On the TRAIL - for Mustang Families

Jan. 11-15


Happy Week 2.

Great job everyone on a successful start to Term 3!

Thank you to all who attended textbook/materials distribution!

We have faced it all, ridiculously hot temps and smoke-filled days and now icy cold just barely avoiding the rain days! Yet, there is a group of our staff who non-stop sign up every time to help do this essential duty and we are so grateful to them. We also truly appreciate all of you who were able to attend during the designated times. We know you are busy and we are thankful to you all for your patience and for taking time out to get these items to help our Mustangs be successful. AND we loved to seeing our Mustangs faces in the drive thru! We miss you!

If you missed it and still need items, please see the section below to find out how to request your textbooks.

This week begins the very important events and lessons for your students and our future Mustangs to learn about the courses and offerings we have before they choose classes. We encourage you to attend these virtual events.

It is also student ASB election week culminating in students voting for their representatives via 5 Star.

Don't forget to be involved in our school. In addition to partnering with families for success in each classroom, there are other opportunities even in the virtual environment that help us to improve and partner with you.

Families and students will have upcoming opportunities including but not limited to:

  • Join us as we continue to participate in our own self-study to be submitted to the Accreditation Committee for the Western Association of Colleges and Schools in preparation for a committee visit in the Fall of 2021. Watch for more information about how to participate coming soon.
  • Participate in the MT Regional Equity Coalition Listening Sessions coming soon in January
  • Participate in any surveys - we are currently analyzing data from the LCAP/Distance Learning Needs survey - thank you to those who gave input
  • EL families should participate in the upcoming ELAC meetings to give input/feedback


  • Join our clubs, activities and athletics on the StudentHUB.
  • Voice your suggestions on the StudentHUB in the suggestion box.
  • Join the Student Equity Council - email Mariah Houston or Pricila Ortega to join. SEC began in 2019 with the purpose of developing an understanding of equity and social justice issues and to develop advocacy and leadership skills to take solution-oriented action on equity issues in our school community.

We will continue to do our best to provide opportunities to you and we look forward to the days we can be physically together as well.

And as always, we are here for you! If you need anything, don't hesitate to reach out and we will do our best to support you.

Stay safe and healthy and have a great week!

Lara Ricks

EGUSD Community Update Jan. 8, 2021

Important update: Pause on these activities has been extended to 1/19/21. 17 ASES (After School Education and Safety) on-site in-person day camps All in-person secondary athletic and/or extracurricular in-person activities All in-person assessments

Did your student miss out on textbook/materials distribution?

Watch for information from Ms. Stacy Antonopoulos, MTHS library teacher. There will be a way to request books and make an appointment.

Why do I need an appointment?

Last term over 75 students requested books and after our work to gather them, they never came to pick the books up.

So, you must set an appointment to pick them up with her in addition to the request. This helps us to utilize our resources appropriately.

Thank you for your help.

Click here for the MTHS Student HUB

This is your one stop shop for SO MANY great resources

Important Events For Families - picking the right courses for 2021-22

Visit our website and MTHS StudentHUB - There is an electives information site on the HUB and you will find Academy, Pathways and Special Programs have applications that are due soon. Please check them out so you don't miss a deadline (DATA, ASB, Yearbook, SEMM/BOSS, Animation, Digital Media/Trailivision, AVID and more) We will also offer Medical Assistant at our site (no more need to travel).

Jan. 11 - Advocacy class - students will be assigned to finish their 4 year plan to prepare for course selection for the 2021-2022 school year

*incoming 9th graders at EHMS will also begin exploring what we have to offer -a virtual take on Shadow Day for our Future Mustangs - to be continued on Jan. 25th

Jan. 14 - MTHS Virtual Open House - 5:30-6:30 pm *certificated staff must attend unless assigned to help at Mustang Derby*

Save the date to see the great opportunities, electives and programs we offer at MT followed by a live Q & A for additional information

Jan. 25 - Advocacy class - students watch a video and finish their 4 yr plan with the window open to begin choosing classes

*incoming 9th graders at EHMS will continue our virtual Shadow Day with MTHS student mentors joining them in their advocacy classes

Jan. 28 - virtual Mustang Derby Night - 5:30 - 7:45 pm for current 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th graders - Advanced Placement/Honors course information and Career Technical Education course/pathway/academy information - save the date to learn about these programs and courses specifically and take part in the live Q & A sessions (more details to come)

Feb. 1 - Advocacy lesson - students choose their classes in Synergy for 2021-2022

This week on the Trail

Monday, Jan. 11

Department Meetings 2-3:20

STUDENTS - Elections for ASB this week

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Meal Service day

Student Equity Council meeting - email Pricila Ortega or Mariah Houston to join

STUDENTS - Elections for ASB this week

Wednesday, Jan. 13

STUDENTS - Elections for ASB this week

Thursday, Jan. 14

InterClub Council Meeting - 3:30-4:30

STUDENTS - Elections for ASB this week

Friday, Jan. 15

Meal service day

Friday Fun Day - lunch activities - see emails

STUDENTS - Elections for ASB - vote in 5 Star today!


  • See upcoming course selection related events listed in newsletter above
  • School Site Council Meeting - Jan. 21, 2021
  • Watch for MT Regional Equity listening sessions - we want your input

New Elk Grove COVID-19 Testing Site

NEW Elk Grove COVID-19 Testing Site

Location: 9362 Studio Court, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Days: Tuesday through Saturday

Times: 7am – 7pm

To make an appointment, patients will need to complete an online registration process, which will require you to answer a handful of screening questions and create a username and password (about a 10-15 minute process).

People will need to make appointments in advance. There are no age restrictions as long as the test can be safely performed. More details and other information on the testing process are available in these FAQs.

Wellness Reminders

We want everyone to be well so here are some reminders of resources available in the picture below.

And you can visit our Virtual Community Wellness Center. Students are welcome to schedule meetings with their school counselor when school resumes by accessing the Counseling Website HERE.

Reach out if you need anything.

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