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Spring 2017 MPUSD Newsletter

Nutrition Services

The Nutrition Services website is up to date (minus the August 2016 menus - that is coming very soon). 


We encourage you to use the direct link to the Nutrition Services website at http://www.mpusd.k12.ca.us/nutrition

What's For School Lunch?

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MPUSD’s recently launched app, “School Lunch by Nutrislice,” is available in the Apple App Store for iPhones and in Google Play for Android phones. Additionally click the above image to view see it online.


From: Edward L. Moreno, MD, MPH

Health Officer and Director of Public Health

RE: Ebola Virus Disease Information

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Did you know that there is free counseling available for military children at La Mesa? The Child & Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselor Program (CYB-MFLC) offer short-term, confidential, non-medical counseling to children of active duty military families. For more information & to sign a parent permission form, click on the links provided. CYB-MFLC form.pdf

Information for Parents

MPUSD Parent/Guardian and Student Rights and Information Handbook

The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, located at 700 Pacific Street, will observe the following hours beginning June 5 - July 28.

  • Mondays - Thursdays | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fridays | CLOSED

A list of our school site hours can be found HERE.





Summer Office Hours for Early Registration


June 27th-30th


8:30 am-1 pm


What's Needed


*Child's Birth Certificate or Passport

*Proof of Residence(Lease agreement, utility bill) dated within the last month

*Immunization Records









Summer Office Hours


June 5th-15th   

9 am- 3 pm 

closed for lunch 12 pm-1 pm



Re-Opens July 12th

9 am- 3 pm

closed for lunch 12 pm- 1 pm

What's New



  • March 13-17 | 5TH Grade Science Camp
  • March 14 | TK-2ND Grade Music Performance, Cafeteria, 1:30 pm
  • March 17 | Student of the Month Recognition Ceremony, Cafeteria, 8:15  am        
  • March 20-31 | Spring Break- No School
  • April 10-14 | Book Fair
  • April 28 | La Mesa Annual Spring Auction @ Monterey Elks Lodge, Doors Open at 5:30 pm, Must be 21 to Attend
  • April 29 | By-the-Bay 3K Fun Run
  • May 2 | Open House & Science Fair, Cafeteria, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • May 23 | Music Performance, 3rd - 5th grades, Cafeteria, 1:30 pm



Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten enrollment is underway. If you have or know of a child who turns 5 before September 1 of this upcoming 2017-18 school year, he/she is ready to enroll in kindergarten. If you know a child who turns 5 between September 2 and March 1 of this upcoming 2017-18 school year, he/she may enroll in transitional kindergarten. Visit MPUSD's enrollment web page at www.mpusd.net/info! Additionally, pre-school enrollment is also occurring and we're looking for children who turn age 3 by September 1 to come learn with us in our play-based learning environments. MPUSD offers FREE full and half day pre-school programs in Marina and Seaside. If you know of any 3 or 4 year olds who would like to become part of our early learning pathway today, send them to www.mpusd.net/earlychildhoodeducation. We offer Common Core aligned curriculum, an opportunity to build social and emotional skills, and free breakfast and lunch!





Mrs. Morgan's Class


Short Term Independent Study

                                     Independent Study 

                    Short Term (5 – 15 Days)



  • Parent notifies their school of residence of the future absence. The notification must be at least five, (5), school days in advance of departure.
  • The site principal must approve the Short Term Independent Study.
  • Parent and student sign the Short Term Independent Agreement.
  • The site secretary notifies the student’s teacher(s) to collect the student’s work for the period of the absence.
  • The school of residence attendance clerk will mark the absence with a “K”, (Independent Study pending).
  • Upon the student’s return, the teacher will evaluate work and award attendance.
  • The attendance clerk will adjust the attendance records changing a “K” to the appropriate attendance.

Important Notes

  • Failure to complete the assignment during the absence will result in a truancy referral.
  • Short Term Independent Study is NOT for recapturing unexcused days.
  • Short Term Independent Study is not for students who are ill.
  • Students must complete a minimum of five, (5), days of schoolwork to earn attendance.
  • School of residence retains a sample of student work on file.

La Mesa Superheroes PPT

New Saturday Acadamy


2017-2018 SUGGESTED (not required) SUPPLY LIST


2017-18 Parent/Guardian and Student Information Handbook


When your child is out for any reason,

please call the office and let us know why they are out. If calling before or after school office hours, you can leave a message on the attendance line. 

Our attendance line is

831-649-1872 then press 1.  

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