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Welcome to Monterey Peninsula USD

 
 
The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is pleased to welcome new and returning students and families to 2018-19 school year. There are so many exciting things occurring at MPUSD, and I hope you and your family are ready for the incredible year ahead.
 
We ended last school year on a high note with the passage of Measure I, the $213 million school facilities bond, which allows us to provide critical repairs for 21st century classrooms. Thank you for supporting Measure I, and for your continued confidence in the district, your child’s school, our teachers and staff to prepare your student for academic success.
 
This summer was very productive. Many of our teachers and staff continued to build their capacity by participating in various professional development opportunities throughout June and July. We had approximately 18 school facilities projects underway that will enhance your child’s learning experience.
 
Our committed team of teachers, staff, and administrators have an outstanding year planned. We continue the rollout of our Reimagining Secondary Teaching and Learning Initiative, which features International Baccalaureate in our Monterey community, Project-Based Learning and NewTech Network in our Seaside community, Early College and Career in our Marina Community. We also have a strong system of social and emotional supports in place that features support staff at all school sites. We will continue Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and enhance our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support that addresses all aspects of student learning, including academic, behavior and social and emotional issues.
 
My Cabinet team and I will be visiting school sites regularly throughout the school year. We look forward to making a personal connection with you and your student, and partnering with families and the community to ensure every school and every student succeeds.
 
If I can be of help to your family during the school year, please don’t hesitate to contact my office at 831.645.1200 or email to superintendententsmemo@mpusd.net.
 
Respectfully yours,
 
PK Diffenbaugh
Superintendent

What's New

Vision 2025+ Update: Message to Families

We want to provide an update on MPUSD’s Vision 2025+ Task Force recommendations and the progress to date. The Task Force convened last fall, developed recommendations on different learning models for our elementary and middle schools (e.g., Transitional Kindergarten - 6, Transitional Kindergarten - 8, 7th/8th middle schools), and district staff has been in the community hosting meetings since November providing transparency and soliciting stakeholder feedback, including administering an online survey.

Open Enrollment (Transfer) Period Now Open

Open Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year begins January 8, 2020 and runs through Friday, February 7, 2020. at 4:00 p.m. This is the only time to request a transfer from one school to another school within the district for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. If you wish to request a transfer you must complete a request form no later than Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Click headline link to be directed to the Student Transfer landing page.