On the TRAIL - Mustang Families

March 1-5



“Any transition is easier if you believe in yourself and your talent.”

Priyanka Chopra

As we approach not only the transition between terms 3 and 4 but also the probable reopening, remember that we believe in all of our staff, our students and our community and we know we can do this together!

Stay Mustang Strong and focus on the positive as we work together for the success of our students!

Reach out if you need anything.

EGUSD Community Update Feb. 26, 2021

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

Updates and upcoming ways to stay informed

  • See the EGUSD weekly communications updates (also in the newsletter)

  • Family Orientation and Student Orientation - for concurrent learning

-these are being planned - in advocacy for all students and an evening live zoom for families

-most likely to occur after spring break avoiding timing with textbooks/materials distribution times

- it appears zero period will be distance learning but still being determined

- class will occur for students every day but students in person will only be in person either Tues/Thurs. OR Wed/Fri. - all other days are distance learning days for those students plus the ones who chose only distance learning

-prior to reopening there will be two days with special bell schedules to be announced when finalized

  • When will families and teachers know who is coming to school and which days?
-After spring break this should be available

-Students are being placed by EGUSD based on residence to keep siblings together as much as possible. Then, school sites have to examine the size of the classes to see if anyone has to be moved. If anyone has to be moved, schools will work together to see if both schools can move the siblings. Thus, this will take some time to figure out once we have the information.

Term 3 to Term 4 transition

Textbooks, Materials, Chromebooks and more...

Term 3 Finals and Collection

The final week of the term will be normal schedules just like all other distance learning weeks.

Teachers please communicate any information about finals in your classes.

Drive thru collection of textbooks and ceramics projects will occur the last week of the term.

March 8, 9, 10 from 4-6pm by alphabet (first letter of last name)

We will send out more details to families via Synergy email this week.

Term 4 class codes:

Please plan to email your students for term 4 before spring break so they know their codes again.

Term 4 Distribution

Drive thru distribution of textbooks and materials will occur the first week of term 4.

March 22, 23, 24, 25 from 3:30-6:30 by alphabet (first letter of last name)

We will send out more details prior to the last day of this term.

Spring Break - March 15-19 (between terms)

Wellness Reminders

We want everyone to be well so here are some reminders of resources available in the picture at bottom of newsletter. Don't forget we also have the anonymous Incident Reporting tab on our website if you know of someone who is in need of help.

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.

Respecting each other's safety - following the protocols

While the site is currently closed except for appointments at the office and the sports practices that have begun, it is very important to remember to follow ALL protocols when you come to campus for any reason.

As soon as you are at our parking lot:

  • wear the mask correctly (over nose and mouth) We must wear them on campus now.

  • stay 6 ft apart from others

Let's be sure to follow all safety protocols including but not limited to:

  • use the daily checklist and do not come to campus if any experiencing any symptoms
  • wear masks when on campus
  • social distance 6ft or more

These will still be in place even if someone is vaccinated.

Avoid eating together in the same space and do not share food.

Athletes - please do not congregate together and be sure to follow the protocols as soon as you arrive and until you have left so we can keep this going forward. We are excited to see the possibility on the horizon to hopefully have seasons for you so let's do our part.

Click here for the MTHS Student HUB

This is your one stop shop for SO MANY great resources

What if our students need a Chromebook or have an issue with a current one?

The student/family should contact the front office during work hours 7:30-4 Mon-Fri (except holidays)


Individuals will be told when and how to pick up a Chromebook on a case by case basis. It will not occur at distribution for term 4.

This week on the Trail

Monday, March 1

Staff meeting- 2-3:20 (via zoom) - mandatory training for ALL staff followed by faculty meeting items (see above)

Last Day to order Cap and Gown (see email from Craig Grivel)

Tuesday, March 2

Meal Service day

Voluntary meeting - feedback on MTHS draft site plan for reopening 3:30-4:30 (via zoom)

Wednesday, March 3

Cap and Gown Distribution 2-4pm North parking lot (see email in Synergy from Craig Grivel)

Thursday, March 4

Friday, March 5

Meal service day

Friday Fun Day - lunch activities - see emails


  • MT Regional Equity Coalition updates on website mths.egusd.net
  • Term 3 textbook/materials collection week of March 8th
  • Term 3 ends - March 12, 2021
  • Spring Break - March 15-19
  • Term 4 begins - March 22
  • Term 4 textbook/materials distribution week of March 22nd

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.

Seniors see Synergy emails from Mr. Grivel and Ms. Green for vital information throughout the rest of the year

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)

Late afternoon/Saturday College Fairs: v HBCU Winter Fair Flyer / HBCU Winter Flyer #2 HBCU Virtual Winter Fair 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: 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

Seniors, please look out for each other and make sure your friends are aware of the important deadlines that are coming up.

Cap and Gown Distribution

Wednesday, March 3, is our day for Cap and Gown Distribution. If you haven't ordered your cap and gown yet, or secured a loaner, you should do that right away.

Monday, March 1, is the last day to order your cap and gown and have it ready for you at distribution. If you have questions about a previous order or any other questions regarding your cap and gown, please contact our Jostens’ rep directly at 916-389-0018 or pat.cummings@jostens.com.

The direct link to order a cap/gown/tassel or to order the loaner package is: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productDetail/1434504/Monterey-Trail-High-School/-/1442149569/CATALOG_REPOSITORY/Cap-and-Gown-Unit/1486506788/ The entire cap/gown/tassel package must be returned after the ceremony if you order a loaner.

One of the requirements for either a virtual graduation or an actual event (hopefully both), is that students will be in the designated cap and gown.

Entrance and Exit will be at the intersection of Cliffcrest and Calvine.

  1. Please come prepared with the student name, printed large and neatly, on a piece of paper.
  2. You will display this at the Check-In stop, where someone will call your name ahead to the Pick Up Station so your cap and gown can be pulled and ready for you as you pull up to the Pick Up Station.
If it is determined that there are any issues with your cap and gown order or if you still need to pay, you will be asked to pull over and park in the Help Station (please stay in your vehicle). A Jostens rep will come to assist you and then you will follow the blue path out of the parking lot.

You may come at any time between 2:00pm and 4:00pm, but please keep in mind that the entrance gate will be closed at 4:00pm.

Emails needed for Graduation Submission

The company the district has contracted with to help put together our alternate graduation ceremony will be sending out a link for students to submit their pictures to be included. In order to assist with that, we need you to provide a current student email, that you can check often so you don't miss important notifications.

To enter your email in Synergy, parents must log in to ParentVUE

  1. select “Student Info” and click the button labeled “Edit Information.”
  2. In the field for “Student’s Email,” enter the student email address.
  3. Remember to click “Save Changes” after entering the email address.
The email needs to be an accurate, working address that the student should check frequently.

Athletics update

We are still awaiting any update for EGUSD regarding athletics and will continue to operate as we have been until further notice:

all student-athletes MUST wear masks and be 6 ft apart from arrival, during practice and until leaving campus

See the athletic website for MTHS for all information

For Metro League - in competition mode currently:

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.

MTHS College and Career News

College and Career March Newsletter

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

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