Student Services Update

12/1/2021

Welcome to Student Services!

Questions about scheduling, college process, scholarships, work permits, transcripts or life in general? Please feel free to contact us or stop by the office. The Student Services Office is here to help! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Quarter 1 Report Cards for grades 7-12

Quarter 1 Report Cards are available to view in Aspen until December 6th. To view the Q1 report card, please follow these steps:

1. Login to Aspen

2. On the main page, find the heading "Published Reports" (right side of the screen)

3. Click on the PDF icon and you will see the report card

Here are the current dates for Quarter 2:

Quarter 2 Monday, November 8 - Thursday, January 20

Q2 progress reports will be available the week of December 13th

12th Grade News

Greenfield Community College

Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership Grant

This grant allows students in grades 11/12 to take one or three or four classes at GCC in the Spring Semester 2022. Here is a link to more information.

Students must attend an information session prior to applying to the program. The remaining information sessions are:

  • Thursday, 12/2 at 4pm

  • Monday, 12/6 at 7pm

  • Wednesday, 12/15 at 6pm

Registration to attend one of these CDEP Information Sessions can be found on this webpage, under "upcoming events" : https://www.gcc.mass.edu/admissions/dual-enrollment/



The FAFSA explained and where to find Scholarships - Presentation to 12th grade students November 16th


Here is Current list of scholarship. This changes daily so please remember to check this document frequently!

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID - FAFSA, How do I fill out this form?

Have questions about how and when to apply for financial aid for college using the FAFSA?

Please go to the MEFA.ORG/events/category/college-financing To register for one of the sessions that they offer.

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Careers to Investigate

VIRTUAL CAREER EXPLORATION SERIES through UMass 4H

First speaker Fisheries & Aquaculture Specialist Wednesday, December 1st 7:00 p.m.

Click here for more information.


Attention 11th/12th grade students:

Medical Terminology will be offered FREE of charge at GCC semester 2, Please see Ms. Neuenschwander for more information.

11th Grade Information

11th grade students have begun their journey investigating their interest, skills and next steps after high school. This work will take place during Advisory and use the XELLO Career and College Readiness software.

Here is a calendar:

DECEMBER - exploration of career interests and matches in Xello

JANUARY - FEBRUARY - Schedule and Individual meeting with Ms. Neuenschwander to review your career interests, your transcript, select Senior Courses,

FEBRUARY - How to research colleges and other post high school opportunities

MARCH - How to VISIT a college

April - How to start a college Essay, Resumes Summer Opportunities

MAY - How to apply to college

9th/10th Grade News

All 9th/10th grade students have signed into XELLO the College and Career Readiness program. We will start interest, personality and skill assessments through a career lens next week.

Middle School Robotics Club on Fridays

Offered by MTRSD Community Engagement & Enrichment

Do you love building with Legos? Coding? Playing with robots? If so, you'll want to join us every Friday after School at Mohawk Trail Regional School Starting December 3rd through January 21st (with the opportunity for the club to be extended). We are offering three elementary-aged groups, grades 3-6 and one middle school ground (up to 12 students total). This club meets for 6 Fridays at a cost of $20 and transportation can be provided for FREE. The middle school group will end at 3:30 and the elementary program at 5:30. To register your student please fill out the enrollment forms below and wait for a confirmation email before you pay the enrollment fee.

Enrollment Form- MTRSD Enrichment Program

Questions can be directed to Alia Woofenden awoofenden@mtrsd.org

How do I get a Work Permit in Massachusetts?

You must get a Work Permit at the School District where you live.

Obtaining a Work Permit is a 2 step process:


MASSACHUSETTS STATE LAW: ALL MINORS MUST OBTAIN AND HAVE FILLED OUT THE EMPLOYMENT PERMIT APPLICATION FOR 14 THROUGH 17 YEAR-OLDS BEFORE A WORK PERMIT CAN BE ISSUED.


STEP 1:

The Employment Permit Application form (Promise of Employment form) can be downloaded Here or picked up in the MTRS Student Services Office.


14 and 15 year olds: There are 4 sections that MUST be filled out and signed on the Employment Permit Application before the Work Permit can be issued.

  1. The first section is completed and signed by the employer

  2. The second section is to be completed and signed by the Doctor’s office or Medical office where the minor had a physical within the last year. We can not accept a copy of a physical; this has to be signed by a physician according to State Law.

  3. The third section is filled out and signed by the parent or legal guardian of the minor.

  4. The fourth section is signed and dated by the minor.


16 and 17 year olds: There are 3 sections that must be filled out and signed on the Employment Permit Application before the Work Permit can be issued.

  1. The first section is completed and signed by the employer.

  2. The third section is filled out and signed by the parent or legal guardian of the minor.

  3. The fourth section is signed and dated by the minor.


STEP 2:

*The Minor (student) must bring the completed Employment Permit Application form to the MTRS Student Services Office where the Work Permit will be filled out by the Authorized agent (MTRS Registrar-Shana Garcia). Documents MUST be originals; fax or copies can not be accepted. THE AUTHORIZED AGENT MUST, BY LAW, WITNESS THE MINOR SIGNING THE WORK PERMIT BEFORE IT CAN BE ISSUED.