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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.)

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Principal's Message

Hello Olson Community,
 
I am honored and privileged by the opportunity to join the Olson Elementary School community this coming school year as your Principal. I join Olson having served as an elementary administrator within the Cupertino Unified School District for the last 5 years. Prior to that, I served as an Academic Dean and Teacher for over five years. While teaching, I earned National Board Certification. National Board Certification is the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching and is the most respected professional certification available in education.
 
I am overjoyed to join the Marina community not only as your principal, but a devout husband and proud father of two boys, ages 5 and 8. My sons will be attending a MPUSD school this Fall and as a family we are very much looking forward to establishing roots in Marina.
 
I have developed an Entry Plan which will allow me to introduce myself, in addition to, listen and learn from all of you, and our many stakeholders.  This Entry Plan reflects my systematic approach and commitment to seek your input so that I can effectively make informed decisions towards the best interests of our students. This plan will extend over the first semester of school as I meet with, gain insight, and gather input from all stakeholders. My findings will be shared in January and will include shared objectives, as well as an action plan for achieving them that will be developed with our Instructional Leadership Team’s involvement.
 
As your principal, I am ultimately responsible for the learning, safety, and emotional growth of ALL students and staff. I intend to be an active member of the Olson team frequenting the classroom and being visible around campus serving the needs of the school. Only by working with every part of our community can I successfully fulfill this responsibility. Together, I am confident we will provide the best educational experience possible for all children at Olson Elementary School.
 
I look forward to continuing to meet all members of our school community in the coming months and beginning the collaborative work that will result in best serving the students, staff, and families of our school.
 
Drew Coleman
Principal, Olson Elementary School