School News

  • LCAP Parent Engagement Meeting

    On Wednesday December 1st we will hold our first LCAP Parent engagement meeting online at 6pm. Learn more about school funding and provide input on how you think we should allocate our state funds. Join by going to or clicking the purple title of this post.

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  • Parent Newsletter

    EPS has launched a parent newsletter to make sure you are in-tune with what is going on at El Puente. The newsletter is sent to registered email addreses of our students and can also be accesesd under the "Parent" section of the webiste, going to or by clicking the purple title of this post.

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  • Food Distribution Now Inside

    Now that we are in our rainy season, breakfast and lunch will be distributed inside the Salinas Education Center (red brick building at 20 Sherwood Place). Just look for the window with the wonderful Estela who will serve you your food! Breakfast is still 805-835a and lunch is 1205-1235p.

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  • Middle School Schedule Change

    On Monday November 1st middle school students will end their first trimester and enter new courses. Please click on the red title of this post or go to to read more information and see new student schedules

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  • Trivia Tuesdays

    Make sure to join us in our first weekly Trivia Tuesday! Get updated on school announcements and get a chance to have pizza delivered to you on Friday! Join at 1:55pm each Tuesday by going to or clicking the red title of this post.

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  • New Location for Meal Pick-up

    Starting Wednesday September 22nd all El Puente Students (online and in-person) will be able to pick-up breakfast and lunch in front of the Salinas Education Center. Breakfast will be served between 8:15am and 8:35am and lunch will be served between 12:00pm and 12:25pm daily. Parents picking up meals for online students must have the student's ID number to get a meal.

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  • Follow Us On Social Media

    If you would like the latest news, updates, and information about all things El Puente, make sure to follow us at @ElPuenteSchool on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can go to those links directly using the social icons on the front of our webpage or by going to,, or

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  • Strengthening Families Program

    Families, if you are interested in learning more about how to prepare for parenting teens, navigating drug and alcohol problems, and improving family communication, consider attending the district's Strengthening Families Program which runs September 9th through October 21st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Salinas Education Center. Classes are offerend in English and in Spanish. To register, contact Ruben Martin at 831-754-3888 or email at You can also click on the red title of this post to see additional information.

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  • District Statement Regarding Incidents at Salinas High

    Please click on the red title of this post to view a statement from the Salinas Union High School District regarding disturbing social media posts and actions that surfaced on Friday, August 20th.

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  • School Site Council

    The first School Site Council meeting of the year will be virtual on Thursday, August 19th at 2:15pm. If you would like to attend, click on the red title of this post.

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  • Virtual Back to School Night

    El Puente School's back to school night will occur virtually on Tuesday, August 17th at 6:00 PM. Please join us to learn more about your student's experience here at EPS. Teachers and counselors will be available for live presentations and Q&A sessions each period of back to school night. More information will be posted on our website the day-of.

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  • Now Offering Text Support

    Do you have a question that isn't urgent or you would prefer to text us? You can now send an SMS to the El Puente School at (833) 355-0386. Staff are online responding to questions from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.

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  • Orientation and Schedules

    Orientation will take place for online students on Tuesday, August 3rd at 9:00 AM or 4:00 PM. You can join orientation by clicking clicking on the purple title of this post. Schedules will be available for all students, online and in-person, starting on Tuesday morning on StudentVUE.

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District News

  • English Learner Program Survey

    Your participation in this survey will yield meaningful results about our program’s strengths and areas for improvement. It is very important that you respond. Our district will use the information collected from this survey to shape the content of the first SUHSD English Learner Roadmap. This significant document will help to guide advancement of our English Learner Program and our students’ educational experiences.

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  • Confidential Family Survey

    Dear Parents and School Communities, We need your help to ensure adequate funding is available to support educational programs that directly benefit your child. Please complete this School Funding Data Collections Form.

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