Pepper Drive Family News
August 13, 2021
We are eager to welcome back all of our Pepper Drive Students next week. Don't forget, school starts on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
The school gates open for arrivals at 8:15 and the school day officially begins at 8:30am. Students can be dropped off in designated drop-off lanes in the lower parking lot or upper parking lot. If you plan to walk your student to the gate, please make sure you are in a marked parking space. Due to safety regulations, parents and family members will not be able to accompany students beyond the school gates. There will be staff members available to assist students with finding classrooms.
Breakfast is served between 8:00 and 8:25. If your child participates in the breakfast program (free, no sign up necessary), please drop off at 8:00 at the curb in front of the office.
Class lists will be posted at 6pm on Tuesday, August 17th. These lists can be found through our school website at https://pd.santeesd.net/. The lists are password protected. The password for Pepper Drive School is color (case sensitive). All students will go to HOMEROOMS on Wednesday morning. Middle School students will be given a schedule of rotations during that day, and will travel together.
Class Assignments/Requests for Changes:
Class assignments often change after the first day of school due to changes in enrollment. For this reason, there will be NO CLASS CHANGES considered until after September 1, 2021. This helps us to avoid moving students multiple times in the beginning of the year.
If you would like to request a classroom change, please complete the following form. These forms are time stamped, and will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis after September 1st. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience.
Student dismissals are going back to our "normal" times. Students in grades K-3 are dismissed at 2:20pm. Students in grades 4-8 are dismissed at 2:46pm. Please discuss your after school pick-up routine with your child(ren) and show them where you will be picking them up from school (upper parking lot in front of office or lower parking lot by the stairs). Students who ride the bus will be notified of bus assignments and times by the district Transportation department. Once you know your teacher assignment, please contact that teacher via email to notify them of your student's pickup routine (pick up location or bus rider). This helps the teachers to get your student to the right spot at the end of each school day.
Returning to School Safely
- Masks are required while indoors
- Masks are not required while outdoors
- Staff will continue to do student symptom checks upon arrival
- Masks are required on school busses
- Students are able to play on playgrounds and mix cohorts while outside
- Drinking fountains are still closed (please bring refillable water bottle to school)
- Middle School students will be rotating between classes and participating in PE & electives
- Sanitation and hand washing protocols will be maintained
Keeping Pepper Drive Healthy
Attendance Line: (619)258-2205 (press 2 for Pepper Drive)
8/17 Class Lists Posted (online) @6pm
8/18 First Day of School!
9/6 Labor Day Holiday (No School)
9/10 Picture Day
9/20-9/24 Back to School Nights (virtual)
9/27 School Site Council Meeting @ 3:00pm