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Principal's Newsletter

Posted Date: 12/19/23 (5:17 PM)


Hello Bullpup Families,

We are just 1.5 days away from Winter Break!  This week has been jam packed with activities, winter spirit week and so much CHEER- woohoo!!  I hope you all enjoy these final few days of the semester and close it up in a positive way!  A few important items before we head out for Winter Break!


A HUGE shout out to our staff who organized a very energy filled and celebratory Winter RISE Rally for our Bullpups. (See pictures above) We hosted a rally at each lunch where our Concert Band performed, we celebrated our Girls & Boys Basketball Teams, and recognized all of our Bullpups of the months of the first Semester! (see pictures below)


As a reminder, Thursday is a Minimum Day schedule with students being released at 11:50am.  All students should be off campus by noon.  If you usually pick up near Vic’s please make an alternate plan for Thursday as our pick-up will fall during their lunch service and we always want to respect our neighbors! 

We have two more winter spirit days left- be sure to join in on the festivities!

Hope you have wonderful winter break with lots of rest and fun!  We will be back for the start of the 3rd Quarter on Wednesday, January 10th.  

Wishing you happy holidays ahead!

Take Care, 

Ms. Cusack 


The holiday season is a time for togetherness and joy, but it can sometimes bring unwelcome guests, like stress and grief. Some of us may be experiencing the holidays without a loved one. Some of us may be balancing endless to-do lists from shopping to entertaining. While we each celebrate this season’s joys, it’s important to stay mindful, acknowledge our feelings, and reach out for help if needed.

To help keep your holidays bright, below are helpful resources. We encourage you to save these resources so you can easily reference them should you or a family member need help.

Martinez Unified School District partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of our community. If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of the circumstance. This is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service provided by Martinez Unified School District. If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a mental health care provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365.

  • Visit and either search on your own or click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

May you enjoy your break and return rested and reinvigorated for a fantastic new year!

Mental Health Resources and Supports

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Stress

Teen Guide to Mental Health & Wellness - Holiday Hotline Guide
12.21 Minimum Day- 11:50am release
12.22-1.9 Winter Break
1.10 3rd Quarter begins
1.15 Martin Luther King Jr Holiday- NO SCHOOL
1.16 PTSA meeting at t6pm in the MJHS Staff Lounge & Virtually