High School Early Release Wednesdays Announced

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.
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