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2019 PBIS Implementation Award - Silver

MS leadership

Middle School Leadership class spreading positive affirmations to all of our students! 

Back to school

2nd grade at Back to School Night - 2do grado en Noche de Regreso a La Escuela 

Back to school

3rd grade at Back to School Night - 3er grado en Noche de Regreso a La Escuela 

Back to school

Welcome to our Classroom! - Bienvenidos a nuestro salon!

Back to school

Introducing DLAMP's Teachers - Introduciendo los maestros/as de DLAMP 

Open house

Open House 2018-2019

open house

Open House 2018-2019

college/career fair

Middle school students during College and Career Fair Expo 

international night

International Night Performance - 3rd grade / Presentación de Noche Internacional - 3er grado

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors - Estudiantes Embajadores 


Welcome to DLAMP! - Bienvenido a DLAMP!

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Distance/Online Learning & School Closure Update

Spring Break was very different this year as compared to other years, but we hope you had an opportunity to find some joy and rest. As our Spring Break comes to an end this Friday, March 27, I wanted to provide you some important information about school closures and our transition to online/distance learning. Today, the Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Deneen Guss and county district superintendents decided that all schools within Monterey County will be closed until at least May 4th.

Grab and Go Meals: Beginning March 30

Beginning Monday, March 30, upon return from MPUSD's Spring Break, the district will offer Grab and Go meals at 16 school sites from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Federal requirements state students must be present to receive meal. Applies to students 18 and younger.

Stay Updated on MPUSD Coronavirus News

Thank you for your patience and understanding as together we address the Coronavirus and its impacts on our school system, students, families and staff. The safety and well-being of our community continue to remain at the forefront of our decision making. We realize that any decision we make will have impacts on many of our families and staff. Please continue to follow all updates on this landing page (click headline for more).

MPUSD Preschool Meal Service

MPUSD Preschool Meal Service: Due to the unexpected closure of our preschools, MPUSD wants to ensure our preschool children have access to food during the two-week closure. (Our TK-12 programs are observing their regularly scheduled Spring Break. We will continue to monitor the situation beyond Spring Break and address accommodations as needed for TK-12 programs.)

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Message from Administration

Dear Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Community,
It is with pride that the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District selected a Two-Way Dual Language (TWDL) program to further the goal of graduating students who are prepared for our global communities.  This program is consistent with the district’s goals of preparing students to reach academic targets in both English and Spanish while developing critical intercultural proficiencies. This highly researched based program sets students on the pathway to full bilingualism and biliteracy. Ultimately, they will have the opportunity to attain the California State Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diploma and receive college credit for their work during their K-8 years.  This will afford students a college going mindset and future opportunities for post-secondary study and employment. 

In October of 2018, the Dual Language Academy began its process of aligning  its present Dual Language program through the grade levels working toward a fuller and more focused  implementation. Currently, the DLAMP school program is the only K-8 grade program in MPUSD. DLAMP also the oldest Dual Language program in the District that is committed to moving students into high school with high levels of proficiency in two languages, high academic proficiencies and intercultural skills.

This TWDL Framework outlines the pathway for all students in the program, and provides guidance for teachers and administrators to develop a full understanding of the program at all grade levels.  DLAMP has worked closely with stakeholders to complete this framework. DLAMP and MPUSD are committed to working together in order to continue the successful implementation of all facets of our program.  We are pleased to offer this program to our community and provide our DLAMP students with opportunities that will prepare them to be leaders in a multilingual and multicultural world.

Mrs. Rita Burks
Dual Language Academy of the Monterey Peninsula
Estimada Comunidad del Distrito Escolar Unificado de la Península de Monterey: 
Es con orgullo que el Distrito Escolar Unificado de la Península de Monterey (MPUSD) seleccionó un programa de lenguaje dual bidireccional (TWDL) para promover el objetivo de graduar a estudiantes que están preparados para nuestras comunidades globales. Este programa es consistente con los objetivos del distrito de preparar a los estudiantes para alcanzar objetivos académicos, tanto en inglés como en español, mientras desarrollan competencias interculturales críticas. Este programa, altamente investigado, coloca a los estudiantes en el camino hacia el bilingüismo y la alfabetización bilingüe. En última instancia, tendrán la oportunidad de obtener el Sello de Alfabetización Bilingüe (SSB) de California con su diploma de escuela preparatoria y recibir créditos universitarios por su trabajo durante los años K-8. Esto les brindará a los estudiantes una mentalidad universitaria y oportunidades futuras para el estudio post-secundario y el empleo. 
En octubre de 2018, la Academia de Doble Inmersión (DLAMP) comenzó su proceso de alinear su programa actual de lenguaje dual a través de los niveles de grado para lograr una implementación más completa y más enfocada. Actualmente, el programa escolar de DLAMP es el único programa de grados K-8 en MPUSD.  DLAMP también tiene el programa de lenguaje dual más antiguo en el distrito que se compromete a trasladar a los estudiantes a la escuela preparatoria con altos niveles de competencia en dos idiomas, alta competencia académica y habilidades interculturales.
Este boceto de TWDL describe el programa para todos los estudiantes en el programa y proporciona un guía para maestros y administradores para que desarrollen una comprensión completa del programa en todos los grados. DLAMP ha trabajado en estrecha colaboración con las partes interesadas para completar este boceto. DLAMP y MPUSD se comprometen a trabajar juntos para continuar la exitosa implementación de todas las facetas de nuestro programa. Nos complace ofrecer este programa a nuestra comunidad y brindarles a nuestros estudiantes de DLAMP oportunidades que los preparará para ser líderes en un mundo multilingüe y multicultural.

Sra. Rita Burks 
Academia de Doble Inmersión de la Península de Monterey