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Superintendent Dr. PK Diffenbaugh engaging with students at Back-to-School Night at Seaside Middle School.

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Seaside High School staff during the Homecoming Parade.

Making a difference in the lives of every student on the Peninsula

What's New

Reopening of Schools Survey

Thank you for partnering with us to make Distance Learning a success. These are truly unprecedented times and none of us could have predicted what was going to happen at the end of the school year. We're currently planning for the start of the 2020-21 school year, and still awaiting guidelines from the state and local health departments. As we plan we want your feedback and your perspective, and we've developed a survey that will help us in our planning process.

Transitional Kinder & Kindergarten Registration

Register today! MPUSD’s Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes are filling up quickly for the 2020-21 school year. Classes fill to capacity and we want to ensure your child has the opportunity to attend the school closest to your home. More @ http://mpusd.net/tkkinder/
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten direct mail postcard. Information found on www.mpusd.net/tkkinder/ webpage.

Enrollment for 2020-21 School Year

Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year is underway. Due to COVID-19, we have updated the ways you can register your child in an MPUSD school. This applies to all NEW STUDENTS (attending MPUSD for the very first time or students who were not enrolled with MPUSD in 2019-20). Learn more by clicking the headline link.
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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

Recent Events

Community Day Promotion

Time: 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Central Coast High School, 200 Coe Ave, Seaside, CA 93955, USA
Jun 3

Adult School Graduation

Time: 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Central Coast High School, 200 Coe Ave, Seaside, CA 93955, USA
Jun 3