Soledad USD Newsletter

September 17, 2021

Soledad Rotary Art Supplies Distribution

On September 15, Soledad Rotary Members presented San Vicente 1st Grade Students with School Supply Kits.

Thank you Soledad Rotarians!!

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Soledad Rotary Students of the Month

On September 9, Soledad USD Students of the month were honored at the Soledad Rotary Club Meeting


Soledad High School:

Johanna Harrell

Main Street Middle School:

Zaira Zarate Romero

Pinnacles High School Independent Study Program:

Serina Salinas

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The Great Shakeout Drill is Schedule for October 21, 2021 at 10:15 a.m.

Here are the simple steps of the drill for schools:

Below is information provided to all districts by the Monterey County Office of Education


1. Every school contacts its district office with notification that it has completed the drill, and notes any problems the school encountered.
2. Each school district subsequently contacts the county office of education and reports the participation of its schools and their status.
3. The county office of education then reports the information it collects to the County's Office of Emergency Services, who passes the information along to the State Office of Emergency Services and the California Earthquake Authority.

For Monterey County, the County Office of Education will activate its Emergency Operations Center (EOC). It is the EOC that will receive the school districts' reports. The Monterey County Office of Education's EOC may be contacted either by telephone to 831.751.6050 or by two-way radio to the MCOE channel. The specific channel assigned to MCOE is designed by each school district. Please contact your transportation or MOTS staff regarding this matter.

Changes due to COVID-19


As with any year, you can ShakeOut when and where you want, whether that's at home, work, school, or perhaps through a video conference with people working or taking classes from home. We can and should still practice how to be safe when the earth shakes, especially when your situation changes. Your ShakeOut activity may look different this year, but there has always been flexibility in how and when you would like to hold your drill.


In many regions, ShakeOut has been an annual practice because everyone gets to participate in the way that works best for them. This could mean you have your drill on another day than this year's International ShakeOut Day, October 21, or across multiple days (depending on your situation).


While some ShakeOut drills and other activities may happen as always, there are some new considerations:


  • Where will you all be for your drill? Together, or some at work, school or home? Consider video-conferencing!

  • How will you incorporate COVID-19 health and safety guidelines into your activity?

  • Is it better to have everyone participate all at once, or perhaps in staggered (or even repeated) dates and times?



Please do not send reports prior to 10:45 a.m. as MCOE staff will be involved in a duck, cover and hold, and building evacuation drill between 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

If you have any questions on the earthquake drill, Monterey County's participation, or the reporting process please do not hesitate to contact Teri James.

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Stanford - Educator Appreciation Day - September 25, 2021

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Click on the link below to sign up!

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