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Goodbye Summer... Hello New School Year!

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Future Scientists

Point of Sale computer terminal for new school lunch payment program.

New Online Payment System 

Now available at all schools.  Read more.

Schools and  Community Committed to Helping

Peninsula High School Student Holden Dahlerbruch.

Managing School and a Professional Kitchen

Peninsula High School Student Chef Holden Dahlerbruch. Read more.                                                                (Photo: Christina House / For the LA Times

Adult and child holding hands.

PVPUSD Expands Counseling Services

District Announces Additional Resources Read More.

Lifelong Learners

Professional development directly impacts classroom outcomes.

Peninsula Education Foundation presents Board of Education with a $3.4 million dollar check to support PVPUSD schools.

Thank you Peninsula Education Foundation!

$3.4 million supports PVPUSD students.

Diagram of proposed facilities master plan at Dapplegray elementary school.

Planning for the Future

Developing the PVPUSD Facilities Master Plan ... Read More

Superintendent Don Austin and Peninsula High Physics student Madison Westergaard, right, churn through the water while close behind is the Principal of Soleado Elementary, Gina Stutzel, with senior Marco Merola

Making a Splash for Science

Physics boat races at PVPHS... read more

Custodian mopping floor.

Green Cleaning

Chemical cleaners swapped for non-toxic alternatives. Read more.

Teacher Kurt Hay and Students at STEM Symposium

STEM Superstars

Teacher Kurt Hay and Students at STEM Symposium

Teacher and students hold signs supporting the Peninsula Education Foundation.

A Great Partnership

Peninsula Education Foundation's support making a difference for all students.

Military symbols and family holding hands.

Welcome Military Families

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Welcome Back!
The start of a new school year is always filled with optimism and excitement. Our District welcomes over 11,000 students and nearly 2,000 employees with expectations of maintaining our standing as one of the top institutions in the nation. We hope to build upon a foundation of past successes with an eye to the future.
With an excellent academic program as our cornerstone, we hope to take the next step of helping our students to develop healthy and balanced lives. These efforts will take many forms at all levels with a goal of meeting the needs of all students. In a highly-competitive environment, it is important for our students to learn how to deal with the highs and lows of life, build resiliency, gain perspective, and know where to find help when it is needed.
Our parents are vital members of our team and can assist with the important work of supporting healthy kids. The engagement of our community is unparalleled and is a major contributor in our ability to do amazing things. We are thankful for our community involvement and have every confidence that they will fully participate in our efforts to further develop the physical, social, and emotional health of our kids.
It is amazing how fast time flies with kids. One day you are taking pictures of them in new outfits for the first day of kindergarten and the next day you are taking pictures of them in graduation caps and gowns. We hope everyone enjoys the time in between these milestones, including the ups and downs of growing up. Thank you for trusting us with your children. They are in great hands!
Don Austin, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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Facilities Master Plan Website Launched 
A website for the District's Facilities Master Plan has been created to inform and update community stakeholders. Click to view.
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