Monty Parent Newsletter

January 23, 2023

Message from the Principal

Dear Parent or Guardian,


A reminder to please take the annual Youth Truth Parent Survey to give us feedback.


Please take the survey before it closes at midnight on 1/27/23 by clicking this link: ytsurvey.org/santarosafamily23


Also, the annual Montgomery Education Foundation Crab Feed is just around the corner. Tickets are selling fast. You can purchase by clicking the link below.


MEF Crab Feed Tickets


Dr. Adam Paulson

Principal

Some News from your APs,

Please remember not to drop off food and/or other items directly to students on Hahman drive or in the parking lot. All deliveries to students must be brought into the office. This is a safety issue.


Also, the student parking lot is OFF-LIMITS during the school day. We have seen an uptick in students visiting their vehicles during brunch and lunch. Please remind your student not to be in the parking lot during the day. Failure to adhere to this policy can result in loss of parking privileges.


We appreciate your support and helping to make MHS a safer campus.


April and Tyler


Message from the Counseling Team

Last week Counselors presented to all of our current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students in their science or history classes. We discussed graduation and college requirements as well as how to choose classes for next year. All students should have come home with a course selection worksheet to review with you and for you to sign. They should also take a few minutes to INPUT THEIR COURSE REQUESTS into Aeries. The presentation (including instructions for entering course requests into Aeries) is available to view by using the link below.


We will be meeting with each of our students to review their requests, progress and post-secondary plans over the next few weeks. It is VERY IMPORTANT that students come prepared to their advising meeting with their course selection worksheet completed and signed. Please note that due to the advising meeting schedule, we will be a little delayed with responses to emails and phone calls. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

MTSS Moments

The New Year is an opportunity for new beginnings and a great time to start new routines. Below are suggestions for achieving success in high school. Incorporate some of these ideas into your new routine for 2023.


Attendance

  • Show up, be prepared, and organized
  • Establish a daily routine and follow it daily
  • Create common area learning and workspace at home, not in the bedroom


Time Management

  • Use a planner - monthly, weekly, daily
  • Prioritize your to do list
  • Limit and avoid distractions during class and when studying
  • Place cell phones in backpacks during classes and put it away during study time at home. Prioritize education!


Communication

  • Read and respond to emails daily
  • Review the Google classroom “To Do” list daily
  • Ask questions during class, be an engaged learner
  • Use progress reports for updated grade reports, if necessary
  • Reach out for assistance to your teachers, counselors and/or family


MHS Supports

  • Guided Study
  • Peer Tutoring during Guided Study
  • Homework Club - Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (in the library after school)
  • Teachers, Counselors, Student Advisor, Restorative Specialist, Administrators


Lucy Lucchesi

Supports & Interventions Counselor

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College and Career Center News


Upcoming CCC Events


1/25: Permanent Makeup by Missy Presentation

1/26: Job Readiness Workshop

2/1: SRJC Office Hour

2/2: SRJC Office Hour

2/8: Sonoma State University Presentation for interested Juniors

2/9: Sonoma State University Presentation for Seniors who've applied


*These events are conducted during Guided Study!


Financial Aid Remiders!


The deadline for the FAFSA and the California Dream Act Application is March 2nd. It is a graduation requirement for seniors to complete the application!


-Financial Aid Fridays are conducted every Friday during lunch. Students can come to the CCC and get assistance filling out the application form online.


-We are having another Cash for College Night March 22nd at 6pm, and it will be hybrid. You can decide whether to come into the CCC or join in via zoom.

Announcements

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Important Links

Month at a Glance

Here are some notable events for the coming weeks. Please see the Montgomery homepage calendar for complete details.


Thursday 1/26/23- Viking Day/Parent Info Meeting

Monday 2/13/23 - Lincoln's Birthday - No School

Monday 2/20/23- Presidents' Day - No School

March 20 - 24 - Spring Break