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When's The First Day of School in Watsonville?

Here are the start dates for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and private schools around Watsonville.

Don't tell the kids, but summer is more than half over.

Oh sure, they have more days for playing in the park, summer sports and hanging around the neighborhood. But by now, parents are beginning to think about scheduling school physicals, checking on school open houses and getting school supplies.

So pencil in these school start dates and click on the links for the school calendar you need. Then, no need to worry—you've got it covered.

Pajaro Valley Unified School District: Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 

  • Middle and High Schools start on Monday, Aug. 6.
  • students return Monday, Aug. 27.
  • Also, Food & Nutrition Services & Transportation Departments will be holding an application round up. During this time free and reduced meal applications and bus applications will be available for parents to fill out. Come to the PVUSD District Office Board Room at 294 Green Valley Rd. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10; or  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31 and Aug. 7.
  • starts the school year with a back to school family and staff celebration at Pinto Lake County Park on Aug. 20. Weekly workshops for K-8 and on-site high school classes  begin in early September.

St. Francis High School: Wednesday Aug. 15, 2012

  • St. Francis freshmen have orientation 3-6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. Parents are asked to join in at 5:30 p.m.

Monte Vista Christian School: Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012

Santa Cruz County Alternative Education: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

  • This includes Watsonville Community School, Quetzal, Freedom Community, Success Academy, Esperanza Middle School

Mount Madonna School: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

  • There are several orientations, dinners and back-to-school events. Check out the calendar (link above) for specifics.
Penney Colburn July 18, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Yes, PVUSD does start on Monday August 20th - but we should also note that Ceiba College Prep Middle and High Schools start on Monday August 6th and Linscott Charter School students don't have to return until Monday August 27th!
Jennifer Squires July 18, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Thanks. I added those dates.
Sarah Prescher July 19, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Also, any kids attending Alt Ed classes through Santa Cruz Coe (Watsonville Community school, Quetzal, Freedom Community, Success Academy, Esperanza Middle school) classes start August 29th.
Jennifer Squires July 19, 2012 at 01:54 AM
You guys are rad. Thanks for the great info.
Valerie Lemke July 19, 2012 at 06:22 PM
For Pacific Coast Charter School, we start the school year with a back to school family and staff celebration at Pinto Lake County Park on August 20th. Weekly workshops for K-8 and on-site high school classes will begin in early September.

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