Soledad Unified School District

Weekly Newsletter - December 6, 2019

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Did You Know? A little History of the Soledad Unified School District

With all the rain pouring down on us this past week and the flooding on Highway 101 that many had to navigate through this week, memories come flooding back (pardon the pun) of the time Soledad too, flooded. The school most affected was San Vicente Elementary.

On March 10-13, 1995, Monterey County experienced a second significant winter storm which resulted in sustained precipitation falling on already-saturated watersheds. Devastating flooding occurred throughout the county. In particular flooding of the Salinas, Carmel, and Pajaro Rivers forced mass evacuations in San Ardo, King City, Greenfield, Soledad, Gonzales, Chualar, Spreckles, the River Road and, parts of Salinas, Castroville, Moss Landing, Pajaro, and the Carmel Valley.

On March 10, 1995 a levee broke near San Vicente Elementary School. Of course, Soledad looked totally different then as all the new construction that now exists, were just empty fields. We had to evacuate the school and board our students onto buses and had to transport them to Main Street School, where parents picked them up. We'd like to share a little video of what occurred then. We continue to count our blessings. We are glad everyone is safe. We are sharing a short video as narrated by Retired Teacher, Mary Beth Orser as she narrated what was happening.

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Playfield addition at Main Street Middle School - Update