MTRS Student and Family Update

January 8, 2021

Dear Students and Families,

Happy New Year! I hope all of you had a wonderful, safe and healthy break. We are right back at it with school this week and look forward to continuing our work with all of you!


The final day for high school Trimester 1 courses is Tuesday, January 12. On January 14 and 15 there will be no school for students. Staff will participate in professional development on these days as we prepare for our hybrid model.

Materials Drop Off and Pick Up

  • High School Trimester 1 materials must be returned by Thursday, Jan. 14. There is a blue bin outside the main lobby doors to drop off materials. Please be sure to include your name on materials being returned. For courses that continue in Trimester 2, please check with teachers to determine if any materials need to be returned.

  • On Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. remote learning students can pick-up materials for Trimester 2. NOTE: Remote students will be notified by Jan. 20 (1 p.m.) if they DO NOT need to pick-up materials. Hybrid students will receive their materials on their first day of in-person learning.

Hybrid Learning Model

  • Save the Date! We’re hosting a virtual Town Hall Meeting via our MTRS Facebook page on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m. (stay tuned to our Facebook page @mohawktrailregional for event details!) As we head to hybrid on Monday, Jan. 25, we’ll discuss procedures; what to expect; and answer student and family questions about returning to MTRS. Prior to our town hall, you’ll receive a copy of our hybrid learning handbook (via email) with information regarding schedule and safety protocols for in-person learning.

  • For the majority of students, cohorts were determined by last name. However, adjustments were made for blended families and child care. If this is the case for your family and the cohort is different from what is shared below, the main office will reach out to you. Information on cohorts will also be shared out during advisory. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

    • Cohort A - Monday/Tuesday in person - Last Name A-H

    • Cohort B - Thursday/Friday in person - Last name I-Z

  • Bus routes: If you identified a need for bus transportation, the routes have been posted on the district website at www.mtrsd.org/transportation.

Hybrid Schedule

  • Students will be assigned into 3 cohorts: A, B or fully remote. Cohort A will attend in person on Monday and Tuesday. Cohort B will attend in person Thursday and Friday. Wednesdays will be fully remote (exception WiFi hub students).

  • Wednesday schedules will remain as is. All students will be remote (exception of WiFi hub students)


Student Schedule- In Person Day

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Student Schedule- Remote Day


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Athletics Update

Last week, the school committee also approved alpine and nordic skiing as winter sports. The school committee will meet again on Wednesday, Jan. 13 in order to vote on basketball. Should this be approved, practices will begin when our hybrid model starts. The winter athletic season will run Jan. 11–Feb. 28. Registration for alpine and Nordic skiing is open, follow the link to signup for Family ID and register. https://www.familyid.com/mohawk-trail-regional-schools

Contact Athletic Director Vouros for more information gvouros@mtrsd.org.


Wednesday, Jan. 13 is a late start day. Below is the schedule:

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Library

Check out the January newsletter for students!


Yearbook

Yearbooks are a very special way to hold on to your high school memories for the rest of your life. Visit MTRS's yearbook page for more information on how to order your 2020-2021 yearbook. Seniors: Please be sure to send your senior photo and at least 3 other photos to ewillis@mtrsd.org. For more information for seniors, go here.


Student Council

We’re excited to announce our first ever MTRS virtual talent show! Our talent show will be held on a platform called Flipgrid that is commonly used for educational purposes in our district. Students AND families are welcome to participate, the more the merrier! Think Partridge Family meets TikTok. Video categories include: music, dance, or random talents (comedy, magic, other talents, but no gross talents).


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Videos must be 3 minutes or less, no exceptions. Please ensure all content (music, lyrics, clothing, etc.) are school appropriate for all audiences (including younger children).

DEADLINE: Submissions open now through January 15


You’ll be able to view, vote, like, and comment the following week (all comments will be KIND and SUPPORTIVE to represent our MTRS values). Please see this flyer for more information and the Flipgrid link. All students will be presented with this slideshow next week in advisory. Any questions please email Ms. Rutz at srutz@mtrsd.org

Student Services Update

Please follow this link for recent updates from Student Services.


School & District Updates

Each week, Superintendent Stanton issues email updates to district families. Miss an issue? Can’t find it in your in-box? Be sure to check the district website! Previous updates can be found at www.mtrsd.org/covid-19-information. You can also view previous video updates and school committee meetings on the district’s Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/mtrsd


And -- don’t forget to follow MTRS on our official Facebook & Instagram pages @mohawktrailregional! For all things athletics, follow @mtrsathletics on Instagram and Twitter.


Best,

Marisa