September Newsletter

Montgomery High School

Welcome Back

Dear Montgomery Viking Family:

Welcome back to all returning Vikings and especially to our new Viking Family members! The 2019-2020 school year promises to be every bit as exciting as previous years. Your teachers have been working hard this summer to bring you the best in education. We have been updating our school webpage and Facebook page with important dates and information. Please check for updates at Montgomery High School and give us a like on Facebook.

We plan to work hard and continue the legacy of success established by a lasting Viking tradition on building relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners.

I anticipate a successful year, as we support the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students. In addition, providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students through clubs, performing arts, and/or athletics here at Montgomery High School.

Upcoming Events

  • 9/19/19- Back to School Night
  • 9/19/19-Minimum Day, classes release at 12:12 pm
  • 9/20/19-Late Start Day, classes start at 9:30 am
  • 10/7/19- International Baccalaureate Parent Informational Night at 6:30 pm

We Need Your Help

Please consider joining one of your organizations as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s programs and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:

Strategic Plan

· In order to accomplish the vision and mission of our district, we need a strategic plan that guides the district and the decisions of the staff and the Board of Education. The previous plan, adopted in 2014, served the district for five years. However, the changing landscape of state and federal regulations, school funding, and the needs of students and families, necessitates an update to the strategic plan.


We need your thoughts!

There are two ways to provide them:

Strategic Plan Survey - This survey will be open through September 30, 2019.

Click here to take the Strategic Plan Survey - English
Click here to take the Strategic Plan Survey - Español

Strategic Plan Community Meetings - there will be two meetings in September:

o Tuesday, September 3 – at Elsie Allen High School, 599 Bellevue Avenue (map), 5:30-7:00 pm, in Spanish and English, childcare provided

o Wednesday, September 4 – at Montgomery High School, 1250 Hahman Drive, 5:30-7:00 pm, in Spanish and English, childcare provided

At the end of October, the revised Strategic Plan 2019-24 will be presented.

School Site Council

The School Site Council (SSC) is a required governing body at every school that monitors the Comprehensive Safety Plan, the Single Plan for Student Achievement, and a part of the school budget, currently funds that come from Title I and LCAP/LCFF. The MCHS SSC is a group of parents, students, teachers, administrators, and classified employees represented equally in the group. Meetings take place in the conference room in the office most months of the school year or as needed. If you are interested in serving as a member, please contact the principal by email.


To view the Information Handbook in English and Spanish, go to the Handbooks page.

During the first few days of school, parents who have access to the Illuminate Education Parent Portal will receive a message that will allow them to fill out the annual parent/guardian permission form online, in the Parent Portal, instead of tearing out the page in the paper version of the Information Handbook.

If you have never logged in to the Parent Portal, you will need an access code to get in. Please call your school office and ask for your Parent Portal access code. School phone numbers can be found on this web page: Our Schools

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