MTRS Student and Family Update

10/9/20

Dear Students and Families,

I hope all of you will be able to enjoy the amazing fall colors exploding across our community over the holiday weekend! Our return to classes on Tuesday, brings us to the final week of the recovery quarter for students in grades 10-12 and the 9th Grade Academy for students in grade 9. Students can view their Trimester 1 schedules in Aspen and should they have any questions, they can reach out their guidance counselor.


Below are additional updates for the upcoming weeks:

Schedule for Wednesday, October 14

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Save the Date: Materials Distribution for Trimester 1

A second round of materials will be distributed for the start of the Trimester 1 for students in grades 9-12 on Thursday, October 22 from 3 PM–6 PM. If a student does not have materials, they will receive an email by 1PM on October 22 letting them know they do not need to come to school to pick up materials. There will be no new materials for students in Grades 7 & 8 to pick-up.

Returning Materials

  • For students in Grades 10-12, if you need to return textbooks or other materials at the end of the Recovery Quarter, you can place them in this bin as well. Please email your teacher to let them know you returned the materials. Materials need to be returned by Thursday, October 15 so they can be ready for distribution to new students the following week.

MTRS Local Education Council Meetings


THe MTRS LEC is looking for members for the upcoming year. Our meetings will be held virtually and the schedule is below. If you are interested in being on the LEC this year, please email me at mm@mtrsd.org


Meeting Dates:

Monday, October 26 from 5-6PM

Monday, December 14 from 5-6PM

Monday, January 25 from 5-6PM

Monday, March 29 from 5-6PM


Monday, May 24 from 5-6PM

Student Services Update

Greenfield Community College was awarded the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) grant for this academic year.

The program will be very similar to the program we ran last Spring EXCEPT that it will be offered remotely. Hopefully this will remove some of the transportation barriers for students! This program will provide 3-4 college level courses free to local high school students during the Spring semester of their junior or senior year.


Students must be in in their 11th or 12th grade year and meet one of the following criteria:


First generation college student (neither parent/guardian have completed their Bachelor’s degree)

• Low Income (eligible for free/reduced lunch at school)

• Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Students interested in participating in the CDEP program must attend one of the following mandatory information sessions to be considered:

- Tuesday, October 20th at 7pm

- Tuesday, October 27th at 12noon

- Thursday, November 5th at 4pm


These information sessions will be held virtually using this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99367224274


Additionally, students who apply and are accepted will be required to attend a college transitions workshop, and New Student Orientation prior to the start of the Spring semester (likely in January).


  • Class of 2021- please click here to access your weekly updates for college and post high school planning.

Tech Tips for Google Classroom

Below are helpful tips from our Librarian Emily Willis for Google Classroom:


How to Submit Photo Taken with Phone to GClassroom (video)

Turning in Assignments via GClassroom (text)

Google Classroom for Students (video)

Google Classroom Adding Assignments (text)


Suzor IT Parent and Teacher Q&A

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Best,

Marisa