


SENIOR INFORMATION UPDATES - Scholarship information inside


WINTER PRE-COLLEGE Program Opportunities at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in December and January for High School Students to experience college level academics and explore majors. Click on the link above for more information.


GCC CDEP Program still accepting Applications

GCC has decided to host a make-up information session for students who are interested in CDEP and have not attended a mandatory session yet. If there are any students who are interested in CDEP and meet one of the eligibility criteria (first generation, low income, underrepresented minority group) please attend the make-up session.

We are accepting students to this program on a first-come first-serve basis (if they meet eligibility) and currently there are still seats remaining so it is critical that they come to this meeting in order to be eligible to apply.

The session will be held on Tuesday, November 24th at 7pm. It will be held virtually on the following Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99367224274.


Best,

Marisa