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261 Beach Road, Marina CA

 831-392-3590 * Fax 831-384-2369

Francisca Perez Malloway, Principal 

Dawn Rinehart, School Office Supervisor * drinehart@mpusd.k12.ca.us

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Mrs. Malloway's going away letter to parents and the community

Common Core Report Card Parent Guide

MPUSD Board Highlights (click on the link)

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Click HERE to access the Board Highlights.

2017-2018 Enrollment packets are available






Kinder students must turn 5 before September 1, in order to be enrolled into Kindergarten.

T/K students must turn 5 between September 2 and March 1, in order to be enrolled into an MPUSD T/K program.

It is the intent to offer TK at all school sites based on enrollment projections.  If enrollment projections do not reach a certain threshold at each school site, your child will be registered at a site closest to your residency.

All immunizations must be current including the 5 year immunizations.   All incoming Kindergarten physicals must be dated after February 5, 2016 to meet first grade admittance guidelines.

KION: School districts push transitional kindergarten


An Oral Health Assessment is also required.

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All school supplies are provided by Olson School. It is not necessary to send school supplies. If you would like to donate supplies, we will gladly accept them.


You can pick up a list in the school office, at Walmart, and Target. Thank you for your support!

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To view the updated Dress code, click here:dress code final 062512 (1).pdf


To view in Spanish, click here:Dress Code - Spanish

Box Tops for Education

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Please remember to send your Box Tops to school with your child.  

We greatly appreciate your support.

Box Top for Education Collection Sheet

Olson eFlyers (Click on the link for current flyers)


What's New


March 6 - 9 Conference Days School out at 12:50

3/5/ 18 - 3/9/18 Book Fair (Set up in the school library)

3/11/18       Daylight Savings Begins  Spring Foward 1 hour

3/19 - 3/30 Spring Break (No School)


4/10/18    Spring Concerts for grades 1 - 3

4/27/18    Super Hero/Princess Day


5/1/18      Open House 5:30 - 7:00

5/4/18      Olson Reads Assembly/Americanism Award

5/7/18      APEX Fun Run Kick-Off

5/15/18    Spring Concerts 4th - 5th grades

5/16/18    APEX Fun Run

5/22/18    Instrumental Performance 9:00 AM Cafeteria

5/25/18    Jersey Day

5/28/18    Memorial Day (No School)


6/1/18      Last Day of School (School out at 12:50)

Have a great summer! See you on August 8,2018 (1st Day of School)




2018 - 2019 Open Enrollment Information

Good evening families!

We want to make you aware of Open Enrollment which begins January 3 and runs through Friday, February 2. This is the only time to request a transfer from one school to another school within the district for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. This message is long and provides detail if you are interested in a transfer within the district.

If you wish to request a transfer you must complete a request form no later than Friday, February 2. Students currently on a transfer are automatically renewed and you do not have to do anything to keep your student at the school he/she is currently attending. Students entering 6th or 9th grade (unless you are at the Dual Language Academy of the Monterey Peninsula) will automatically roll over to the middle or high school in the learning community in which the student is currently attending. For example, if your child attends Los Arboles Middle School, your student will be rolled over to Marina High School, even if you do not reside in Marina. A letter with specific detail was mailed home in December to those currently on a transfer.

If you wish your student to return to the school nearest your residency, please immediately notify your school of residence so the district may plan accordingly. For example, if your student attends Los Arboles Middle School and you live in Monterey and want your student to attend Monterey High School, you must go to Monterey High and enroll your student with a proof of residency showing you reside in Monterey.

All requests will be considered and families will be notified by mail at the beginning of April for the following school year. Forms may be obtained at your school site, the District Office at 700 Pacific Street in Monterey or online at www.mpusd.net. Again, forms are due no later than Friday, February 2 to be considered for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.

Spanish Message

¡Buenas noches familias!

Queremos comunicarles que la Inscripción Abierta comienza el 3 de enero y se extenderá hasta el viernes 2 de febrero. Esta es la única oportunidad para solicitar una transferencia de una escuela a otra dentro del distrito para el próximo año escolar 2018-19. Este mensaje es largo y proporciona detalles si usted está interesado en una transferencia dentro del distrito.

Si desea solicitar una transferencia, debe completar un formulario de solicitud a más tardar el viernes 2 de febrero. Los estudiantes actualmente en una transferencia, será renovada automáticamente y usted no tendrá que hacer nada para mantener a su estudiante en la escuela a la que asiste actualmente. Los estudiantes que van a ingresar al 6º o 9º grado (a menos que estén en la escuela Dual Language Academy of the Monterey Peninsula) automáticamente pasarán a la escuela secundaria o preparatoria en la comunidad de aprendizaje en la cual el estudiante asiste actualmente. Por ejemplo, si su hijo asiste a Los Arboles Middle School, el estudiante será transferido a Marina High School, incluso si usted no reside en Marina. En diciembre se envió a casa una carta con detalles específicos a los estudiantes que actualmente están en una transferencia. 

Si desea que su hijo/a regrese a la escuela más cercana a su residencia, por favor notifique inmediatamente a su escuela de residencia para que el distrito pueda planificar adecuadamente. Por ejemplo, si su estudiante asiste a Los Arboles Middle School y usted vive en Monterey y desea que su estudiante asista a Monterey High School, usted debe ir a Monterey High e inscribir a su estudiante con un comprobante de domicilio  mostrando que vive en Monterey.

Todas las solicitudes serán consideradas y las familias serán notificadas por correo a principios de abril para el siguiente año escolar. Los formularios se pueden obtener en la escuela, en la oficina del distrito en 700 Pacific Street en Monterey o en línea en www.mpusd.net. Una vez más, los formularios deben presentarse a más tardar el viernes 2 de febrero para ser considerados para el próximo año escolar 2018-19.

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Olson School is located on the northern border in the city of Marina. Surrounded by pastures and an established neighborhood, Olson is less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean. A part of Monterey Peninsula Unified School District's Marina Learning Community, we join the Seaside and Monterey Learning Communities in providing a standards based education program.

Every day at Olson School, wonderful partnerships of students, staff, community volunteers and parents provide an outstanding, well-rounded, education for all students. Academic and behavior expectations are high, yet achievable. The school vision is to be a place where adults assist students to be committed to learning, exploring and developing in responsible citizens who celebrate and accept all culture. 


Our current newsletter, with additional upcoming events, can be viewed by clicking the Newsletter tab at the top of this page.

Olson Orcas are Organized, Respectful, Caring, Always Responsible and Safe.


Francisca Perez Malloway


August 07, 2017 District Office Message

Parents and Guardians,

This summer, the district's Facilities, Maintenance and Operations department discontinued the use of Round Up and Truflon Ester for weed abatement. A new product called Natural Horticultural Vinegar that does not contain glyphosate is now being used. 

Please note that our 2017-18 yellow Emergency Cards were printed in June 2017 prior to the discontinued use of Round Up, Truflon Ester, and/or glyphosate products this summer. On the back side of the yellow Emergency Card parents were asked to check the line "I understand that the herbicide "Round Up Pro" or "Truflon Ester" may be applied on school grounds." This statement no longer applies.

This message is informational in nature. Should you have questions, feel free to contact our Facilities, Maintenance and Operations team at 392.3912.

P.T.A. 2017-2018

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8/25/17     Spirit Day: Crazy Hat Day

8/25/17     Swap & Meet/Game Night     6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

9/2/17       Labor Day Parade/Festival

9/15/17     Back to School Dance

9/29/17     Spirit Day: Crazy Sock Day

10/31/17   Spirit Day: Black & Orange Day

11/17/17   Spirit Day: Pajama Day

11/28/17   Coat/Toy Drive Collection Begins

12/2/17     Orca Fest/Craft Fair/Holiday 

12/11/17    Winter Concert

12/12/17    Winter Concert

12/14/17    Winter Concert 

12/15/17    Spirit Day: Holiday Attire

12/15/17    Coat/Toy Drive Ends

1/16 thru 19th Kindness Week

1/30/18     Talent Show 6:00pm

2/16/18      Sweetheart Dance 6 - 8 PM in Multi-Use Room

2/23/18      Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day

3/16/18      Spirit Day: Green Day

4/20/18      Spring Concerts Grades 1 - 3

4/27/18      Spirit Day: Princess & Super Hero Day

5/4/18        Olson Reads Assembly

5/7/18        Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

5/7/18        Apex Kickoff

5/15/18      Spring Concerts Grades 4 - 5

5/16/18      Apex Fun Run/Family Picnic

5/25/18      Jersey Day     




Parenting Workshops



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Regular attendance is vital to your child's success. Please make every effort to send your child to school every day and on time. 

Olson has a dedicated staff who teach "bell to bell", making every minute count. When you pull your child out of class early, it disrupts his/her learning and interrupts the instruction in the classroom. 

Our goal is for every Olson Orca to graduate from high school and be career or college ready . Attendance counts!

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All visitors and parent volunteers must sign in at the office when coming onto the school site.  Additionally, while on campus you must wear a visitors badge.

(Parents only need to check in during the school day, not at pick up time.)

Today: 3/24/18

2017-18 School Calendars

2017-18 Parent/Guardian and Student Information Handbook

Instrumental Music for 4th Graders Every Monday and every Tuesday for 5th Graders. Please remember your instruments.

Parents: Forgotten instruments you bring into the office will be held for your student to pick up.  Classrooms will not be called.

Thank you.

Upcoming Events



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MPUSD Accountability Report Cards