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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Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh shares a message with families regarding an update on distance learning, technology access, and breakfast/lunches for students.
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.
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).
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.)
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.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the immediate risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) remains low for Americans, but more cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including in the United States. (Read more by clicking headline link.)
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 ...)
Check out the YONDR Presentation for information about Colton becoming a cell phone free campus!
SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY (EC §231.5; 5 CCR§4917): Each district is required to have adopted a written policy on sexual harassment, and shall provide a copy of such policy, as it pertains to students, notifying students at the beginning of each semester. Districts are also required to display such policies in a prominent location and include it in orientation for employees and students. Please find the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District's Sexual Harassment Board Policy and Administrative Regulation (BP & AR 5145.7) attached.
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Check out what lunch clubs we have at Colton!
Check out what lunch clubs you can attend at Colton!
Monterey, CA - Monterey High School in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District was recently authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) as an IB World High School offering the Middle Years Programme. (Interviews and classroom walks available prior to Open House on April 18 @ 5:30 p.m.)