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Please take a moment to read this letter from the Montrose County School District.
Dear Parents,
This letter is to inform you that several students in our school and throughout the district have a severe food allergy to nut products. In an effort to reduce the risk of a student having a life threatening reaction we have elected to become a nut aware district.
It is important that we attempt to avoid any food containing nuts or nut products in order to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction, these to include: walnuts, cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, peanuts and peanut products.
It is important for you to be aware that nut, peanut and peanut/nut by-products can be found in unusual places. Please check food/snack labels when sending in classroom treats.
Any exposure to nuts or nut products may cause a life threatening allergic reaction requiring emergency medical treatment. To reduce this chance from occurring MCSD is asking for your help to provide the students with a safe school environment and consider these guidelines:
* Avoid sending snacks or lunches containing any nuts or foods containing nut products to school with your son/daughter
* If you send in treats for any holiday parties they must be nut free. Please check the ingredients to be sure the item contains no nuts or nut products and was not packaged in a plant where nuts are in use. Manufacturers are very good about noting this when necessary.
* Explain to your child that since some students have food allergies his/her food should not be shared
* Consider sending non-food items for birthdays and holiday treats.
* *Important: Please note manufacturer packaging and processing, read the ingredient label of your snack to ensure that it does not contain any peanuts/nuts, peanut/nut butter, peanut/nut oil, peanut/nut flour, peanut/nut meal, or any of the statements "May contain traces of peanut/nuts" or "Manufactured in facility that also processes peanuts (and/or other nuts)".
The Staff at MCSD appreciate your assistance with this very serious matter and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Feel free to call: Roxann Lane, School Nurse Coordinator 970-249-2405 x 5611

Here is the Spanish version:
Estimados Padres de Familia,
Esta carta es para informarle que varios estudiantes en nuestra escuela y el distrito escolar son alérgicos a los productos que contienen nueces. En un esfuerzo por reducir el riesgo de que un estudiante tenga una reacción alergia que amenace su vida, hemos decidió estar más consientes acerca de esta situación.
Es importante que intentemos evitar todos los alimentos que puedan contener nueces, estos productos incluyen: la nuez castaña, los anacardos (nuez de la India), los pistachos, las avellanas, las almendras, los cacahuates y o productos que contengan cacahuate, para poder evitar una reacción alérgica severa que le puede costar la vida a alguien.
Es importante que usted tenga en cuenta que las nueces, los cacahuates y/o los subproductos que contienen algún tipo de nuez/cacahuate pueden ser encontrados en lugares inusuales. Por favor, lea cuidadosamente las etiquetas de todos los alimentos antes de enviarlos a la escuela.
Cualquier exposición a las nueces o productos que contenga trazos de alguna nuez puede provocar una reacción alérgica mortal y un tratamiento médico de emergencia será requerido. Para reducir la probabilidad de que esto suceda, el personal del Distrito Escolar de Montrose está pidiendo su ayuda para proporcionar un ambiente escolar seguro para todos los estudiantes. Tenga en cuenta las siguientes pautas:
* Evite enviar meriendas o almuerzos que contengan nueces o productos de nuez
a la escuela con su estudiante.
* Si usted envía un bocadillo para alguna fiesta escolar los alimentos no deben de contener nueces. Por favor lea los ingredientes y asegúrese de que el alimento no contenga ningún tipo de nuez/ o algún producto de nuez y no haya sido envasado/empaquetado en una planta de trabajo donde utilizan las nueces.
* Platique con su estudiante y explíquele que debido a que algunos estudiantes son alérgicos a las nueces no deben de compartir sus alimentos.
* Considere enviar un alternativo a la comida para celebrar algún cumpleaños o alguna fiesta escolar.
* *Importante: por favor revise el envase/empaque de cualquier alimento, el procesamiento de tal, lea las etiquetas cuidadosamente para asegurarse de que no contengan ningún tipo de nuez, cacahuate, mantequilla de cacahuate, aceite de cualquier nuez/cacahuate, harina de nuez/cacahuate, cacahuate en polvo o cualquier enunciado de diga “may contain traces of peanut/nuts (puede contener trazos de algún
tipo de nuez/cacahuate" o manufactured in facility that also processes peanuts (and/or other nuts)" ( producto fabricado en una instalación que también procesa cacahuates u otro tipo de nueces).
El personal del Distrito Escolar de Montrose aprecia su ayuda con este asunto tan serio, si tienen preguntas las responderé con muchos gusto.
Por favor llame a: Roxann Lane, Coordinadora de las Enfermeras del Distrito Escolar
970-249-2405 extensión: 5611.

It is time to start the planning for the Senior Safety Party

Meeting dates are scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of each month (9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17, 1/21, 2/18, 3/18) at 6:30 pm, Region 10 office, Sneffels Room, 300 N Cascade.
We will send out a spreadsheet with the different committee's that need help. We need to raise a lot of money!
Please follow us on: Twitter: @MHS2015SenParty
We still need names for over 100 parents: Please Email: your student’s name, parent(s) name, email address, address and phone number.
Please call with any questions:
Amy Rowan 275-5251
Tiffany English Moore 209-0932
Bobbi Brown 209-9034

MHS Senior Safe Party & Baccalaureate Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Bridges Golf and Country Club
Parents of the 2015 MHS Graduating class are sponsoring a golf tournament to
benefit the 2015 Senior Safe Graduation Party& Baccalaureate.
$70 per player includes golf and lunch
Prizes for 1st and 2nd place, Closest to the pin contest, Long drive competition, Mulligans available
**We are looking for golfers as well as individuals and businesses willing to sponsor a hole**
Your sponsorship helps pay for the Senior Grad Party as well as Baccalaureate.
Keeping our kids safe since 1985!
Questions about the tournament? Please call the Pro Shop at 252-1119, Amy Rowan
275-5251, Kelle Wilson 209-8471 or email
Deadline: Thursday, 10/16/14.
Thank you for your continued support.






Friday, October 3 eligibility will count towards the Homecoming dance on Saturday, October 11. In order to be eligible, students CANNOT have more than one “F”, not have any unexcused absences in LEAD time, and if a student is taking 5 or fewer classes, they MUST be passing ALL classes.

Homecoming Dance Tickets will be on sale Before and After School and Friday During Lunch Beginning Monday After School $7 w/ Activity Pass, $12 w/out Activity Pass, $17 at the door and for guests-with ID
Generations Day
Fake an Injury Day
* 3:00 & 5:00 Boys Soccer vs. GJ Central
* 4:30 & 6:00 Girls Volleyball (Pink Out) vs. Fruita Monument
Work-out Day
* Royalty Practicing - during lunch
* Parade: 4:00-Main St. and McDonald's
(Line up will be South of McDonald's. More detailed information Monday afternoon.)
* Powder-puff Dodgeball: During Lead Time
* Powder-Puff Football: Games Start 7:00 pm Chains - Mr. Morris, Mr. George, Mr. Fassler)
Throwback Day
* Assembly
* Powder-Puff Volleyball: Games Start at 7:00 pm
Royalty Voting – during 1st period
* Ice Cream Bars: in FES Square for everyone (during lunch)
* Football vs. San Creek High School @ 7:00pm
Dance Time
* 10:00am CC Montrose Relay @ Columbine Middle School Fields
* 12:00 & 2:00 Boys Soccer vs. Battle Mtn
* Dance from 7:00 to 11:00 pm in the Auxiliary Gym

IC Portal and Mobile App

 Within the last couple of weeks IC Portal and IC Mobile App had a recent update. However, the update has a bug. One is grade notifications. It is currently very inconsistent and error messages vary from student to student. 

Steps for Parents/Students:

There are a few items that we can check when notifications are not coming through. First, settings for the app can be found in two places – in the app itself and under your phone’s Settings > Notifications > Campus Portal. Please make sure the notifications are checked to be received in both places. If they are, please try unchecking and rechecking them. This has reset notifications for some users. There may also be corrupt data cached in the app. If the items above do not work, please additionally try the following steps, making sure the notifications are enabled. 1) Sign out of the Infinite Campus app; 2) Uninstall Infinite Campus app; 3) Power off the phone completely; 4) Reinstall Infinite Campus App.

11th graders the PSAT test is here!

Reasons to take it…….
1. See where your Reading, Writing and Arithmetic skills are compared to other Juniors.
2. Provides entry into scholarship programs. National Merit Scholarship Program, National Hispanic Recognition Program.
3. My College Quickstart.  Allows students to explore majors, careers and personalize SAT study plan.
4. AP potential based on their PSAT/NMSQT scores
5. Score Report Plus. Feedback on their personalized test performance. (what did you answer incorrectly so you know which skills to improve upon).
6. Prepares for SAT Essay. ScoreWrite.
Sign up: At counseling office front desk
Price: $14.00 paid by cash or check (made out to MHS)
Sign up dates….
Juniors: Now till October 14
Open to Sophomore: September 29th till October 14th
Accepting Stand-by Testing: October 6th till October 14th
Test Date: October 15th @ 8 a.m. Sharp (Bring school ID)
Where: UMC 234 S. Cascade Avenue, Montrose CO
Questions: See your school counselor

Attention 11th and 12th grade students
If you are taking the following courses 2014-2015 school year with a 3.0 or better:
Introduction to Engineering
Principles of Engineering
Civil Engineering and Architecture
Advanced Chemistry
AP Chem- Semester 2
Saxon Physics- Semester 2
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
English 11/12
AP US History- Semester 2
College Algebra
and are interested in getting college credit paid for by Montrose High School must see their counselor and fill out an "Intent to Enroll" form before October 15th for the Spring Semester!