Pepper Drive Family News

December 9, 2022

Mark Your Calendars-WINTER BREAK

Winter Break is coming, and you will want to mark your calendars, because this is a weird year for the calendar.

There will be no school December 22-Jan 4.

School resumes on January 5, 2023.

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Happy Retirement, Mrs. Reyes!

Join us in congratulating our school Instructional Media Technician (Librarian), Mrs. Reyes, on her retirement. Her last day at Pepper Drive will be 12/21. Mrs. Reyes has worked at Pepper Drive for ____ years, and has been in the Santee School District for ___ years. She is known for making the library an inclusive and exciting place, with an ever-growing collection of relevant books. Students know they can go to Mrs. Reyes for support with research, chat about their favorite characters, or ask her for a recommendation. She truly cares about the students of our school, and that shows in her work every day. She is an incredible asset to Pepper Drive School, and to our school district. She is planning to enjoy traveling and spending more time with her granddaughter during retirement.
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6th Grade Camp

6th Grade Camp will be taking place at Cuyamaca Outdoor School January 30th - February 3rd, 2023. 6th Grade families, more information will be sent home in the near future.

Please note, we will be holding a 6th Grade Camp Parent Information Night on Wednesday December 14th at 5:30 PM.

The total cost of camp is $350. Payments can be made by Cash or Check (no credit) until May 2023.

News From The Santee District Office

SSD Welcomes Two New Assistant Superintendents

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Marcia Hamilton, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, and Dr. Lisa Paisley, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. Dr. Paisley and Dr. Hamilton will begin working for the District on February 1, 2023. They will work alongside their predecessors, Dr. Stephanie Pierce and Karl Christensen respectively, to ensure smooth transitions through June 2023, when Dr. Pierce and Mr. Christensen are set to retire. You can read more about their appointments here.

Santee School District Board Incumbents Re-Elected

The San Diego County Registrar has finalized the statewide results of the November 7, 2022, election, including the following results for the three open Santee School District Board of Education positions:

Seat 1 – Barbara Ryan, incumbent

Seat 3 – Dustin Burns, incumbent

Seat 5 – Ken Fox, incumbent


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Spirit Orders

Fridays are always spirit day at Pepper. Our inventory is in so if you need shirts, hoodies (it’s cold in the mornings!) and socks, please order at our store:

Orders are delivered to students’ classrooms, so if you’d like to keep it secret for a holiday gift, reach out to us via email to arrange a pick up.

Did you know the Santee School District has an App?

Click here to learn more or download the district App. Once on your mobile device, you can submit absences, check student grades, receive important alerts and so much more.
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Pepper Drive Spirit

On Fridays, we wear RED to show our Pepper Drive spirit. Today's classes with the highest percentage of students showing school spirit are...

Mrs. Shepard (6th Grade)

Mrs. Roehrs (3rd Grade)

Mrs. Dawson (Kindergarten)

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TIGER Expectations - Teamwork

This week, your student(s) reviewed how they can show Teamwork at school.

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Upcoming Dates


12/9 Middle School Honor Roll Luncheon (Tri 1 GPA 3.5 or higher)

12/12-12/16 PTA Holiday Shop

12/22-1/4 Winter Break (no school)


1/4 PTA Stoves on Strike Fundraiser at Rubios (see location below)

1/9 Progress Reports go home

1/16 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)

1/19 PTA Art Night (in Person) & Association Meeting

1/25 Tiger Awards

1/30-2/3 6th Grade Camp

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