Superintendent's Newsletter

December 2022

Farewell to 2022!

As 2022 comes to a close, and we break for the winter holiday, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to all who help make the Martinez Unified School District an amazing place to be. We are a community with many gifts and talents, which we share daily with one another and most importantly, our students. From the classroom, to our homes and all points in-between, our collective efforts to raise the whole child are filled with good intentions, commitment and a willingness to make decisions that may be hard in the present, but will have a positive and lasting influence in the future for all. The success experienced in this first semester, at all levels, is evidence of this steadfast effort and it's impact on our students.

I wish each and every member of this community a peaceful holiday season and look forward to an exciting New Year!

MUSD Winter Break Dates

Thursday, 12/22/22 ½ day for all schools

Fri. 12/23/22 - Tues 1/10/23 School Closed

1/10/23 Staff Dev Day for Certificated Employees (no students)

1/11/2023 School resumes for students

New MUSD Board Members Sworn in December 9th

TK - K Registration is now OPEN!

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Holiday Season School Attendance

As we move through the holiday season, please remember that school attendance is essential to student success. If you are traveling and need to take your child out of school for an extended visit with family, you must let the office know asap so they can put together an Independent Study packet for your child. This can be done for any absence over 3 days. In order for your child to earn academic and attendance credit they must turn in the completed work upon their return.

AHS Knowles Field Gets a New Team Locker Room!

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The MUSD has recently replaced the old Knowles Field Baseball House with a new Multi-team locker room facility. The new to us portable is lined with 27 - 15”W x 18”D x 36”H and 25 - 18”W x 18”D x 36”H Lockers and changing benches. The finishing touches are being completed now and the locker room should be open after break.

Alhambra High Commons - New Serving and Seating Areas

In an effort to provide lunches to all students in a more efficient manner, AHS has made slight modifications to the interior of the Commons. There is now a third meal serving area on the second level where students can “grab and go” cold sandwiches, salads, parfaits, and drinks. This has helped to decrease the wait time for students in the main serving area. Lockers on this same level have also been removed to make space for more indoor seating. As the rainy and colder weather season is upon us, this modification, in addition to the extra seating already provided on the lower level, will give more students the opportunity to stay warm and dry when needed.

Measure Q Parcel Tax Citizen Oversight Committee Members Needed ASAP

The Martinez Unified School District is currently seeking volunteers for the Measure

Q Parcel Tax Citizens' Oversight Committee for one and two year terms. The

committee meets once per semester or twice per year and reviews the budgets,

expenditures, and other pertinent reports related to the Parcel Tax. All meetings,

unless noted otherwise, are held in the District Office Boardroom located at 921

Susana Street at 6:30 pm.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this important committee,

please click here to download an application and return it to Laura

Alvarez, Administrative Secretary, Business Services, by either

email: or by U.S. Mail at the following address: Laura

Alvarez, Martinez Unified School District, 921 Susana Street, Martinez, CA 94553.

California State Park Adventure Pass for 4th Grade Students and their Families

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MJHS 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team Wins Redding Tournament!

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John Swett Elementary School Construction

A HUGE Thank You to Deidre Siguenza and Jeremie Ginelli for their Service

At the November 28th Board Meeting, Trustees Deidre Siguenza and Jeremie Ginella were recognized for their years of service to the Martinez Unified School District. Over the past years both have proven that they are all about “what's good for kids”, which was reflected in their decisions made on behalf of the district.

On behalf of the MUSD Community I would like to thank them for the endless hours, late nights away from family, and many tough decisions in the face of adversity, and wish them only the very best on all their future endeavors. Thank you for all you have done for the students and staff of the MUSD.

A Toy For Every Child Event is limited to MUSD Families in need while supplies last.

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