On the TRAIL - for Mustang Families

February 8-12


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Celebrating African-American/Black History Month

You can do it! We believe in you!

Thank you for partnering with us!

It is the midway point and we know our students can be successful. Here are some key things that can help if you are struggling:

  • use our 2-3:20 time for distance learning support to meet with teachers for tutoring and extra help (ask your teacher to meet with you or what they offer to help at that time)

  • attend ASSETs tutoring and Saturday sessions (reach out to administration or Mr. Marco Farias for more information)

  • reach out to the teacher as you find you are struggling with a concept

  • work on daily habits that help you be prepared to do your best:

  1. set an alarm and have a good morning routine (eat breakfast, get dressed and be awake to start class)
  2. make an appropriate space away from distractions (table and chair if possible and not in bed)
  3. log on and be present from start to finish (put away distractions like phones and music and interact in class) and if at all possible turn on the camera - it helps you stay engaged!
  4. complete assignments (set up a time frame for a break after class but also with a schedule to finish assignments)
  5. don't allow yourself to have zeros (they are very hard to come back from)
  6. communicate with your teacher (the more they know about you and what you are struggling with the more they can help)

This is a team effort school-wide - it takes a village as they say.

Administration, teachers, counselors and all of our professional staff will continue trying to reach out to those we know are not engaged and/or are struggling as well as doing our best to differentiate for those excelling and ready for more challenges.

We continue to work with families for resources, supports and addressing tech issues and attendance issues among other interventions (social emotional groups, resiliency group and more).

Let us know how we can help and let's stay focused and working together for the success of our Mustangs!

We are in this together and together we are stronger.

We can do it together as a team!

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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 by accessing the Counseling Website HERE.

Reach out if you need anything.

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EGUSD Community Update Feb. 5, 2021

See the update here to learn more about reopening information and updates

Partners In Education Letter

"The purpose of this communication is to affirm the Elk Grove Unified School District’s desire, intent, and commitment to returning to in-person instruction in a manner that is as safe as possible, as soon as possible."

Congratulations MTHS Lenaea Participants

Our amazing students participated in:

Musical Theatre Solo performance, Monologue performances, Original Play submission

Two students won Bronze Awards for their monologue performances!

One of our Mustangs wrote the scholarship award winning essay to attend this summer's Young Actor's Theatre Camp in Santa Cruz.

GREAT JOB to Ms. Townsend and all of our talented students!

Click here for the MTHS Student HUB

This is your one stop shop for SO MANY great resources

MTHS College and Career News

College and Career February Newsletter

Click here to stay on track to determining your college/career options.

This week on the Trail

Trailivision Announcements

Click here to check out our students on our video broadcast! Great job and thank you for getting our announcements out to everyone!

Forms Referenced in Trailivision (also on Student HUB)

Valentine Gram Form from Link Crew:

African American Student Success Initiative Workshops Registration:

Library Newsletter for February:

Let us choose a book for you form:

Upward bound student application:

Monday, Feb. 8

No School

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Meal Service day

Progress Report grades due by 4pm

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Governance Meeting 3:30-4:30

Thursday, Feb. 11

Friday, Feb. 12

Meal service day

Friday Fun Day - lunch activities - see emails

Holidays in February - NO SCHOOL - Feb. 15


  • Feb. 15th holiday - no school
  • Progress Report - grading ended 2/5/21, available on Synergy 2/16/21
  • Term 3 ends March 12, 2021

Stop the Slurs Campaign - Join us

We invite all staff, students and families to join us in this mission!

PURPOSE: The Student Equity Council at Monterey Trail High School was established in the fall of 2019. Our purpose is to develop 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. Learn more about the council and opportunities to join by clicking HERE.

MEMBERS: The members of our council are a diverse and strong representation of the student body on our campus representing different genders, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, etc.

2020-2021 GOAL: Each year we establish our goal to identify one or more equity issues on our campus that we can apply our efforts to help address. Our goal for this academic school year is to the address the widespread use of hurtful and harmful slurs in our school community. Our hope is that by bringing light to the issue and educating our students on the harm caused by the continued use of these slurs, that our school community will rise to the challenge of eliminating the use of these slurs and others moving forward.

We invite all staff, students and families to join us in this mission!

Click here to visit our campaign site:

#stoptheslurs campaign

Senior Information - Class of 2021!

Cosumnes River College Application Info

Click on this one to find out about workshop presentations, application and orientation info and more.

Students/Parents - College Application and Admissions Workshops & Other Fun Events: Sign up Today!

v AKA All College Application Workshop Materials (workshop dates to be determined)

College Fairs every Saturday in February: Bilingual Steps to College Registration FlyerLatinx STC Virtual Fair is Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Students register here: https://stepstocollegesac.org/

Late afternoon/Saturday College Fairs: v HBCU Winter Fair Flyer / HBCU Winter Flyer #2 HBCU Virtual Winter Fair is Feb 18 – 20 & May 13; Students register here: www.ucangotocollege.org; v What’s New? - HBCU Winter Fair Details (information for students/parents)

Weekend & Weekday College Board Virtual College Fair Events: Feb 6, Feb 23, Mar 7, Mar 11; Students register here: https://pages.collegeboard.org/big-future-days?excmpid=mtg680-st-1-gen;

v Big Future Days Flyer (English) – registration link embedded;

v Big Future Days Flyer (Spanish) – registration link embedded

Questions? Email EGUSD District Head Counselor: nnbrown@egusd.net or send voicemail to Nicole N. Brown 916-793-2678

Graduation updates - Senior STUDENT emails needed

As a mom of a senior, we know this has been so hard for all of our students and especially for our wonderful class of 2021. That said, stay focused! Your future depends on it and we are here for you to give you our all to do whatever we can while maintaining safety and health standards. Know that we care and we are working behind the scenes for you.

Check out Mr. Craig Grivel's email for more specifics but here is a brief update from the email sent this past week:


  • currently planning for three distinct graduation options - we do not have a clear picture of what will and won’t be allowed at the end of the year
  1. We are moving forward to produce a fully virtual ceremony.
  2. A ceremony at Golden 1 is still in the planning stages, if that were to be allowed.
  3. We are also making plans for a possible ceremony outside, that would allow students to physically distance and walk across the stage.
We will follow what the Sacramento County Health Department will allow us to do, but we want to be prepared to provide our seniors with the best possible graduation we can.

Cap and gown info

Students will need a cap and gown to participate in any of the above scenarios.

  • prices for the cap, gown, and tassel package go up after January
  • The direct link to the basic package is:


  • You may also order a loaner at the same link (Click on Borrow Cap and Gown). Loaners, including the tassel, will need to be returned before you pick up your diploma.
  • All cap and gowns are scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday, March 3 between 2:00 and 4:00pm (most likely be a drive through distribution - More information will be coming)
  • If you have specific questions regarding your cap and gown, please contact our Jostens vendor, Pat Cummings, at pat.cummings@jostens.com

Senior STUDENT emails needed

An important step in preparing for the virtual ceremony is the collection of each student’s personal email address. This will be needed for students to register, and communicate, with the company that will collect photos and other necessary information, such as name pronunciation, for the ceremony.

  • Parents must log in to ParentVUE,, select “Student Info” and click the button labeled “Edit Information.” In the field for “Student’s Email,” enter the student email address. Remember to click “Save Changes” after entering the email address. The email needs to be an accurate, working address that the student checks frequently. If you have more than one senior, each student must have a unique email address. The file below is an example of what the screen should look like to enter the address.

We love our MUSTANGS and we want to see you all graduate! You have worked so hard so let's finish strong and get that diploma! Reach out to counselors, teachers or admin if you need help and let's do this!

Athletics update

Exciting news - each league is now setting their own seasons based on health and safety guidelines and after meeting all safety protocols that must be in place to start...

See the athletic website for MTHS for all information

For Metro League - Approved to start Season 1 Sports

Cross Country - Coach Heck - jheck@egusd.net

Girls Tennis - Coach Naidu - devesh.naidu@yahoo.com

Girls Golf - Coach Fritz - jfritz@egusd.net

Football (Conditioning Only) - Coach Ewing - tewing@egusd.net

Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, all dates are subject to change.

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