Milpitas High School
Welcome to The Home of The Trojans
Principal's Welcome MHS to the 2020-21 School Year!
Over the summer, MHS staff, parent and student volunteers have worked hard in committees to seek feedback and plan a school year that will be safe for all and maintain the high-quality, rigorous, and engaging educational experiences for all our students. As we’ve already experienced at school, home, and in the workplace, this pandemic has caused many changes in the way we do things. These changes will be very apparent in how we are starting off this school year, from registration, ID photos, schedule adjustments with counselors, our school bell schedule, textbook distribution and more. So let’s be patient and understanding with ourselves and each other as this will be new to us all, and be assured that we will provide information, instructions, guidance, and the resources needed to make this a successful school year.
One of the first steps toward a smooth opening of school is Registration. Please follow these guidelines to officially register your student for 2020-21.
STEP 1: Parent Online Registration - Annual online registration for the 2020-21 school year will be active for MHS on Monday, August 3, 2020. Beginning that day, please log in to your MUSD Parent Portal account at your earliest convenience and complete the Data Confirmation process. You can log in to Aeries at https://go.musd.org/LoginParent.aspx. If you have forgotten your password, please use the "Forgot Password?" option to reset it. If you are new to our district, a Parent portal account has been created for you using the email addresses used in the student's emergency contact form. If you have not received an email from MUSD, please contact the Registrar's Office to confirm that your student's enrollment is now active and the email addresses are correct. The online process takes less than 10 minutes and has you update and confirm contact, emergency, medical, and permissions information, as well as provides you with our district and school handbooks and online forms for Parent Association (PTSA) membership, Yearbook, and other information. At the end of this process, please print out and sign (1) the Acknowledgment of Receipt and Review Form and (2) the Student Emergency Card. Your student must submit these for Step 3.
STEP 2: Schedule Review - Tentative schedules will be available on AERIES Student and Parent Portals beginning on Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00PM. Our Counseling Department will be sending out an email by Wednesday, August 5 with instructions for students who are missing courses or need course changes due to summer courses or schedule mistakes. We will attempt to make these changes without requiring appointments. There will be no changes for teacher or period preferences.
STEP 3: Student On-Site Registration - On-site registration for students will involve submitting the forms from the online registration, taking a school photo and receiving a new ID card, and checking out a Chromebook if you still need one. It is very important that each student receives an ID card and Chromebook to be ready for the first day of school and textbook distribution the following week. The tentative schedule is below and will send out an email with more detailed information early next week about specific time slots by last name, locations on campus, and instructions for safety and social-distancing.
· Grade 12 - Friday, August 7
· Grade 11 - Monday, August 10
· Grade 10 - Tuesday, August 11
· Grade 9 - Wednesday, August 12
STEP 4: The First Day of School is Thursday, August 13 - Final student schedules will be available via the AERIES portal by 6pm on Wednesday, August 12. Please check the portal and report to your first period class. Note: Please login through the standard portal (go.musd.org). The Aeries app that many use on mobile devices is a 3rd party app that updates every 24 hours. It may not be accurate. We will be sending out another email that week with instructions on how to connect with your teachers for the first day of school. The first few days of school will focus on connectivity, setting expectations, and building community in our virtual classrooms.
STEP 5: Textbook Distribution - Textbooks will be distributed on campus during the week of August 17. Like Step 3: On-Site registration, we will send out an email with more detailed information about specific time slots by last name, locations on campus for book pickups, and instructions for safety and social-distancing.
I hope these guidelines for registration have helped in preparing you and your student for the first day of school. Please look out for more emails with additional details about registration and the first days of school Let’s start this 2020-21 school year strong with students who are ready to learn, grow, build community, and achieve!
Change to MHS Schedule Change Request Process
We will continue to work on processing the schedule change requests that you have submitted; however, we will be making a slight change to the process starting this evening.
If you have submitted a change request through either of the schedule change request forms (Electives Change or Levels Change) you do NOT need to do anything further! Your counselor will continue to work through those changes requests.
If you haven't submitted a form, but need to request a change, please email your counselor directly:
Last Name A-Dh firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Name Di-Ki email@example.com
Last Name Kl-Ngo firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Name Ngu-Se email@example.com
Last Name Sh-Z firstname.lastname@example.org
EL (formerly Ms. Chavez) email@example.com
Reminder: Schedule changes will NOT be made to accommodate requests for a specific teacher or period. Such requests will not be responded to.
Please follow the following protocols when emailing your counselor:
· Email once only and be as clear as possible about what you are requesting. It may take several days for the change to occur; please do not send repeated emails. We will continue to make changes during the first two weeks of school.
· Please do not email your administrator a schedule request. They will refer you back to the counselor.
· Please provide your name, ID #, a phone number where your counselor can reach you if they have further questions, and a description of the changes needed.
· Any requests to move up a level in math should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
MHS New Student Enrollment 2020-21
1. Please gather all the required documents. Two current proofs of residency such as mortgage statement/rental agreement and a utility bill, parents'/legal guardians' Photo ID (if you are the primary renter or owner), Student's Birth Certificate, Immunization record, transcript, and 504 Plan or IEP (if any).
* If parents/legal guardians are not the property owners or primary renters, two additional proofs of residency are required along with the primary owner or renter's documents as listed on the Milpitas Unified School District's enrollment website.
2. Enroll online at https://www.musd.org/enrollment.html
3. Upload all the required documents at one time.
4. After completion of steps 1, 2 and 3, please email:
* An email notification will be sent out shortly after receipt and verification of uploaded documents.
Dear MHS Parent/Guardian:
All students attending MHS must register each year. Your student is tentatively enrolled for the upcoming school year at Milpitas High School. In order to complete the process and confirm enrollment, you will need to officially register him/her for the 2020-21 school year. Registration can be completed entirely online this year, with the exception of the two forms requested below. If there have been no changes to your residency address, once logged in to the online site you will only need to confirm your address before completing the rest of the online documents. Please do check the contacts and update phone numbers and emergency contacts. Once started, the entire process should take about 15 minutes to complete.
Step #1: Returning MUSD families must first complete the MUSD Yearly Registration online process through AERIES by logging into the parent portal at go.musd.org . Once there, navigate through the Data Confirmation steps. At the end, please print out the Emergency Card and the Acknowledgement of Receipt and Review (both on the last page with the “ Important Note ” label). (Students must bring these two signed pages to have their picture taken on August 7th -August 12th.)
Step #2: Bring a printed and signed copy of the Emergency Card and Acknowledgement Of Receipt to Registration.
Registration Schedule: Students are to report to MHS gym on their SCHEDULED dates and times from August 7th through August 12th, 2020 (8:00am-4:00pm)
Click on the links below for the breakdown for the specific alphabetical schedule for the grade level and day to attend. ** If more than one family member attends MHS, the family can come at the same time rather than on the different grade level days.
August 7th 12th Grade
August 10th 11th Grade
August 11th 10th Grade
August 12th 9th Grade
This event will adhere to social distancing and safety protocols. Masks are required for anyone on our campus. Students need to dress appropriately. In addition to being available for purchase, pictures will be used for the yearbook and ID cards. (Strapless tops, halter tops, clothing with inappropriate messages or pictures or tanks with low arm holes will not be acceptable.) After taking their photo, students will be directed to stations where they can pick up their ID card and check out a Chromebook if necessary. Once registration is complete, students must leave campus.
If there is an error in your address, or you have a new residence, proof of residency within Milpitas Unified School District must be turned in to the registrar. Please contact the registrar by emailing email@example.com. Students who are new to MUSD should work with the MHS Registrar to complete all necessary enrollment requirements. Please contact the registrar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to complete this process. Please make every effort to complete the online registration process by August 5. Students will have access to their schedules through Aeries on August 13, 2020. The first day of school is Thursday, August 13, 2020. Students will meet their teachers on-line for distance learning Go to https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ to order school pictures: Grade 9-12 Fall Lifetouch Order Information .
Student Textbook Pick-up
Given the current shelter in place, textbook distribution will be similar to registration in that we will be having students come to the campus by grade level and alphabet during specific time slots to pick up their textbooks. Dates for Pickup: Monday August 17th - Thursday August 20th. Times: 8:30am - 3:30pm. Locations: Various Textbook Rooms at MHS.
Students need to bring: Student ID card, Print out of the schedule/be able to show the schedule on their phone, Bag/backpack big enough for all their books and a chromebook, if needed. There are 6 textbook stations around campus plus a place to pick up chromebooks if they haven’t already. This event will follow county guidelines of social distancing and requires everyone to wear masks on campus. A Campus Map and List of Bookroom Stations will be provided.
If a student is unable to come to campus, a parent(s)/guardian(s) may pick up the textbooks and chromebooks for their student however they must have the student ID card or know the number and have a copy of the student's schedule.
Monday, Aug. 17 -- 12th Grade
Tuesday, Aug. 18 -- 11th Grade
Wednesday, Aug. --10th Grade
Thursday, Aug. 20--9th Grade
Alpha Schedule for each day:
8:30-10:00 Last Names A-F
10:00-11:30 Last Names G-L
12:30-2:00 Last Names M-R
2:00-3:30 Last Names S-Z
*Note: Families with students in multiple grades can come at the same time.
Please park in the Student Parking Lot (enter from Escuela Parkway). We ask for only the student to come onto campus so as not to have as many people on campus at once. Go to the Entrance of the Large Gym (Station #1). A Campus Map and directions will be given to each student. Students will follow the arrows on the campus map and the ground to Stations #2 - #9. Stations #2 - #7 are the textbook rooms where students will check out their textbooks. (Please have your student ID card and schedule out and ready!). Station #8 is the Student Bank and it will be open for Textbook Returns or Fine Payments. Station #9 is the Library students will have their attendance taken there and check out a Chromebook if they haven’t already done so. Please return to your car and leave campus as soon as you have completed Station #9.
In the event that you are unable to come to any of the time slots during the days provided the Main Textbook room will be open on Wednesday, August 26th and Wednesday, Sept. 2nd from 9:30am-2:30pm by appointment only.
This site is designed to provide parents/guardians resources & support to implement EducatEveryWhere Flexible Learning
Internet access resource for MUSD flexible learning
Attention MUSD Families and Team Members,
As we continue to roll out our MUSD Educate Everywhere flexible learning plan for students and parents, we want to supply our families with resources as they become available. Per the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, beginning March 16, for 60 days, households with K-12 and college students who don't already have internet through the company can contact the companies at the phone numbers below directly to arrange services:
Charter and Spectrum: 1-844-488-8395
Comcast: (English) 855-846-8376; (Spanish) 855-765-6995
For additional parent / student resources, the latest information and asking COVID-19 related questions, please visit MUSD's coronavirus webpage.
In community, Office of the Superintendent
MHS Principal's Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Racial Injustice
Dear MHS Community,
Over this past week, we have seen uprisings in our county, state, nation and in our world as a response to the tragic death of George Floyd and the continuing pattern and history of racialized violence and loss of life in our nation for our neighbors of African ancestry. Right now, you may be feeling saddened, angry, helpless, and confused. It is natural to feel these ways as what we are experiencing is traumatic and very different from our own reality of diversity and community here in Milpitas. Nevertheless, as a school community we must stand together against injustice and racism with hearts of compassion and love, minds open to discernment and deeper understanding of ourselves and others, and bodies that will act with moral responsibility and do what is right and good. As these events continue to unfold in our world, I would like to share some educational resources that will help us be part of the solution by having open and informed conversations with one another and in our homes.
Here are links to “BREATHE”, a virtual event was hosted together with Superintendent Cheryl Jordan on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 8:30PM. With our own “breath” we will express as a community our solidarity against racial injustice and oppression, and how we can take our next steps as learners to respond and work toward change.
In the days ahead, let us be committed to listening deeply and learning from one another. Through our Culture of We, together our MHS community can lift up every person with dignity and compassion.
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, email@example.com .
For complaints regarding Title IX for Students, Director, Student Services, Carla Crenshaw, firstname.lastname@example.org.