News and Announcements
Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout outs. Please check in often and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.
The COVID-19 school planning task force will host another virtual town hall via Facebook Live on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. Mohawk Trail Regional School will host this event. Please visit the Mohawk Trail Regional School's Facebook page for full details and to watch the town hall. Please note that you do not need a Facebook account.
The week of October 19 will kick off the start of trimester one for students in grades 9 through 12. All students have been scheduled into their classes and will (if they have not already) receive Google Classroom invites for their new courses. Final grades for the recovery quarter will be available in Aspen by Wednesday, November 4. We will not mail home report cards for the recovery quarter.
Reminder: Wednesday, October 21 is a full day of school for students. Additionally, take note that Friday, October 30 is a professional day for educators and there is no school for students.
Please take a moment to read through the complete October 16, 2020, update for additional information for the upcoming weeks!
I hope all of you will be able to enjoy the amazing fall colors exploding across our community over the holiday weekend! Our return to classes on Tuesday, October 13 brings us to the final week of the recovery quarter for students in grades 10 through 12 and the 9th grade academy for students in grade 9. Students can view their trimester one schedules in Aspen and should they have any questions, they can reach out their guidance counselor.
Please take a moment to read through the full October 9, 2020, update for additional information for the upcoming weeks!
Superintendent Stanton provides us with her October 16, 2020, weekly virtual update. Highlights include:
- COVID-19 School Planning Task Force
- Family Survey
- Building Ventilation Updates
- DLT updates & Return to Learn
Please take a moment to watch Superintendent Stanton's October 16, 2020, video update.
Superintendent Stanton provides us with her October 9, 2020, weekly virtual update. Highlights include:
- Building Ventilation Repairs
- COVID-19 School Planning Task Force Update
- Family Survey and Intent to Return
Please take a moment to watch Superintendent Stanton's October 9, 2020, video update.
Superintendent Stanton provides us with her October 2, 2020, weekly virtual update. Highlights include:
- COVID-19 School Planning Task Force Virtual Town Hall
- Return to Learn Plan and HVAC
- District Response to DESE Letter
Please take a moment to watch Superintendent Stanton's October 2, 2020, video update.
As part of our Return to Learn plan, we have now completed an evaluation of our district's HVAC systems and presented the full report to the School Committee. Please read Superintendent Stanton's message in its entirety.
Another week of remote learning is in the books! As Assistant Principal Zamer and I virtually visit classrooms, we are seeing some pretty cool stuff! Students are collaborating in break out rooms, teachers are demonstrating science experiments, and technology apps are being utilized including jamboard, interactive websites, and hyperdocs.
Please take a moment to read through the full September 25, 2020 update to learn more about everything we have going on right now!
Superintendent Stanton provides us with her September 25, 2020, weekly virtual update. Highlights include:
- DESE Letter to Districts
- Our Return to Learn Plan
- COVID-19 School Planning Task Force Updates and District-Wide Virtual Town Hall Information
Please take a moment to watch her September 25, 2020, video update.
We made it through the first three days of what will most certainly be an epic school year! Our students and staff have shown great resilience in navigating through tech needs, muting and unmuting, following links, trying new apps, and settling into remote learning.
During the week of September 21 we have a full week of school and will begin our full-day schedule. Please view the bell schedule. Please note: there is a shift in our schedule for the next two Wednesdays (September 23 and 30) as we prepare for our Wellness Wednesday activities. The next two Wednesdays are late start days with students scheduled to begin their day at 10:00 a.m. On September 23 and Sept. 30, students will have asynchronous learning time, advisory, club or teacher office hours, and grade-level meetings. Advisors for those activities (student council and National Honor Society) will email information regarding clubs and organizations. Advisory will take place for approximately 45 minutes. On September 23, students will complete a form during their advisory period where they will identify their preferred activities. Wellness Wednesday activities will start on October 7.
Please take a moment to read Principal Mendonsa's complete September 18 update for more information regarding our Wifi hub, athletics, and food distribution.
Superintendent Stanton provides us with her September 18, 2020, weekly virtual update. Highlights include a welcome back message, how to contact IT for help, HVAC testing updates, our COVID-19 school planning task force and virtual town hall, and more. Please take a moment to watch her video update below.
Check out Superintendent Stanton's September 16, 2020, welcome back message. The staff has been working hard to make remote learning and the 2020–2021 school year amazing! This year remember to stay curious, engaged, motivated, and confident!
Dear MTRS Students and Families:
We are really excited to start the school year with you! In just two weeks, we'll officially be back to school, and we want to provide you with as much information as possible for a successful start.
On Thursday, September 3, we're hosting a virtual town hall via Facebook Live from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. specifically for MTRS families. We'll go over:
- 9th Grade Academy
- Recovery Quarter
- Remote Learning Schedule & Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning
- Google Classroom
- Wellness Wednesdays
- Materials Pickup Day
To submit a question in advance, please use our online form.
To join us tomorrow and watch live, just click on this Facebook Live link.
You don't need a Facebook account to watch! Just click the link and watch when we go live. If you aren't able to participate virtually online, you can also join by phone and listen here: (442) 900-4299, PIN: 651416088.
As we now draw closer to the start of the school year, be sure to check emails frequently for new information. Additionally, you can find helpful information here on our website and our social outlets. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Materials Pickup Day for All Students:
On Tuesday, September 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., we will host an all-school materials pick-up day for students to get the class materials they need and required new school year paperwork. Chromebooks will be distributed to 7th graders on this day as well. I will provide additional information next week.
If your Chromebook is in need of repair, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a member of the IT Department will connect with you.
Looking forward to “seeing you” tomorrow at our Virtual Town Hall! For your convenience, you may also download a printable version of this September 2 update.
We have arrived another week closer to the start of school. As a friendly reminder, the first day of school for students is Wednesday, September 16. Guidance counselors are working on schedules now and students will be receiving information over the next two weeks. It is important for students to be checking email on a regular basis as counselors are beginning to reach out to individual students and grade levels with updates and optional meetings to attend.
There is a lot of information here and I appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare for a year none of us have ever been through before. Your support and positive energy has been super helpful while we navigate through some pretty difficult and choppy waters - thank you! We encourage you to read Principal Mendonsa's message in its entirety.
Thank you for visiting our website! We always have a lot going on here at Mohawk Trail Regional School. Be sure to check back often!