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MPUSD September 16 Town Hall Archives

MPUSD held a districtwide Town Hall on September 16 with an update on the school year, including COVID-19 protocols, process and communication. The PowerPoint presentation and video archive is available.

District English Learner Advisory Committee and District Advisory Committee

Mark your calendars! Parent engagement is critical and we invite your participation and feedback at our 2021-2022 District Advisory Committee and District English Learner Advisory Committee meetings. Our District English Learner Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity on English learner programs and services.

Important Message from the Superintendent

Message from the Superintendent on Health and Safety at our Schools: As we close the second full week of instruction, I wanted to express how excited we are to return to in person instruction and how proud I am of our school community's efforts to return to school safely. Your child's health and well being is our top priority, and I want to update you on our current health mitigation efforts, as well as increased support we are working to provide in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 Guidance and Protocols

The school year is off to a great start and it has been wonderful to see students and staff back on campuses across the district. As we continue transitioning into our new normal, we are also mindful that COVID-19 is still in our community and that communities are seeing a rise in the Delta variant. Please find information related to COVID-19 protocols while in MPUSD schools and departments.
LAMS Drama Club Proudly Present: Moana Jr! Featured Photo

LAMS Drama Club Proudly Present: Moana Jr!

If you are interested in joining LAMS Drama Club, attend an informational meeting August 11 at from 2:30PM-5:30PM in the LAMS MUR. Please reach out to Ms. Pelton at kpelton@mpusd.k12.ca.us if you have any questions!

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.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow: Attendance Awareness Survey

School attendance is important. We know it might be hard to get students to school, and we want to help support you and your student. Families, can you please complete this short survey so we can better help our students this upcoming school year 2021-2022. Thank you for your participation!

Aladdin Jr. Video

Here is a link to the YouTube video of the Drama Club's presentation of Aladdin Jr.

Best of Monterey Bay Family Guide: School is in Session

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Best of Monterey Bay Family Guide 2021-2022 published by the Monterey County Weekly is in the field. Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh engages in a Q & A with reporter Celia Jiménez. (Publication is not available online. Provided is a PDF copy.)

MPUSD Makes Move to Keep 6th Grade at Elementary Level Beginning in 2021-22

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, our Board of Education discussed and approved the decision making timeline for the reconfiguration and consolidation of MPUSD schools.  You may recall last school year the district convened a Vision 2025+ Task Force and engaged stakeholders in multiple community engagement meetings and surveys about the future of our schools. One of the key focus areas was whether or not to maintain 6th grade at the elementary school level.

January 27 Town Hall Archives and PowerPoint Presentation

The district offered a Town Hall to the community on the state of the community health, update on future in-person instruction, and reconfiguration/consolidation of elementary schools. PowerPoint and video archive are now available.
English Flyer

Free Food Boxes for Families

LIMITED TIME: Thanks to a grant from the USDA, for the next five weeks (beginning week of January 25 through February 22) MPUSD will offer free food boxes to its families. You will recall this option was available for a brief period late last year. Thank you USDA for your support!

Important Notification: California Healthy Youth Act

We want to make you aware that California state law, the California Healthy Youth Act, (CHYA), requires that comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education be provided to students at least once in middle school or junior high school and once in high school, starting in grade 7. Due to COVID-19, we have incorporated CHYA instruction for the 2020-21 school year for 7th, 8th and 10th grade students. Students in 9th grade will also receive instruction (Health Smart curriculum from ETR publication) as part of their Freshman Seminar Health and Wellness course.

Tech Problems?

HAVING TECH PROBLEMS? Please email: lhayes@mpusd.k12.ca.us with the following information: Student name (first and last) Student ID # Contact info (phone or email) What problem you're experiencing with your computer * Emails will be checked M-F between 10am-2pm. Repair office hours will occur on Mondays and Wednesdays BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. *Please do not include password problems, as only your student's core teacher can help you with this.

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).

Welcome to Los Arboles Middle School

Welcome to Los Arboles Middle School Image
 
Our scholars! Los Arboles Middle School is located in Marina, California and is one of three sixth through eighth grade middle schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.  Nestled amongst the trees, our school offers many opportunities for scholars, families and residents to gather together as a community.  We are proud of our diverse population and community, which is celebrated and honored throughout our campus.  Go Falcons! School Vision
At Los Arboles Middle School, we promote a growth mindset and foster positive relationships among all scholars and staff. We envision a school culture that embraces diversity, promotes equity, and engages student voice. We empower scholars to be agents of change who are self-aware learners, and thinkers prepared for life within their communities and a global society. We provide an Early College and Career exploration for all scholars through a Linked Learning approach of work-based learning, career-technical education, strong systems of support, and integrated, real-world academics.
 

19 different languages are spoken by students at our school

Events

Drama Club

Time: 2:25 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Multi-Use Room
Oct 27

Drama Club

Time: 2:25 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Multi-Use Room
Nov 3

Drama Club

Time: 2:25 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Multi-Use Room
Nov 10

Drama Club

Time: 2:25 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Multi-Use Room
Nov 17