Open: 7:15 a.m.
Close: 2:33 p.m.
Dismissal Time on Abbreviated Days 1:00 p.m.
To: Students/Parents / Guardians:
From: Damen Cooper, Assistant Principal - Team 2
MHS Joins the Montclair Emergency Alert System
Montclair High School (MHS) will now be a part of the Montclair Emergency Alert System. This program is set up to provide your son/daughter with up-to-date information in the event of an emergency during the school day. We recognize that MHS is an open campus and many of students leave campus during lunch time. Being part of the Montclair Emergency Alert System now enables your students to receive vital information during an emergency even if they are not on campus.
The notifications will come directly from the Montclair Police Department. We are asking you to please follow the steps below to sign your son/daughter up to the Montclair Emergency Alert System. During the month of April we will be conducting one of our monthly emergency drills that will utilize the emergency alert system.
Below you will find the instructions for signing up for the Township email/ text alert system:
1. Go to METS (Montclair Events and Township Services) main page -- http://mets.montclairnjusa.org
2. Click on “Become a Subscriber” in the left-hand menu.
3. Fill out the fields (phone number required for sending messages by area code)
4. IF YOU WANT TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES:
-Enter your cell phone number with area code into the “Mobile Phone” field
-Then select your wireless service provider in the dropdown menu
-Then click on “click here to automatically generate address below” link
-This will generate your cell phone’s text message address.
5. Select a user name and password in case you may need to change your information at a later date or unsubscribe.
6. Students should select only “Police Department Notifications” (otherwise they’ll get notifications for everything else they select)
7. Check “I have read, understand and agree to the Terms of Service Agreement above.”
8. Enter the Captcha-generated code into the Captcha field.
9. Click on “Subscribe” button.
Thank you very much for your continued cooperation as we improve our emergency procedure for the safety of your children.
1. Mr. Earle would like to remind MHS students to be good neighbors and to dispose of trash in the containers provided around MHS. Be respectful of private properties and to the residents surrounding the school, especially on your way to and from lunch.
2. We have been contacted by the Montclair Police Department regarding a safety issue concerning our students. There are reports of students walking in the middle of the streets surrounding MHS, especially James Street, during the lunch periods. The police have received numerous complaints from the public about the potential for serious injury to the students as well as the inconvenience and frustration to drivers navigating the area. With the start of school, officers of the Traffic Division will be out in the area concentrating on this issue. They will be giving warnings to the students as well as issuing summonses.
3. Under the NJ-Motor Vehicle Code Title 39 the following will be issued:
39:4-34-Failure to use sidewalks where provided.
The cost of this infraction is $54.00.There will also be a mandatory court appearance.
We are giving you advanced notice of this upcoming change and ask that you speak with your child and join us in encouraging them to follow the rules to avoid receiving a summons.
No Turns Map for Montclair High School
Team SunSmart™ is designed to promote the health and wellness of student athletes, with the goal to make the application of sunscreen a normal pre-game routine. After all, athletes often are outside participating in sports during the peak sun exposure
hours. Packing sunscreen in an athlete’s equipment bag should be as important as packing cleats, water or a sports drink. A change in a student athlete’s behavior now will ensure a healthier future.
WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?
• Just one or two severe sunburns during your youth doubles the chance of getting skin cancer later in life.
• A young person who wears sunscreen everyday could cut his or her risk of developing skin cancer as an adult by as much as 70%.
• Outdoor athletes are at greater risk because perspiration causes sunscreen to lose its effectiveness.
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We would like to congratulate the CGI Juniors and their English teachers, Andrea McLaughlin and Sally Rembert, for completing their Economic Literature Circles Public Demonstration of Learning last night. Students were assigned a novel to read and study along with a small group of their classmates. Parents were encouraged to read along with the students and to join them in a book discussion last evening from 6 to 8 pm.
Students read and led discussions on the following books:
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Native Son by Richard Wright
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
American Pastoral by Phillip Roth
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Reading is a lifelong pleasure and these works led to great discussion in class, at home, at the PDL, and within our Montclair community.
- The CGI Staff
MHS Student Wins Literature Award:
Helen Laser, a senior at Montclair High School, has been named a silver medal winner by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in the 2012 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, in the novel writing category. Laser’s young adult novella, Red Things, is one of only twelve novels to be awarded a medal (from 800 manuscript submissions from across the country). A ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 1, 2012 will honor the winners.