To provide parents, staff and our community more information about the enrollment projections, financial plan and potential renewal of our Measure C Parcel Tax, our Board’s Long Range Planning Ad Hoc Committee will be providing information at the meetings listed below. We encourage you to attend one of these sessions listed below. Additionally, the Board will be discussing the Parcel Tax at Board meetings on the evenings of December 8 and 15, which we also encourage you to attend.
PTO: Tuesday, December 8, 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.
Site Council: Wednesday, December 9, 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Staff: Tuesday, December 1, 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
PTO: Friday, December 11, 8:45 - 9:15 a.m.
Site Council and Staff: Wednesday, December 16, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
PTO: Wednesday, December 9, 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Site Council: Wednesday, December 9, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Staff: Wednesday, December 2, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
PTO: Thursday, December 10, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Site Council: Tuesday, December 8, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Staff: Wednesday, December 16, 4:15 - 4:45 p.m.
Note: Please feel free to attend any of these meetings at a time and location of your convenience.
Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the Menlo Park City School District’s underlying long-term debt rating to its highest possible rating of “Aaa” on October 22, 2015. Menlo Park City School District is now the only school district in California to have both a “Aaa” rating from Moody’s and a “AAA” rating from Standard and Poor’s.
Utilizing these perfect ratings, the District saved property owners in the District more than $12 million by refunding its general obligation bonds sold in 2005, 2008 and 2010. Click here to finish reading the news release .
Championed by Superintendent Ghysels and facilitated by Assistant Superintendent Burmeister and school principals, MPCSD is engaged in a four-month long process from August to December to identify our “Strategic Directions” for the next six years. The process began with an interactive “working session” of the Board and District Leadership Team on August 26. The Strategic Directions will become the foundation of the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) -- the new accountability plan required by the state. Joining the two affords us a great opportunity to streamline and focus districtwide. The open input window closed on November 6; however, if you would like to provide additional perspective, please email Assistant Superintendent Erik Burmeister at email@example.com. Strategic Directions will be approved at the December 8 Board meeting. The LCAP will be approved in June 2016. If you have any questions about the Strategic Directions or LCAP process, please don’t hesitate to email Superintendent Ghysels and/or Assistant Superintendent Burmeister.
Wednesdays have a whole new meaning in Menlo Park! What better way to kick off an awesome school year than by attending our outstanding Parent Education Speaker Series? on Wednesdays throughout the school year. We are happy to announce that Hillview’s popular Parent Speaker Series is going district-wide. Join us and bring your neighbors and friends; events are open to ALL. Calendar now! Light refreshments and childcare is always provided. Check out more information at www.mpcsdspeakerseries.com.
Consequently, the only excused absences are for student illness, student medical appointments, exclusion for failing to meet immunization requirements, student attendance at a funeral of one’s immediate family, religious observance, court appearance, and shadow days. All other absences will be marked “unexcused.” We realize that many parents take their children on educationally related trips and out of school for other enriching experiences, and therefore, in the past parents had the option of reporting a parent excused (P) for their child’s absence. This is no longer the case.
Menlo Park City School District is now pleased to offer an Independent Study Program uniquely tailored to your child's educational program. This will allow your child to be away from school equipped with appropriate educational curriculum and materials. Students in Independent Study will only have an "unexcused" absence should he/she not complete the assigned Independent Study Program assignments. Otherwise Independent Study will not have an impact on your child's attendance record. To arrange an Independent Study Program for your child, please contact the school office 5 days prior to your child's absence.
Our aim is to have our overall attendance at 98%. You can help us reach this goal by seeing that your child attends school everyday and working with your child’s teacher and school administration when your child must be absent. Thank you in advance for supporting our schools and continuing to make education your child’s number one priority.
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PTO donations are due by September 30. Make your commitment to the MPAEF by November 6.