Milpitas High School

The Home of the Trojans

MINIMUM DAY: Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Wednesday, January 19, 2022 is a minimum day for students as staff need to prepare for our upcoming WASC Accreditation Report and Visit in March. Periods will be 30 minutes each and students will be dismissed at 12:08pm. See schedule below and here: Jan. 19 Minimum Day

Minimum Day - Jan. 19, 2020

Superintendent's Message:

What to Expect beginning the Week of January 18


Attention MUSD Families,


This week has been an opportunity for all of us to slow down the spread and prepare for the coming weeks as we continue to live with COVID in our midst. Thank you for working with us through the Omicron surge to assure we were able to meet the health and safety concerns of all learners and our staff. The CA Public Health Department and county have identified new testing, quarantine, and isolation protocols that will support us in Safety First.


Looking ahead to next week, here is what to expect:

  • All students who do not have COVID or symptoms, are expected to return to In-Person Learning on Tuesday, January 18. *If your child is feeling ill or has symptoms, please keep them home and notify your child’s school office for further instructions.

  • All students are expected to Double Mask. Cloth plus surgical or two cloth masks, OR wear a KN95 / N95 mask. *Schools will provide any students not double-masking with the proper coverings.

Real-time Virtual Learning Option through our classroom teachers will no longer be offered beginning on January 18 in the same way as was January 10-13. For parents/caregivers who want to continue long-term independent study, please follow the instructions for MUSD EducatEverywhere Virtual Pathways Program.


Reminder, there is no school on Friday, January 14 for a MUSD Staff Professional Learning Day and Monday, January 17 in celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, January 18.


In community,


Office of the Superintendent

REMINDER:

Independent Studies Agreement for Real-time Virtual Learning Option


MUSD requires an Independent Studies Agreement for students who participated in our Real-time Virtual Learning option during the week of January 10-13, 2022. This needs to be digitally signed and submitted by the parent and student in Aeries as soon as possible. Please review the video below and linked document about how to digitally sign the Independent Study Agreement in Aeries.

SAY SOMETHING! Be an Upstander!


The Say Something Program teaches students, teachers and staff to recognize signs when students need help and encourages them to Say Something. This proven, life-saving program will help keep each other and our MHS community safe.


Check out our MHS Staff Members (photos to the right) who have pledged to be someone you can trust when you Say Something. Look out for their Green Sign in their classrooms and thank them for being a trusted adult. Expand for more information.

There are three easy steps to Say Something:

  1. Recognize The Signs - Learn about different types of warning signs or threats and how to spot them, especially on social media

  2. Act Immediately, Take It Seriously - Understand strategies to take action and overcome potential barriers to being an "upstander" rather than a "bystander."

  3. Say Something - Learn how to intervene by telling a trusted adult or using an anonymous reporting system.


Make sure to download the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) app which is used for students to report any situations in which they see a student, or themselves, in need of immediate help! Click here for instructions on how to get set-up on this life-saving service.


When thinking of all the warning signs, remember that 100% of students showcase warning signs before doing dangerous acts. With this app you will become an upstander, rather than a bystander. If you need help accessing the instructions for the app, talk to your homeroom teacher. We thank all MHS staff for delivering the MHS Say Something Training information for the app and teaching Trojans how to be an upstander.


Take action and be the school’s eyes and ears. Your decisions are important and can create a better, safer school environment for yourselves and other students and administrators! When you see or hear something, remember to SAY SOMETHING.

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JOIN US! After School Learning Support

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 3:45-4:45pm - MHS Library

Students - do you need help with your assignments or just a quiet place to study? Our teachers and staff are here to help after school! Come to the library on the days and times above and get your work done with the help of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies teachers, support staff, and peer tutors. Bilingual Spanish support also available.

CONGRATULATIONS! MHS Marching Band & Colorguard

Marching Band and Colorguard places 2nd in Class 4A at WBA Regional Championship

Our MHS Marching Band and Colorguard placed 2nd at the Western Band Association (WBA) Regional Championship with a score of 84.50 (Class 4A). This is the first time our school has placed in a WBA Championship of this level and the highest score our school has received in WBA (79.80 in 2010). Congratulations to our band students, directors, staff, band boosters, community volunteers and supporters for this achievement and a successful marching band season!

Check out their championship performance on YouTube:

MHS META at 2021 WBA Regionals

WBA Regional Championship results can be found here:

WBA Regional Championships Scores



Building our Future - MHS Measure AA Bond Projects

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule.pdf

MHS is Hiring!

We are in need of the following staff at MHS:

  • Additional Health Clerk

  • Special Education Paraprofessionals (classroom aides)

  • English Teacher

  • Spanish Teacher

Please check out our MUSD Job Postings and apply!

IMPORTANT: Warning about Ongoing Social Media Challenges

Expand to read a message from Principal Rojas.

Attention MHS Community,


Social media is a powerful tool that when used in productive ways can be beneficial in a variety of manners for our learners, staff members, families, and community.


Unfortunately, a recent trend challenging students to destroy bathrooms has shown us the negative side of social media, influencing our younger generations to participate in destructive and harmful behavior. Just as we curbed that trend, a new social media challenge for October is directing students to slap school employees on the backside.


This is a very serious offense, and if a student is caught reportedly assaulting staff members, or found to be stealing, being in possession of stolen items, or damaging school property, we will implement a range of disciplinary actions that may include suspension, recommendation for expulsion, criminal charges, loss of privileges, and reimbursement for damages and stolen property.


We encourage you to speak with your child today about the negative impacts of social media challenges, as well as to monitor your child’s social media activity. Here are a few resources:


We consider MHS to be our second home, as we hope you all do as well, and that means we are a school family who respects one another, collectively cares for our learning spaces, and supports one another. Please have that conversation with your child, so we can continue to move forward together in a positive direction.


In community,


Francis Rojas

Principal

MHS Back-to-School Night Videos

Welcome Video from

MUSD Board President Chris Norwood

President Norwood MHS BTSN.mp4

Welcome Video from

MHS Principal Francis Rojas

2021-22 BTSN Rojas.mov
Schedule An Appointment With Your Counselor (1).pdf
2021-22 MHS Course Catalog PDF 1_26_21.pdf

This site is designed to provide parents/guardians resources & support our students with their social-emotional needs.

Library News


MHS Students & Teachers!

Did you know that you can now get free ebooks and audiobooks from our school library? It’s easy! Just download the free Sora app and borrow digital books with your MUSD user ID and password. You can enjoy on all major devices and tablets. Go to the MHS Library website for instructions on how to sign in. You need to select Santa Clara County Shared Digital Collection and then add MUSD to your library.

Download the free Sora app from the Apple App story, Google Play Store or visit https://www.overdrive.com/apps/sora/ and enjoy anytime, anywhere on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Also, the best news yet: NO LATE FEES!

MHS Social Media Team

"Led by our amazing librarian, Ms. Joy Kim, the MHS Social Media team is dedicated towards connecting Trojans, building community, and promoting awareness. The two main projects the team produced are a compilation of students reading book videos on a Google Site, and MHS' very own Podcast! With distance learning, it has been challenging for many to have access to books, which is why creating videos that parents, teachers, and students can access was a beneficial cause. Along with that, the Podcast team is using their platform to amplify Trojan voices to put a spotlight on students who are creating businesses, sparking change, and simply going through this challenging time. We hope to expand our reach in the future, and keep making change in our community. You can access these amazing videos and impactful student voices on their Google Site! You can also check out their Instagram handles! @trojanslibraryteam @mhs.podcast "

Naviance is a comprehensive college and career exploration resource for all students at MHS. You can take assessments, research colleges, career pathways and so much more. Get started today!

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Milpitas High School

1285 Escuela Parkway, Milpitas, CA 95035

phone : 408.635.2800 | fax : 408.635.2851


The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (BP 0410)

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information:

For complaints regarding Title IX for Staff, Assistant Superintendent, Human Relations , Jonathon Brunson, jbrunson@musd.org .

For complaints regarding Title IX for Students, Director, Student Services, Carla Crenshaw, ccrenshaw@musd.org.