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Distance/Online Learning & School Closure Update

Spring Break was very different this year as compared to other years, but we hope you had an opportunity to find some joy and rest. As our Spring Break comes to an end this Friday, March 27, I wanted to provide you some important information about school closures and our transition to online/distance learning. Today, the Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Deneen Guss and county district superintendents decided that all schools within Monterey County will be closed until at least May 4th.
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Grab and Go Meals: Beginning March 30

Beginning Monday, March 30, upon return from MPUSD's Spring Break, the district will offer Grab and Go meals at 16 school sites from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Federal requirements state students must be present to receive meal. Applies to students 18 and younger.

Stay Updated on MPUSD Coronavirus News

Thank you for your patience and understanding as together we address the Coronavirus and its impacts on our school system, students, families and staff. The safety and well-being of our community continue to remain at the forefront of our decision making. We realize that any decision we make will have impacts on many of our families and staff. Please continue to follow all updates on this landing page (click headline for more).
Meal Service for Preschool Students Over Spring Break

MPUSD Preschool Meal Service

MPUSD Preschool Meal Service: Due to the unexpected closure of our preschools, MPUSD wants to ensure our preschool children have access to food during the two-week closure. (Our TK-12 programs are observing their regularly scheduled Spring Break. We will continue to monitor the situation beyond Spring Break and address accommodations as needed for TK-12 programs.)

MCOE Health Alert Page for Coronavirus

Cold and flu season is upon us. The California Department of Public Health reports that influenza (also known as the flu) activity levels have increased over the past several weeks, including here in Monterey County. The 2019-2020 flu season has been complicated by recent reports of a novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China. Although there have been reported cases of novel coronavirus globally, to date, there have been no reported coronavirus cases in Monterey County. Learn more about Coronavirus, as it applies to Monterey County, and MCOE's resources and information for schools and communities.

Continuing Progress in MPUSD through Partnership and Collaboration

Over the past six years, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and the Monterey Bay Teachers Association have partnered to make significant progress in improving salaries for our deserving teachers and staff. Since the 2012-2013 school year, teacher salaries have increased between 20% and 34%, with our most experienced teachers now earning over $100,000. (Read more by clicking headline ...)

Welcome to Monterey High School

Xavier Rodriguez, Tom Newton, & Chelsea Warner
Greetings Green Machine!

It is my pleasure to welcome you back for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.  We have a very busy quarter coming up and it will be important to stay aware of upcoming activities and deadlines but also to get the semester kicked off well. 

In the third quarter we have SBAC Interim Assessments in ELA and Math in February.  These should help our students and teachers know strengths and areas of growth in preparation for the upcoming summative assessments in the 4th quarter.  Additionally, it will help our students get familiar with the unique testing format of the state assessment which is taken entirely on their Chromebook.  

We have ELPAC testing coming up this quarter which provides our English Learner (EL) students an opportunity to show their growth and redesignate as English Language Proficient.  We are excited for our EL students and hope that the entire school community wraps around them as they take the next steps in their success at Monterey High School.  

Parents and guardians, please have conversations with your students about what classes and pathways they would like to join in the coming year as course requests with our counseling staff is on the horizon.  Your student’s educational pursuits should be a family decision and we hope our website with academies, pathways and courses listed helps to provide insight on the direction your student would like to take.

Parent Teacher Conferences take place February 25-27th, and they will operate as they did in the Fall semester with scheduled appointments for the first two days and an open invitation to all parents on Thursday.  The times will be 1:45 - 3:45 pm both Tuesday and Thursday and Wednesday will be from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

It is my pleasure to announce that Monterey High School was named by Newsweek Magazine to be a Top STEM High School in the country, the first time in our history we have been recognized as such.  We are proud to be the only ADA school in Monterey County to be recognized, and we would like to congratulate all our students and staff for their hard work. 

Finally, thank you Green Machine for being a part of this great educational tradition that is Monterey High School.   Go Dores!
 
Tom Newton
Head of School
Monterey High School

Our School At A Glance

  • form73% A-G Graduates
  • gradcap97% Graduation Rate
  • 43% of student body takes an AP course
  • getinvolved74% of student body enrolled in a pathway
  • transcripts3.04 average GPA for freshmen enrolled in CSU
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