Student and Family Update

2/26/21

Dear Students and Families,

The final week of February is in the books! This week our hybrid students participated in their first fire drill. We conducted a fire drill for each cohort (Tuesday and Thursday) and all went very smoothly! Thank you to Chief Guyette from the Shelburne Falls Fire Department for assisting us!


This week, guardians may have received Google Classroom invites for your students’ classes. Accepting the invite gives you access to a weekly email update if you choose. This weekly email report will provide you with an update on their progress in class and are a good starting point for conversations about what your student is learning. You can unsubscribe from this at any time if you wish.

Google Classroom Invites for Guardians

Classroom Email Summaries for Guardians:

As a guardian, you can receive email summaries showing your student’s progress in their class.

  • You can choose the frequency of the emails, such as daily or weekly.

  • You can unsubscribe or remove yourself from Classroom at any time.

Guardian email summaries include:

  • Missing work—Work that’s late at the time the email was sent

  • Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or work that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails)

  • Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers

As a guardian, you must receive and accept an email invitation before you can receive email summaries. These emails were sent out this week if you did not sign up at the beginning of the year. Only teachers and administrators from your student’s school can send these invitations.

You have 120 days to accept an invitation before it expires.

  1. The teacher or administrator emails you an invitation for a particular student.

  2. They can send it to any email address.

  3. In your email program, open your email invitation.

  4. Click Accept.

  5. If you’re not the guardian, click I’m Not The Guardian.

  6. (Optional) To access the email summary settings page, create a Google Account.

When you accept an invitation, you, your student, and the person who invited you (the teacher or administrator) receives an email confirmation.

You won’t receive an email summary if:

  • There's no activity to report for the given time period.

  • All your student’s teachers turned off notifications for their classes.

  • You selected No summaries for how often you’d like to receive emails.

  • You aren't connected to any students in Classroom.

Wednesday, March 3 is a late start day. Below is the schedule:

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Senior Capstone Food Drive


MTRS senior Cody Ryder is hosting a food drive for the Community Action Food Pantries in Shelburne and Greenfield as part of his Capstone Project. All seniors take the Capstone course and learn how to direct their own learning on a topic of their choice to encourage you to think critically, solve challenging problems, and develop skills such as oral communication, public speaking, research skills, media literacy, teamwork, planning, self-sufficiency, and goal setting—i.e., skills that will help prepare you for college, modern careers, and adult life! Donation details can be found in Cody’s flyer: click here. Donations can be dropped-off in the bins outside the MTRS main doors now through March 19. Thanks, Cody, for your work to support your neighbors in need!

International Student Trip to Spain and Italy - Summer 2023

Have you ever wanted to travel abroad? Interested in seeing Spain and Italy? Mrs. Camarda will be hosting a student trip to Spain and Italy in June of 2023! Please read this flyer for more information and contact Mrs. Camarda at lcamarda@mtrsd.org with any questions.


Athletics Update

Our Winter Sports Season concluded this week as we celebrated our amazing seniors athletes in Basketball and Skiing! Fall II Sports registration is open! Please follow this link to Family ID to register for Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Boys Soccer, Varsity Girls Soccer, Varsity Boys Indoor Track, and Varsity Girls Indoor Track. Practices will begin on Thursday March 11 pending school committee approval. For more information contact Athletic Director Vouros gvouros@mtrsd.org

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.


District Updates


This week Superintendent Stanton shared a link to the MTRSD Strategic Planning Community Feedback Survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTRSDstratplan) via email, the district and school websites, and social media. We’re asking our families to help us spread the word and share this link widely to community members who may not have students in the district but reside within our district’s towns. ALL community feedback is an important piece of this process and we want to hear from all our stakeholders! The survey is conducted by the district’s third-party consultant TMS and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.Your responses are anonymous and private! Once TMS closes the survey on Sunday, Feb. 28 (at midnight) they will provide the district with a synopsis of the results. This survey data is critical as we move forward with our strategic planning process. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Important Upcoming MTRSD School Committee Meetings:

The MTRSD School Committee will hold their annual PUBLIC HEARING tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. via Google Meet to receive feedback and comments regarding the proposed FY22 Budget. Additionally, the Budget Subcommittee will meet on Monday, March 1 at 5 p.m. Meeting postings can be found here: https://sites.google.com/a/mohawkschools.org/meeting-postings/home/meeting-dates

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Best,

Marisa