News & Announcements

July 15 & 16 Town Halls

Take a minute to hear from Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh about the planning for the start of the 2020-21 school year, as well as sign up for a Town Hall to hear information and next steps.
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ARCHIVES: Reopening of Our Schools Community Meetings

The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District initiated an internal Task Force to begin exploring the reopening of our schools in the 2020-21 school year based on the new guidelines released from the California Department of Education and the California Department of Public Health. The guidelines require schools to consider hybrid schedules in order to limit the total number of students on campus at one time and ensure that students are kept at least 6 feet apart where practical. 

MPUSD held four community Town Hall meetings to provide information, answer questions and to hear input from families.
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Summer Feeding Programs

MPUSD's Summer Feeding Program offers meals to students during the summer months at six school locations. Learn more about the locations and times by clicking the title link.
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Monterey County Herald: Guest Editorial PK Diffenbaugh: State Budget Must Reflect Our Values: Invest in Schools

Educators will be forced to overcome this budget challenge — offering services despite the lack of adequate resources. We shouldn’t have to. It is a reflection of our societal values that we continue to underfund our schools while relying on them to be the primary institution responsible for meeting the needs of our most vulnerable populations. Read more in this weekend's Monterey County Herald (click headline link).
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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/
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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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Implementation of Proposed Changes in Grading System and Graduation Requirements

The COVID-19 global health crisis has forced the closure of schools across the country and prompted sudden shifts to Distance Learning. In response, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education discussed and approved Resolution #19/20-25: Implementation of Proposed Changes in Grading System and Graduation Requirements for spring semester 2020 at their regularly scheduled Board meeting on April 14, 2020.
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Grab and Go Meals

Grab and Go Meals are available from La Mesa at 11:00-1:00 to accommodate family requests. Other school sites are available from 10:00-12:00.
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Grab and Go Meals: Beginning March 30

Beginning Monday, March 30, upon return from MPUSD's Spring Break, the district will offer Grab and Go meals at 16 school sites from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Federal requirements state students must be present to receive meal. Applies to students 18 and younger.
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Distance/Online Learning & School Closure Update

Spring Break was very different this year as compared to other years, but we hope you had an opportunity to find some joy and rest. As our Spring Break comes to an end this Friday, March 27, I wanted to provide you some important information about school closures and our transition to online/distance learning. Today, the Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Deneen Guss and county district superintendents decided that all schools within Monterey County will be closed until at least May 4th.
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Stay Updated on MPUSD Coronavirus News

Thank you for your patience and understanding as together we address the Coronavirus and its impacts on our school system, students, families and staff. The safety and well-being of our community continue to remain at the forefront of our decision making. We realize that any decision we make will have impacts on many of our families and staff. Please continue to follow all updates on this landing page (click headline for more).
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MPUSD Preschool Meal Service

MPUSD Preschool Meal Service: Due to the unexpected closure of our preschools, MPUSD wants to ensure our preschool children have access to food during the two-week closure. (Our TK-12 programs are observing their regularly scheduled Spring Break. We will continue to monitor the situation beyond Spring Break and address accommodations as needed for TK-12 programs.)
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MCOE Health Alert Page for Coronavirus

Cold and flu season is upon us. The California Department of Public Health reports that influenza (also known as the flu) activity levels have increased over the past several weeks, including here in Monterey County.

The 2019-2020 flu season has been complicated by recent reports of a novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China. Although there have been reported cases of novel coronavirus globally, to date, there have been no reported coronavirus cases in Monterey County.

Learn more about Coronavirus, as it applies to Monterey County, and MCOE's resources and information for schools and communities.
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Continuing Progress in MPUSD through Partnership and Collaboration

Over the past six years, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and the Monterey Bay Teachers Association have partnered to make significant progress in improving salaries for our deserving teachers and staff. Since the 2012-2013 school year, teacher salaries have increased between 20% and 34%, with our most experienced teachers now earning over $100,000. (Read more by clicking headline ...)
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Join our PTA!

La Mesa's PTA is a wonderful place to get to know your child's school, meet other parents, and help your child's learning community. Our PTA is responsible for tons of on and off campus activities and fundraisers. It's a great way to be engaged in the local community, support your child, learn about various support services, stay updated on school functions, and mingle with other military families. Visit La Mesa's PTA on campus or visit their website at lamesapta.com to get more information.
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We are a TreeRing School!

Congratulations to La Mesa Elementary on being a TreeRing Green Yearbook School! Since we've sold 101 yearbooks, we'll be working with our partner, Trees for the Future, to plant that many trees in our school's name.
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Lyceum Spelling Bee

Our 4th and 5th graders have been preparing for the annual Lyceum Spelling Bee. Contestants will compete on stage at La Mesa on February 7th from 12:00-1:00. Two finalists and two alternates will be determined to advance to the County Final Spelling Bee at San Benancio Middle School. The competition will be held February 23rd at 9:30-12:00. Come support our hard-working students.
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Candy Grams

La Mesa's student council is fundraising to repair our wall ball wall. Candy grams will be sold for $1 each. Students can purchase as many candy grams as they would like. Money must be submitted to class room teachers no later than February 12th.
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Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! This is the 2nd book fair this year. If you don't buy this week, the last book fair will be in May. Don't miss out! This Book Fair's hours are:
2/25 7:30-8:30 and 2:00-4:00
2/26 11:00-4:00
2/27 11:00-2:00 and 5:00-7:00* featuring 2 story times and a raffle
2/2811:00-4:00
3/1 7:30-12:00
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Dr. Seuss Week

Next week is Dr. Seuss week. Dress up every day throughout the week to show your love for the famous author, Dr. Seuss!
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