September 2021

Dear MHS Families,
I hope everyone had a safe and restful Labor Day weekend. Here are a few reminders and updates to get you ready for this week.

Back to School Night on Thursday, September 9:
Back to School Night (BTSN) will take place in the virtual setting this year. Parents and students will be able to access their teachers' live meeting links (Zoom or Google Meet) by going to their Google Classrooms. The schedule for Back to School Night will be as follows:

Period 1 – 6:00 – 6:10 p.m.
Period 2 – 6:15 – 6:25 p.m.
Period 3 – 6:30 – 6:40 p.m.
Period 4 – 6:45 – 6:55 p.m.
Period 5 – 7:00 – 7:10 p.m.
Period 6 – 7:15 – 7:25 p.m.

COVID Dashboard:
We have had a total of oneconfirmed positive COVID case (all students) since the start of school. This information can be found on the District’s COVID-19 Dashboard (which has not been updated yet, but will include our one case soon).

COVID Testing:
BUSD strongly encourages you to participate in weekly testing and will continue to provide free testing for students and staff. COVID-19 testing is an essential part of keeping our schools safe and will help stop the spread of the virus. We want to remind parents that we will only notify families and staff members of a positive test result. In addition, those who have been in close contact with a positive individual will also be notified. Please register by clicking here.

For those who are eligible, the number one thing we can do is get vaccinated. Please get vaccinated as soon as possible. For students who are 12 years and older, if you are vaccinated you do not have to quarantine if you are identified as close contact and you are not showing symptoms.

Symptom Checking:
For everyone's protection, if you or your student has COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home and do not return to school until you receive a negative test result. Symptoms include fever greater than 100.4° F, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, headache, new loss of smell or taste, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, fatigue, runny nose, congestion.

We appreciate your cooperation and assistance in helping us protect our students and staff.

Let’s go Panthers!

David Guyer
Principal, Monterey High School