In the 2023-2024 academic year, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District made an important change to its high school bell schedule to optimize the learning environment and ensure that students have the best possible educational experience.
One significant change pertains to the early dismissal schedule, which will now occur only one to two times a month, as opposed to the weekly early dismissals last year.
This modification was made after careful consideration and discussions with the school staff and students. The weekly early dismissals may have presented challenges for both students and families in terms of planning and productivity. By transitioning to a more consolidated early dismissal schedule, the district and its high schools aim to provide a more supportive and uninterrupted learning environment for students, enabling them to make the most of their time in the classroom. This change also allows for an “Flex” period one to two times a month that allows for students to get additional support from their teachers or staff during the school week.
On the designated early dismissal days, high schools will end promptly at 2:10 p.m., thirty minutes earlier than the previous year's early dismissal time. For students who utilize MPUSD's school transportation, buses will be adjusted accordingly to accommodate the updated schedule.
This change will create a positive impact on the overall academic experience, allowing for more focused instruction and reducing disruptions to the learning process. Additionally, it will grant teachers valuable extra time for professional development and collaboration, which ultimately benefits the entire school community.
Early Release Wednesday Days at 2:10 PM
August 9 and 23, 2023
September 6 an 20, 2023
October 18, 2023
November 1 and 15, 2023
December 6, 2023
January 10, 17, and 31, 2024
February 14 and 21, 2024
March 6, 2024
April 3 and 17, 2024
May 1 and 15, 2024
Early Release Finals Days at 2:10 PM
December 11, 12,13, and 14, 2023
May 24, 28, 29, and 30, 2024
Early Release Guardian/Teacher Conferences at 2:40 PM
October 24, 25, and 26, 2023
February 27, 28, and 29, 2024
Please visit the MPUSD High School Calendar at the.mpusd.net/calendar2324.