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Summer Meal Program

MPUSD's Nutrition Services continues serving our community's children (ages 18 and younger) this summer.

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!

Summer Academy: June 7 - July 2

Have you heard about Summer Academy at your school site? We have an exciting opportunity for students to extend the learning experience over a four-week period between June 7 - July 2, 2021.

Draft LCAP Review Meeting

You spoke, we listened. We continue to receive stakeholder feedback and want to get a date on stakeholders' calendars to review the DRAFT Local Control Accountability Plan before it goes to public hearing on June 8 and final adoption on June 22.

Aladdin Jr. Video

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

In-Person Local Control Accountability Plan Meeting: May 20

In an effort to reach all stakeholders, MPUSD is hosting an in-person Local Control Accountability Plan engagement meeting on Thursday, May 20 at Seaside High School to continue gathering input to inform its planning efforts and prioritize district funding on programs and services for students.

Districtwide Town Hall: May 19

As we head toward the end of the school year, MPUSD will host the last monthly Town Hall meeting to discuss Summer Academies and what the 2021-2022 school year will look like. We hope you can join us for a very brief presentation followed by plenty of time for questions and answers.

Your Input Matters

Engagement of students, parents, staff and community members is important to MPUSD. We want to hear how our schools, and the district, are doing to involve and engage you in educating students. Your input is valuable as we align our goals and financial resources in our Local Control Accountability Plan and new Extended Learning Opportunities Grant Plan. ZOOM LINK - the.mpusd.net/lcap2021 or CALL-IN - 1-669-219-2599 (Meeting ID: 954 7226 3363, Passcode: 735060693) Click READ FULL STORY for direct link to Zoom.

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.)

Town Hall Archives: Hybrid or Distance Learning Models

The PowerPoint and video archives of MPUSD's Town Hall on Thursday, March 11 in English and Spanish about the proposed in-person instructional model and reasoning behind the model are now available. Click headline to access the information.

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.

UPDATE: Free Food for Families Locations

Due to traffic congestion at Seaside High, our partners at All in Monterey and The Food Bank of Monterey County, the Free Food for Families program has changed slightly. Mondays will be at Seaside High and Wednesdays will be at Monterey Peninsula College. See updated flyer.

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.
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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.
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UPDATED: Grab & Go Meals

The federal government has updated its regulations, and families are now able to access Grab & Go Meals without having to present student's name or student ID. Students do not have to be present for families to receive meals. Students must be 18 years and under.

Welcome to Los Arboles Middle School

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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

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