Charter Chatter – Monday October 5th, 2020

We are back!!   What an amazing sight to see Primary students join us for on-campus instruction.  We had a smooth carline with temperature checks and questionnaires completed.  Students then put on their masks and grabbed their disposable lunch and headed into their designated desk.

It was a strange feeling but much more excitement than nerves.  Our teachers and staff did a great job making sure protocols were followed and we appreciated the student’s hard work in following rules.  Keep up the great work and we hope to have more students back next month!


First, I must apologize for the issues we are are having with our school website.  At the worst time, the company that hosts the site had a major server failure and is in contact with me daily as they try and get it back up.  I am beyond frustrated but we hope this will be resolved soon.  Any info you need will be posted through the charter chatter until we can get things back online again.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

– Mr Snell – Director of Technology



Parents/Guardians/Students! This week you will find information on the Washington DC trip (under our Announcements tab), Leaderships’ weekly Falcon of the Week video (Go Falcons! – under the Leadership tab), our usual peek into our 5/6 and 7/8 classes under each tab, respectively and some very relatable and interesting information about why failure isn’t always a bad thing (with a really neat video to watch – under our Counseling Corner tab). Please also note that we will not have school on Friday October 16th and as mentioned in the Charter Chatter last week, DCS has tentative plans to return to school/campus full-time on November 9th. More information will be provided as the date approaches. Have a great week!





Counseling News

COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDELINES FOR 2020-2021 School Year Due to our current school closure and community safety guidelines/restrictions in place, the required hours of community service needed for graduation has been reduced by 50 hours total for each grade level (9th, 10th, and 11th grade students need 150 hours to graduate). 12th grade students are required 100 hours total. Community service is still a graduation requirement with credit given on the transcript, but only at the end of a student’s senior year. Students are now able to check their hours on Aeries. Any new hours that have been submitted this year will be updated by the end of next week. NEW WAY to submit hours is through this Community Service Google Form Link:
Hours will be updated by the end of each week.  Make sure to take pictures of the community service activity to upload with the form.
As a reminder, at this time the following activities from your home community are acceptable as community service:
Gardening, Yard Work
Activities with siblings: Games, coloring, art, reading, school related help
Physical activity in the neighborhood: Walking, running, bike riding, skating
Video log of encouraging messages to peers on social media
Calling or face-timing a loved one that may be feeling isolated
Grocery shopping for essential items
Home improvement projects: cleaning room, organizing garage, painting, repairs, etc.
If you are unsure if your activity would count, please do not hesitate to ask ahead of time.
There are some non-profit organizations that are actively looking for volunteers to assist in a virtual environment. Some examples are: Boys and Girls Club, Astoria Gardens, Tracy Interfaith Ministries, Animal rescues and adoption agencies. continue Any opportunities that come up throughout the year will be announced in the school wide google classroom.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact your counselors at: or

Delta College Early Start Spring 2021-  DocuSign CES FORMS DUE to the MHS Counselors on OCTOBER 13th!!  – The process has begun for students to take an online Delta College class this Spring! All of the information needed to get started (including a recording of our Info Meeting) is available on the MHS School Info Google Classroom (code: iebvajt) , as well as our MHS Counselors College Early Start Website:

– First time students need to apply to Delta College ASAP (with their Social Security Number), and can view a video of step by step instructions here:   
– ALL interested students, including those who already have a Delta ID number, need to complete the NEW College Early Start Form through DocuSign on or before Monday, October 13th (a week from today!). It is available on the MHS School Info Google Classroom.
– Please email or visit our Office Hours (posted on GC) for assistance!