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College-bound high school students.

Students at Los Arboles Middle School in front of lockers decorated with college names

Students at Los Arboles Middle School in the school halls moving to their next class.

Elementary students coloring

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Monterey High School students prepping for a sporting event.

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Elementary school students engaged in classroom learning.

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

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Middle school students collaborating on an assignment.

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Middle school students enjoying lunch break.

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

What's New

Monterey High School EIR

The District performed a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the planned Monterey High School Dan Albert Stadium project that consists of a lower softball and multi-use field, a multi-purpose weight room, added visitor bleachers, a new press box, improved accessible seating and safety features, and permanent lighting to the Dan Albert Stadium. The final EIR and project will be on the agenda for consideration of approval by the MPUSD Board of Education on July 27th, 2021.

Reopening of Schools Districtwide Town Hall

MPUSD welcomes students and staff back to school in person, five days a week on Wednesday, August 4. The district hosts a virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, July 28 in English (5 p.m.) and Spanish (6 p.m.) to learn more.

Register Today: Preschool, Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten

Do you have a toddler, preschooler or child about to enter transitional kindergarten or kindergarten? Don't delay as our classes are filling to capacity at some school sites and we want to be sure your child is registered for the 2021-2022 school year. NOTE: We currently have openings for our preschool programs in-person for our summer program!
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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

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