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Recent Events

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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

Facilities Bond Projects: Tell Us What You Think

We invite you to a community meeting to provide input on how you'd like the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District to prioritize its school facilities bond projects. Join us this week in one of our learning communities. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you. Can't make it, take a moment to provide your feedback in a brief online survey. Even if you complete the survey, we'd love to hear from you in person, too.
Dates, times and locations of the Facilities Community meetings.

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

Eight of our sites are offering Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors), a free 10-session curriculum centered on the cultural values, strengths, and experiences of parents. The curriculum consists of topics that range from early childhood development to school readiness, good health, social and emotional well-bineg, economic well-being, parenting styles, and leadership and advocacy. These schools are offering the program - Crumpton Elementary, Del Rey Woods Elementary, Highland Elementary, Marina Vista Elementary Arts Academy, MLK: School of the Arts, Olson Elementary, Ord Terrace Elementary, and Seaside Child Development Center. Click headline for specific dates, times and locations.
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Featured Photo

Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration Underway

Rounding up all four and five year old children this month and February for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year. Visit our schools and take a tour of our TK and kinder classrooms. Learn about the exciting things happening for our littlest learners. Click headline to see tour dates, times and schools.
Transitional and Kindergarten Tours Flyer