Message from Dr. Garcia Regarding the 2021-2022 School Year

With the first day of school scheduled on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, El Monte City School District Superintendent, Dr. Maribel Garcia, shares important information regarding the 2021-2022 school year. Click headline to view her entire message.

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Superintendent Garcia Update: 7/30/2021 regarding 2021-2022 School Year

Message from Dr. Garcia Regarding the 2021-2022 School Year

With the first day of school scheduled on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, El Monte City School District Superintendent, Dr. Maribel Garcia, shares important information regarding the 2021-2022 school year. Click headline to view her entire message.
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EMCSD Bulletin - July Edition is available NOW!

Our July newsletter is here! Click headline to see the latest happenings around EMCSD including the launch of our New Kinder Readiness Program, Celebration of our Parent Workshops, COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups, author and artist visits, info on the Child Tax Credit, and more!
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NEWS RELEASE: EMCSD Awarded Grant for New Kinder Readiness Program

The El Monte City School District will launch new TK-Kinder Readiness Program later this summer. The District is excited to announce that the program received a $100,000 LA County Learning Initiative grant from the California Community Foundation. Click headline to see full news release.