NASA Saturdays are in full swing

NASA Saturdays are in full motion! Our Winter session has already started out great! Students are engaged, they're utilizing hands-on enrichment activities, and are collaborating with each other at high levels! We are 1 0f 9 NASA Academy programs in the nation. If you're interested in more information about our NASA Academy or list of school sites for Winter, you can visit #NASASaturday #SCESD#SCESDShine


Loma Vista's B.E.S.T After School Program struts their stuff for families and friends for their Dance Performance

Our B.E.S.T After School Program had their Dance Performances a couple weeks back! The multipurpose room was full of proud, happy parents and families! The students were dancing their hearts away! So wonderful to experience! #DancingMakesYouHappy #LomaVista #SCESD #SCESDShines

Monterey Park shows us their wall during Kindness Week

During Kindness Week last week, Monterey Park decorated a wall reminding us why we need to be kind to others! So inspiring! Thanks Monterey Park! #KindnessWeek #SCESD#SCESDShines


SAVE THE DATE: Teacher Recruitment Fair for TK through 6th, Special Education and Dual Immersion Teachers! Saturday, March 4th, from 9am - 2pm at the SCESD Board Room located at 840 South Main Street, Salinas. We hope to see you here! #SCESD #SCESDShines


Spreading love and happiness with the "Kindness Challenge" at SCESD

In honor of this week's "Kindness Challenge".

SCESD students, and students across the nation, are spreading happiness and love with the "Kindness Challenge".

Read about it on ABC News




4 Teachers win Early Career Grants from Delta Kappa Gamma - Theta omicron Chapter

From left to right; Megan Crook, Adrienne Uribe, Mariko Caster, and Jessica Georgalos won Early Career Grants.

A BIG Monday celebratory shoutout to 4 teachers: Megan Crook from Loma Vista, Adrienne Uribe from El Gabilan, Mariko Caster from Monterey Park, and Jessica Georgalos from Boronda Meadows for being awarded Early Career Grants from Delta Kappa Gamma - Theta Omicron Chapter. You all deserve it! Congratulations! #SCESD #SCESDShines #EarlyCareerGrantWinners


SCESD's Board of Education votes to support "Safe Haven" schools

Salinas City Elementary School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously Monday (January 9, 2017) to designate all 14 schools as “Safe Havens” that protect students regardless of immigration status.

District Resolution 2016/17-13 comes amid fears expressed by students and parents that undocumented residents will face deportation if a new immigration policy is implemented. Many students and parents have already experienced increased levels of fear and anxiety based on their ethnicity and citizenship status. Our support of schools as “Safe Havens” reinforces the District’s focus on Positive School Culture and Climate. 

The resolution affirms that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will not be allowed to enter schools or other district property without prior written approval from the Superintendent.  It also calls for a restriction on the sharing of information with an agency attempting to ascertain citizenship status.  SCESD by its own enrollment policies does not collect citizenship data.

The Board’s resolution was supported by our bargaining units, CSEA (California School Employees Association) and SETC (Salinas City Elementary Teacher’s Council). 

“We hope other school districts will join us in standing with our students during these uncertain times,” Superintendent Martha Martinez said.

Superintendent Martha Martinez


District Letter: ( English / Spanish )

Resolution: ( English / Spanish )


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