District News

We’ll keep you informed of the current events and issues affecting our schools. 

April 16, 2021 - Superintendent Update

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Stanton's April 16, 2021, weekly update

Highlights include:

  • Return to Learn Update for MTRS
  • District Literacy Survey for Caregivers
  • COVID-19 School Planning Task Force Update
  • School Committee Vote for MTRS Spring Sports
  • MTRS Athletics Update
  • Get Your Gear & Support Our Students!
  • MTRS Walkathon
  • MTRS Graduation
  • School Spotlights

April 13, 2021 - Superintendent Update

April 13, 2021

Dear Mohawk Trail and Hawlemont Families:

School was canceled across the Mohawk Trail and Hawlemont Regional School districts today. We are incredibly grateful to our District Nurse Leader Donna Weber, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, and Franklin Regional Council of Governments for arranging our staff COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Mohawk Trail Regional School and the opportunity to have our entire staff vaccinated on Monday. As a result of the second clinic yesterday, we anticipated the potential for staff reactions to the vaccine and were monitoring the situation throughout the afternoon and evening.

As of 6:00 p.m. last night, we were positioned to open with our amazing, if not small, substitute pool; however at approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning, there were more staff than we could find substitute coverage for in our buildings which made opening schools impossible under COVID-19 protocols.

Substitute shortages are definitely a concern across many districts, not just ours; especially when something like this comes up. We've been struggling to find substitutes and even fill some vacant positions within the district. We welcome those who have an interest in working in our schools to fill out an application and be part of our extended school team!

For a copy of this letter, please see our April 13, 2021, Superintendent Update.

April 9, 2021 - Superintendent Update

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Stanton's April 9, 2021, weekly update. Highlights include:

  • Return to Learn Updates and MTRS Virtual Town Hall
  • COVID-19 School Planning Task Force Update
  • School Committee Meeting on April 14
  • Virtual Book Fair to Benefit MTRS Library
  • MTRS Athletics Update
  • School Spotlights: Welcome Back

MTRS Virtual Town Hall, April 8

On April 8, Mohawk Trail Regional School District Superintendent Sheryl Stanton, MTRS principal Marisa Mendonsa, and assistant principal Diane Zamer hosted a virtual town hall to share the next steps in our return to learn plans for a full in-person return at MTRS (grades seventh through twelfth). If you missed the event, you can watch the broadcast or directly on the district's Vimeo channel.

As we continue planning for a full in-person return at Mohawk Trail Regional School, please do not hesitate to reach out to principal Mendonsa with any questions you might have. We're excited for these next steps and seeing our students soon!

April 2, 2021 - Superintendent Update

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Stanton's April 2, 2021, weekly update. Highlights include:

  • Senator Adam Hinds Presents Rural School Aid
  • Return to Learn Updates
  • MTRS Virtual Town Hall
  • COVID-19 School Planning Task Force Update
  • School Committee Meeting on April 14
  • MTRS Class of 2023 Fundraiser - Gear Up!
  • Blaze Your Trail at MTRS
  • School Spotlight: Colrain Central School
  • We're Hiring!

March 25, 2021 - Superintendent Update

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Stanton's March 25, 2021, weekly update. Highlights include:

  • Return to Learn Updates/Elementary and MTRS
  • BSE Ventilation Repair Updates
  • COVID-19 School Planning Task Force Update
  • School Committee Meeting on April 14
  • MTRS Eighth Grade Students Selected to Participate in Project 351
  • School Spotlight: Colrain Central School

March 19, 2021 - Superintendent Update

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Stanton's March 19, 2021, weekly update. Highlights include:

  • MTRSD Return to Learn Phase III Update
  • COVID-19 School Planning Task Force and Vaccine Clinic Update
  • MTRSD Strategic Planning Updates
  • MTRS Spotlight: Amelie Rowehl named recipient of 2021 Superintendent's Award
  • MTRS Class of 2022 Fundraiser
  • School Spotlights: Buckland-Shelburne Elementary

March 12, 2021 - Superintendent Update

Dear Mohawk Trail & Hawlemont Families,

The past week has been a whirl-wind as we accelerated our timeline for our full in-person Return to Learn across both districts. I want to say thank you to the families who quickly completed our surveys indicating their return plans and ride these waves with us. And to our administrators, educators, and school staff who remain flexible and dedicated to our students. You are all greatly appreciated!

Here's what's happening this week!

  • MTRSD Return to Learn: Phase III
  • School Committee Update
  • COVID-19 School Planning Task Force & Vaccine Clinic Updates
  • Community Corner: Colrain Broadband, Girls on the Run
  • MTRS Spotlights
  • School Spotlights: Sanderson Academy, Colrain Central

Please take a minute to read our superintendent weekly newsletter in its entirety.

March 2021 Virtual Update

Please take a moment to watch the March 2021 update from Superintendent Stanton. Highlights include:

  • MTRSD FY22 Budget Update
  • Return to Learn Update
  • Strategic Planning
  • School Shout-Out

March 4, 2021 - Superintendent Update

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Stanton's March 4, 2021, weekly update. Highlights include:

  • FY22 Budget Update
  • MTRSD Return to Learn Updates: In-Person Learning
  • MTRSD Strategic Planning - Community Feedback Survey
  • COVID-19 School Planning Task Force & Vaccine Updates for K12 Educators
  • Popular Music & Culture Class at MTRS Blends History and Current Interests
  • School Spotlights: Sanderson Academy, Buckland-Shelburne Elementary

February 19, 2021 - Superintendent Update

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Stanton's February 19, 2021, weekly update. Highlights include:

  • FY22 Budget Update
  • Community Feedback Survey
  • MTRS to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
  • COVID-19 School Planning Task Force Update
  • School Spotlights

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