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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.
New start times

2022-2023 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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Class of 2022 Promotion

The Class of 2022 promoted on Thursday, June 2. Take one hour to view the archive of the promotion ceremony held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.
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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.
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Seaside Middle scholars take on California History Day

Seaside Middle School participated in History Day California May 7 and May 8 at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California. The district and school are extremely proud of the 12 Eagle scholars who won the county competition last month to advance to the state finals in May.

Free COVID-19 Take-Home Rapid Tests

We hope you’re enjoying Spring Break. We want to provide a reminder about the availability of FREE COVID-19 take-home rapid tests at our MPUSD COVID-19 testing center offered through our partner Heal 360.
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UPDATE: Masks in schools

From the very beginning of the pandemic, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District has adhered to guidance from the California Department of Public Health and our county health department. We intend to follow the updated state guidance unless more restrictive measures are adopted by the Monterey County Health Department. In accordance with the state’s update, effective Monday, March 14, 2022, masks will be strongly recommended but not required for students (regardless of vaccination status) at all MPUSD school sites and departments.

Town Halls in English and Spanish will be held this evening (March 1) at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to learn more and ask questions. Read full story for links to Town Halls.
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MPUSD middle school students to receive mental health support through community partnership

Rates of anxiety and depression are rising among teens on the Monterey Peninsula as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact mental wellness.

To help students, a new community partnership between the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Montage Health Foundation, and Ohana will begin in February at three middle schools.

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Welcome to Seaside Middle School

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2021-22 Academic Year
 
Dear Seaside Middle School families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! I am honored to serve this learning community and support your return for a restorative restart. I look forward to partnering with each of you to ensure that all of our students are supported to grow as learners and leaders. 

As we begin this exciting chapter together, I want to share my core values as an educator so that you know how I am working to serve your children, your family, and our community:
 
•   Every student at Seaside Middle School deserves the best education possible; academic and social/emotional/behavioral growth happens when we communicate high expectations and proactively plan intentional supports to hold students accountable.
 
•   Adult and systems learning are at the core of school improvement; professional development is most effective when it is reflective, contextualized, and ongoing.
 
•   The trust of all stakeholders is earned and maintained through collaboration, coherence, and transparency; this is the foundation of respectful, productive relationships that promote student success.
 
•   When decision-making is collaborative, data-informed, and equity-driven, we reflect and grow to do what is best for students.
 
At Seaside Middle School our mantra is, “Together, we rise!” It is essential that we work together and lift one another up in service of our children. Please know that I am here to listen, learn, and partner with you so that together as staff, students, and families, we can forge an inclusive community that is centered on collaboration and learning.

Our doors are open to you, and we desire to be in communication. Feel free to contact our office at (831) 899-7080 or email me directly at [email protected] Go Eagles!

Respectfully,
Adam Swinney
Principal, Seaside Middle School