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Walter Colton Drop Off and Pickup info

Parents/Guardians here is the information for car drop off and pick up, bus riders and students walking to the site. These maps will show you where the specific gates are for your student.
New start times

2022-2023 New Middle and High School Start Times

In the 2022-2023 school year, school districts across the state must implement a later start time for middle and high schools. In 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom placed some restrictions on what time schools start at. This bill, known as Senate Bill 328, does not allow middle schools to start before 8 am, and does not allow high schools to start before 8:30 am.
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2022-2023 MPUSD Back-To-School Bash

Join us for our district-wide Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., School of the Arts in Seaside.
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2022-2023 MPUSD School Year Enrollment Opens

MPUSD is pleased to announce that we are moving to online registration beginning July 1, 2022. New and existing families will now be able to complete necessary enrollment forms online.
Summer Hours

MPUSD Summer Hours

The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and its schools have varied office hours during the summer. Learn more about each school site and district department by clicking the headline link.
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Ready. Set. Register.

Is your child registered for the 2022-2023 school year? The first day of school is Wednesday, August 3, 2022. The school calendar is also available.
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Join the MPUSD Team

We want you! Check out some of the latest jobs at MPUSD. We invite you to apply today.

Join the MPUSD Team

We want you! Join the MPUSD team. We have various positions open and invite you to apply today.
Yearbooks on Sale. Featured Photo

Yearbooks on Sale.

If you did not get a chance to purchase your yearbook online you can still pay for it through the front office. Only $25.00. Supply is limited.

Message from our Principal

Summer 2019

Dear Walter Colton Middle School Families,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! It is an exciting time at Walter Colton Middle School and I am pleased to partner with you, your child, and our staff to provide a wonderful experience at WCMS this year. 

Upon completion of my first year at Walter Colton Middle School I can say genuinely I love this age and stage. Middle school students face the challenges of developing independence and individuality, wrestling with a growing need to be a part of a social family outside of the home and physical and emotional maturation. In spite of all they are going through they are resilient, eager, funny and quirky beings. Each day brings a brand new opportunity to help them navigate this period of great changes.

As an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program candidate school, we are working to prepare students for full participation in an increasingly globalized world. It includes courses in all traditional subject matter taught in a way to guide students to deeper, more student-driven, interdisciplinary exploration into issues, questions and problems of global importance. The Middle Years Program shapes curriculum, teaching, and assessment into an inquiry based learning experience, and consists of eight subject groups integrated through five interactive areas providing global contexts for learning. The goal of the Middle Years Program is to create citizens equipped to develop original ideas while being cognizant of the ethical and cultural impact of their actions.

It is a great honor to lead Walter Colton and serve our students, families and staff. I am a collaborator, a listener, and will hold high expectations for students and staff to ensure academic success for your child.

My door is always open to you. Feel free to contact our office at (831) 649-1951 or email me at [email protected]
 

Sincerely,
 
 
Joan Kevorkian
Principal, Walter Colton Middle School 

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